Papers about ToonTalk  

In addition to the papers listed here ToonTalk papers are available from the WebLabs Project Publication Page, the Playground Project Publication Page (about half are on other topics), and several of the recent papers of Leonel Morgado.

 


"Towards a specification of the ToonTalk language"

Leonel Morgado and Ken Kahn, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, ISSN 1045-926X, In Press.

Abstract

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"Time Travelling Animated Program Executions"

Ken Kahn, Proceedings of the Software Visualisation Conference 2006, Brighton, UK.

Abstract

Adobe Acrobat File (PDF) - 1.5MB - Full version of paper.


"Making Infinity Concrete by Programming Never-ending Processes"

Ken Kahn, Evgenia Sendova, Ana Isabel Sacristan, Richard Noss, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Technology and Mathematics Teaching, Bristol, UK. July 2005.

Extended Abstract

Full version in preparation


"Embedding Computer Activities into the Context of Preschools"

Leonel Morgado, Rosa Cruz, Maria Gabriel, Ken Kahn, In Proceedings of Challenges 2005, Paulo Dias & Cândido Varela de Freitas (eds.), ISBN 972-8746-13-05, pp. 471-478, Centro de Competências Nónio Séc. XXI, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal. 2005.

PDF is available from Leonel Morgado's home page


"Designing to See and Share Structure in Number Sequences"

Yishay Mor, Richard Noss, Celia Hoyles, Ken Kahn, Gordon Simpson,  The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006.

Available from the WebLabs Project Publication Page


"Thinking in Process"

Yishay Mor, Celia Hoyles, Ken Kahn, Richard Noss, and Gordon Simpson.  Micromath 20/2, Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Summer 2004.

Available from the WebLabs Project Publication Page


"ToonTalk – Steps Towards Ideal Computer-Based Learning Environments"

Ken Kahn, In Mario Tokoro and Luc Steels, editors, A Learning Zone of One's Own: Sharing Representations and Flow in Collaborative Learning Environments, Ios Pr Inc, June 2004.


"The Child-Engineering of Arithmetic in ToonTalk"

Ken Kahn, A short version of this paper to appeared in the Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference, June 2004.


"Taking Programming into Kindergartens"

 Leonel Morgado, Maria Gabriel Cruz, and Ken Kahn. EuroLogo Proceedings, Portugal. August 2003.

PDF is available from Leonel Morgado's home page


"Real Programming of an Adventure Game by an 8-year-old"

Jakob Tholander, Ken Kahn, Carl-Gustav Jansson,  Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, 2002, Seattle, WA.

PDF is available from Stockholm University.


"ToonTalk and Logo - Is ToonTalk a colleague, competitor, successor, sibling, or child of Logo?"

Ken Kahn,  appeared in the proceedings of the EuroLogo Conference, August 2001 and the Logo Update newsletter.


"Source Code Should be Animated"

Ken Kahn, This is a draft of an article written for Dr. Dobb’s Journal. Indefinitely postponed.


"Generalizing by Removing Detail: How Any Program Can Be Created by Working with Examples"

Ken Kahn, A short version of this paper based upon a different example appeared in the Communications of the ACM, March 2000. This paper is in the book edited by Henry Lieberman Your Wish Is My Command: Programming By Example.


"A Computer Game to Teach Programming"

Ken Kahn, in the Proceedings of the National Educational Computing Conference June 1999


"From Prolog and Zelda to ToonTalk"

Ken Kahn,  in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Logic Programming 1999, edited by Danny De Schreye, MIT Press, 1999.


"Helping Children to Learn Hard Things: Computer Programming with Familiar Objects and Actions"

Ken Kahn, This was published as a chapter in the book The Design of Children's Technology, edited by Alison Druin, published by Morgan Kaufmann, 1998


"Drawings on napkins, video game animation, and other ways to program computers"

Ken Kahn, This article was published in the August 1996 issue of the Communications of the ACM.


"Seeing Systolic Computations in a Video Game World"

Ken Kahn, This paper was published in the Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Languages, September 1996.


"ToonTalk - An Animated Programming Environment for Children"

Ken Kahn, This paper was originally published in the Proceedings of the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC'95). This version has been updated and greatly expanded. It appeared in the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing in June 1996.


"Metaphor Design - Case Study of An Animated Programming Environment"

Ken Kahn, his paper was published in the Proceedings of the 1995 Computer Game Developers Conference.


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