Startkit limitations for stacks already containing long scripts

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at mac.com
Wed Oct 16 08:56:01 CDT 2002


Bill,

Educational licenses are really pretty cheap (I think as low as $25 per 
student in the right volume). Perhaps you could either get someone to 
donate a set of licenses to the class or offer to the parents the 
ability to buy the licenses for their kids. That way they get to keep 
them after the class.

In the US, people get tax reductions for donating to schools. Is that 
true in Norway?

Bill Vlahos

On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 10:13  PM, WordWork wrote:

> on 16-10-02 05:56, Sannyasin Sivakatirswami at katir at hindu.org wrote:
>
>> IF
>> THEN: Can she then create objects, cards, buttons, fields and add new
>> scripts with ten lines or less and  edit scripts of objects that have
>> less than ten lines? i.e. the original working document is 'beyond" 
>> the
>
>> I want to be up front about staying within the "ethical" parameters of
>> the educational license, but i can't justify purchasing more
>> educational "seats" for these volunteers
>
>> by then its a tool they know and love
>
> I shall be most interested in replies to this post.  In the 
> (long-distant)
> past I was part of a research group (Language Development and 
> HyperMedia
> Research Group, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, for 
> those
> who may be interested - but it's dead now) which investigated 
> children's use
> of the computer in the classroom. We used Hypercard (from version 
> 1.??!!)
> both to build our research tool, and to allow the children a "building
> environment" for their own development.  It was fantastic, and gave 
> them
> many benefits, short- and long- term: manipulation of text, sound and 
> pics;
> collaboration; sense of achievment; development of lanugage skills; 
> etc,
> etc, etc.  And it was all free, therefore schools (at all academic 
> levels)
> could use it.  Problem: only for MAC, and scorned by PC population!!!
>
> For years I have longed for something similar which was 
> cross-platform, and
> at last discovered Rev.  What a dream come true.  But the restraints 
> with
> the script limitations in the starter kit seem to me to be too 
> restrictive.
> I know that a clever programmer can reduce scripts to an absolute 
> minimum,
> but children can't manage that to begin with.  I'd like them to have 
> the
> opportunity to "build" even though their cumbersome scripting may be 
> much
> longer than 10 lines.  Educational licenses are still expensive for 
> schools
> with classes of young primary school children.
>
> I am now a part-time English teacher at a teachers training college in
> Norway, and would LOVE to have a Rev project going on in one of the 
> many
> schools I have who are interested in using IT in schools.  But I can't 
> go on
> a 10 line limitation!
>
> Anyone else out there with comments, on- or off- line.  Perhaps from 
> the
> owners and developers of Rev.
>
> Cheers, and thanks to all contributors for a great list.
>
> -- 
> Bill Gray
> WordWork
> Buran
> 7600 Levanger
> Norway
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>
>
>
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