[IAEP] What is the purpose of Sugar and the XO?
gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 18:53:57 EST 2009
I agree with you on this.
I think, with Sugar (both with and without the XOs) we have a powerful set
of tools for both independent learning and cooperative learning.
Every day, I found myself challenged to help our 5th grade teachers made
their curricula come alive in brand new ways with these tools.
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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)
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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