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Vol.14 No.4 Winter 2019 Issue
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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

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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
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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


Turtle Talk
Volume 5, Number 3
Holiday 2009
Welcome to the holiday issue of Turtle Talk,
the Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.
Holiday Bundles Make Great Gifts
The Logo Starter Kit is one of Terrapin's holday bundles.

Terrapin has created product bundles for gift-giving during this holiday season. Each of the four bundles contains carefully matched Terrapin products for students at different levels of the learning process.

Bundles include Terrapin Logo , Crystal Rain Forest , Bee-Bot and Pro-Bot robots, and curriculum and accessories in different combinations for those just starting out to those who want to enhance and expand their skills. The youngest learners can get started with the Bee-Bot Early Learner Package while those new to Logo can get going with the Logo Starter Kit . Explore the exciting world of robotics with Pro-Bot Robotics or refine programming skills with the Programming Pro Package .

Terrapin holiday bundles offer a substantial discount to purchasing the products separately and are available for a limited time, so be sure to order soon!

Check out the Terrapin Holiday Bundles...

Bee-Bots Boost Food Drive in Ohio
Bee-Bots navigate a food maze at Liberty-Benton Elementary School

Bee-Bots are used in weekly computer classes for grades 2-5 at Liberty-Benton Elementary School near Findlay, Ohio. According to computer teacher Nancy Cramer , Bee-Bots work well for teaching problem-solving and are applicable in a variety of activities.

Students were especially enthusiastic about a recent activity, the annual Salvation Army Food Drive, in which Bee-Bots played a starring role. Students constructed a "Food Drive Obstacle Course" from the items they brought in to donate to the Food Drive through which they could navigate Bee-Bot. Students "earned" the opportunity to direct Bee-Bot through the course by bringing in goods to add to it as they are pictured doing in the photo above. Bee-Bot helped make this year's food drive at Liberty-Benton Elementary one of the most successful ever.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...
Fractal Snowflakes drawn in Logo

Logo is a great way to illustrate mathematical concepts by using the Logo turtle to follow a formula or graph data. Logo is especially adept at illustrating fractals by combining recursion with the turtle's drawing capability.

Simple Logo programs can create seemingly complex, intricate designs as these Logo snowflakes illustrate. Each is drawn with the same fractal formula, with slight alterations in one of the variables. The snowflakes were inspired by the fractal section of Logo Models and Methods for Problem Solving by Bill Spezeski. The program is posted on the Logo Projects section of Terrapin's web site where it may be downloaded to run and modify.

In this issue
  • Holiday Bundles Make Great Gifts
  • Bee-Bots Boost Food Drive in Ohio
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...
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    Computer Science Education Week Honors Grace Hopper
    December 6-12 is designated Computer Science Education Week by Congressional Resolution which lists the vital contributions computer science and information technology make to the national economy. The Association of Computing Machinery press release applauding the designation notes that the date chosen honors Admiral Grace Hopper , the computer pioneer pictured above, whose birthday is December 9.

    Terrapin will exhibit at the NHSTE math workshop on January 20.
    Terrapin will participate in the Technology Tools for K-8 Math workshop sponsored by the Technology Teachers Special Interest Group of the New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education. The workshop will be held on January 20 at the SERESC conference center in Bedford, NH.

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