[IAEP] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Education_Team#Commentary

Dennis Daniels dennisgdaniels at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 11:56:51 EDT 2009

Fair enough! You are echoing what most everyone on the IRC has said as well.

I'm going to dive into running Sugar on top of Ubuntu today on my
fairly powerful machine and see if I can get some decent recordings.
Sugar needs a face and preferably that face would be of a six year old
doing amazing/genious things with a computer but those screencasts
probably won't happen with SoaS. I'm hoping I can get that with a full
install of Ubuntu with Sugar on the top.

All my efforts with SoaS, avec et sans screencasting, have been
_disappointing_. There's no way I can recommend SoaS to any but the
most hardened technophile teachers.

with regards,

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On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:46, Jim Simmons<nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dennis,
> I think screencasting is a neat idea but the hardware most likely to
> run Sugar won't have the horsepower to capture a full size screen and
> in the case of the XO might not have enough disk space to do it
> either.  See my other emails for my experiences making videos like
> this.
> It may do a lot of good for us to create these kinds of videos
> ourselves so kids can see them and share them with friends, but
> technically it may be impractical to build a feature for doing this
> into Sugar.
> James Simmons
>> I need help in getting Sugar to be cool for kids and the easiest way
>> _in my experience_ is to make it easy for kids to show off... make
>> screencasting a FUNCTIONING and EASY to USE tool that can be launched
>> from every activity.
>> Please, if you're going to flame back, try to attack the argument (and
>> parts of it may be flawed) and not me.
>> thanks,
>> Dennis

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