Thursday, January 26, 2012

squeakland : home of squeak etoys

squeakland : home of squeak etoys: Etoys is . . .

  • an educational tool for teaching children powerful ideas in compelling ways
  • a media-rich authoring environment and visual programming system
  • a free software program that works on almost all personal computers
Alan Kay gets it.  He, I believe, is the driving force behind Squeak and these Etoys. 

Check out the first bullet point.  teaching children powerful ideas in compelling ways.  It's to learn this language, or tool or skill - powerful ideas in compelling ways.

Love it, seriously love it.  Children know what to do with powerful ideas.  I trust them with powerful ideas more than adults.  The kids are the ones who need the powerful ideas ... and can use them.  Let's balance the powerful ideas scale ... and share with the young ones.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vitamix comes to town!

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We make this smoothie morning - looking for the natural buzz the Vitamix affords.