[IAEP] Khan Academy computer science
walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 11:28:55 EDT 2012
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:42 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net>
>> > Hi,
>> > The Khan Academy web site (http://www.khanacademy.org/) is announcing
>> > a 'playlist' on computer science. It appears to be an introduction to
>> > programming based on Python!
>> The funny thing is that many of the examples are also in the Turtle
>> Art examples list :)
> Yes and also in Etoys, Scratch, etc.
> But they have one thing you haven't got ...
> Okay more than one:
> - A nice set of short videos to walk you through using these tools to
> learn/introduce/explain the concepts
> Agreed. Be nice to have some more videos.
> - A tool to let you try to solve a problem and give you feedback as to
> whether you got it right or wrong
> Isn't that exactly what TurltleArt, Etoys and Scratch are: tools that give
> - Hints when you don't get the answer
> Turtle Confusion and Turtle Amazonas have hints. But in general, we don't
do this. In part, because in general, we don't present problems in that
have explicit answers.
> - Social Network tools so a group of people can "learn together" and
> support "collaboritve floundering" (as mentioned by Mark Guzdial here<https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/1392a45cbc33615f>
> When you "share" Turtle Art, you can share code snippets, outputs, chats,
etc. But it is a peer-to-peer collaboration.
> The above might make good GSoC projects, sort of a Udacity using the
> excellent tools to learn with in Sugar.
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