[sugar] 9.1 proposal: Language learning on the XO.
Thu Oct 30 11:31:59 EDT 2008
FWIW. I have had a number of high school teacher and university instructors ask about using the xo as a language learning appliance. The two reoccurring themes have been:XO as a portable language lab.Ability to develop a language learning activity which could tailor itself to the needs of an individual learner. thanksdavid
On 10/28/2008, 20:04, Gary C Martin (gary at garycmartin.com) wrote:On 28 Oct 2008, at 23:46, Chris Ball wrote: sugarGreaterThan Hi, sugarGreaterThan sugarGreaterThan I'm learning Spanish at the moment, and I wish the XO made it easier sugarGreaterThan for me. I don't have any knowledge of what the right way to do either sugarGreaterThan conventional or constructionist language learning on computers is; if sugarGreaterThan anyone has much experience with either, I'd love to hear about it. sugarGreaterThan sugarGreaterThan I have some obvious candidates for software that could be produced in sugarGreaterThan mind: sugarGreaterThan sugarGreaterThan * A method -- similar to Scott's recent GtkLabel overlay for sugarGreaterThan allowing sugarGreaterThan strings inside Sugar and activities to be translated -- that sugarGreaterThan does a sugarGreaterThan dictionary lookup of a word on the screen and overlays the sugarGreaterThan translation of that word
into a local language. This should be sugarGreaterThan activity-agnostic, if possible. For bonus points, translate sugarGreaterThan phrases instead of just words. sugarGreaterThan sugarGreaterThan * Perhaps some kind of Pronunciation Activity that gives you words sugarGreaterThan in the target language, speaks them to you, explains what they sugarGreaterThan mean in your local language, and asks you to speak them back, sugarGreaterThan perhaps grading your response? (All but the last part is already sugarGreaterThan possible to do manually in the Words activity, but not in a sugarGreaterThan structured way.) sugarGreaterThan sugarGreaterThan * Is there any free content that matches iconic images to words, sugarGreaterThan so that language vocabulary could be taught even without textual sugarGreaterThan translation to a local language? sugarGreaterThan sugarGreaterThan Feel free to come up with questions/ideas around language learning on
sugarGreaterThan the XO in general in this thread, and they'll make it into the sugarGreaterThan conference talk. Still being worked on by Urko, but functioned quite well last time I tested on an XO. I set it up with a bunch of pathophysiology term flash card type questions/answers: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Assimilate sugarGreaterThan Thanks, sugarGreaterThan sugarGreaterThan - Chris. sugarGreaterThan -- sugarGreaterThan Chris Ball sugarGreaterThan _______________________________________________ sugarGreaterThan Sugar mailing list sugarGreaterThan Sugar at lists.laptop.org sugarGreaterThan http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/sugar _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel at lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel
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