[IAEP] aslo categories

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Wed Mar 18 13:05:42 EDT 2009

Hi David,

On 18 Mar 2009, at 15:19, David Farning wrote:

> Would anyone like to re-visit the activity categories on aslo at
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/ .
> Carol recently pointed out that documents should become "reading &
> writing"? "words"? Needs to encompass word games,
> reading, writing... in http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/448 .
> I believe Tomeu pulled the current categories straight from
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/All .

Sorry, I was meant to be following up on this from last weeks  
ActivityTeam meeting, where we didn't get to any specific conclusions  
and had to move on with the agenda. Note that the current ASLO allows  
a developer to pick upto 3 categories for their Activity to be tagged  
in, I quite like the restriction, but I understand it is possible to  
take this limit off.

Here's the feedback so far:

Current ASLO (from original OLPC wiki): Search & Discovery, Documents,  
News, Chat, mail and talk, Media creation, Programming, Maths &  
Science, Maps & Geography, Media players, Games, Teacher tools.

Gabriel Eirea: Artistic, Natural sciences, Social sciences, Language,  
Mathematics, Second language/Foreign languages.

Eben Eliason: Math, Science, Language, Artistic, Programming,  
Communication, Neighbourhood, Writing

garycmartin (me): Reading, Writing, Art, Maths, Science, Programming,  
Geography, Communication, Games.

nrp: Utilities.

I also liked the suggestion for a Literacy category, that could  
potentially be used to replace Reading and Writing (keeping the list  
shorter). Also the terms Numbers, and Words came up as possible  
alternatives, and I just noticed we'd missed Music.

So, summing up so far, this could give us something like:


I'd love to see some more feedback on this so we get a good robust set  
of categories with an educational slant. Now ideally, actual users  
would provide the tagging information for Activities, but that's a  
whole 'nother ball game to get into ;-)


> thanks
> david
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