[IAEP] What is the purpose of Sugar and the XO?

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 13 18:29:14 EST 2009

Hi All,

I am seeing more and more folks who want free XOs to teach children "IT skills" and "computer skills". I think we need to somehow re-emphasize the value of the XO as a learning tool for subject matter related to the school curriculum and meta learning.  

The Sugar software is such an important part of this. All the other features of Sugar and the XO-1, which allow the programs to integrate and and allow project based, collaborative learning, are important as well.

There are other low-cost laptops that don't do all the wonderful things the XO does that would work just as well for learning IT or computer skills. If that is all they are interested in, perhaps they should look elsewhere.

Caryl (aka Grumpy Grannie)
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