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All about Education
Author: Mr. Rich
Teaches: I.T. (computers) and
Favourite Software Tool:
Scratch (from MIT)
Favourite Software Language:
Attends: Fred. Dev. User Group
Latest Software Additions:
Intro to Scratch (Programming)
Scratch is a free entry-level programming environment that's great for kids. Drag-and-drop program blocks can do almost anything!
Making a Frogger-style game (Scratch)
Hop across the highway without getting run over! (Requires an understanding of negative numbers and (X,Y) coordinates.)
Prerequisite for Frogger : "Introductions 1,2 & 3"
Making a River Boat-style game (Scratch)
Drive up river without hitting the rocks or the shore!
To make this game, keep track of objects, flow rates, and (X,Y) coordinates.
Prerequisite for River Boat : Frogger & Introductions
Intro to Google Sketchup
Teaching Spreadsheets using Calc from OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org is a free office suite.
This is also especially for those of you who can't stand the MS Office 2007 interface (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
OpenOffice.org has almost all the same features in almost all the same places as Office 2003!
The tutorial handouts I provide can be used with either MS Excel or OOo Calc. (My students have repeatedly proved this despite my instructions!)
Latest Middle School Additions: