[IAEP] activities (games) recommended age
nicestep at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 17:19:06 EST 2012
Another thing to remember about Activities is that some of them are for
finding and reading e-books. There are millions of free e-books available,
most not written for children. (I wish I had an XO laptop running Sugar in
college). Sugar has Activities that make it really easy to find free
e-books and copy them to the computer. The Read Activity can use all the
most common e-book formats. Sugar can be used to create books too. Just
as we have students writing Sugar Activities and even contributing code to
Sugar itself we will also soon have students writing and publishing
textbooks and other materials.
I have written a bit on this topic:
and also at
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Pedro,
> Maybe I can help you narrow it down. But, first I will need to know a
> little bit about your proposed research project.
> - Will you be working with your own students or others?
> - Will you be both teacher and investigator?
> - What is the age/grade and grade of the students who will be using
> - What does your research design look like?
> - Do you plan to do a survey, pre-test/post-test with control and
> experimental groups, a combination of both or something else?
> - Will you be using XOs or SOAS (Sugar On A Stick)?
> - Will students have access to Sugar outside the classroom?
> - What subjects do you plan to concentrate on?
> Caryl Bigenho
> > To: pt.pmpm at gmail.com
> > From: forster at ozonline.com.au
> > Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:34:08 +1100
> > CC: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org
> > Subject: [IAEP] activities (games) recommended age
> > Hi Pedro
> > The main target audience for the XO laptop and Sugar is primary school,
> grades 1-6. Younger children will have difficulty using a computer. Many of
> Sugar's Activities are usable by older children, I think Sugar still quite
> suitable for grades 7-8. Older children may find the Sugar desktop
> restrictive and want to use the Gnome desktop for some tasks such as access
> to the underlying file system.
> > Children in grades 5-6 are probably the most productive, the desire to
> experiment and create seems to peak around these years.
> > Tony
> > Hello.
> > I'm a teacher and I am going to do master's thesis on the use of Sugar
> > Activities (games).
> > Can anyone tell me if there is any recommendation on the appropriate ages
> > for activities (games)? Or do you consider this as an opposition to
> > constructionism and the freedom of choice of the child?
> > Where can I get more information on this subject?
> > Sorry for my english.
> > Thank you very much,
> > --
> > Pedro Martins
> > 966092379
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