[Edu-sig] ACM Urges Obama to Include CS as Core Component of Science, Math Education
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>
>> From: "Edward Cherlin"
>> 2008/12/23 michel paul :
>>> "Computing education benefits all students, not just those
>>> interested in
>>> pursuing computer science or information technology careers," said
>>> 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.
> 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
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)
> 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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