From the Office of the President of the Philippines
A laptop for every pupil of Occidental Mindoro is now a looming possibility. Thanks to the mayor who dared to dream and the governor who is turning that dream into bigger reality.
Charlotte, North Carolina teachers and students will now have access to Common Core aligned lesson plans that emphasize the use of The Sugar Learning Platform.
In early 2013, over 2,500 teachers and students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Project L.I.F.T. Zone will receive a connected XO laptop with the latest Sugar Learning Platform software. Nearly 200 exemplar lesson plans and onsite pedagogical support will accompany these laptops.
The release of Sugar 0.98 also incorportates many improvements to the GTK3 port. The Sugar Developer Team deserves a resounding celebatory cheer of thanks for their effort.
OLPC has been incorporating Sugar 0.98 in the 13.1 series of builds, available for download to run on the XO.
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit global social entrepreneurship founded by M. Nicholas Negroponte and first conceived at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. OLPC designs, manufactures and distributes children early education platforms consisting of rugged, low cost and powerful “XO laptops” combined with rich and empowering educational activities.
In this link you can download an e-book written by Professor Valente’s group at UNICAMP about the usage of the XO in one school.
The book registers the research done by his group with 520 XO’s donated by OLPC in 2009/10, around a participatory methodology to deploy laptops at schools.
The book is in portuguese only.
Sugar Labs has been selected as one of ten projects to participate in Google Code In. We join, among others, our colleagues at Fedora et al., in soliciting the participation of high-school (and in our case, middle-school) students to work on projects during a six-week sprint beginning on November 26. This is a great chance for the youth who have been so instrumental in our growth over the past year to show off their talents to the world (and two of them will hopefully win a trip to visit Google).Read the rest of this entry