[IAEP] Etoys or Scratch?
droujkova at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 19:31:47 EST 2012
I am very concerned about undue professionalization of every aspect of the
life, versus the maker/DIY/crowdsourcing approach.
Kids need to share their very imperfect ideas about serious life issues -
disasters, health, parenting, science... They need to share openly, and in
a space where discussion can happen. They also need to learn to check and
re-check anything they see in open spaces.
Make math your own, to make your own math
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 7:27 PM, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at laptop.org>wrote:
> 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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