[Sugar-devel] GSoC Project Idea

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Fri Mar 17 22:35:17 EDT 2017

This recommendation shares a common feature of Sugar Labs projects - 

The primary goal of any change to the Sugar Labs website should start 
with making Sugar available on a wide range
of platforms, and then documenting that capability so that prospective 
nontechnical users can make Sugar available in their computing environment.

The second priority is expressed in:

Lesson plans (eg, how to get a microscope working with an XO 
<https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Talk:EduJAM/2011>, 4th grade curriculum 

So far in my experience lesson plans are of very limited value. However, 
descriptions of how Sugar can be used constructively to extend a 
learner's knowledge is certainly a priority in showing how to make Sugar 
more valuable to its users. The books The XO Laptop in the Classroom by 
Sdenka Z. Salas-Pilco, Physics with XO by Guzman Trinidad, and Make Your 
Own Sugar Activities by James Simmons et al should certainly be featured.

The educational value of Sugar is greatly extended by access to a school 
server (e.g. Khan Academy Lite, PhET simulations, ASLO library of Sugar 
activities, Project Gutenberg books, Wikipedia) in the normal case where 
internet is not available. Sugar Labs would be wise to embrace the use 
of school servers. The XSCE community provides installable versions for 
a wide variety of platforms.


On 03/18/2017 08:55 AM, Samson Goddy wrote:
> I am one of the mentors for the project. You can get started with 
> https://github.com/sugarlabs/www-sugarlabs/blob/master/STRUCTURE.md
> Best Regards
> Samson
> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Suvigya Vijay <suvigyavijay at gmail.com 
> <mailto:suvigyavijay at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Sorry for late reply. I was interested in Sugarizer Dashboard but
>     figured it required some API fixes which I think doesn't fit my
>     skills. I am more focused on frontend development. Thus, I am
>     interrested in the idea titled "*Giving Sugar Labs Website a New
>     Look*". Please can you guide me with how to get contributing to
>     the same.
>     -- 
>     Regards,
>     Suvigya Vijay
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