ERIC Number: ED349938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
HyperTalk for Educators. An Introduction.
This guide is designed to introduce teachers and students to the use of the HyperTalk programming language in order to extend the power of HyperCard and to suggest ways to use HyperCard in conjunction with HyperTalk in an educational setting. It is noted that previous familiarity with the Macintosh interface, Home stack, and HyperCard at the authoring level are necessary for using this guide. Chapters 0-2 provide a brief overview of HyperCard and simple material that is often covered in beginning books or workshops. Chapters 3 through 20 cover many of the important, but relatively easy-to-use ideas in Hypertalk programming, as well as an introduction to some important ideas in computer science. Chapters 21-25 introduce important ideas in programming and computer science: conditionals, looping, scope of variables, and parameter passing. The book is designed for use while working at the computer, and it is noted that the final chapters would best be used in conjunction with HyperCard projects or other sources of information about HyperCard. Individual chapters contain summaries of new HyperTalk words, keyboard shortcuts, and information on debugging and testing. The index includes references to all important concepts and to the first use of each new HyperTalk word. Three appendices present the keyboard shortcuts given in the book by category, a list of HyperTalk words by category, and an alphabetical listing of all HyperTalk words. (ALF)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Software Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Hypermedia, Microcomputers, Programing Languages
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.