Tony Forster's Blog
Tony Forster has written a number of blog posts about his experiments with Turtle Art:
- Using Python blocks in TurtleArt
- Turtle Lander
- Reprogramming Sugar
- Turtle random File:Turtle Blocks Activity random.ta (English & español)
- Turtle random V2 File:Turtle Blocks Activity randomv3.ta (English & español)
- Turtle Lissajous File:Turtle Art lisajous.ta (English & español)
- Turtle spring damper File:Turtle spring damper.ta (English & español)
- color and shade
- Turtle Art shapes
- Bouncing Turtle File:TurtleArt bounce.ta
- Turtle Pythagoras 1, 2
- Turtle graph File:Turtle graph.ta
- Turtle Pi File:Turtle pi.ta (English & español)
- Turtle Pi, another one File:Turtle Blocks pi another.ta (English & español)
- Turtle fractions File:TmpBtvKZX.ta (English & español)
- Turtle interactive multimedia
- capture numeric input File:Turtle Art getnumber.ta (English & español)
- Turtle eFile:Turtle e.ta (English & español)
- Turtle spirograph File:Turtle Art spirograph.ta (English & español)
- Mouse support File:Turtle Art Activity mouse.ta
- Turtle-sieve-of-Eratosthenes File:Turtle Art Activity eratos.ta (English & español)
- Turtle sliderule
- Turtle Diophantine File:Turtle Blocks Activity Diophantine.ta, see also (English & español)
- Turtle Paint File:Turtle Blocks Activity paint.doc
- Turtle Music Keyboard File:Turtle Art Activity keyboard.doc (English & español)
- Text to speech
- Talking clock File:Talking clock.ta
- Pie chart File:Turtle Art Activity pie chart.ta
- Singing turtle
- screen broadcast
- Maths, flip and rotate File:Flipandrotate.ta
- Maths, fractions and decimals File:Turtle Art Activity baloon0-1.ta Multiplication <100 File:Baloon100.ta Counting File:Count1-9.ta
- A simple die or spinner for probability File:Turtle Art Activity spinner.ta
- Division drill File:Turtle Art Activity division drill.ta
- Turtle calculus
- Turtle serial USB
- Graphing pitch and volume
- Orbital motion File:Turtle Art Activity orbital.ta
An bringing it all together, the Turtle Art Oscilloscope.
Tony has also used the programmable block to do file IO.
I know there are a few but they are not categorized on this page... we'll make that happen soon. Help would be appreciated.
- introductory videos here on Turtle Art
- To Square—a tutorial by the Summer Spot youths at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School
- A basic tutorial.
- a video of the portfolio basics
- Get your hot cold Turtle Art Video here!
- Name that State!
- A Shapes and Colors Game
Mokurai has been working on how to teach Sugar by guided discovery, rather than by explicit direction, with only the necessary minimum of hints. At the same time, he has been working on Turtle Art examples to teach concepts of mathematics, programming, Computer Science, and physics, aiming where possible at presentations suitable for pre-literate pre-schoolers. Thus, no text, no formulas, no calculations. Those can come later in a sequence on the same topic as children develop. However, it is necessary to provide texts, sometimes with formulas and calculations, for the teacher or parent helping the child. These will appear on Mokurai's Replacing Textbooks blog, available at PlanetSugarlabs, and will be incorporated into Open Education Resources on the Sugar Labs Replacing Textbooks server.