[Squeakland] nearly tearful success story

Kim Rose kim.rose at squeakland.org
Tue Oct 25 11:10:15 PDT 2005

Thank you *so much* for sharing and reporting, Randy!   Good luck to 
you in future sesssions.

While we don't need the praise, we DO love to hear about any ongoing 
activities "out there". We have a great community, but many 
participants are silent and we'd love to hear more!


At 8:05 AM -0500 10/25/05, Randy Heiland wrote:
>I just wanted to report another successful introduction of Squeak/eToys to a
>young group of children here in Indianapolis.  I began a new Squeak workshop
>(for 6-8 year old girls) at an after-school community center last night and
>came away once again rejuvenated about seeing children excited to do
>something creative on a computer.  I say it was a "nearly tearful success"
>simply because their computer lab was very small so the girls had to
>triple-up on each computer and take turns and, well, not everyone got as
>much as they would have liked which generated some sadness.
>It was just the beginning of this particular workshop and we got no further
>than the basics, but I can tell that the girls were already very excited
>about using eToys and I look forward to our remaining sessions.
>I don't believe the Squeak/eToys developers hear it often enough, so, again,
>thanks for this remarkable piece of software.
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