[Sugar-devel] Cradleboard teaching project
walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 18:41:43 EST 2011
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Sean Linton <sean at lpnz.org> wrote:
> I saw a computer program called 'Drum Beats' developed with One Laptop per
> Child (OLPC) Canada.
> Description: "Buffy Sainte-Marie walks children through the Nature of Sound
> and Native American/Aboriginal Instruments in order to introduce children to
> what sound is, the characteristic of sound, wavelengths and how sound
> travels. Hands-on experiments and a vocabulary resource provide students
> with a working knowledge of words and meaning, as well as an understanding
> of Indigenous, Aboriginal, Native American music and sound terminology. This
> program was modified for OLPC Canada by Buffy Sainte-Marie."
> It was particularly interesting to me to see that the program had been
> modified for OLPC. I was wondering if anyone might know who might be able to
> provide me with any more information regarding these modifications, such as
> how this activity was modified and by whom.
As I recall, it was done by a local contractor for the Belinda
Foundation. It is a Flash application and it required little
customization after Martin Langoiff got them a build with a working
Flash. Martin may remember more of the details.
> It would be great if we could see programs like this, and develop something
> similar, for the indigenous music cultures of more places.
> Sean Linton
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