[IAEP] Sugar Labs mission statment

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Thu Apr 27 23:37:10 EDT 2017

Still amazing! What is important about Sugar Labs is Sugar and Sugarizer.
Microsoft offers a collection of tools:

 1. Learning Suite by Microsoft
    Over 20 of Microsoft's most popular education tools and teacher
    resources - all in one place!
 2. Flashcards by Microsoft
    Build memory and recognition skills with a modern twist on the
    classic learning tool.
 3. Office 365 for Education
    Free email, shared documents, storage and more! Office 365 offers
    all the tools you and your students need to succeed.
 4. Photosynth
    Help students learn through interactive 3D experiences.
 5. Microsoft Mathematics 4.0
    Visualize math concepts to promote better understanding.
 6. Kinect for Windows SDK
    Transform ordinary classroom experiences into extraordinary
    immersive education.
 7. Math Worksheet Generator
    Create great math worksheets in seconds!
 8. Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide
    The ancient tradition of storytelling meets the digital age.
 9. Kodu
    Teach programming, problem-solving and collaboration in a creative
    'hands-on' environment.
10. Interactive Classroom
    Use classroom polls to improve student learning.
11. Microsoft SkyDrive
    Easily manage, store and securely share thousands of classroom
    documents all in one place.
12. Chemistry Add-in for Word
    The simple, easy way to include chemistry information in your Word
13. Mouse Mischief
    A fun way to keep your students' attention and increase
    participation in the classroom.
14. Songsmith
    Help your students 'find their spark' in the classroom with music.
15. Accessibility Guide for Educators
    Empower all students with accessible technology.
16. Office Add-in for Moodle
    Manage your courses with Moodle and Office documents all in one place.
17. Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and OneNote
    Create, calculate, solve and import mathematical equations in Word
    and OneNote.
18. WorldWide Telescope
    Explore outer space from your classroom.
19. Project Tuva
    Make physics fun with a new twist on classic lectures.
20. Ribbon Hero 2
    Learning Office is a game – really!
21. Small Basic
    The fun and easy way to learn programming.
22. Bing: The Getting Started Guide for Educators
    Quickly find what you need in a visual, organized way.
23. Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum
    Prepare your students for the digital future.


Should we compare Sugar to this list?


On 04/28/2017 08:20 AM, Walter Bender wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:15 PM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net 
> <mailto:tony_anderson at usa.net>> wrote:
>     On 04/28/2017 12:00 AM, iaep-request at lists.sugarlabs.org
>     <mailto:iaep-request at lists.sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>         "Sugar Labs is a community-run project whose mission is to
>         support a
>         collection of free/libre software tools that facilitates
>         learners to
>         discover, create, reflect, translate, share and appropriate
>         such tools in
>         sustainable and creative manners".
>     Sugar Labs is not a project, it is a organization of volunteers
>     which develops, supports and distributes Sugar.
> Sugar Labs is a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy.
>     Sugar is not a collection of software tools. It is a carefully
>     designed software system to support constructive learning.
> The version in the motion covers this, except for the "carefully 
> designed" bits.
>     It is amazing to see a mission statement that does not mention
>     either Sugar or Sugarizer.
> Well, one could argue that those are expressions Since I am using 
> 0.110, I haven't experienced save as for some time so I couldn't tell 
> when you were changing the name through the save as dialog or through 
> the activity toolbar. The feature should work the same for all 
> activities including sugar-web. There should only be one setting 
> (gsetting does not depend on sugar/sugar3/web).of the mission, not the 
> mission itself.
> -walter
>     Tony
>     _______________________________________________
>     IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
>     IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org <mailto:IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org>
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> -- 
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> http://www.sugarlabs.org

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