[Newbies] Bert Freudenberg's Squeakfest 2010 presentation available

K. K. Subramaniam kksubbu.ml at gmail.com
Sat May 14 11:45:45 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 11 May 2011 5:27:25 PM Steve Thomas wrote:
> If you want to see the power of Etoys (and squeak) and a great talk by Bert
> check this video of his Squeakfest 2010
> presentation<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUxMP46PM-I>
I got to watch the entire presentation yesterday. Absolutely fascinating! 
Lucid presentation of complex ideas. The theme (Pythogoras theorem) would be 
attractive to both teachers and students.

The sine interpolation may pose cognitive hurdle to some middle schoolers. 
Teachers could subsitute this with a lead in from the circling car project. If 
the car is placed in a playfield, the car's x or y tile is a good candidate to 
use in interpolation. The 'turn by' tile will tweak the speed while 'forward 
by' will influence the range.

The video "Connections (Episode 4 - Faith in Numbers)" contains a scene where 
the rotary motion of a water wheel is transformed into multiple types of 
motion to drive various machinery during early days of industrial revolution 
in Europe.

Thanks, Bert and Steve,


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