Welcome to the
fall issue of Turtle Talk, the quarterly
Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.
New Terrapin Logo Version 3 Now Available
Terrapin has released new
Version 3 of Terrapin Logo. Version 3
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
for the Graphics window,
visual views of
contents, a new list editor,
dashboard. Visual heading
simplify working with multiple
A new Preferences menu allows quick
of the Logo environment. "
Drag, drop, and
, and visual rotation simplifies
while new multiple turtle primities makes
many turtles as easy as one. Version 3 extends
robotics support with Lego NXT commands
Bee-Bot emulation program.
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
New Terrapin Logo Version 3 includes
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
capabilities that may be
utilized in other projects. including turning images,
multiple windows, mouse-driven controls, and
Science Teachers Association
voice for K-12 computer science education. A
membership organization, CSTA supports and
promotes teaching of computer
science and other computing disciplines. CSTA
provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students
to better understand the computing disciplines and to
more successfully prepare themselves to teach and
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.