[IAEP] A video about a 1-1 Apple laptop middle school in NYC - School Surveillance and a discussion on Multitasking

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Sep 4 15:20:17 EDT 2009

Caroline Meeks wrote:
> I wonder if an advantage of Sugar is that it doesn't
> make it as easy for students to multitask and since we are focusing on
> a younger audience this is appropriate.

It's not an accident.  The GUI is designed so that once you're working in
an activity, that activity is all you see on the screen.  This was
designed largely to make the most of a small screen, but also to help
children focus on the task at hand.

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