[squeakland] Re: the reasons for ranking
timothy at squeakland.org
Tue Oct 6 05:27:38 EDT 2009
Thanks for your comments and your use of the showcase. Be sure to
have a look at the pending showcase tasks:
I'll reference existing tickets below.
On Oct 5, 2009, at 11:57 PM, mrsteve wrote:
> To paraphrase a fellow named Alan I heard give a talk a long time ago:
> "If I can do it in one click, I'll do it
> If it takes me two click's I might do it
> If it takes me three or more click's forget about it"
> Perhaps radio buttons instead of arrows would be a better interface
> In regards to the method of ranking/tags et al, not sure what works
> best, but the goals should be as stated before:
> 1) Encouraging kids to post their projects
> 2) Encouraging participation of the community in providing
> constructive criticism and encouragement
> to bring the best educational examples and those illustrative of
> etoys' strengths to the attention of the community.
These are great goals. We're also hoping to encourage many adults
(teachers, etc) to post projects, which speaks to #3.
> One additional idea would be to allow people to have their own
> "page" like it is done at Scratch (ex: http://scratch.mit.edu/users/sanda427
> where in one spot you can see all of a person's projects (preferably
> ordered by date, so one could look and see how they have improved
> and perhaps what they learned) along with a list of friends (to
> encourage a sense of community) and Galleries.
http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-408 (account page)
http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-366 (groups, aka galleries)
> Galleries could be useful for example for teachers who post projects
> or better yet lesson plans they found useful.
We appreciate your thoughts, and ask for a little more patience as we
add these features. Feel free to add any new requests to the
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