[IAEP] Getting volunteers started (was Re: introduction - hi I'm Donna)
sj at laptop.org
Mon Dec 15 20:37:40 EST 2008
Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 1:16 AM, Donna Benjamin <donna at cc.com.au> wrote:
>> I think there is a steadily
>> growing number of people keen to _do_ something productive to contribute
>> to the project. For some people that might just be buying a machine via
>> G1G1 - but I'm more interested in working with those who want to
>> contribute time and expertise. Whether this is by thinking through the
That sounds great. The OLPC support-gang could use more people to
help review and reply to interested emails from people offering these
things. If you don't mind learning how to use our rt and trac tools,
Adam or I could give you a quick run-down of what is involved.
> Indeed. Elsa Culler and Nikki Lee are interested in creating a
> newsletter for people who want to become involved. I have provided
A great idea. Any initial sketches? Even draft newsletters need URLs...
>> I guess my gut feel sees a Local Sugar Lab as primarily focussed on
>> software development - bug testing & triage and development. I also
>> think there's scope here for developers to better grok pedagogy - and
>> teachers to better grok software development. Perhaps some focus on
>> teaching teachers programming could be part of Sugar Labs remit?
>> (Squeak, eToys, Scratch, Alice, Python, Smalltalk etc...)
> Anything necessary that is out of scope for OLPC and Sugar Labs goes
> to Earth Treasury. If you know of anything that isn't getting done,
> please bring it to my attention.
Both the OLPC and the Sugar Labs wiki & lists are flexible and open to
new related programs or efforts that people want to pursue.
Earth Treasury has a yahoo group + a page on the SL wiki, but as far
as I know it lacks founding documents, a website, or public lists of
members or active projects... it would be easier to respond to bold
claims about what ET does or does not do if those existed.
>> HOW do we facilitate sugar exploration by willing teachers?
A good question. Also : how do we facilitate mentorship between
willing teachers with less/more experience?
> come with Turtle Art. My favorite is flower.ta. Tile-based programming
+1 for flower.ta :-)
Edward Cherlin writes:
> Tell me more. Earth Treasury is getting ready to go into schools in
> Ghana and Uganda, and will be delighted to help with any others.
What does 'getting ready to go into schools' mean?
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