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  1. Josh Burker says:

    Hi Kate:

    Great post, and I’m glad you’re having fun at CMK!

    I used TurtleArt with third graders last school year and had some good, hard fun with them. We used it to design quilt squares, which I then combined using Photoshop into a big quilt for the classrooms.

    I agree with Gary about the need to move on to MicroWorlds EX for scalability and iteration. I’ve tried it in TurtleArt and I can’t figure out how to get it going. I don’t know if Brian Silverman and Artemis Papert are going to be at CMK this year (they were last year) but they’d be the people to talk to about that (as they put together the program!). Please take a look at the samples that are included: you can drop the .png file into TurtleArt and see the code!

    If you do want to try MicroWorlds, give Gary’s “Dreamtime” project a try: it’s what got my head around scalability and iteration in Logo:

    http://www.stager.org/articles/dreamtime.html

    I look forward to your continued CMK reflections! Have fun!

    Josh

    1. Kate Tabor says:

      Silverman and Papert are due in today, and I actually see them right now with my own eyes. I am still going to move to MicroWorlds and I will check out those examples. Thanks for reading and commenting – I am enjoying the hard fun.

  2. Hi! Where did you get Turtle Art? Is it free for downloads? I have it but in an XO computer and I want to use it also in my macbook.

    1. Kate Tabor says:

      Go to turtleart.org – there is a link to email them for a copy of the software. Have fun!

  3. adnan says:

    excuse me how can i have turtle art

    1. Kate Tabor says:

      You can email the creators, Brian Silverman and Artemis Pappert, from this page http://turtleart.org/programming/index.html and they will send you a link to download the software! Have fun, and thanks for taking the time to read my post!

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