[Squeakland] Please visit the new Etoys website!

Kim Rose kim.rose at vpri.org
Thu Sep 11 09:26:56 PDT 2008


Many of you have started, or will shortly be starting, a new academic  
year at your school or University.  We wish you a successful and fun- 
filled new school year!

We have just launched our new Etoys web site to coincide with the new  
academic year.  It is still found at "www.squeakland.org", but its  
design and content are all new.  It features a brand-new version of  
Etoys for download, which we will announce in a separate message.

We hope you'll find the new site simpler to navigate, more  
straightforward in sharing our message, and loaded with helpful  
content.  New materials include complete video from the "Squeakers"  
DVD and a series of "screencast" lessons, thanks to Tim Falconer of  
Waveplace.  You'll also find some new tutorials and a showcase of  
projects.  Also on the site are web versions of over 50  
"QuickGuides", created by Kathleen Harness of Illinois, which provide  
concise tutorials for many things about Etoys.  Living versions of  
the QuickGuides can also be found "inboard" in the new Etoys  
application itself (click on the ? at the left edge of the tool-bar).

The "showcase" section on the new site has very few projects on it at  
this point -- please share your projects to help populate this area!

We intend the site to be a living, continuously-evolving resource, a  
showcase and clearinghouse for "all things about Etoys."   Please  
help it evolve and grow.  The site will be largely maintained and  
supported by volunteers, so we need your contributions as well as  
your suggestions.

We will also be producing a quarterly newsletter that will be posted  
to the site (and sent to you via email if you choose to subscribe) so  
please share your experiences with us!

Thanks to you all for your interest in this learning community.  We  
look forward to exchanging ideas, projects, and more.

Kim Rose & the Etoys team

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