[IAEP] [SoaS] R: E-Books for Sugar on a Stick (Blueberry)

Gerald Ardito gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 15:27:32 EST 2009


As I work more and more with EToys with the kids making interactive books, I
agree with you more and more about book creation being important.

Just thought I'd add my 2 cents.


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Caroline Meeks <solutiongrove at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> How low is the floor on this? Could a first or second grader do it?  Can
> they print it out and create a book?
> I think book creation should be a big part of our eBook message, and nice
> write ups on a number of different ways for students to do this with Sugar
> might be a great supplement to our Blueberry press releases.
> Thanks!
> Caroline
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Caroline,
>> I'm unable to watch the YouTube video but if I was a teacher that
>> wanted to have children create their own books I might recommend using
>> View Slides to collect and organize image files created in other
>> tools.  For instance, children could get images from the Internet
>> using Browse, create images using Record or one of the Paint programs,
>> then use View Slides to import them into a slide show and arrange them
>> into sequence by renaming them.
>> Once you have images in sequence like that you could use View Slides
>> to read them like a book, copy them to a thumb drive and read them on
>> a non-Sugar computer using a program like Comix, or unzip them and use
>> a command in Image Magick to create a PDF out of them.  Once you have
>> a PDF like that you could convert it to DJVU with another free
>> utility.
>> View Slides is consistently more popular than any of my other
>> Activities and since there is very little legal content in .cbz format
>> (and illegal content in .cbz format isn't that easy to find either)
>> I've always wondered what people were doing with it.  This might be
>> part of an answer.
>> James Simmons
>> > Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:47:25 -0500
>> > From: Caroline Meeks <solutiongrove at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: Re: [IAEP] [SoaS]  R: E-Books for Sugar on a Stick
>> >        (Blueberry)
>> >
>> > Going along the same lines but in a different direction then
>> Tomeu....This
>> > teacher asked for a simple book creation tool for kids.
>> >
>> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TRcKP1MJQs
>> >
>> > Might not be hard to create a Turtle Art Template that prints in a way
>> that
>> > lets you fold the printed page to create a book.
> --
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