[IAEP] Sugar for Service Learning
echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 00:47:54 EST 2008
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Roland Gesthuizen
<rgesthuizen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Often I think that institutions like a Science Museum just need just a
> couple of laptops running Sugar. With 30 they tend to be boxed and only get
> handed out when it is 'safe' to do so. With just one they miss out on the
> collaboration feature (akin to handing out a mobile phone and just inviting
> them to play with the address book function), With at least two, things can
> start to cook ..
The management of The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose agreed
with my suggestion of a roomful of XOs. I see no difficulty securing
them to work surfaces. One of the experiment developers at the
Exploratorium agreed with my idea of incorporating XOs into exhibits.
So we'll find out.
> Imagine a public foyer with a ring of six OLPC computes or Sugar enabled
> NetBooks that kids can click and play with, glued or secured to a round
> oard .. painted out with a world map or UN logo, .. and perhaps a central
> solar charger / crank charger. Some laminated cards with background info and
> some basic "Try this" Sugar instructions, perhaps also a face and profile
> for each laptop that gives a case study or background to a current OLPC
> owner in different 'third world countries'.
Also good ideas.
> Just a thought but it could be used to inspire other science museums to give
> the idea a try. I would love to chat this over with the local science
> museum (Joel / Bill / Tony?). A couple of years ago I volunteered to help
> with the education resource activities on for CSIRAC, the last
> first-generation computer.
I'll help with any such project.
> Regards Roland
> 2008/12/16 Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 2:24 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> Earth Treasury is starting a project to create digital textbooks and
>> >> teacher training materials.
>> > Ed, can you please include a URL when you make statements like this?
>> It was announced on this mailing list. As it happens, you can now look
>> at Creating textbooks in the SL Wiki. Sugar Labs, Alan Kay's
>> Viewpoints Research, The Doug Engelbart Institute at SRI, FLOSS
>> Manuals, Creative Commons, and OLE have expressed strong interest.
>> >> Currently I am without an XO,
>> > Only temporary, I hope. How did this happen?
>> The B2 is temporarily in pieces, and a B4 was stolen along with my
>> regular laptop.
>> >> The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose would like in principle to
>> >> be a test site,
>> > Now this would be fantastic.
>> They are committed in principle, as I said. That came about during the
>> Program for the Future conference last week, when Peter Friess
>> complained during a presentation that Apple won't let The Tech have
>> prototype iPhones and such like to display. Since OLPC and Google
>> handed out prototypes fairly widely during development, I assured him
>> that we could make a deal. We are arranging to meet for substantive
>> discussions. The Exploratorium and Zeum in San Francisco have
>> expressed some interest, also. I would love to see an XO being a
>> digital oscilloscope or a microscope at the Exploratorium.
>> I would like it even better if someone were willing to buy each
>> institution 30 or more XOs, so that they could bring in whole classes
>> from schools for one-to-one computing. Say, 100 from GiveMany for SF,
>> for the Exploratorium, the Zeum, and the CA Academy of Sciences; and
>> 100 for Silicon Valley, for The Tech, The Children's Discovery Museum,
>> and...I don't know. I'm sure we'll find a place.
Well, d'oh! The Computer History Museum.
>> Similarly, I would like to do the Children's Museum in Indianapolis,
>> the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the Smithsonian, and so
>> on and on.
>> > SJ
>> Silent Thunder (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) is my name
>> And Children are my nation.
>> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, The Truth my destination.
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> Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College
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And Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, The Truth my destination.
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