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Vol.14 No.4 Winter 2019 Issue
Vol.14 No.3 Holiday 2018 Issue
Vol.14 No.2 Fall 2018 Issue
Vol.14 No.1 Back to School 2018 Celebrating 35 Years

2017-18 School Year

Vol.13 No.6 Summer 2018 Issue
Vol.13 No.5 Spring 2018 Issue
Vol.13 No.4 Winter 2018 Issue
Vol.13 No.3 Holiday 2017 Issue
Vol.13 No.2 Fall 2017 Issue
Vol.13 No.1 Back to School 2017 Issue

2016-17 School Year

Vol.12 No.6 Summer 2017 Issue
Vol.12 No.5 Spring 2017 Issue
Vol.12 No.4 Winter 2017 Issue
Vol.12 No.3 Holiday 2016 Issue
Vol.12 No.2 Terrapin Logo/Web Is Now Available
Vol.12 No.1 Never Too Young To Code

2015-16 School Year

Vol.11 No.6 TacTile Reader: A New Way to Program
Vol.11 No.5 Spring 2016 Issue
Vol.11 No.4 Winter 2016 Issue
Vol.11 No.3 The Holiday 2015 Issue
Vol.11 No.2 Bee + Pro + Blue = Ultimate Robot Trio
Vol.11 No.1 Choose the 'Bot for Your Bundle

2014-15 School Year

Vol.10 No.2 Blue-Bot is coming soon!
Vol.10 No.1 New Terrapin Logo 4.0 Now Available

2013-14 School Year

Vol.9 No.3 Build a Bee-Bot Bundle
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Vol.9 No.2 Bee-Give Learning and Fun for the Holidays
Vol.9 No.1 Bee-Bots are now rechargeable!

2012-13 School Year

Vol.8 No.4 Visit Terrapin at ISTE 2013
Vol.8 No.3 New Bee-Bot Backpack and Hive
Vol.8 No.2 Holiday Specials with Free Shipping
Vol.8 No.1 Back to School with 'Bots!

2011-12 School Year

Vol.7 No.4 Logo Library Summer Sale!
Vol.7 No.3 New App Brings Bee-Bot to iPad
Vol.7 No.2 Holiday Bundles Make Great Gifts
Vol.7 No.1 Bee-Bot Dice Mat Builds Number Skills

2010-11 School Year

Vol.6 No.4 New On-Line Logo Math Course
Vol.6 No.3 Kinderlogo Brings Logo to Young Learners
Vol.6 No.2 Logo Models and Methods Second Edition
Vol.6 No.1 Pro-Bot and Logo Make a Great Combination

2009-10 School Year

Vol.5 No.5 Tell Us Your Logo Experience
Vol.5 No.4 Problem-Solving with Bee-Bot
Vol.5 No.3 Holiday Bundles Make Great Gifts
Vol.5 No.2 Unlimited Challenges with Pro-Bot Route Mat
Vol.5 No.1 Embark on Logo Adventures

2008-09 School Year

Vol.4 No.4 Go, Logo! : Logo and Math for Middle School
Vol.4 No.3 Use Bee-Bot to Teach Across the Curriculum
Vol.4 No.2 Teach Economic Basics with Bee-Bot Coin Mat
Vol.4 No.1 New Terrapin Logo Version 3 Now Available

2007-08 School Year

Vol.3 No.4 Fun Summer Learning with Logo Combo Packs
Vol.3 No.3 New Format for Logo Curriculum
Vol.3 No.2 Crystal Rain Forest V2 is here!
Vol.3 No.1 Pro-Bot Combines Logo and Robotics

2006-07 School Year

Vol.2 No.4 Blast Off for Far Out Logo Investigations!
Vol.2 No.3 Enter the Bee-Bot Worlds…
Vol.2 No.2 Introducing Bee-Bot
Vol.2 No.1 Turtle Talk Begins Electronic Publication


Volume 4, Number 1
Fall 2008

Welcome to the fall issue of Turtle Talk,
the quarterly Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.
New Terrapin Logo Version 3 Now Available
Terrapin Logo Version 3 offers many new features.

Terrapin has released new Version 3 of Terrapin Logo. Version 3 optimizes Terrapin Logo for the latest computers and adds requested features. These new capabilities make Logo even easier to use and more fun.

Many new features in Terrapin Logo v. 3 visually reinforce Logo concepts, including an optional grid for the Graphics window, visual views of workspace contents, a new list editor, and an expanded debugging dashboard. Visual heading and active object indicators simplify working with multiple objects.

A new Preferences menu allows quick customization of the Logo environment. " Drag, drop, and go ," natural headings , and visual rotation simplifies animation while new multiple turtle primities makes controlling many turtles as easy as one. Version 3 extends robotics support with Lego NXT commands and a Bee-Bot emulation program.

An economical upgrade path allows current Terrapin Logo users to take advantage of the new features in Version 3 which make Terrapin Logo an even more valuable economic resource.

Learn more about Terrapin Logo Version 3...

FGCU Offers On-line Logo Course for Teachers
Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University is offering EME 6413, Teaching with Logo, a graduate level on-line course in Logo programming for teachers. The course will intially cover Logo programming basics and then delve into a variety of Logo projects, each of which can be adapted to students of different ages and levels.

Teaching with Logo begins on January 5 and extends until April 20. Coursework is done on-line so students from anywhere may participate, though Florida residents qualify for in-state tuition. Those completing the course receive 3 hours of graduate credit from FGCU. Limited spaces for auditing the course at no charge are available with approval from Professor Patrick Greene .

Logo—Bee-Bot Connection in Version 3
Bee-Bot emulation in Terrapin Logo

New Terrapin Logo Version 3 includes a Bee-Bot emulation to help the transition from using Bee-Bot to Logo programming. The Bee-Bot program is automatically installed in the Examples/Robots folder with Terrapin Logo v. 3. Load Bee-Bot.lgo into Logo, click the directional buttons with the mouse, click GO, and watch Bee-Bot traverse the screen!

Click the buttons and the corresponding commands appear in the window below. This records the program making it simple for students to move from controlling Bee-Bot to programming the Logo turtle.

The Bee-Bot program shows Terrapin Logo capabilities that may be utilized in other projects. including turning images, multiple windows, mouse-driven controls, and interactive dialogs.

In this issue
  • New Terrapin Logo Version 3 Now Available
  • FGCU Offers On-line Logo Course for Teachers
  • Logo—Bee-Bot Connection in Version 3
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    CSTA offers a wide variety of resouces, opportunity for collaboration on-line and in person, advocacy for computer science teaching, and regular publications. Membership is free and a great idea for Logo educators.

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