RunRev is a multi-platform application that takes HyperCard to entirely new levels - a fantastic tool for educators... It's full-powered programming made easy.

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One way to get started with Classes 9 or 10

Started by Jean-Michel David. Last reply by Jean-Michel David Apr 24, 2010. 2 Replies

I begin to teach ICT with Classes 9 & 10, and students coming in are unlikely to have previously undertaken any form of programming.Our first task with RunRev is to replicate or (which they are…Continue

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Comment by Jean-Michel David on April 17, 2010 at 4:31pm
Hello Steve,

In terms of teaching, what I really like is that, on the one hand, students who are definitely not computer oriented are able to achieve an understanding of programming (even if they never go there again), and those who are so oriented can really bite into far more advanced projects.

But really, I too am only getting used to it. With most really useful features, I seem to be using only its more basic aspects - probably a reflection of my needs in the classroom and the time divided between all too many (powerful) software packages.
Comment by Steve Tanksley on April 12, 2010 at 10:23pm
Hi Jean-Michel. I am glad you like runrev. I am still getting use to it. I am also a teacher and am getting a PhD in Learning and Technology. I agree it is a very powerful tool that is fairly easy to use. Still figuring out some of the kinks.
Comment by Jean-Michel David on April 2, 2010 at 5:12pm
When Apple Mac went from OS 9 to OS-X, one of the real losses in the classroom was HyperCard.

It took me a couple of years to discover that one of its 'copycats', MetaCard, had metamorphosed into an excellent 'HyperCard on steroids', and available as a multiplatform IDE.

Better still, not only can programmes be designed from MacOS, Linux (and even Windows), but saved as standalone applications for any (or all) of these (irrespective as to which platform one creates the programme from).

And now, there's even a version for the Mobile platform (revMobile), allowing the creation of programmes for (as examples) the iPhone and iPad.

Students in my Classes 9 & 10 create calculators, games and presentations, some of which may be uploaded for download on their html sites. One of the options with runRev I have yet to undertake is to create .irev pages (using

...and no, I'm NOT affiliated with the company, just a teacher that is extremely grateful for this essential tool - in fact, a tool I consider so essential that I strive to support the development of runRev by having purchased the Studio version for our Computer Lab (rather than using the nearly as powerful and free Media version).

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