[Squeakland] Book Information: Powerful Ideas...
jhouchin at texoma.net
Thu Aug 14 12:35:56 PDT 2003
Thanks for the reply.
Most homeschoolers can easily adapt materials as necessary. The only
problem would be if it required interaction between a number of students.
I look forward to getting a copy soon.
Kim Rose wrote:
> 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
>> 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
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