Welcome to the summer issue of Turtle Talk,
Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.
|Go, Logo!: Logo and Math for Middle School
Terrapin announces the publication of
Go, Logo! and
Go, Logo! Solutions,
the companion teacher manual, offer a
complete course in Logo programming with a
strong emphasis on mathematics.
targeted at middle school students but also
works well with gifted upper elementary
school students and for catch up
high school work.
Go, Logo! works in a
classroom, for homeschooling, or in a
tutoring situation. It weaves together narrative
instruction with practice, exercises, and
computations in workbook form.
comprehensive course in computer programming
concepts and a "how to" on Logo programming
while introducing and reinforcing math and
, which contains all of the
answers to the exercises in
the student book,
instructor's companion when using
developed Go, Logo! over
the course of eight years as a
middle school math teacher. She will discuss
Go, Logo! in the Terrapin booth at
NECC and will present it at a
at NECC. (See story below.)
Through August 31, Terrapin is offering an
of $5 each on both
add it to your instructional library!
Learn more about Go, Logo!...
|Bee-Bot Leads Story Time at Meadowbrook School
, a coeducational K-8 day
school in Weston, MA, uses Bee-Bots
extensively in the lower grades where they
have proven to be a great tool for story time
arts. Using Bee-Bot mats as a
setting, first-grade students develop a story
utilizing vocabulary words and then tell
their story by navigating Bee-Bot. In second
students draw their own Bee-Bot mats in art
class while writing stories about them. They
their story to their classmates as Bee-Bot
traverses the mat to illustrate the narrative.
, primary and
lower school mathematics coordinator at
Meadowbrook, Bee-Bots are fun and
motivational for the students and have
enlivened their lessons. She notes that
"Bee-Bots have been a highlight of 28 years
|Come Say Hello to Terrapin at NECC
Terrapin will exhibit in Booth # 3714
at the 30th annual
(NECC) to be held
June 28 - July 2 in Washington, DC. If you are
attending, come by and say
hello to Terrapin's representatives and take
a look at Terrapin products.
software. Peruse the
books and curriculum
Terrapin will present several new products at
student and teacher text
and workbooks. Marla Weiss, author of
, will be in the booth to show and sign
her new book. She will also present
Wednesday, July 1 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Terrapin has a limited number of
for those not registered for
NECC who will be in the area.
to obtain a pass.
We look forward to seeing you at NECC!
Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh, PA is using
regular and summer programs. If you
are in the Pittsburgh area, visit the
Carnegie Science Center to try Bee-Bots and
see the many other exciting exhibits and
seeking comments on its draft white paper
I Objectives and Outlines
presents learning objectives and sample
activities for K-8 computer
science. The goal of the white paper is to
identify and establish underlying
computer science principles and concepts to
be taught in grades K-8 so teachers may
present computer science in a way that is
age-appropriate, engaging, and sets students
on a path towards a lifetime of healthy
interaction with technology. Your
feedback is requested
about the viability and
appropriateness of the objectives and
activities outlined in this draft.