These are good starting points but after having read the above Alan Kay articles and doing the above tutorials I was still missing a systematic guide to learning other features of Etoys. So I've ordered the Etoys book by B.J. Allen-Conn and Kim Rose
However, recently, I have found some more good tutorials on the site and some more examples that run on line.
The trick is to click on the site map button (unfortunately, this is not a separate, distinct URL) from the squeakland home page and then the EToys Project Guides link which takes you to four projects which can be downloaded as pdfs:
- How To Graph Motion
- Your Own Lunar Lander
- Your Eyes Can Be Tricked
- Help The Salmon Find Its' Home
Also from the site map page there are links to Elementary School Projects, Middle School Projects, Squeak in High School and Squeak in University. These are on line projects which run in your browser and can even be edited on line, due to late binding
It's annoying that some of the projects (especially on the Elementary and Middle School pages) don't load, indicating poor site maintenance. However, some of them work and a lot can be learnt from them once you know the quirks (mouse middle click and the blue inspector eye halo)
From the site map page I also learn that squeak might be big in Japan, Germany, Spain, Nepal and Brazil since there are separate links to those countries
NB. This excellent page from a French site gathers together a wide variety of Etoy projects in one place
NB. This great page containing some more advanced projects, from a German site, is also very interesting
Great characteristics of Etoys / Squeak:
It is open source, cross platform and multilingual. Etoy projects can run and can even be edited on the web. Etoys has a user friendly drag and drop features. The code and the animation can be viewed together dynamically on the same page.