On August 20th, the long awaited release of a new book by B.J.
Allen-Conn and Kim Rose sent waves of
excitement through the Squeak community.
In "Powerful Ideas in the Classroom: Using Squeak
to Enhance Math and Science Learning", BJ and Kim
introduce the "Etoy" component of Squeak and several example
projects. These projects are mostly geared toward teachers and learners
grades 3-8, but all teachers can use this book as an intro to Squeak
and to jumpstart new ideas for their classrooms.
Kim Rose is the Executive Director of Viewpoints
Research Institute and a project manager at HP Labs.
B.J. Allen-Conn and her students at The Open Charter
School in Los Angeles have been doing ground-breaking work
bringing Squeak into the classroom for the past 3 years. Alan
Kay provides a most thoughtful afterword to this spendid
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