[Sugar-devel] [Feature] Write to Journal anytime
tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Sat Feb 6 06:36:08 EST 2010
On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 18:33, John Tierney <jtis4stx at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am working with University Professors who are part of the Computers and
> Writing Community
> and would like to have them become more involved in making this Feature an
> important enhancement
> to Sugar. With their expertise and pedagogical guidance, help Sugar Labs
> create a space where
> students and teachers can access resources to help them with the Writing
> Process and Command
> of Language Skills.
> With the help of Tammy Conrad-Salvo Associate Director Writing Lab Purdue
> there will be a 9am-12pm
> Sugar Workshop on May 22nd at 2010 Computer and Writing Conference being
> held at Purdue University.
> Tammy has also been involved with myself, Gerald Ardito and Walter
> brainstorming the concept of OWL jr. for
> Sugar and the XO Laptop. The idea is to have writing resources available to
> K-12 students which would be able
> to run in an online or offline scenario. it would be great to find a way
> through the New Feature Write to the Journal
> Anytime that these resources would be available.
> Purdue Online Writing Lab(OWL)
> What is your thoughts on the best process to bring these Professors into the
First step I think would be subscribing to the IAEP mailing list, no
need to read each email there, but reading Walter's weekly digest
would be recommendable.
> Should they sign up for multiple lists? This is now on the Developer list
> but when
> the discussion of Feature moves to Pedagogical portions would the thread
> also include
> It's An Education Project List?
Not sure at this level it makes sense to discuss technical aspects,
which is what sugar-devel is for.
> If they want to begin commenting immediately on thread, do they have to be
> signed into mailing list for comments/email to be accepted?
> To edit and make comments on Sugar Labs wiki I know they must have an
> with Sugar Labs. Is there a link in the Wiki that walks this process through
> Step by Step.
Not that I know of, would be a great addition if properly referenced
> Since I have been signed up to the lists for quite sometime I thought I
> should know this but
> found myself unable to answer the question having not looked at it from this
> point of view. I found
> myself going to multiple places in the wiki finding myself unable to present
> a clear strategy to Tammy
> so she could pass along to her other colleagues. There is a very good chance
> I have overlooked the
> Any guidance would be helpful.
Hope this helps in some way.
> Thank You!
> John Tierney
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 10:37:12 +0100
>> From: Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de>
>> Subject: [Sugar-devel] [Feature] Write to Journal anytime
>> To: Sugar-dev <Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>
>> Cc: Christian Schmidt <christianmarc at gmail.com>, Eben Eliason
>> <eben.eliason at gmail.com>
>> Message-ID: <4B67F248.9050201 at schampijer.de>
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>> in the design meting of the 16th of January  there was an agreement
>> to move forward on the 'Write to Journal anytime'  Feature like the
>> "Instead of displaying the naming alert when you close an activity for
>> the first time we will switch to the Journal detail few of the activity.
>> The back button on the detail page will bring you, like in general
>> Journal use, to the main Journal page. The NamingAlert will go away."
>> The advantage of this solution is addition of context, as the user will
>> be brought to the obvious place where he can make his notes. The
>> fullscreen window switch might be confusing, though. At least this
>> Feature should be tested and we should do a bit more thinking before
>> making those changes.
>> As the naming alert did bring confusion, too, we would like to remove it
>> in 0.88. And aim for a better solution in 0.90. If we do not find
>> agreement on this we could add a gconf option for that alert, too.
>> As part of the issue is: That the Journal is not as accessible as it
>> should be, we could make the Journal more prominent in the Home View.
>> We could add the Journal to the activity ring (at the top) in the Home
>> view, colored to make it accessible in the home view all the time (like
>> described in the 'Resume vs Start New' Feature.
>>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Write_to_journal_anytime
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