[squeakland] Etoys Minute - Quick Guides

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Sun Oct 10 22:20:05 EDT 2010


Give me a list of video's you would like to see in spanish and I will work
with my kids and wife (all of whom, unlike me, are fluent) to post a Spanish
language version.  That would be the simplest.  The other option would be
for me to send you the .mov files (you may also be able to download an mp4
version from youTube) and if you have iMovie you should be able to import
them and change the audio track.

The transcript is based on some speech recognition software Google has, that
doesn't do translations very well yet (see excerpt from transcript below)
they are probably using this to get folks to edit the transcripts to help
them calibrate and test their voice recognition software:

hello and welcome to meet with me

or two

with kathleen from the portland

not pork


On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Carlos Rabassa <carnen at mac.com> wrote:

> Kathleen,
> As the video says, "Mr. Steve sent me".
> Just watched the video.
> It is fantastic to see such a show of teamwork,  great guides and a great
> video.
> Would like to post it in the Spanish language forums.
> We can accomplish several goals in one single step:
> - Tell about Etoys 4.1 and how easy it is to reach the guides through the
> question mark.
> - Tell about the Quick Guides also being available in Spanish.
> - Give the authorized opinion of a teacher actually using Etoys and the
> Quick Guides.
> - Very good message about teaching and about the very important point of
> having children in the class who know things the teacher doesn´t know yet.
> - Cash on the high regard many uruguayan teachers have for Kathleen and
> Etoys illinois as well as on her popularity among those who know her
> personally.
> Steve,  you said recently something I was told many times:
> "The best is the best enemy of the good"
> The best would be to attempt to repeat exactly what you did but in Spanish.
> But I will never do it or at best I will start and never finish.
> The good would be to accompany my message with your english video and a
> written spanish transcript.
> Maybe it could be a means of telling Spanish speakers that English is not
> so difficult.
> I can do that,  I have done it before using the captions feature offered by
> this video,  listen in English,  check the transcript if anything is not
> that clear,  which I doubt will be necessary,  you speak extremely clearly.
> My only question is whether or not I have missed some feature of the video.
>  I was able to read the english captions and was offered a translation to
> South African.
> No mention of Spanish anywhere.
> Is there anything else hidden somewhere?
> Carlos Rabassa
> Volunteer
> Plan Ceibal Support Network
> Montevideo, Uruguay
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