[etoys-dev] Squeakfests were incredible (see for yourself)
timothy at squeakland.org
Mon Aug 31 10:35:33 EDT 2009
You might try:
tue.2 - North Carolina - Christopher Gordon
wed.1 - USeIT - Sridhar Narayan
These are for middle school, but the results show a wide range in a
larger school setting.
On Aug 20, 2009, at 9:31 PM, Caroline Meeks wrote:
> Wow tons there! I'm implementing Sugar on a Stick in a K-5 school
> in Boston. Is there any parts of these videos you especially
> recommend to me to help me learn more about eToys?
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Timothy Falconer <timothy at squeakland.org
> > wrote:
> As I write this, I'm flying home from Squeakfest USA. Sitting here,
> staring at my laptop, I'm completely unable to find appropriate
> words to describe the magic and friendship of the last few weeks.
> So many passionate talks, so many stirring examples, so many last
> minute details and surprises.
> I'm tired. That much is clear. Blame it on three conferences in
> four weeks and roughly fifteen thousand miles of travel in between.
> Were it not for my many Squeaker traveling companions, I'd have
> curled up to hibernate long ago. Truly the best part of the last
> month has been the company I've kept: Rita, Yoshiki, Marta, Kim,
> Scott, Alex, Bert, Ted, Bill, Randy, both Kathleens, Avigail, and
> Milan. Sharing the adventure with people of such talent and humor
> has truly been an embarrassment of riches.
> As for the presentations, workshops, and hallway talks, there's just
> too much to say. With dozens of sessions between the two
> Squeakfests, my mind's a blur with memories of enthusiasm and
> insight, along with strengthened motivation to support and expand
> our vibrant Etoys community.
> Rather than summarize my recollections, I'll instead point you to
> the video on the Squeakland website (http://squeakland.org/resources/audioVisual/#cat865
> ). Scroll down to Squeakfest Brasil and Squeakfest USA. We managed
> to capture nearly all of Squeakfest USA on our live webcast feed,
> though we lost the first half of the presentation from South Korea.
> Also, the final roundtable wasn't posted at the request of one of
> the participants. My apologies for the audio problems on the first
> morning. If you start at the beginning, know that the sound does
> get better. Also, if the video screen is at times too hard to read,
> the blame rests with the web stream, which reduced quality to
> improve bandwidth. We will be posting better video from both events
> in the future, particularly of the children's workshop, so stay tuned.
> I'd like to give a special thanks to Rita Freudenberg, our education
> director, who earned the "most traveled" award for her trips from
> Germany to both Brazil and Los Angeles. When you total her air
> distance, she flew more than 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles), which
> means she effectively circled the globe for Squeakland in the last
> month. Her insight, passion, and hard work in the last eight months
> were instrumental in both Squeakfests. As with her husband Bert,
> her continuing efforts on behalf of the Etoys community are
> unparalleled. Also a big thanks to Marta, Bruno, Kim, and Kathryn
> for tending to the many details of both conferences. Your hard work
> really showed. Most of all, I'd like to thank everyone at
> Viewpoints Research Institute for their time and talent in the last
> year. Your guidance has greatly helped Squeakland Foundation as we
> take and carry the Etoys torch into the future.
> Take care,
> Videos of both Squeakfests:
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