[etoys-dev] how-to-train-your-robot

karl ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 14:39:13 EDT 2012

I have seen the several mentions of how to teach logo and programming to
This was just cute and I liked how it involved the parent.
Kids love to tell the parent what to do :-)

Nice set of lectures.
I will look at them


On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Harness, Kathleen <kharness at illinois.edu>wrote:

>   Hi Karl,
> This is a nice example and looks like the kids/family are having fun and
> learning at the same time. I have used some activities like these with my
> young students and notice how strictly they enforce precision when they are
> they robot and how that improves precision when it is their turn
> controlling the robot.
> Lenny Pitt, CS UIUC, wrote/compiled a set of lessons called MathmaniaCS.
> http://www.mathmaniacs.org/
> We have used several of these with teachers in our Google grant summer
> workshops: Introduction to Programming with Etoys. The responses from
> teachers, at the workshop and later in the evaluations, have been very
> favorable. Followup evaluations from teachers indicate they are using some
> of the lessons and plan to use more.  As far as I can tell from their
> responses, they were not aware of these kinds of activities before the
> workshop.
> Regards,
> Kathleen
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> *Subject:* [etoys-dev] how-to-train-your-robot
>  A nice write up of how one can get young kids into programming
>  http://drtechniko.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/how-to-train-your-robot/
>  Karl
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