[Edu-sig] ACM Urges Obama to Include CS as Core Component of Science, Math Education

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Dec 25 23:52:44 CET 2008

On 25.12.2008, at 17:38, Daniel Ajoy wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 06:00:02 -0500, <edu-sig-request at python.org>  
> wrote:
>> From: "Edward Cherlin"
>> 2008/12/23 michel paul :
>>> http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/obama-education
>>> "Computing education benefits all students, not just those  
>>> interested in
>>> pursuing computer science or information technology careers," said  
>>> Bobby
>>> Schnabel, chair of ACM's Education Policy Committee (EPC).
>> Thanks. I'll invite them to join Earth Treasury's digital textbook
>> project for the OLPC XO + Sugar. We have Smalltalk, Python, and FORTH
>> standard on the XO, and we can add anything else of interest. Well,
>> not Ada or C++, but those aren't of interest to third graders.
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Creating_textbooks
> I don't think FORTH comes with the XO by default. I've the Mexico  
> and Uruguay images and I haven't seen it. What's the name of it's  
> executable?

It's in the firmware, and you need a developer key to access it.

> Smalltalk only comes if Etoys is installed.

Which it is, on every deployment so far. It's also part of Sugar.

> UCBLogo is Scheme without parethesis (and with dynamic scope,  
> instead of lexical scope)
> http://wiki.laptop.org/images/e/e5/Ucblogo-4.xo
> The problem is that is it not sugarized yet.
> and the LogoFE library for Logo makes is very much like APL. LogoFE  
> is already in Spanish the language spoken in Uruguay, Colombia and  
> Perú, where the XO has had deployments.

Right, a nice Logo is the one missing piece of the programming  
environments officially supported by OLPC:


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