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RE: Welcome to the "MWForum" mailing list
Tue, 13 May 2003 15:23:12 -0700
>Please send a message to the list and tell us a little bit about yourself!
>1) What is your background in learning or teaching MicroWorlds?
I first met Seymour Papert when he visited a private high school in
New Jersey, in 1972. I have been a fan of Logo ever since. I now
teach computer at Sylmar High School, which is in the Los Angeles
Unified School District. I have made sure, in every school where I
have taught, that there is a site license for some version of Logo.
I currently teach MicroWorlds Pro as part of an Intro Computer course
to (mostly) ninth graders. Most of the students belong to a Math,
Science, Technology Magnet within the larger school. I attended the
Logosium when NECC was in San Diego a few years ago.
>2) What do you like best about MicroWorlds? What do you find difficult
I really like the Logo Programming environment, the extensibility, and
the helpful error messages. I do not like that going back and forth
between the command center and the procedure page has actually become
LESS easy in this latest version: ctrl-d gets you from the procedure
page to the command center, but the keyboard shortcut to go back to the
procedure page has actually been removed.
>3) How do you hope this group can be helpful to you?
By answering one specific and one general question. Specifically, how can
you generate sequential file names so that a program can save a sequence
of screen shots so that we can produce an animated gif? I develop, with
the kids, a bounce program, which has two turtles carroming off the walls
and each other; if I could generate a sequence of file names like shot01,
shot02, shot03, etc., I could use savepict "shotxy.gif to save a sequence
of gifs and then create the animated gif.
The general question concerns versions of Logo that run under Linux. I am
hoping to move to a dual boot computer lab next year. I think Brian Harvey
has a version, but I have not yeat tried it.
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automatic picture saving
To save an attachment to your computer, PC users should right-click (Mac users, click and hold the mouse button) on the link and then choose 'save target as' from the pop-up menu. A window will then pop up in which you can choose a location for the file.