[IAEP] activites known not to either work at all or not on certin platforms

Caroline Meeks solutiongrove at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 22:18:33 EST 2009

Do we have a place for testers to record the what works with which release?

If not perhaps someone could set it up on the moodle system
schools.sugarlab.org using the moodle database module:

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 9:14 PM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at gmail.com>wrote:

> ok? I guess this will be contreversial but it must be said and acted
> upon (much more importantly)
> Im gonna try and make this easy:
> SoaS - the latest fedora core based
> I tried to impress my 9 year old gescwister... (related one)
> Speak - it will not even launch.... why is it then on a disitributed stick?
> ubuntu -
> no read
> no write
> no jiggzawpuzzle
> etoys
> scratch
> epathi
> measure
> anything tam tam based
> until very recently even browse
> pdf reader of any kind
> measure
> distance
> slider
> video chat
> abc flower (thing doesnt even exist)
> ok, that is about 50% of the failed testtube babies...
> what is the solution:
> we test the damn tings before release.... we do what greg
> dekoenigsberg quite elegantly suggested. a 3 tier solution:
> 1. make an educator mailinglist.... we get every educator we know on
> the list. We start off the discussion with what is really needed...
> the simple stuff... the stuff u guru coders can whip up in days:
> Examples:
> 1. typing tutor... all it should do is allow kids to follow whatever
> the teacher is directing. speed of typing is recorded? accuracy; graph
> based report; printable to parents... stars given to best pupils...
> guys these are real world scenarios... not invented by devs.. asked
> for by teachers qnd not surprisingly thinking why it does not yet
> exist.
> 2 same for maths... times tables/division/addition/substraction....
> groupings of kids, reports, printibale to both parents ant teachers...
> 2. (gdk) guys this is what teachers want... I reallly hate to say
> this; but the stuff right now on sugar apart from speak, which when
> working every teacher loves, is an absolute waste of educators time...
> yes the activities can be properly used... but basics first! mailing
> list to get the, involved; we mention the activities that we (welll
> actually they) have come up with, we discuss very briefly;
> 3: (gdk)then make a moodle/wiki page where educators and devs get
> together to create the tools that we actually need (the ones that will
> really chqnge the world)
> I hope no one takes this is as a critcism of the effort put into
> creating activities till now; but people... lets frocus... lets sugar
> mean something for teachers
> David (nubae) Van Assche
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Caroline Meeks
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