These are my notes from “The Sugar User-Interface Opportunity” by Anne Gentle, Documentation Coordinator, Just Write Click, TX. This was a presentation at COSN 2009 in Austin, Texas, on March 12, 2009. MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS. I WAS BARELY ABLE TO ATTEND PART OF THIS SESSION, RUNNING IN AND OUT, UNFORTUNATELY. I SUPER-INTERESTED IN THIS, HOWEVER! ANNE IS GOING TO POST HER SLIDES AND RESOURCES ON THE SUGARLABS WIKI. I’M EAGER TO CREATE MY OWN USB THUMB DRIVE SUGAR INSTALLATION FOR MY MACBOOK!
The award-winning Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities that encourage critical thinking, the heart of a quality education. Designed from the ground up especially for children, Sugar offers an alternative to traditional “office-desktop” software.
Sugar is the core component of a worldwide effort to provide every child with equal opportunity for a quality education. Available in 25 languages, Sugar’s Activities are used every school day by almost one-million children in more than forty countries.
Originally developed for the One Laptop per Child XO-1 netbook, Sugar runs on most computers. Sugar is free and open-source software.
When buying memory USB drives/thumb drives, it’s good to have ones that have an LED which show whether it’s in use / file transfers.
There is a large (10,000+) implementation of laptops using Sugar in Louisiana.
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