[IAEP] Feedback needed: pippy use cases?
Dr. Gerald Ardito
gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 00:02:37 EST 2011
I wanted to add that I agree with Steve.
I have been working with 5th-8th graders, many of whom love Turtle Art,
Scratch, and Etoys. When they get the "bug" from this kind of programming, I
want to introduce them to Pippy, but, like Steve said, I am not sure what to
do other than press run.
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:45 AM, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com> wrote:
> An interface and examples like: http://tryruby.org/ would be a nice. It;s
> a "hand's on tutorial" that walks you through learning ruby step by step and
> you feel like you are actually doing and learning something. Ideally you
> could also build a framework where users could create their own "lesson's"
> following a similar format.
> Part of the challenge of the existing Pippy is while it has some nice fun
> examples they don't "invite you in" to start coding the way tryruby.orgdoes. To me when I first saw it I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do
> other than hit "Run!'.
> FYI, the "Thanks" program does not work on my XO.
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.org>wrote:
>> As Pippy maintainer, I'm looking for inputs as to how is Pippy
>> intended to be used in a classroom environment and how is it currently
>> used. In particular:
>> 1. What grades use Pippy? Could it be used in lower grades with some
>> changes? If so, what could be the nature of those changes?
>> 2. Collaborative code editing? How much is it actually used? What
>> could be made better?
>> 3. Sharing/reviewing of examples by other kids/teachers?
>> 4. Would more explanatory code comments in Pippy examples help?
>> 5. Would having a central repository of having pippy code examples
>> help... For example, the ability to download/upload to a url like
>> 6. Would it help to have the examples in different languages wherever
>> possible (spanish, for example)?
>> Inputs will help guide future releases of Pippy.
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