[Squeakland] Please visit the new Etoys website!
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
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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