…or maybe a mathematician!

If you are a regular reader, you will know my love for, and my history with, Logo.  This continues for very simple reasons.  I want kids to think deeply about their thinking.  I want kids to construct and to discuss their constructions. I want kids to set goals and then to struggle through as they achieve them.  The turtle graphics features of Logo provides these opportunities.

Turtle Art has been created by people very close to the original Logo team – Brian Silverman and Artemis Papert.  It has a wonderful interface that those of you familiar with Scratch will appreciate.

( BREAKING NEWS! Brian Silverman and Artemis Papert are keynotes at ECOO’s BringItTogether conference on November 5-7 in Niagara Falls, Ontario! #BIT14 )

It is a powerful tool for kids to explore geometry and programming while delving into the creation of images.

Here are some sample screens from the online tutorial and also some artwork!

Check it out. It’s free. 🙂

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