[IAEP] Is "Most Sugar Users Use XO Laptops" True?

Dave Crossland dave at lab6.com
Sat Apr 23 23:17:16 EDT 2016


On 23 April 2016 at 17:32, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:

> At the risk of sounding like someone on snopes or politifact, that is
> "mostly true."

That's my impression :)

> However, even though it is in the classroom, it may not be during regular
> class time. Sometimes it will be after school in a science club or robotics
> club. Other times students might be working together on some kind of media
> projects using the Sugar Software, etc. The possibilities are almost
> limitedless.

For me, these kinds of clubs and project are within the school setting :)

> In Uruguay, where there are many more XOs than any other country, the
> students are allowed to take their machines home.

Wow, that's great!! :D But it seems this is the exception, rather than the
rule, right?

> They may be using them at home to complete a special assignment or conduct
> some simple scientific research. Sometimes they might also be sharing it
> with parents or grandparents, teaching them how to use it.
> But, yes, most are probably being used at the school, even if it may not
> be during regular class time.


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