[sugar] 9.1 Proposal: Report cards on XO
Fri Oct 31 18:30:30 EDT 2008
We should make sure that this works in the case of the 'xs' machine being a
disk attached to a teacher's xo, including the more limited times of
availability and bandwidth implied.
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:10 PM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net>wrote:
> All of this is already implemented in Moodle which will be installed in XS.
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com>
> > > I'm not sure that such an idea actually requires a special activity,
> > > or a "report card" template with preset fields. It seems to me that
> > > the item of importance is the ability for the teacher to give each kid
> > > an immutable object which they may then view on their XO, and take
> > > home to show their parents. This object might be a .pdf, or it might
> > > be an image, or it might be something else, but the teacher could
> > > create such an object in Write, or in a spreadsheet activity, or in
> > > whatever suits their needs best.
> > >
> > > It seems to me that the more interesting part of this problem is the
> > > distribution method. Unlike a homework assignment where the teacher
> > > could share an activity, or (in the future) send an object to everyone
> > > in the class group, there is need to distribute files individually to
> > > the kids by some unique identifier. Perhaps this is the place where
> > > an "Evaluate" activity does have it's place. If done well, a fresh
> > > instance of the activity could provide a way for a teacher to fill out
> > > evaluations (or import in their desired format!) and identify which
> > > kid each belongs to. Then, upon sharing that single evaluation
> > > activity with the class, each kid would receive *only* their own
> > > evaluation from the shared instance. That instance would then, every
> > > time they open it, simply be a viewer for that particular evaluation.
> > > This is a good example where the master-slave (usually discouraged in
> > > Sugar) would actually work.
> > >
> > > - Eben
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