[Squeakland] Re: Squeak in Singapore

Harish Pillay 9v1hp h.pillay at ieee.org
Fri Feb 15 15:54:30 PST 2008

Kim -

Hi.  Excellent!  I will get in touch with them.  Funny that the folks who are
already doing stuff with Alice did not know of the three persons you

Thanks so much.


On Feb 16, 2008 12:47 AM, Kim Rose <kim.rose at vpri.org> wrote:
> Hello, Harish -
> I'd like to refer you to the group of three below -- Toh Hiew Kang
> (Dennis),  Katerine Bielaczyc and Yeo Tiong Meng.   As you'll see
> from their emails from late last year (below) they are working with
> students in Singapore in both elementary and secondary schools using
> Squeak Etoys.   I encourage you to introduce yourself and your program
> (s) if you do not already know them, and their work.  I imagine they
> can provide some valuable information and insight from their
> experiences.  I had the opportunity of meeting Katerine in Singapore
> in early 2007 -- she is at the National Institute of Education there
> in Singapore,  and I know she is doing excellent work. http://
> lsl.nie.edu.sg/bio/drkate.htm.  Please mention I encouraged you to
> contact them.
> regards,
> Kim
> > From: Toh Hiew Kang <toh_hiew_kang at moe.edu.sg>
> > Date: November 7, 2007 9:55:29 PM PST
> > To: Kim Rose <kim.rose at vpri.org>
> > Cc: Katerine Bielaczyc <kateb369 at gmail.com>, yeo_tiong_meng at moe.edu.sg
> > Subject: Re: Hi Kim
> >
> > Dear Kim,
> >
> > Thank you for sharing and we really look forward to learn from you
> > and Dr Alan Kay.
> >
> > We will be implementing Squeak with our students and they are
> > around 13 to 15 years old (Marsiling Secondary School). The good
> > thing is we are also engaging local squeak trainers in
> > collaboration with school teachers to implement Squeak in our school.
> >
> > Yes, we would be glad to share with you our teachers and students'
> > feedback and experiences.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Dennis
> >
> This from an email from Katerine....
> [snip]
>   I am teaching a course this semester called Theory, Design and
> Practice of Computer-Based Learning Environments.  As part of the
> course students work in teams to carry out a case study of a
> particular environment, which involves reading, working with the
> envrionment, and interviewing persons related to the environment.
> Two of my students are focusing on Squeak.  They are teachers and are
> really interested in learning more about teachers' experiences with
> Squeak.  They are excited by Squeak and are eager to learn more.
> ================

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