Originally Posted by MattBronsil
Do they do that now? Also, does the device change size according to the letter?
Not with the range of movement.
That value IS the point, though.
How are you going to implement the knobs used on the maps?
1. Sandpaper letters boards are supposed to be different sizes? All the sets I saw when I was trying to figure out how to make them had all the single letters on 5"x5" boards and the double letters on 5"x7". (Hmm apparently it's lucky that I'm having to start over with mine thanks to problems with adhesion.
And no, I have no idea if they actually do have the ability to make a sandpaper texture, but in the article they claimed they did.
2. I was thinking in terms of a picture of one card being on the device and the device itself being the card, just for the first period lesson where you're introducing the vocabulary for the card. (If for some reason one had to do a Montessori lesson in an environment where bringing all the cards along would be an issue, yes, it would be of limited utility.)
Obviously, it wouldn't work for the actual classification work, for the second period, or third period and you'd have to use the same pictures that are on the actual classification card set.
3. I know that that value is the point, that's why I thought it was a problem that the apps were going to be developed with regard for programming ability instead of consideration for whether programing can duplicate all the qualities of the materials.
4. The outline maps have knobs?
Mind you, I'm not going to be buying a Montessori app any time soon. I'm just having fun theorizing about what, if any, Montessori materials could be duplicated electronically without loss of educational merit. Regardless of whether it would be in any way practical to do so.
Oh! And what are your thoughts on the sound cylinders? Hang on, bother, already got the electronic problem with them--no way to pair them up.