[Squeakland] Demoing Etoys to kids
subbukk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 02:18:21 PDT 2007
On Saturday 11 August 2007 4:28 pm, Luke Gorrie wrote:
> What we'd like is for kids to be amused and to have some glimpse of
> what a computer is like, and for ourselves to learn a bit about how
> kids deal with computers. Any advice would be welcome.
Kids these days tends to see computer as a video game machine, so I would
recommend activities that project computer as a dynamic medium to record
their ideas about the world around them.
Create a modeling workshop (sand, paper, paint, sheets, glue etc.). Let them
build their favorite story board or toy setup. Then, have an adult guide them
on how to do the same in Etoys. The result may come out looking funny :-) the
first time around, but to the kid it sure looks great. It is important that
a) The idea come from the kid (i.e not from a craft book),
b) It has to be about something around them (not about a penguin from
c) The kid should use the keyboard and mouse (not the adult). Allow the kid
to think and assist only requested.
Hope this helps .. Subbu
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