Thu Jun 21 16:15:10 EDT 2007
Indeed, "scratchpad" describes Etoys pretty precisely ;)
You can draw, write (even with multi-column text layout flowing
around abjects), and of course calculate.
It's not just "type anywhere and a curve pops up", although in fact
such an extension exists (but not included in the OLPC Etoys
version): called MathMorphs and MorphicWrappers done by the
Argentinian Squeak community a couple years ago:
and updated to work in recent Squeak releases
If there is enough interest in this (and I agree it's a great
environment for exploring Math) we might try to find someone porting
it to the OLPC version. Or maybe it just works if installed, I
haven't tried (unfortunately our plates are still full with lower-
- Bert -
On Jun 21, 2007, at 22:01 , Eben Eliason wrote:
> Rebecca -
> This sounds similar to some of my ideas for "Collage"...allowing
> combinations of text, drawing, image, and other media formats in a
> freeform canvas. The response there seemed that Etoys was, in many
> ways, already providing such a thing. I think this is a really
> interesting area though, and the potential to be able to send
> multimedia documents around, specifically in an educational
> environment, is huge. Do you have more thoughts on specifically how
> this could be distinguished from Etoys?
> Additionally, there is the Sophie project, but I'm not that
> familiar with it or how far along they've come with the project on
> the XO.
> - Eben
> On 6/21/07, Rebecca Gettys <rebecca.gettys at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I had an idea while playing witha green machine...this may be a little
> late, I don't know. What if ther was some sort of "scratchpad"
> not draw, or write,or calculator but a kind fusion of all three.
> mathimatical equasions could be typed out and then they could solve
> typing and or drawing for their work, and they could write guides and
> picture books and such with this activity as well. Is this in
> possible/in the plans/something similar is being made???
> ~Rebecca Gettys
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