[etoys-dev] popups in project-info

Karl Ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 16:14:17 EDT 2009

On 2009-09-01 08:25, Rita Freudenberg wrote:
> K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
>> On Monday 31 Aug 2009 9:10:39 pm Timothy Falconer wrote:
>>> What does the larger group think?   Would you see "sixteen and 
>>> older"  in the drop-down as saying "put your adults-only stuff here"?
>> I am wary of using ages in Etoy projects. It is tough on children who 
>> drop out and rejoin later. How about culturally neutral terms like  
>> "Levels" 1 thru 5 or multi-age groups like {primary, higher primary, 
>> secondary, higher secondary, graduate}.
> I think that we are mixing up two things here:
> - projects that are meant to help teachers getting started using Etoys 
> in the classroom, where the age category would be helpful (I'm fine 
> with grade, age or elementary/middle/highschool), and
> - projects that will be uploaded by the broader community, which are 
> meant to show what someone did, where we don't need any categories at all
> I see two different structures for these different kinds of 
> "showcases". The "official" showcase will be the one with categories, 
> age groups etc., because we want to help teachers getting ideas. And 
> these projects will be selected carefully.
> All the other projects belong to a "public" showcase, where we don't 
> need these categories. Most of the students will not bother to think 
> about subjects when uploading their work, and they don't have to, 
> since categories are optional. We could even use tags for the public 
> showcase, because this showcase serves another purpose, it is the 
> possibility for everyone to share their work. We can pick up the best 
> projects from the public showcase to put into the official one, "we" 
> means all the people who apply to do that.
> So it wouldn't be necessary to categorize every project that goes to 
> the showcase, the categorization could be done later, when a project 
> gets selected. And of course there are projects which are explicitly 
> developed to be on the official showcase, but I don't think that 
> anyone here has a problem with categorizing these projects by age, 
> because that clearly means "target age".
> Greetings,
> Rita
it would be nice to be able tag projects once they have been uploaded. 
Often the project publisher can't anticipate the use/significance of the 
project for another user.


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