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[News] OLPC with Sugar (and GNU/Linux) Spreads Free Media

  • Subject: [News] OLPC with Sugar (and GNU/Linux) Spreads Free Media
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:37:22 +0000
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Powerful Ideas in Sugar Learning Platform

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| The Sugar software for the OLPC XO (and, 
| with Sugar on a Stick, for almost any other 
| recent computer with an x86 processor) is 
| based in part on Seymour Papert's 
| educational classic, Mindstorms: Children, 
| Computers, and Powerful Ideas. 
| [...]
| Another powerful idea is to replace printed 
| textbooks with media and software under 
| Free Licenses such as GPL (GNU Public 
| License) or Creative Commons, as California 
| has begun to do with PDFs of textbooks. But 
| we can go further that that. We can use 
| Sugar tools to create models in math and 
| science. We can use the XO for data 
| acquisition, using Measure and Record, the 
| digital oscilloscope and camera, and we can 
| use the math capabilities of Sugar software 
| to analyze the data. We can help children 
| explore the vast realms of art, music, and 
| literature. But how do we get children to 
| that level?


Showcase your free and open source projects

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| OLPC NZ (One Laptop Per Child) will be 
| there to entertain children with the new XO 
| laptops. There will also be a number of 
| talks scheduled during the LCA2010 Open 
| Day, which will introduce you to FOSS 
| software. The event is free for all to 
| attend.



OLPC switching to ARM, plans paper thin netbook

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| One Laptop per Child chairman Nicholas
| Negroponte told Xconomy that OLPC is
| prepping an ARM-based version 1.75 of its
| XO netbook while planning to release a
| "paper-thin" version 3.0 in 2012.
| Meanwhile, the Internet Archive is
| providing OLPC users with 1.6 million e-
| books, says the nonprofit organization.

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