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May 2005
Turtle Travels….
Beyond Expectations for
Primary Students
ECOO 2005
May 2005
The Spirit of Logo
• “We learn better by
doing, but we learn
better if we combine
our doing with
talking and thin...
May 2005
Logo Philosophy
• Often categorized as
constructivism or
“discovery learning”
• Papert creates a new
term called
...
May 2005
MicroWorlds Junior
Instructional Implications
• Some basic structure in introduction of skills
• Students soon ta...
May 2005
Implementation
• An environment of
collaboration
• Student as teacher
• Teacher as learner
• Logo fosters situati...
May 2005
Turtles…what they can do
• Hatching turtles
• Painting Centre
• Text
• Recording centre
• Animations
May 2005
Turtle Geometry
• How turtles move
• Pen up/down
• Drawing shapes with
the turtle
• Programming the turtle
to mak...
May 2005
Student Projects
• Patterns and
geometry
• Multimedia reports
and stories
• Interactive pages
• Mazes
May 2005
Curriculum Connections
• Recognizing, describing, extending patterns
• Comparisons and measurement
• Creating and...
May 2005
Curriculum Connections
• Recognize, draw and compare 2-D shapes
• Describe attributes of 2-D shapes
• Describe, i...
May 2005
Recommended Websites
• LCSI www.microworlds.com
• Logo Foundation
http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/
• The ...
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Turtle travels

  1. 1. May 2005 Turtle Travels…. Beyond Expectations for Primary Students ECOO 2005
  2. 2. May 2005 The Spirit of Logo • “We learn better by doing, but we learn better if we combine our doing with talking and thinking about what we have done.” Seymour Papert
  3. 3. May 2005 Logo Philosophy • Often categorized as constructivism or “discovery learning” • Papert creates a new term called “constructionism” • Acquisition of skills needed to participate with understanding in the construction of what is new
  4. 4. May 2005 MicroWorlds Junior Instructional Implications • Some basic structure in introduction of skills • Students soon take control of their own learning • Sharing student work creates a wider variety of possibilities • Learn a skill -- teach a skill • Whole class, small group and individual instruction
  5. 5. May 2005 Implementation • An environment of collaboration • Student as teacher • Teacher as learner • Logo fosters situations that the teacher has never seen before • Has to join the student as an authentic co- learner
  6. 6. May 2005 Turtles…what they can do • Hatching turtles • Painting Centre • Text • Recording centre • Animations
  7. 7. May 2005 Turtle Geometry • How turtles move • Pen up/down • Drawing shapes with the turtle • Programming the turtle to make shapes (procedures and sub- procedures)
  8. 8. May 2005 Student Projects • Patterns and geometry • Multimedia reports and stories • Interactive pages • Mazes
  9. 9. May 2005 Curriculum Connections • Recognizing, describing, extending patterns • Comparisons and measurement • Creating and exploring simple simulations of movement • Writing in a variety of forms • Using various media to convey a message • Transformational geometry
  10. 10. May 2005 Curriculum Connections • Recognize, draw and compare 2-D shapes • Describe attributes of 2-D shapes • Describe, interpret and apply ideas about direction and distance in navigating space • Generate a hypothesis, test it and reflect on results • Descriptive writing • Find and name locations in coordinate systems such as maps
  11. 11. May 2005 Recommended Websites • LCSI www.microworlds.com • Logo Foundation http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/ • The George Lucas Educational Foundation http://www.edutopia.org/ • MaMaMedia-The Place for Kids on the Net http://mamamedia.com

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