[IAEP] Why is Scratch more popular than Etoys?
droujkova at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 16:54:16 EDT 2011
Scratch looks a bit more sleek (modern?) and is a bit easier to use. I think
these bits add up.
I think Scratch has easier media tools, but I may be mistaken there - maybe
I just don't know how to use Etoys media tools.
Make math your own, to make your own math
On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com> wrote:
> I have taught both Scratch and Etoys to kids and hands down most kids
> prefer Scratch. I also prefer Scratch for certain things, but prefer Etoys
> for most learning and teaching.
> What can we learn from Scratch (and TurtleArt et al) to improve Etoys? And
> vice versa what can be done to improve Scratch?
> I have ideas, which I will share later, but I am curious to hear the
> thoughts of others (as mine add nothing to my current understanding and
> repeating them will simply further ingrain incomplete and incorrect
> assumptions and prejudices ;)
> P.S. I fully believe kids should learn multiple languages and am not
> looking for the "one ring to rule them all." Each language/environment has
> its advantages and we need multiple.
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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