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Volume 2, Number 2
Winter 2006

Welcome to the winter issue of Turtle Talk,
the quarterly Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.

Introducing Bee-Bot

Bee-Bot is an exciting new turtle robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

Sturdy construction and colorful design entice children to put Bee-Bot through its paces. Directional keys are used to enter up to 40 commands which send Bee-Bot forward, back, left, and right. Pressing the green GO button starts Bee-Bot on its way. Bee-Bot blinks and beeps at the conclusion of each command to allow children to follow Bee-Bot through the program they have entered and then confirms its completion with lights and sound.

Bee-Bot is a great introduction to the Roamer turtle robot and the on-screen Logo turtle as well as a learning tool in its own right. It can be utilized in a variety of subject areas including math, art, and social studies. A variety of Bee-Bot accessories enhances its teaching potential.

Bee-Bots Excite Edlin School First Graders
Edlin School

Edlin School in Reston, Virginia is one of the first in the United States to introduce Bee-Bots into the classroom. Computer instructor Ariana Finesmith was excited about the potential of Bee-Bot to motivate her youngest students and convinced the Edlin School PTO to underwrite the purchase of multiple Bee-Bots and a variety of accessories.

Introduction of the Bee-Bots into Mrs. Young's first-grade classroom increased the level of excitement and learning exponentially and helped students improve their mapping, sequencing, and planning skills. Bert Schreibstein, Director of Operations, worked with the students to illustrate their Bee-Bot experiences with the "comic strip" shown at right. (Click on the image for a larger view.) He notes that students "experienced a hands-on thrill working with the Bee-Bots which make programming fun for our kids."

As the Edlin School experience shows, Bee-Bots inspire students to explore and learn and can be adapted to a variety of situations. The Bee-Bot Class Bundle offers an economical way for schools to acquire multiple Bee-Bots and enhancing accessories.

Track the Time with the Terrapin Logo Ticking Clock
Ticking Clock

A real-time ticking clock has been uploaded to the Terrapin Logo Project Ideas section of the Terrapin web site. The ticking clock was developed by Bill Russell and his son Brady of Sterling, Virginia in a home school environment.

The ticking clock maintains the current time by accessing the computer clock through the operating system. It updates each second, ticking as time goes by. This project illustrates not only popular Logo graphics, but how they can be enhanced with sound and other computer resources.

In this issue
  • Introducing Bee-Bot
  • Bee-Bots Excite Edlin School First Graders
  • Track the Time with the Terrapin Logo Ticking Clock
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