Chapter 12: Continuing Your Explorations
The sequence of ideas and activities in the Tutorial provides a good beginning for your explorations in Terrapin Logo. Terrapin Logo embodies the “no floor, no ceiling” philosophy. Beginners can quickly start interesting projects. More experienced users can develop programs as intricate and advanced as their abilities allow. Logo provides great introduction to computers and the sequential reasoning and logical organization their programming requires. It is also a tool that can be used over and over to test ideas, prototype project designs, and use just for fun.
Terrapin offers a full range of resources with Terrapin Logo to encourage and assist your explorations. On-line Help is always at your fingertips. It provides an explanation, illustration, and example of each Logo command along with links to related commands. Try Help first when you have a question. Copy and paste the examples into your programs, altering them as you wish. Explore the links to discover new ideas and find alternative ways of accomplishing your goals. Like Help, the example programs that come with Terrapin Logo can be used as program models and a source of new ideas.
The Reference Manual provides a more detailed technical discussion of many aspects of Terrapin Logo, including definitions and examples of Logo primitives and names. Consult it when you have a specific question about the way a particular part of Logo works. Terrapin also offers a wide range of products to support the use of Logo. These include curriculum materials and books which introduce Logo concepts and activities for different age levels or focus on different subject areas. Terrapin’s learning adventures provide a tutorial in Logo concepts with a fast-paced on-screen narrative. Robotics kits allow you to extend Logo learning beyond the computer into the physical world. You can find the latest Terrapin Logo products, along with other logo resources, on the Terrapin web site at www.terrapinlogo.com.
Terrapin Logo provides an environment in which learning and fun go hand in hand. The concepts you discover and explore with Logo will provide a strong foundation in our increasingly technological world. We wish you well on your journey.