[IAEP] OLPC-SF February meeting

Sora Edwards-Thro sora at unleashkids.org
Sat Feb 21 17:28:00 EST 2015

Good to see it's been updated! I look forward to checking it out to see
what content we're using in Haiti that it's missing. We've been using our
customized course guide <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti_Course_Guide> to
help teachers design lesson plans, but materials that provide a basic
overview of the activities themselves would also be helpful. How would I go
about helping with translation efforts into Haitian Creole?

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 4:37 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org>

> A little unrelated, but could be useful. The new version of Help activity
> added information about more activities,
> including many you named.
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4051
> 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.
> Gonzalo
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:44 AM, Sora Edwards-Thro <sora at unleashkids.org>
> wrote:
>> 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
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> Gonzalo Odiard
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