Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Squeak (was Software suitable for children)

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Date: Monday, December 11, 2006 - 7:47 pm

David Baron wrote:

I don't know what you mean by this. If you are referring to morphic
objects (most of what you see are morphic objects) then you can do a lot
with them. Hover over the object and press the right mouse button (or
ctrl-right) (you might need to press your middle button, depends on if
you have your buttons swapped or not - see preferences) and you will
see, what are called, halos. Various halos do different things. Just
hover over them and a popup will appear to inform what each does. You
can resize, move, change the color, etc... even inspect the object (the
wrench tool.) You have full control of the morphic object right on the
desktop.

> (nothing stops one from reprogramming them and then dutifully

I'm not a language expert, to say the least. I don't know about Hebrew
usage in Squeak. But, Unicode and multilingual support is supported (I
think from version 3.7 on, don't know.) If it isn't translated to Hebrew
yet, why not help us by doing so! I believe squeak in German, French,
Spanish and Japanese are available.

Today's True type fonts are also supported.

Some links:
Unicode in Squeak: http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/857

A design and implementation paper on Multilingualized squeak:
http://www.is.titech.ac.jp/~ohshima/squeak/m17npaper/index.html

Multilingualized squeak:
http://www.is.titech.ac.jp/~ohshima/squeak/squeak-multilingual-e.html

HowTo Squeak in Russian: http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/5773

>

Squeak is used successfully in classrooms around the world. You might
check out the squeakland.org site for more info. Especially the
tutorials. Click on "Site Map". Also check out the book "Powerful Ideas
in the Classroom" on a progressively hands-on approach for teachers.
It's very good.

You might also download the OLPC etoys version of etoys to see a how it
is configured for the OLPC project.

here are some etoys projects. You'll need to install the squeakland
plugin (which is essentially squeak run in a browser):
http://www.squeakland.org/kids/sqfest_2004.htm

Some excerpts from a previous email from Alan Kay about etoys may be
helpful as well (the original poster was asking about the use of etoys
and high schoolers):

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You can find out more at:

wiki.squeak.org
www.squeakland.org
www.squeak.org

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brad fuller
http://www.Sonaural.com/
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