[Edu-sig] General Programming Education

mokurai at earthtreasury.org mokurai at earthtreasury.org
Sun Jul 17 18:13:48 CEST 2011

On Fri, July 15, 2011 2:14 pm, Kirby Urner wrote:
>> Then we have a choice of transitioning to Python, supported directly
>> within Turtle Art using program blocks; Logo, which we can create as an
>> export option from Turtle Art; or the Etoys environment for Smalltalk,
>> which can also do turtle graphics using tile-based programming. There
>> are
>> also stack primitives in TA, so that we can introduce RPN and FORTH
>> concepts. I am working on a set of lessons on all of this. Tony Forster
>> is also contributing topics handled in Turtle Art.
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Turtle_Art/Tutorials

Ah, yes. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Turtle_Art/Tutorials

My apologies.

> I only found an empty page here.  Coming soon?
> There's a lot of good turtle stuff out there in Python.
> Gregor is a resident master.
>         *      *     *
> My sense is there's no shortage of anything except a willingness to try
> new things.
> Innovation is hard to accomplish at the end of the day, simply because
> it's easier to keep doing what you were doing  -- until it's not.
> Freeing up schools to try new things means not locking them in to
> pre-specified curricula complete with state mandated texts and tests.
> Not everyone has such freedoms.
> Kirby
> Note:
> I've got very primitive "tractor" objects in a field of ascii, just to
> show
> off 2d data structures, draw Mandelbrots, play Life (OST servers).
> One of the freakiest tractors is a generator that implements the "send"
> feature in a weird way:
> http://www.4dsolutions.net/ocn/python/OST/thefarm.py
> (you can refuel it, change direction, change the mark it makes when it
> plows)
> ... depends on the Farm class (a 2d field) here:
> http://www.4dsolutions.net/ocn/python/OST/farmworld.py
> Here's a silly drawing of how I think of it:
> http://www.4dsolutions.net/ocn/python/OST/farmer_gen.jpg
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