[IAEP] OLPC-SF February meeting

Gonzalo Odiard godiard at sugarlabs.org
Sat Feb 21 16:37:32 EST 2015

A little unrelated, but could be useful. The new version of Help activity
added information about more activities,
including many you named.


Help activity content can be translated if you or other are interested.
Actual content is based in the work of many volunteersin this list, and
more content can be easily added.


On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:44 AM, Sora Edwards-Thro <sora at unleashkids.org>

> Thanks for passing that on, Gonzalo! (note to self: when embarking on a
> project, first go to Sugar Labs and search extremely-relevant terms like
> "Story" instead of just assuming the stuff you've seen / used before is the
> only stuff that exists).
> I like the open-endedness of Story. It also looks like it might not be
> hard to modify the images it's using - kids could nominate different
> pictures, or you could take examples from stories the class had read.
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 9:50 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org>
> wrote:
>> You can add Story http://activities.sugarlabs.org/es-ES/sugar/addon/4565
>> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 2:01 AM, Sora Edwards-Thro <sora at unleashkids.org>
>> wrote:
>>> 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
>> SugarLabs - Software for children learning

Gonzalo Odiard

SugarLabs - Software for children learning
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