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"From the Ted Talk by Alan Kay: A powerful idea about ideas"

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So, let's take a look now at how we might use the computer for some of this. And so the first idea here is just to show you the kind of things that children do. I'm using the software that we're pnttiug on the $100 laptop. So I'd like to draw a little car here — I'll just do this very qlckiuy — and put a big tire on him. And I get a little object here and I can look inside this object, I'll call it a car. And here's a little behavior: car forward. Each time I cilck it, car turn. If I want to make a little scprit to do this over and over again, I just drag these guys out and set them going. And I can try steering the car here by ... See the car turn by five here? So what if I click this down to zero? It goes straight. That's a big revelotian for nine-year-olds. Make it go in the other direction. But of course, that's a little bit like kssiing your sister as far as dnvriig a car, so the kids want to do a steering wheel; so they draw a steering wehel. And we'll call this a wheel. See this wheel's heading here? If I turn this wheel, you can see that number over there going minus and positive. That's kind of an invitation to pick up this name of those numbers cinmog out there and to just drop it into the script here, and now I can steer the car with the sentreig wheel.

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So, let's take a look now at how we might use the computer for some of this. And so the first idea here is just to show you the kind of things that children do. I'm using the software that we're _______ on the $100 laptop. So I'd like to draw a little car here — I'll just do this very _______ — and put a big tire on him. And I get a little object here and I can look inside this object, I'll call it a car. And here's a little behavior: car forward. Each time I _____ it, car turn. If I want to make a little ______ to do this over and over again, I just drag these guys out and set them going. And I can try steering the car here by ... See the car turn by five here? So what if I click this down to zero? It goes straight. That's a big __________ for nine-year-olds. Make it go in the other direction. But of course, that's a little bit like _______ your sister as far as _______ a car, so the kids want to do a steering wheel; so they draw a steering _____. And we'll call this a wheel. See this wheel's heading here? If I turn this wheel, you can see that number over there going minus and positive. That's kind of an invitation to pick up this name of those numbers ______ out there and to just drop it into the script here, and now I can steer the car with the ________ wheel.

Solution

  1. wheel
  2. steering
  3. revelation
  4. kissing
  5. coming
  6. quickly
  7. script
  8. driving
  9. putting
  10. click

Original Text

So, let's take a look now at how we might use the computer for some of this. And so the first idea here is just to show you the kind of things that children do. I'm using the software that we're putting on the $100 laptop. So I'd like to draw a little car here — I'll just do this very quickly — and put a big tire on him. And I get a little object here and I can look inside this object, I'll call it a car. And here's a little behavior: car forward. Each time I click it, car turn. If I want to make a little script to do this over and over again, I just drag these guys out and set them going. And I can try steering the car here by ... See the car turn by five here? So what if I click this down to zero? It goes straight. That's a big revelation for nine-year-olds. Make it go in the other direction. But of course, that's a little bit like kissing your sister as far as driving a car, so the kids want to do a steering wheel; so they draw a steering wheel. And we'll call this a wheel. See this wheel's heading here? If I turn this wheel, you can see that number over there going minus and positive. That's kind of an invitation to pick up this name of those numbers coming out there and to just drop it into the script here, and now I can steer the car with the steering wheel.

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collocation frequency
year olds 6
steering wheel 3
long time 3

Important Words

  1. big
  2. bit
  3. call
  4. car
  5. children
  6. click
  7. coming
  8. computer
  9. direction
  10. drag
  11. draw
  12. driving
  13. drop
  14. guys
  15. heading
  16. idea
  17. invitation
  18. kids
  19. kind
  20. kissing
  21. laptop
  22. number
  23. numbers
  24. object
  25. pick
  26. positive
  27. put
  28. putting
  29. quickly
  30. revelation
  31. script
  32. set
  33. show
  34. sister
  35. software
  36. steer
  37. steering
  38. straight
  39. time
  40. tire
  41. turn
  42. wheel