Hilaire Fernandes | 3 Aug 11:23 2008

DrGeoII and macro-construction

Some recent developments in DrGeoII to implement macro-construction.
Details, explanation and screenshot at:
http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire/index.php?post/2008/08/01/DrGeo-II-macro-construction

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Hilaire Fernandes | 4 Aug 10:20 2008

Re: [Etoys] DrGeoII and macro-construction

Thanks you Edward.

Every word of encouragement is welcome. I am also interested in any
use feedback you are all welcome to insert in the DrGeoII page at
OLPC's wiki, http://wiki.laptop.org/go/DrGeo

Now I am working on DrGeo Smalltalk script to do arbitrary computation
on geometric item in a drawing area.

Hilaire

2008/8/3 Edward Cherlin <echerlin <at> gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 2:23 AM, Hilaire Fernandes <hilaire <at> ofset.org> wrote:
>> Some recent developments in DrGeoII to implement macro-construction.
>> Details, explanation and screenshot at:
>> http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire/index.php?post/2008/08/01/DrGeo-II-macro-construction
>
> Thank you. I have been wishing for geometry macros.
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Hilaire Fernandes | 6 Aug 18:18 2008

Fun with DrGeo II Smalltalk script

A small video exposing what can be done with this new coming feature of DrGeo:
http://squeak.ofset.org/drgeo/script-tangente.ogg

By the way, although we hit there senior high school curriculum with
this example, it is at heart programming as thought by OLPC project
and how to make it accessible and fun for teachers and learners.

More to come...

Hilaire

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Hilaire Fernandes | 7 Aug 00:11 2008
Hilaire Fernandes | 7 Aug 20:27 2008

Plan for DrGeo screencast to explain its features

Hello all,

I would like to produce several screencast to explain the DrGeo
features. I have written a first plan about what to produce at
http://community.ofset.org/index.php/Screencast_DrGeo

I would love to get some feedback about content idea aswell technical
suggestions to produce good quality screencast (given I am constrained
to a linux host).

Thanks

Hilaire

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Daniel Green | 9 Aug 16:20 2008
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squeakcmi.org down? content available elsewhere?

  The squeakland.org news page points to squeakcmi.org for squeak sudoku puzzles - I haven't been able to bring up squeakcmi.org for a few days.  Does anyone know if it's down for good or not?  Is the content that was on squeakcmi.org available some other place?

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Timothy Falconer | 12 Aug 20:57 2008

{waveplace} florida pilot finish & nicaragua pilot begins

Last week, Waveplace finished our pilot in Immokalee, Florida.  We'll  
be posting student storybooks soon, but for now you can watch our  
first Florida video, which gives a taste of our "improv theater"  
teaching style:

http://waveplace.com/locations/florida/movie.jsp?id=79

There are also several newspaper and radio reports on our press page:

http://waveplace.com/news/press/

as well as a few articles in our latest newsletter:

http://waveplace.com/news/newsletter/web.jsp?id=8

Today we start our pilot near Rivas, Nicaragua.  We're using Spanish- 
keyboard XOs and solar panels this time, since the school has no  
electricity.  Our three Waveplace mentors flew in last night and will  
begin teaching the teachers today.  The kids get their laptops tomorrow.

We've also created a Waveplace channel on YouTube, where you can find  
all of our videos:

http://www.youtube.com/waveplace

Please leave comments and rank us, as we can use all the publicity we  
can get.

Take care,
Tim

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Hilaire Fernandes | 12 Aug 10:54 2008

More fun with DrGeo smalltalk script

More about DrGeo smalltalk script, explained in a recent article I
wrote a few days ago:
http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire/index.php?post/2008/08/05/More-fun-with-Smalltalk-script

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Edward Cherlin | 13 Aug 05:56 2008
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Re: [Etoys] {waveplace} florida pilot finish & nicaragua pilot begins

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Timothy Falconer <timothy <at> immuexa.com> wrote:
> Last week, Waveplace finished our pilot in Immokalee, Florida.  We'll
> be posting student storybooks soon, but for now you can watch our
> first Florida video, which gives a taste of our "improv theater"
> teaching style:
>
> http://waveplace.com/locations/florida/movie.jsp?id=79
>
> There are also several newspaper and radio reports on our press page:
>
> http://waveplace.com/news/press/
>
> as well as a few articles in our latest newsletter:
>
> http://waveplace.com/news/newsletter/web.jsp?id=8
>
> Today we start our pilot near Rivas, Nicaragua.  We're using Spanish-
> keyboard XOs and solar panels this time, since the school has no
> electricity.

Can you provide details of your solar installations? We want to
understand cost per user, how reliable solar power is (depending on
weather), and other issues.

> Our three Waveplace mentors flew in last night and will
> begin teaching the teachers today.  The kids get their laptops tomorrow.

You say you use an improv style, but I assume you also have training
materials. Where are they, and can others use them?

> We've also created a Waveplace channel on YouTube, where you can find
> all of our videos:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/waveplace
>
> Please leave comments and rank us, as we can use all the publicity we
> can get.
>
> Take care,
> Tim
>
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> http://waveplace.com
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Timothy Falconer | 13 Aug 14:47 2008

Re: [Etoys] {waveplace} florida pilot finish & nicaragua pilot begins

On Aug 12, 2008, at 11:56 PM, Edward Cherlin wrote:

> Can you provide details of your solar installations? We want to
> understand cost per user, how reliable solar power is (depending on
> weather), and other issues.

Our cost with shipping and duty to Nicaragua was $39 USD per solar  
panel.    They're currently held up at the airport for "processing",  
so we likely won't have field use of them for a week or two.

I have one myself and have tried it several times.  In direct  
sunlight, it powers a completely depleted laptop in real-time (with  
full screen brightness), but when a cloud passes over, the laptop  
turns off.  (Not exaggerating.)   It's really important to get a  
little charge going first to cover the "cloud time".   Charging is  
slower than an AC cord ... haven't fully charged a laptop with the  
panel yet ... my guess is that it'd take about twice as long as AC in  
full sunlight.   As for how we plan to use them, none of us really  
know yet (it's a pilot).   A full class with solar panels isn't likely  
unless they meet outside.  Having lots of laptops charge in the  
playground for four hours is also problematic.

> You say you use an improv style, but I assume you also have training
> materials. Where are they, and can others use them?

Our beta courseware screencasts are here:

http://waveplace.com/resources/tutorials/

Sign up for an account to get access to all thirty lessons.   This is  
what we're using in Haiti and Nicaragua (with bilingual mentors) and  
what we used in Florida.

At this point, we just have screencasts and a workbook detailing the  
points to cover in each lesson (text is on the lesson pages).  We will  
have completely new screencasts, a teacher textbook, and student  
workbook this fall.

Take care,
Tim
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