[IAEP] The last Sugar XO
callaurrea at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 00:05:04 EDT 2009
I do believe that Ceibal presents a great opportunity to do great things. It
is a great opportunity... I believe we all want to be given the opportunity
The best way to get people to appropriate technology is to have them use it
in powerful ways. Yes, more documents are needed, but focusing only in XO
and Sugar, and expect students and children to get comfortable as a strategy
to get them to do the good things is not going to happen.
Teachers more than students need to good examples.. some have to do with
specific activities, and others with concepts that can be understood and
learned by using different activities. Creating examples that are always
part of a practical experience is good... even when introducing a particular
feature of the XO, or an activity.
Yama.. i like your article in olpcnews!
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 9:35 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:41, Yamandu Ploskonka <yamaplos at gmail.com>
> > Yesterday I spent way too much time trying to figure out the different
> > articles and opinion pieces in the internet around the delivery of the
> > "ceibalita" # 396.727, the "last" in Uruguay
> > the main thing: Congratulations!
> > the main thing: it's not enough
> > It is clear that the LATU team headed by Ing. Brechner has done an almost
> > incredible job, and even though there are excellent teachers there
> > us lessons" internationally, even though there are highly dedicated
> > volunteers, the use of these machines in the classroom is not a solved
> > matter.
> > Even if the most extreme opinions (both ends) are fruit of political
> > interests, it is getting more and more clear that there is a lot of work
> > be done to make the XOs really a useful feature of the classroom
> > I say we need to focus on what is easy, to gain buy in by the majority of
> > teachers
> > when using the XO in class is easier for the teacher than giving class
> > without the XO, we will have won
> Then we know how to win. I am proposing a guide for teachers on how to
> help students learn the XO, Sugar, and everything else with a minimum
> of effort and a maximum of results. Then, as Brian Berry has pointed
> out, we will need 10,000 topic modules with lesson plans, for every
> school subject at every age, translated into more than 100 languages.
> I have a plan for that, too, which I will tell you about later.
> Let's start with the XO and Sugar. When we can get teachers and
> students comfortable with all of the features of the XO and Sugar in
> general, and with certain essential activities, we will be able to
> turn them loose on the Internet on any topic consisting primarily of
> information. The harder topics are skills such as math, the arts, and
> languages, where it is not enough to know. You must be able to _do_.
> But put that aside, for the moment, along with the learning modules.
> Let us think about what is required to get basic understanding and
> competence on an XO with Sugar.
> I have been collecting the principal obstacles, which are listed at
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.og/go/The_Undiscoverable. We need to think about
> the order imposed by dependencies, and put together a sequence of
> lessons covering all of these. I'm ready to get to it, and you are
> welcome to join in.
> > I may be wrong, and opinions are welcome
> > meanwhile, my article
> Thanks. I've started reading it.
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> Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
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