Phil Firsenbaum tacmanphil at
Thu Feb 20 09:01:57 PST 2003

In fact, we're doing just that using Roamers (big floor robots) from 
Valiant. My Squeak project is a simulation of the work kids are doing 
on the floor with Their Roamers. I'm actually doing the project in 
MicroWorlds as well since I have much more proficiency in that 
It'll be interesting to see the kids reactions to the different 

On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 11:27 AM, Kim Rose wrote:

> The other thing I might suggest, especially since you are working with 
> younger children, is to do some measuring activities off the computer 
> in conjunction with this computer based project.  Measuring in pixels 
> is still an abstraction.....espcially for the younger kids.

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