Hi out there! I have a question for any teachers, students, or other people with a lot of contact with high schools:
How prevalent is the use of Logo out there? (Particularly on the West coast and in the Midwest?)
Our current curriculum project makes sigmificant use of Logo (though we have introductory units, so the teachers don't need to know any Logo to use the curriculum. They can learn it along with their students). What we are concerned about is this:
1. It seems there are not many teachers/schools using Logo right now. Is this correct?
2. There may be some resistance by teachers/schools to using Logo. (It has some negative name-recognition. Is that right?)
3. If our curriculum made use of Logo to the point where it was really necessary (if you couldn't do most of the units without using Logo), would that be a positive or negative aspect of the curriculum?
4. What if the curriculum came bundled with Logo (so it did not have to be purchased separately), would that be better? Or would it be worse because many people already have Logo and don't need another copy?
5. What if we developed a Logo-like language and bundled *that* with the curriculum, and used it rather than Logo in our units? Would that mess up everyone who already has Logo? Would people who don't want to use Logo not want to use this either? Would it be a waste of our time?
Any and all imput is apreciated!
-- -- Michelle Manes Reasearch Assistant, Connected Geometry Project Education Development Center