Are there any folks on the Squeak list who are either ...

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at
Wed Jul 3 11:23:49 PDT 2002

Thanks Jimmie --

I think making materials that could be used by home schoolers to 
teach math, science, computing, etc., using Squeak is a very good 
next step for all. We are trying to create a (much smaller than open source list of home-schoolers who would be 
interested in helping make and package Squeak materials. Sounds like 
you might be the first of this list!




At 11:52 AM -0500 7/3/02, Jimmie Houchin wrote:
>I am a home-schooling father of 8. I would love to see the 
>home-school community adopt Squeak and use it to create 
>home-schooling educational materials. There is little educational 
>software I see that could be done as well and better in a living 
>interactive system like Squeak.
>As I get more up to speed on Squeak and passed a few current 
>projects I hope to actively promote Squeak to home-schoolers.
>My oldest son (13) is currently going thru the Object-land (yellow) 
>Squeak book. After that I'll send him thru the white book. He is 
>very interested in Squeak and just enjoys playing around in it.
>I have not yet taken him to any of the Squeakland pages or materials.
>I have pretty good influence at our smalltown public library. At one 
>point I did all of the computer tech support, installed software, 
>did backups, maintained hardware, setup network, etc. We have a new 
>librarian and I no longer do such, but never-the-less I have their 
>respect. My employer is also the President of the Library board.
>For a smalltown (1700+ pop) library we are doing quite well. About 
>30,000 volumes and close to a dozen computers, a few of which are 
>solely for staff. The library also has a t1 line (I think).
>Jimmie Houchin
>Alan Kay wrote:
>>P.S. We are also very interested in home-schoolers, who also use 
>>libraries and online a lot ....
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