The Future of LiveCode in Education
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Feb 29 16:21:26 EST 2016
Monte Goulding wrote:
> My son regularly immerses in Scratch. There’s a couple of things
> that make it a good learning environment beyond the drag and drop
> code blocks:
> - web based so no download and install for schools without the
> resources to do that easily
> - a tightly integrated project sharing and social network of users
> Now that we have HTML 5 it may be possible to cover these points and
> we are at least part way there on the sharing front. It would be nice
> to be able to sandbox code to a particular group if we wanted a
> single stack IDE that might work on tablets and in the browser. Some
> kind of canModify for a group in a cantModify stack might be nice too…
With LC's securityPermissions it's possible to deliver an app that's
more secure than any browser.
Leaving only "network" enabled in securityPermissions, a standalone can
download stacks, save data and code in the cloud, and never touch the
Of course it still means download an app, but that's a one-time task and
doesn't take but a minute.
And with html later on it only gets easier.
> Anyway, the other point I wanted to make is I think we could do well
> to actively target a Scratch -> LiveCode transition. One way would be
> to import a user’s projects into LiveCode from Scratch via the
> Scratch API and some well commented code generation: >
That would be cool.
I wonder how hard it would be to build a Scratch-like system that reads
Scratch files directly in LC....
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