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by Newbie4
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: The day after (Help LiveCode to go back to school!)
Replies: 25
Views: 4230

Re: The day after

Standalones were not important to most of the students in my classes. A few were interested in doing apps for their cell phones but most of them just wanted to learn to program. Sadly, our school dropped all the LiveCode programming classes (Six classes a day) and only support Python and JAVA. It se...
by Newbie4
Mon Dec 20, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: move objects
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: move objects

If you do not use the moveSpeed, you can set the "time" in the move command

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move button "box"  to 100,100 in 5 secs
more examples at https://sites.google.com/a/pgcps.org/li ... -and-paths
by Newbie4
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Educational Outreach
Topic: LC Learning Resource for Kids
Replies: 20
Views: 11379

Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

That would be great. A simplified tools palette would make a big difference. An easy project 1 would be something like "Hello World" but made more fun. Project 2 could be a greeting card with 2 cards and having them change the backgrounds and add a graphic Each project would be easy and give them fr...
by Newbie4
Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Educational Outreach
Topic: LC Learning Resource for Kids
Replies: 20
Views: 11379

Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

Okay, we can agree Scratch is not on par with LiveCode and it has shortcomings. We can slam it all we want but that is not promoting LiveCode in educational circles which should be our goal. Back to your post: There are plenty of resources around "for kids", and they fall into 2 categories: 1. Ones ...
by Newbie4
Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Educational Outreach
Topic: LC Learning Resource for Kids
Replies: 20
Views: 11379

Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

For Christmas, one of my grandchildren requested a subscription to BitsBox to learn to code. I looked at it and it looks like fun. I enjoyed playing with it. It is based on Javascript and is extremely easy to get started and it has loads of creativity built into it. Looking at it gave me ideas for L...
by Newbie4
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What to do on a wet Saturday in November
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Re: What to do on a wet Saturday in November

I agree with you. Even an outdated interface like that would be much welcome by beginners. The LiveCode resources we have now are certainly very complete to the point of being exhaustive. We need simple. We need "baby steps" for newcomers. It needs to address questions such as: [indent]"Where do I s...
by Newbie4
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: answer better
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: answer better

Samuele It is easy. 1. Create a substack - File>New SubStack of .... (New SubStack of Main) 2. Name it (e.g. "save") and add a button to close it with the following code: on mouseUp ... go to stack "main" close stack "save" On your "main" stack where you want to invoke it, put the following code: o...
by Newbie4
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Python Projects
Replies: 59
Views: 9604

Re: Python Projects

Without looking at the logic or the code in detail, you could strip out the common code on each button and put it on the card or stack. Then on each button, call that common routine/command with the appropriate letter that is on the button.

Then you could easily play with the code to simplify it.
by Newbie4
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Educational Outreach
Topic: Is this what we need?
Replies: 31
Views: 8058

Re: Is this what we need?

Rather than replacing LiveCode I wonder if there is some way to harness this to LiveCode's benefit... Good point. Why fight them, join them. The more logical way is to provide a transition to LiveCode. Have a translator convert a Scratch program to run in LiveCode. Or make available a Scratch-like ...
by Newbie4
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Educational Outreach
Topic: Is this what we need?
Replies: 31
Views: 8058

Re: Is this what we need?

I agree. I see nothing wrong with using it in grades 1-6. In fact, I made the proposal to RunRev years ago to actively pursue the grades 7-9 market. There is a need for a computer language in those grades. Scratch is too easy and Python is too difficult. It is a perfect chance for LiveCode to establ...
by Newbie4
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Educational Outreach
Topic: Is this what we need?
Replies: 31
Views: 8058

Re: Is this what we need?

A powerful advantage LiveCode has is that it produces executables. Students can share what they produce with their parents and friends. And the finished product looks professional. The parents can then show it to their friends and coworkers. They can do more serious, useful programs. To demo your Sc...
by Newbie4
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Educational Outreach
Topic: Is this what we need?
Replies: 31
Views: 8058

Re: Is this what we need?

I know from experience that LiveCode results in more students taking advanced CS classes and doing better in learning more advanced/complicated languages like Java and C. I have taught many languages including Assembler, Basic, Visual Basic, Fortran, Python, Java, etc as a first language and it was ...
by Newbie4
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Schizophrenia

I agree to the free "hobbyist tier" but think that it should at least allow standalone to be built on Windows/Mac/Linux computers. Students should be able to build programs to show their parents and share with their friends. It is very powerful to be able to put your program on a USB drive and take ...
by Newbie4
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: IDE Contributors
Topic: Edutainment Community Edition Build, planning thread
Replies: 24
Views: 7915

Re: Edutainment Community Edition Build, planning thread

I like the idea. You can it is fun but don't over-emphasize it. The student's reaction depends on their age. When I would say this is fun in class, some students would smile and agree, others would just moan and groan. Sometimes saying this is fun took the edge off what we were doing. By making ligh...
by Newbie4
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Teaching with LiveCode
Topic: Snail Bob
Replies: 21
Views: 4735

Re: Snail Bob

Great explanation and defense of using LiveCode over Scratch. Maybe what the company needs on its website is a page of sound educational reasons to use LiveCode as the computer language in the classroom. Present reasons based on educational theory and practical use in the classroom. Target each leve...

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