[Squeakland] Looking for good souls

Markus Gaelli gaelli at emergent.de
Mon Apr 24 23:41:39 PDT 2006

Hi Kelly,

I am going to a "day of c.s." in my old uni this Friday, and will  
have a little Squeak booth there.
There will be an inauguration speech of a prof about OO in Bavarian  
high-school classrooms.

Is your Honours project available somewhere? It might be interesting  
for others on this list and also for squeak.de as well to translate  
it and put it on our site.

At which university are you?



On Apr 25, 2006, at 12:09 AM, Kelly wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> I can't speak for any Schools but my University here in the UK has  
> a keen interest in Squeak.
> My understanding is that they plan to work with Schools possibly  
> doing workshops to promote interest in computing primarily  
> programming ( but don't quote me on that).
> I have just completed my Honours project based on Squeak. E-toys  
> for the classroom. Which was to develop a set of interactive  
> lessons to introduce children (late primary/early secondary) to the  
> basic ideas of object oriented programming. I also know of two  
> other students who are doing something similar for different age  
> groups and I think one of them may even be using Alice.
> I think Squeak is a great educational tool and before taking on  
> this project I had never heard of it. So perhaps raising awareness  
> would help. Or for someone like ourselves to take the initiative to  
> introduce squeak to Schools and Universities. I have an interest in  
> teaching and would most definitely use Squeak again given the  
> opportunity.
> Regards
> Kelly
> On 24/04/06, Jim Ford <jaford at watford53.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: I'd  
> be _very_ interested (and surprised) if _any_ schools in the U.K.
> are showing interest in Squeak! I'd be particularly interested in the
> comments of any U.K. teachers, or school technicians (like myself),
> regarding Squeak in primary or secondary education. As I've mentioned
> before - if it aint in the curriculum, it doesn't even get a passing
> consideration. In my experience, in a leading independent Secondary
> School, saving a Word document or Powerpoint presentation on a  
> floppy is
> as technical as it gets! I wish someone on this list who's a U.K.
> teacher would pipe up and prove me wrong!
> Jim Ford
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