[squeakland] Etoys for touch screens

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Thu Oct 11 13:16:51 EDT 2012

Okay one more idea, hook it up to a Makey Makey and have kids "Draw their
own controllers" Where they can use pencil and pager to make their own
game/drawing controls.


On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com> wrote:

> Wonderful (as usual).
> I love the idea of using these on a Smartboard where kids can play with
> them and everyone can see.
> Some ideas:
> 1) For Pencil Art - Allow the kids to:
>    1. Modify the colors in the pencil
>    2. See and change the script values so they can see how changing the
>    numbers make different designs
> 2) For Red Rim/Orpheum Puzzel (and any Tanagrams in general)
>    1. Allow the kids to rotate and flip the objects
>    2. Allow the kids to create their own tanagrams (this might be better
>    at a touch screen station where kids can build and share their projects -
>    which get posted to the Museam Lobby with appropriate credit and a picture
>    of the kid who created it).
> Really great stuff,
> Thanks for sharing,
> Stephen
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Harness, Kathleen <kharness at illinois.edu>wrote:
>>  Good Morning All,
>> The link is to a set of Etoys projects for the Orpheum Children's Science
>> Museum in Champaign,Illinois. http://etoysillinois.org/**
>> library?tags=At%20the%**20Orpheum<http://etoysillinois.org/library?tags=At%20the%20Orpheum>
>> The director asked that the projects be made for very young visitors to
>> play with independently using the smart board in the museum's lobby.
>> Perhaps you might find a use for these projects too. I would welcome
>> comments and suggestions if you try them with children.
>> Regards,
>> Kathleen
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