The last weekend in the Children’s Home we welcomed a new Xo (Thanks to @mariocesar_bo and Yamandú). Through this and the rest of the Xo’s and Desktop Computers that we have, we started working the first story of the book “The Man Who Calculated”.
This is the second version of the first activity in Etoys (with scripts) that I uploaded to the Squeakland Showcase. Through this activity we discuss and analyze more deeply the first story of the book (the story about the 35 camels).
I was thinking of starting to include older kids (over 12) in the activities which will be present the programming skill. In my opinion, in this way, the little kids (that touched a computer and a mouse for the first time, since this project started) will have the support of the older ones, which are somehow a bit more accustomed to a computer. Through this integration, I think all kids can work to collaborate together on developing different skills as we move forward.
The following weekend, we will go more deep into this first story of the book, also we will take some pictures with the Xo, and then include them in Etoys (starting to use our beautiful new red Xo 😉