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by Newbie4
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Re: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

Fourth World: You brought up some very good ideas and recommendations. Scratch and Java notwithstanding, I think that Edu. LiveCode could be self-supporting and even profitable. In evidence: 1. Employers, parents and students are clamoring for more computer classes and more women and minorities in p...
by Newbie4
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Re: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

You said: That's a well thought out work plan. What would you estimate is the number of hours needed to complete it? It is not a single project but an iterative process. We could start simple and build on it #1 - LiveCode already knows some of the teachers that are using LiveCode in the classroom. T...
by Newbie4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Re: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

I agree. If LiveCode is to become successful in the educational arena, this needs to be a coordinated effort. We care about it's success and want to help. We have unique experiences with LiveCode into our classrooms (or not) We have overcome challenges, had successes and important feedback to offer....
by Newbie4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New beginnings...
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: New beginnings...

How about:

LiveCode - if you can't do it, then it can not be done.

or

LiveCode with the most powerful feature of all - Klaus :lol:
by Newbie4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New beginnings...
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: New beginnings...

You said: I've taken what seems to be an unusual path to communicating with LiveCode: I communicate with them. And if you have a good one, present it clearly with a business case and there's a good chance you'll at least get a reply. They may even act on it. Maybe for you, but for the rest of us we ...
by Newbie4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New beginnings...
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: New beginnings...

LiveCode, the choice of dogs, cats and alligators - if animals could talk then they would program their computers in LiveCode

LiveCode, when more is less - explaining a program in English is less work then programming it in C++ or JAVA
by Newbie4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is livecode dead?
Replies: 84
Views: 6474

Re: Is livecode dead?

You are missing his point. We get people (students) interested in trying LiveCode but when they go to the site, they get overwhelmed with choices, confused with pages that tell you nothing about the language and it’s features and get turned away with requests for logins and money. The website should...
by Newbie4
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New beginnings...
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

New beginnings...

Let's have some fun... LiveCode needs rebranding, something to tell people what makes it special as a language. A new name? A new catch phrase? A jingle? Some ideas... LiveCode, the PB and J of languages. - like peanut butter and jelly, once you try it, you like it LiveCode, the language of the worl...
by Newbie4
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Re: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

Thank you. You bring up some good points worth discussing. We need to have more dialog not only with runRev but also other teachers and professionals. There are many approaches to the problem of getting a wider adoption of LiveCode, especially in the classroom. My original post referenced a recent b...
by Newbie4
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Re: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

You said I'm not sure I follow. You lead by suggesting their participation is necessary, but the rest of the paragraph is a list of reasons you have little confidence in their participation. As for installed base numbers, is it really helpful to reinforce that LC isn't on the TIOBE list? I was point...
by Newbie4
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Re: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

We could start such a project but it is doomed to fail without their participation. They are keeping much of the needed information quiet much to their detriment. We do not know how many teachers/schools are using LiveCode. We do not know the number of users or even the number of people that downloa...
by Newbie4
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Re: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

I have a great idea that would be fun and get LiveCode a ton of free publicity worldwide. They should sponsor a "Million Programmer" webpage or a "Million Programs written in LiveCode" webpage. This originates from the "Million Dollar" webpage that became famous worldwide. You can see it here: http:...
by Newbie4
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?
Replies: 85
Views: 4599

Why do so few schools try LiveCode...?

There was an interesting post in the Computer Science Educator's group in Facebook: "Why do so few schools try LiveCode..." https://computinged.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/why-do-so-few-schools-try-livecode-we-let-industry-dictate-our-tools/ It is worth reading as well as following his links and readin...
by Newbie4
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Appearing Images
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Appearing Images

keep it simple hideAll if x+y+z <> 180 then set the visible of img "error" to TRUE else if x=y and x=z and z=y then set the visible of img "equilatero" to TRUE else if x=y or y=z or x=z then set the visible of img "isosceles" to TRUE else if x=90 or y=90 or z=90 then set the visible of img "recto" t...
by Newbie4
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Creating Games
Topic: creat game" flappy birds"
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: creat game" flappy birds"

I am glad that you enjoyed it. It is great to involve students in the planning, design and implementation of a program. I also learn much with their questions, their answers and the problems they encounter. The scripts usually mimic the real life classes People learn best by doing. Writing a game or...

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