[etoys-dev] Thanks for your inquiry from OER Glue!

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Mar 31 12:55:33 EDT 2011

Well it's just a regular browser plugin triggered by the "application/x-squeak-source" MIME type (or an OCX control for Internet Explorer). The "src" argument points to an Etoys project. 

Here is an example, one of Steve's own projects:


Clicking "launch" opens a new window with the plugin showing the project. The actual plugin embed code is generated using JavaScript to deal with platform differences.

- Bert -

On 31.03.2011, at 18:41, Steve Thomas wrote:

> Bert,
> Can you explain to Justin about the Etoys plug-in so he can understand how it works and incorporate into  OER Glue?
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Justin Ball <justinball at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Would you mind adding a story for Etoys? I think I need to better
> understand how it works. It looks like it is a browser plugin. If it
> runs in a web page you should be able to use OER Glue to add other
> items to that page right now. The next trick, I think, is to find a
> way to embed the right code into other web pages that would trigger
> the Etoys plugin to run. Again, I'm not familiar with it so I'll have
> to see how it works and what it provides so that we can figure out the
> best integration.
> Thanks,
> Justin
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Joel Duffin <joel.duffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Stephen,
> > Thanks for your interest and willingness to work with us!
> > On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM, OER Glue <support at oerglue.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> name: Stephen Thomas
> >> utf8: ✓
> >> phone: 609-240-2228
> >> message: I got the acceptance to Pivotal Tracker, but I do not have an Add
> >> Story button (which may be your intention and that's fine) and I do not know
> >> how to report bugs using OERGlue.
> >
> > I've changed your role in Tracker. You should be able to add stories now.
> >
> >>
> >> Also you added a IceBox item for integrate with Scratch, could you please
> >> add one for integrate with Etoys (it's an experiment from Alan Kay and the
> >> folks at VPRI, that escaped into the wild) I am on the Etoys education
> >> committee and I want to experiment with using OERGlue and Etoys. In
> >> particular having a Etoy running in the Web Browser with OERGlue on the
> >> page.
> >
> > That sounds great! Please add a story. I think Justin is already looking
> > into this. I think we can make it happen and we would like to.
> > Joel
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Stephen
> >> email: Met on Natural Math Event (aka MrSteve)
> >
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