I just learned today of this list; reading about its purpose to focus on *making things happen* instead of abstract discussions, I say THANK YOU to the creator of this list.
In a recent post, Carrie Anne Philbin wrote:
- Lesson plans, tutorials/resources. Have you written any that you want to
share with others? Then share them here with a new thread.
For more than 12 years, I have been tinkering on adapting Pattis's idea of Karel the robot for Python, first as a desktop program (rur-ple) and more recently as a web-version
It includes my own idyosynchratic introductory Python tutorial ( http://reeborg.ca/docs/en/) which is also available in French and Korean. (Another tutorial written based on Reeborg and written by Andres Castano can be found at http://codeperspectives.com/; it is a better designed and more focused tutorial.)
The version of the program linked above [*] is a newer version which is "better" than the one referred to in the tutorial ( http://reeborg.ca/world.html) but is unfortunately not quite yet complete. (Among the new features yet to be completed: I want teachers to be able to use own animated images of their choice for all artefacts [background objects, objects that can be manipulated, and robot] when creating their own worlds/programming tasks.)
One reason why I created a web version was the feedback I received from teachers using rur-ple who found that, due to their school's policy, it was impossible to get the required approvals to install non-standard desktop applications.
Any feedback on this resource would be greatly appreciated.