[Squeakland] An opportunity to promote Squeak in Singapore

kathleen harness k1harness at insightbb.com
Fri Feb 15 04:38:45 PST 2008

Hi Harish,
Have you looked at the materials K-5 Technology Passport at 
I wrote them as introductions to Etoys in the classroom and have used them 
with many young beginners. The site also has some children's projects in the 
Library Collection tags: letter slates, number slates, Aesop's Fables, 
Science Books, and others.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harish Pillay 9v1hp" <h.pillay at ieee.org>
To: "squeakland" <Squeakland at squeakland.org>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [Squeakland] An opportunity to promote Squeak in Singapore

> Thanks, Luke, Tony and Eric for your responses.  It is certainly 
> encouraging
> to see the offers of suggestions and ideas.
> The contest the ITSC is running, called code::XtremeApps:: 2008 has two
> categories - an open and a junior.  The junior category is what I alluded 
> to -
> for 12 and under.  THe open category is for just about anyone to take part
> and is pretty much what we did last year:
>              http://www.itsc.org.sg/codeXtremeApps.html
> For the junior category, there exists some local expertise in Alice and a
> decision has to be made as to whether Alice or Squeak is to be the chosen
> platform.  If anyone of you have worked with both, can I ask for a 
> considered
> opinion on the merits of them?  I have found out that stuff created in 
> Alice
> cannot be "exported" and worked on by others.  That could put a constraint
> on how the contest is run.  Squeak, on the other hand, can easily import 
> and
> export stuff giving the children their own space to work and then for the 
> teams
> to combine.  Please confirm that this is doable.
> I need to report back to the organizing committee this coming Monday as to
> which platform to use and I would love to have Squeak as the one.
> I will look into all the links provided by the Luke and Tony to understand
> better.  I am a coder myself, but I haven't had a chance to teach 
> programming
> to young children and am trying to get my head around to the merits of 
> Alice
> and Squeak for this task.
> Appreciate your inputs and suggestions.
> Thanks.
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