[IAEP] What do I want "Big Time" To Be?

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 1 14:30:53 EST 2009

Hi All,

When I asked if SoaS was ready for "Big Time", Martin replied, "What do you mean?  I'd recommend it but I don't know enough about what you want."

So here is what I mean and want... 

I would like to be able to go into a room (or exhbit hall) filled with overworked, underpaid educators and while showing them Sugar on the XO, tell them they can run some of the same (and some even better) Activities on the equipment they already have at their schools... and that they can do it for free (free is good).

I would like them to get really excited about being able to get something for their students that is not only sound educationally, but that they can afford because the download is free. Their only cost is their chosen storage media.

I would like to be able to show them how it works on a MacBook (my machine) and on a PC (if someone would just tell me how to get one for very little $$$). I would like it to be stable software that runs on their choice of Live CD or USB stick.

I would like to be able to give them links for downloading it and for getting other Activities. I would like to be able to give them links for very easy to follow instructions for downloading and using the software. And, I would like to be able to give them links to a place they can get help if they get stuck.

I know some of these things exist already but, unless I have missed something, most of them don't. My next presentation to educators will be at the CUELA/LAUSD Tech Fair on November 14. 

How much of this is real already?  How much is in the dim and distant future? Send links!

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