[IAEP] OLPC-SF February meeting

Gonzalo Odiard godiard at sugarlabs.org
Wed Feb 18 21:50:26 EST 2015

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On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 2:01 AM, Sora Edwards-Thro <sora at unleashkids.org>

> Hello all,
> We're looking for programming help on student writing software; hope some
> OLPC SF folks can become involved! I'm over on the East Coast, but I can
> join in over Skype / respond to questions via email if folks are interested.
> Here are some more details:
> Unleash Kids recently received recognition
> <http://www.unleashkids.org/blog/> for our iloominate
> <http://iloominate-haiti.herokuapp.com/edit> app (shout-out to Caryl
> Bigenho for her input and Mike Dawson, whose Ustad Mobile project was also
> recognized). The app helps teachers write books
> <https://projectrive.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/lascahobas-workshops-final-review/>
> for beginning readers by recommending easy words; now we're shifting our
> focus to supporting student writers.
> There are already several excellent writing activities for the Sugar,
> which we're including as we design lessons for a summer writing workshop
> for our XO projects in Haiti:
> -Labyrinth <http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4078>, a
> mindmapping activity that gets kids thinking
> <http://www.unleashkids.org/2013/07/31/story-activity-continued-and-the-results/>
> about how to lay out their ideas on paper
> -Fototoon <http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4253>,
> comic-book style creations; a perpetual favorite
> <https://projectrive.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/first-week-of-classes/>
> -Newspaper <http://seeta.in/j/products/37.html>, an example of how
> templates can enable kids
> <http://blog.unleashkids.org/2013/08/01/journal-mission-of-hope/> to
> explore new formats
> -Prompt <http://olpc-yokwe.tumblr.com/post/39897602954/prompt-activity>,
> literally just presents students with a random image from a library for
> them to write about...proof that simple stuff can be powerful
> We want to supplement these great activities with some new stuff, based on
> teacher recommendations. A lot of the focus will be on creating templates
> and scenarios that kids can use as inspiration - for example, we can
> present the kids with a scene of people talking, where the speech bubbles
> aren't filled in, and ask them to fill in the speech bubbles. That's one of
> many ideas for an effective tool.
> We also hope to make use of the XSCE schoolserver installed on-site to
> enable the kids to collaborate and share the finished products with one
> another.
> Our most dire need is help with the programming, but we also welcome input
> on any and all aspects.
> Thank you everyone!
> Sora Edwards-Thro
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:49 AM, Aaron Borden <adborden at live.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> OLPC San Francisco will be hosting our monthly meeting Saturday,
>> February 14th, from 10AM - 1PM at the downtown SFSU campus, 835 Market
>> Street, Room 597 (the fishbowl).
>> Our meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month. Everyone is
>> welcome to join us for our monthly meeting! We'll be discussing the
>> latest in OLPC events and give updates on our local (and global)
>> projects. There will be plenty of XO laptops with the latest builds to
>> play around with, too. Please post with any additional agenda
>> items.
>> Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/325843320953044/
>> Google+ https://plus.google.com/events/crf7g4e84aag78ssn761danaj8s
>> --
>> Aaron Borden
>> Human and Hacker
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Gonzalo Odiard

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