[squeakland] Tools to Export Images from Etoys (eventually directly to a Blog Post)

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Sun Apr 3 17:32:27 EDT 2011

So, with some squeak help from Bert, I created a tool (in QuickGuide version
and Flap version) you can use to export image(s) from your project.  Here is
the Blog Post<http://mrstevesscience.blogspot.com/2011/04/export-images-from-your-etoys-projects.html>and
video <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwxgr2KI1QU>.

For a really cool way to view the blog (and I hope eventually to view Etoys
Projects) check out this
 Click on the Date, Label, and Author boxes at the top and I think you will
get the idea.  So my idea is that when kids "post" their Etoys projects they
can post a blog entry (we have a "Squeakland" Blog) and it not only posts
the project (.pr file) to the squeakland Web Server, but also gives them a
draft Blog post they can edit which has image(s) from the Blog and selected
Text they can enter in Etoys. First step is to be able to post to Blogger
from Etoys (then facebook, ....).

So the *CHALLENGES TO THE COMMUNITY* - help me make this happen, here is
what I think we need:

   1. squeak code to support using the Google Data API for Blogger and
   2. Help incorporating that squeak code into Etoys Projects so we can
   publish directly to Blogger and Picasa
   3. Brain storming on how to design this properly

Some things I believe we should support:

   1. Ability to post to my Blog or my Blog and the Squeakland site
   2. We need a way to aggregate all the Blog posts
      1. one idea is to modify launcher to include some google analytics so
      we can find and incorporate people's public posts in one spot and select
      certain public posts to "feature".
      2. we may also want to put the embedded Etoy in an iframe (this would
      also make incorporating into OERGlue and similar tools to come
(a good idea
      breads copiers).
   3. We need a way classes and Schools can have their own "private spaces"
   and also share select projects publicly.

Note: The name on Books may not work, I found a bug, then fixed it, but the
fix version is not yet showing up on the squeakland site. It will still save
all the pages of the book, but it will use the name "Book" all the time (or
whatever is the ExternalName for your Book object).


On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 5:29 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>wrote:

> On 01.04.2011, at 08:52, Steve Thomas wrote:
> > How can I (easily, a script would be fine ;) export an image of each page
> in a book in Etoys? (ideally with the image names being the
> projectName<Number of page>)
> Put this in a textual script for the book:
> self costume pages withIndexDo: [:page :i | PNGReadWriter putForm: page
> imageForm onFileNamed: Project current name , i asString , '.png']
> Some requests are easy to satisfy ;)
> > I want to try using this to create flikr stream of lessons and to post in
> blog posts.
> Even this could be automated. But it's not going to be a one-liner.
> - Bert -
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