To begin using Etoys you will need to go to http://squeakland.org and download the software. If your school does not allow a direct download to the machines, there is an option to download Etoys to Go and have it on a USB drive. It is a free and open source application. A copy of the license to use the software is provided below for you to show the technology person in your school.
For additional help to download the software you may go to the Etoys Reference Manual at: http://www.gosargon.com/EtoysReferenceManualV0.8.pdf. The information starts on page 10.
User Information Help:
The Etoys Quick Start Guide below shows the names of many commonly used objects and tools:
Using the Help button on the left of the navigation bar you can access the Quick Guides:
The Quick Guides will further explain all of the topics below:
The colored icons that surround an object allow for manipulation and change to that object. Every object has a set of Halo Icons. Right click on any thing to reveal its icons. Each icon is supplied with a balloon describing its function. Halo is also a category in the Quick Guides .
Squeakland: http://squeakland.org This is the home site for Etoys. There is a link to download the software at the top of the page.
Etoys Illinois: http://etoysillinois.org Here you will find sample projects done by students and links to many resources. You may want to spend sometime making yourself familiar with all this site has to offer.
Explore and Learn: http://www.pcs.cnu.edu/~rcaton/squeak.html Here you will find projects created by Randy Caton for grades k-14.
How to Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFDD4D8876FC2E6FC Here you will find 18 short videos on common topics.
Minute with Mr. Steve: https://www.youtube.com/user/sthomastt?feature=mhee
Etoys Users Manual: http://www.gosargon.com/EtoysReferenceManualV0.8.pdf This is a 108 page .pdf file of the full user's manual.