[Squeakland] Book Information: Powerful Ideas...

Kim Rose Kim.Rose at viewpointsresearch.org
Thu Aug 14 10:27:15 PDT 2003

Hi, again, Jimmie -

We believe the book *will* be of value to homeschoolers such as you 
and your family!  We are aware of the need for materials for 
homeschoolers that can offer "good practices" of integrating the use 
of computers into learning activities.

The book is intended to serve as an introduction to the Etoy 
component (tile interface) of Squeak and it includes 12 "on-computer" 
projects and several off-computer "excursions" that build upon each 
other in a sequence.  We show connections to the math or science 
concepts the projects are teaching/using. We assume the 
audience/reader to be a newcomer to Squeak/Etoys.

The book/projects do not necessarily desire or require a classroom 
(althogh we have titled it "...in the classroom").  The projects can 
be completed by a single learner or a small group.

We hope it will serve to introduce you to what might be possible 
within this learning environment and be a launching pad for you to 
create additional projects of your own.


At 11:09 AM -0500 8/14/03, Jimmie Houchin wrote:
>My wife and I homeschool our children.
>How appropriate or good would the book
>"Powerful Ideas in the Classroom - Using Squeak to Enhance Math and 
>Science Learning" by BJ Allen-Conn and Kim Rose with Afterword by 
>Alan Kay
>be for homeschoolers?
>What kind of knowledge or expections are made of the teacher?
>Is it appropriate for single students or does it desire a class?
>Any information regarding the book and homeschooling greatly appreciated.
>Jimmie Houchin
>Squeakland mailing list
>Squeakland at squeakland.org


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