[IAEP] Feedback needed: pippy use cases?
sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Wed Feb 23 00:31:36 EST 2011
It would be nice if we could do a similar set of tutorials inside Etoys (and
Scratch) to teach kids Squeak. They would have a set of objects they are
familiar with and that they could extend and learn from. It would make the
high ceiling easier to reach.
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Dr. Gerald Ardito <gerald.ardito at gmail.com
> 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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