[IAEP] Fwd: aslo categories
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Wed Mar 18 13:36:51 EDT 2009
Hope you don't mind, just forwarding this to IAEP as it is something
important I missed from my overview:
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com>
> Date: 18 March 2009 17:15:29 GMT
> To: Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com>
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] aslo categories
> My suggestion was not a literacy category, but 3 of them: beginner-
> literacy, intermediate-literacy, and high-literacy. Something like a
> wikipedia slice would be high-literacy, something like paint would
> be beginner literacy. This would let teachers search for things
> suitable for their age ranges. These categories would not be
> exclusive with the other categories.
Yep, so a thread of the meeting was about the possibility of using the
ASLO category feature as a way to indicate 'level', being careful not
to use 'age' as the level factor as it (seems to be) pedagogically
rough terrain to suggest age has anything to do with learning ability.
/me ducks and runs for cover.
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 11:05 AM, Gary C Martin
> <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> 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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