[squeak-dev] Re: Educational squeak

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Thu Mar 25 22:25:40 UTC 2010

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 25.03.2010, at 21:59, Lawson English wrote:
>> I'm a big fan of Salman Khan and the khan academy and a new convert to  Norm Wildberger's lectures on youtube.
>> http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy
>> http://www.youtube.com/user/njwildberger
> I didn't know Khan Academy, thanks!

1200+ lectures on youtube and counting. Quit his day job to work ont eh 
project and is getting awards and grants all over (not to mention loads 
of publicity).

> I bought Wildberger's book a while ago. But seeing his lectures now gives a very nice perspective. Who'd have thunk trigonometry could be friendly? ;)

I'm watching his linear algebra series. Illuminates some very obscure 
corners, for me. High school-oriented math FTW!

>> Squeak needs that level and sophistication of education applied to *itself*.
Have you ever watched a ZBrush tutorial in ZBrush itself? I think a 
great use-case for squeak would be to create ZBrush level tutorials with 
2D and 3D graphics (including replayed Cobalt) combined with video and 
sound and distribute them as files, rather than as part of the image.

With a safe web plugin, you could have a squeaktube site (hmmm better 
name needed?) for streaming educational stuff.


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