[Squeakland] the non universals

Hilaire Fernandes hilaire at ofset.org
Sat Aug 18 02:41:14 PDT 2007

2007/8/18, Bill Kerr <billkerr at gmail.com>:

> Student designed computer simulations using software such as Etoys / Squeak
> could play an important role here.

Indeed, regarding designing dynamic model with computer by and/or for
students, smalltalk design and its Morphic+EToys frameworks are a huge
improvement compare to the statically linked and compartmented
applications available in traditional Desktop environments. With these
applications it is nearly impossible (or to complicated to be done) to
take some data from one application to feed "dynamically" another
application. But this is needed to build dynamically dynamic model.

In the other hand, within Squeak this is implemented in a way it is
doable by kids and it seems to be rooted to the design of Smalltalk.
Indeed with EToys it is fearly easy (kids level) to take some data
from one Morphic application to feed another Morphic application.  To
be accurate those Morphic application could be nammed artifacts. And
in case you need some more artifacts, it is fairly easy to write some

However, where are the teachers to design more Morphic artifacts?
Smalltalk is pretty accessible to math, sciences and techno teachers..


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