[IAEP] First steps with Sugar

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 07:20:44 EDT 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM, Werner Westermann <wernerio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, regards from Santiago.
> We are beginning a short Sugar pilot deployment in the K-3 level (8-9
> years), using Mirabelle SoaS:
> http://cl.sugarlabs.org/go/Piloto_Florence_Nightingale_Macul
> We have focused on curricular work, exploring, selecting, prioritizing Sugar
> activities with the teacher. But we haven't thought of the initial encounter
> with Sugar.
> What do you suggest to do in class to get in touch on Sugar?, Any ideas,
> metaphors that could motivate of the environments, activities, journal,
> etc?, what activities to work on first?, preferring a exploratory or rather
> approach at first?

A popular first exercise is to use the Memorize game. It has a
familiarity, but the kids can then start making their own games and
sharing them.



> Any help is very welcomed, best wishes,
> werner
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Walter Bender
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