[IAEP] Etoys or Scratch?
greenfeld at laptop.org
Mon Mar 5 19:27:08 EST 2012
Although I cannot recommend a platform, I recommend being highly cautious
about who generates and who edits material for a program which teaches
disaster preparedness. Legal disclaimers will not be able to protect the
author(s) if the information is blatantly incorrect, or even slightly
Even the experts cannot always agree about what is best and the best way to
present it. For a United States based example, compare www.ready.gov &
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Maria Droujkova <droujkova at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would not use these programs. I would actually use Prezi.
> The simple answer to "Why" is the professional look of end product.
> Scratch and Etoys apps look childish (on purpose!!!) - like their names
> imply, the idea is to mess and play with things. I just would not take
> disaster preparedness info seriously if it were presented in such way.
> However, if you are thinking specifically about GAMES about disasters (and
> humor), I would go with Scratch. Mostly because of the ease of upload and
> remix, and large user base.
> Maria Droujkova
> Make math your own, to make your own math
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi Folks…
>> If you were going to build an educational piece about disaster
>> preparedness for possible *cross platform* worldwide distribution would
>> you prefer to do it in Scratch or Etoys and why?
>> The end product would need to be able to have animation, sound, possible
>> narration, interaction and all that sort of thing. The text and sound in
>> the end product would be translated into many target languages. The project
>> might be done by youth with little or no prior programming experience.
>> I am tending toward Scratch because it is easier to get started and I
>> really like the ease and quality of animation and the sound capabilities.
>> What do you all think? And please, no simple "+1"s. I am very interested
>> in the "whys".
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