Re: [IAEP] RFC: Supporting olpc-ish Deployments - Draft 1

2009-02-19 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Actually the model for the website/wiki already exists. It is DART at the Bering Straits School District. They have married mediawiki with their own software to provide a killer tool. The standards, lesson plans, etc. are in a wiki. DART maintains a data base which allows teachers to

[IAEP] Observations and feature requests based on watching a preK class use a computer lab

2009-02-28 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Check out http://voicethread.com. I think that is the next level you were refering to. Tony Caroline wrote: Today I visited a computer lab at a school in Boston where 3-5 year olds (the PreK class) were using the computers in the computer lab. The teacher tried to get them to use

[IAEP] classroom presenter - LinuxTag

2009-05-28 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I am working on ClassroomPresenter. The primary goal is to make it possible to author slideshows on the XO. In addition, I am adding the capability to provide voice narration for the slides. This version will probably be renamed 'ShowNTell.activity' to reflect the use by students to make

[IAEP] LinuxTag

2009-07-12 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I am in Berlin and will be through June 28. I plan to attend LinuxTag. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. Yours, Tony ___ IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!) IAEP@lists.sugarlabs.org

Re: [IAEP] LinuxTag

2009-07-12 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I have added my name. I should be available in the booth as needed, although my knowledge of German is minimal. I will try to be there on Tuesday to help with booth setup. Tony Simon Schampijer wrote: On 06/21/2009 06:34 PM, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, I am in Berlin and will be through

[IAEP] [Fwd: activities]

2009-07-13 Thread Tony Anderson
: Thu, 07 May 2009 10:42:20 +0545 From: Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net To: Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com Wade, I have been working on some activities which are nearly ready to post. Each of them is a significant change to an existing activity. The question is whether to treat the new versions

[IAEP] activities

2009-07-14 Thread Tony Anderson
Subject: [Fwd: activities] Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:46:27 +0200 From: Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net To: Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com, Simon Schampijer si...@schampijer.de, Aleksey Lim alsr...@member.fsf.org, iaep iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org Wade, I have finally posted the ShowNTell activity

Re: [IAEP] Pathagar library

2011-05-30 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I am trying to install pathagar on my schoolserver (having a little trouble configuring httpd correctly). I hope to start with a representative sample of the English items in Pustakalaya (www.pustakalaya.org). I believe the library needs to handle not only e-books but also media

Re: [IAEP] Etoys Videos for Khan Academy

2011-06-05 Thread TONY ANDERSON
I think the Khan Academy environment needs to be rehosted on a school server. In many deployments, schools do not have consistent broadband access to the internet. The school server provides the main storage via a 3.5 hard drive while the XO storage (1GB) can be thought of as a cached with the

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 44, Issue 25

2011-11-11 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I have decided to return to Rwanda (I already had the return side of my ticket paid). A group in Stuttgart has provided 100 XO-1.5s to the St. Jacob's school in Kigali. As a private school, they are not as directly bound to Mineduc. I was pleased to see a strong interest in the

[IAEP] Learn activity

2012-06-18 Thread Tony Anderson
Hello, Today, Version 51 of the Learn activity has been posted to Activities.Sugarlabs.org. This version is intended for use by deployments to evaluate its usefulness in their context. It has a separate (45mb) file of content which can be downloaded from the website. The website also has

Re: [IAEP] Learn activity

2012-06-19 Thread Tony Anderson
is this supposed to work? Don't give me scripts, but explain, please. I jumped through all these hoops because I really wanted to see it working. - Bert - On 2012-06-19, at 16:36, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, Thanks for pointing this out. We always seem to miss the obvious in documentation

Re: [IAEP] FW: Learn activity

2012-06-19 Thread Tony Anderson
through all these hoops because I really wanted to see it working. - Bert - On 2012-06-19, at 16:36, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, Thanks for pointing this out. We always seem to miss the obvious in documentation. The website I am referring to is the one linked from activity page

Re: [IAEP] Learn activity

2012-06-19 Thread Tony Anderson
, at 20:53, Tony Anderson wrote: 5. Make sure the Kls_demo_1.tar.bz2 file is unpacked on a usb drive. The Learn activity checks all the mounted drives for a folder: kls. That was the missing puzzle piece. I's still weird to require the USB drive even after I copied everything to the activity's

Re: [IAEP] Learn activity

2012-06-20 Thread Tony Anderson
: On 2012-06-19, at 20:53, Tony Anderson wrote: 5. Make sure the Kls_demo_1.tar.bz2 file is unpacked on a usb drive. The Learn activity checks all the mounted drives for a folder: kls. That was the missing puzzle piece. I's still weird to require the USB drive even after I copied everything

[IAEP] Khan Academy computer science

2012-08-15 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, The Khan Academy web site (http://www.khanacademy.org/) is announcing today a 'playlist' on computer science. It appears to be an introduction to programming based on Python! Tony On 08/14/2012 06:00 PM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Send IAEP mailing list submissions to

Re: [IAEP] Khan Academy computer science

2012-08-15 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Is this 'great minds think alike?' Tony On 08/15/2012 04:35 PM, Walter Bender wrote: On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:42 AM, Tony Andersontony_ander...@usa.net wrote: Hi, The Khan Academy web site (http://www.khanacademy.org/) is announcing today a 'playlist' on computer science. It appears

Re: [IAEP] Sugar success

2012-09-24 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Yama My measure is whether the laptops are in the box or in the hands of the children. I am working with a school in Rwanda where the laptops are normally in a charging rack (same as in a box). Sadly, the laptops are more often in the charging racks. One problem is that the school

Re: [IAEP] XO robotics

2012-09-27 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I am wondering how this TI MSP430 running on XO 1 - Robotics! relates to the Butia project in Uruguay. Is this a better solution? What appeals to me the most about Butia is that it enable the child to its own XO driving the vehicle. Can this be done with the MSP430? In Uruguay there

Re: [IAEP] [Butia-list] XO robotics

2012-09-27 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I would love to see you at the SF meeting to explain Butia to that audience. It was my understanding in Montevideo, that the robot is controlled directly from Turtle Art. For me, the really great thing you have done is to strap the laptop on the robot platform. This is not for cute

Re: [IAEP] python versions

2012-09-27 Thread Tony Anderson
: Contents of IAEP digest... Today's Topics: 1. Re: [Butia-list] XO robotics (Tony Anderson) 2. Re: [support-gang] Have You Heard From The Machine? (Kevin Mark) 3. Re: [Butia-list] XO robotics (Caryl Bigenho) -- Message

Re: [IAEP] [Butia-list] XO robotics

2012-10-16 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Bravo! Tony On 10/16/2012 10:36 AM, Andres Aguirre wrote: I think you guys will enjoy this: http://www.olpcnews.com/use_cases/technology/usb4butia_a_truly_free_as_in_freedom_input_output_board.html all the best andres On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Andres Aguirre

[IAEP] Fwd: Re: help for XS request

2012-11-09 Thread Tony Anderson
Original Message Subject: Re: help for XS request Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:24:03 -0500 From: Tony Anderson t...@olenepal.org To: iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org Hi, A common method is to transfer the data by exporting a CSV file from Excel. The result is a plain text flat file

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 56, Issue 12

2012-11-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Perhaps we can get Alfonso Calero to join this list. I am not sure whether he has a development issue with XS or an application issue on how to use it. I would certainly need more information before I could provide any useful guidance. Tony On 11/10/2012 12:00 PM,

Re: [IAEP] Emulating Alice in Turtle

2012-11-17 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Just a footnote. There may be some who are not aware that Alice is based on AIML: http://www.alicebot.org/aiml.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIML The AIML engine in Speak is written in Python. An intriguing idea is to make a teachable bot: http://www.simonlaven.com/leo.htm This

Re: [IAEP] Emulating Alice in Turtle

2012-11-17 Thread Tony Anderson
. -walter On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 6:12 AM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net wrote: Hi, Just a footnote. There may be some who are not aware that Alice is based on AIML: http://www.alicebot.org/aiml.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIML The AIML engine in Speak is written in Python

[IAEP] OLPC

2012-12-02 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, The Saint Jacob school has one laptop per child in grades 4, 5, and 6. The teachers in the lower primary (K, grades 1, 2, and 3) want to use them for selected lessons. There needs to be a way for the work of each student who is sharing a laptop to be kept separate. In particular, the

Re: [IAEP] [support-gang] OLPC

2012-12-02 Thread Tony Anderson
, of course! On 12/02/2012 10:27 PM, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, The Saint Jacob school has one laptop per child in grades 4, 5, and 6. The teachers in the lower primary (K, grades 1, 2, and 3) want to use them for selected lessons. There needs to be a way for the work of each student who is sharing

Re: [IAEP] OLPC

2012-12-02 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Unfortunately this neat proposal doesn't address the Journal (nor my problem of delivering the correct educational content per the grade level of the user). On balance, the risk of work being done by one user in the name of another is probably not worth the 'screensaver' strategy. In

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 57, Issue 12

2012-12-11 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I like it! Tony On 12/11/2012 07:00 PM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Message: 1 Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:16:20 +1100 From: Sridhar Dhanapalansrid...@laptop.org.au To: iaepiaep@lists.sugarlabs.org Subject: [IAEP] Arduino Esplora Message-ID:

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 57, Issue 17

2012-12-17 Thread Tony Anderson
Hello, I am working as a volunteer at a school in Rwanda. This subject is a part of the curriculum in Rwanda. Primary science education in Rwanda is mostly rote learning. One reason is that primary schools have no budget to acquire anything beyond a few wall posters to support science

Re: [IAEP] Suggestions needed for Learning(Teaching) reading

2013-02-28 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, The Eric site you linked says that it does not have authorization to make the course available for download. Am I missing something? Tony On 02/28/2013 02:15 PM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Send IAEP mailing list submissions to iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org To subscribe

Re: [IAEP] Library in a box

2013-03-07 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, OLE Nepal has deployed such a library since 2008. See www.pustakalaya.org. The library is based on Fedora Commons and Fez. I have rehosted most of the English language collection on Django (as is Pathagar). This works with the WebKit version of the Browse Activity. A selected item is

Re: [IAEP] How to access USB

2013-03-13 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Just a note: Prior to 12.1.0, the path was /media/??? This is a little problematic because: cd /media/ ls on a 12.1.0 shows nothing (on an earlier system you should see ???). Also on an earlier system: cd /run/media/olpc will show No such file or directory. On 12.1.0, if you cd

[IAEP] BERNIE

2014-03-24 Thread Tony Anderson
BERNIE (Basic Educational Resources Needed for Innovative Education) has a website: http://www.projectbernie.org It now has documentation of the capabilities based on screenshots from an XO-1.5 using a schoolserver with the BERNIE content installed. Those who are interested in what can be

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 76, Issue 7

2014-07-31 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, First, the xs-setup-network script sets up a port which expects the WAN side to supply an IP via DHCP. If your internet provider expects something else, the port should be re-configured. Second, a more direct way to test would be to ping Google's dns site: ping 8.8.8.8 Yours, Tony

[IAEP] Project Bernie

2015-02-13 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, All I have finally got most of the project bernie site (www.projectbernie.org) showing what is available on the school server. The major missing piece is the 'homeview' button on the Class page. This piece is being uploaded at the moment and with luck will be added later today. I think

Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Planning for the future (Samuel, Greenfeld)

2015-03-18 Thread Tony Anderson
Sean, I think you are getting at what I consider the heart of the problem. SugarLabs sees Sugar as an alternative GUI for any computing device with primary efficacy in the developed, internet-connected world. This goal is understandable since the XOs have a limited life and so Sugar must be

Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Planning for the future (Samuel, Greenfeld)

2015-03-18 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Walter This could lead to a most unproductive discussion. My main point is that there should be focus on what new educational opportunities we are offering to our users. I am saddened to see such wonderful new activities developed using the web technology which are totally unavailable to

Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Planning for the future (Samuel, Greenfeld)

2015-03-19 Thread Tony Anderson
, 2015 at 1:40 AM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net wrote: Sean, I think you are getting at what I consider the heart of the problem. SugarLabs sees Sugar as an alternative GUI for any computing device with primary efficacy in the developed

Re: [IAEP] Future Direction

2015-03-05 Thread Tony Anderson
Thanks for this. In an after school environment, this strategy should work very well. It means that someone must be the firestarter, perhaps at a pre-school training session. I am not sure about how this could be accomplished where after-school programs are not feasible. At some of the

Re: [IAEP] Upgrading XOs

2015-02-27 Thread Tony Anderson
I have finished categorizing the Sugar activities on BERNIE. The Backup and Backup4G are the activities installed on the standard builds. The Standard activities that I believe work without restriction. The Spanish category is evident. The Web activity are activities that require web-service

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 84, Issue 2

2015-03-02 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Sean I thought the strategy of OLPC was very clear - sell national governments on providing laptops to all of their children. However, OLPC, independent of this strategy, made two critical decisions: G1G1 and using open software that have made all the difference. The open software

Re: [IAEP] Future Direction

2015-03-04 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Gonzalo Must we rewrite 300 Sugar activities because Python is obsolete? If we are committed to Android, have we looked at making Python viable there? Are we facing lock-down on these machines or can we run Fedora/Sugar on a tablet without Android? If I understand you, then Etoys no

Re: [IAEP] Future Direction

2015-03-04 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Caryl Etoys is also supported by a web site: http://etoysillinois.org/ which is somewhat comparable to the Scratch site. If Etoys to Go works on an XO, then the contents of the usb drive could be copied to a folder on an XO and run from there. The 10 videos from Waveplace provide an

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 84, Issue 2

2015-03-03 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Gonzalo I am an old curmudgeon, so please excuse any bad email manners. The Sugar development team has done a superb job of keeping up with the changing technologies. My point is only that when Sugar is evaluated going forward, it will be on its success in delivering a superior

Re: [IAEP] Future Direction

2015-03-03 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Gonzalo My sense is that a lot of the work in the past seven years has been in keeping Sugar up to date with the upstream system - getting Sugar as a desktop in Fedora was a major effort. As you point out, this effort was essential. Moving to first-class support for html5/css/javascript is

Re: [IAEP] Note-taking

2015-02-21 Thread Tony Anderson
doing. On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 7:52 PM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net wrote: Also on the list is a 'comments' capability so that learners can make comments and give rankings for the books they read from the school server library

Re: [IAEP] Note-taking

2015-02-20 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Sora I have been using zim desktop wiki. I think it would fit this application very well. It installs and runs on all versions of XO. Download zim-0.62.tar.gz from the Zim Desktop WIki site. I have attached the sugar activity that I am using to launch zim from the Sugar side. It is

Re: [IAEP] Note-taking

2015-02-20 Thread Tony Anderson
Oops! I forgot to include the install script: tar -xvf zim-0.62.tar.gz cd zim-0.62 sudo python setup.py install cd - rm -rf zim-0.62 sugar-install-bundle zim-4.xo The easy way is to use a 4GB usb drive (with 1-2GB free). Suppose the drive label is XYZ. Copy the tarball to this drive. Copy

Re: [IAEP] Note-taking

2015-02-22 Thread Tony Anderson
of later versions of Sugar, I haven't seen it do that. On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 9:03 PM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net wrote: Hi, Sora The idea would be that a comments on a book (accession) would be linked from the accession record. There is also

Re: [IAEP] Planning for the future

2015-02-24 Thread Tony Anderson
This is certainly a vital topic for many of us. I have been hands-on with a number of deployments. In the case of Rwanda, a lot of money has been invested in an effort to provide a laptop to every elementary school child in the country. I feel that project needs any support we can give it to

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 84, Issue 42

2015-03-23 Thread Tony Anderson
As the story points out, these are problems that were and are well known. One of the largest problems in Rwanda is that only 250 schools were found in the initial deployment that had electricity. This is a problem that has hampered deployment of the laptops from the beginning. The focus of the

[IAEP] Update to ProjectBernie

2015-04-14 Thread Tony Anderson
The Project Bernie website has been updated (www.projectbernie.org). This site provides a representative view of what a school server loaded from BERNIE provides to an XO at a deployment. The update releases the first edition of the 'hands-on computing' courses in the Explore section of the

Re: [IAEP] Update to ProjectBernie - Oops!

2015-04-14 Thread Tony Anderson
I have received instant feedback from Lionel Laske and John Gilmore - thanks. The site was broken (course in Python track on Hacking Ciphers and first course in Web track. The problem has been resolved. The course in the Python track on Pygame is still broken, working on it. Sorry, Tony

Re: [IAEP] [support-gang] Update to ProjectBernie

2015-04-19 Thread Tony Anderson
Richa On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 5:53 PM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net wrote: That's about right. The school servers are located at deployments which do not have access to the internet and so must rely on open educational

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 85, Issue 18

2015-04-23 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I also stumbled on this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/benton-park-live-coding-orchestra-the-planets/. Sounds good. Tony On 04/20/2015 06:00 PM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:24:18 +0200 From: Christophe Gu?retchristophe.gue...@dans.knaw.nl To: Liste

Re: [IAEP] The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher.

2015-04-27 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Sebastian Interesting, this author sees what we are trying to do as facilitating the terrible future in which teachers are robots. The missing ingredient, of course, is education. The best teachers I encountered in school had the wide perspective of an educated person that enabled them

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 85, Issue 13

2015-04-17 Thread Tony Anderson
You are a troll according to the Wiktionary definition of 'to troll': (to post inflammatory material so as) to attempt to lure others into combative argument for purposes of personal entertainment and/or gratuitous disruption, especially in an online community or discussion. Tony On

Re: [IAEP] [support-gang] Update to ProjectBernie

2015-04-14 Thread Tony Anderson
. Secondly, Eloquent javascript chapters are giving Internal server errors. I tried first few, they were all giving errors. Thanks Vibhor On Apr 14, 2015 2:11 PM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net wrote: The Project Bernie website

Re: [IAEP] [XSCE] RE: [UKids] Re: [support-gang] Taking, OpenStreetMap Offline - DESIGN Call - Thur June 11, 10AM EDT / 2PM UTC

2015-06-15 Thread Tony Anderson
There seem to be two independent problems. First, make an updated version of the IIAB OSM. The goal is to understand what are the computer requirements to do this and how long it takes and then be able to make a new version whenever needed. Second, make available more detail than IIAB OSM

Re: [IAEP] Motion to adopt the 2016 vision for Sugar Labs

2016-06-03 Thread Tony Anderson
I believe Sugar is intended to enable a computer to provide enhanced educational opportunities; especially to those who have limited access to the Internet. One goal of Sugar is to bring to reality the educational concepts of Seymour Papert and Alan Kay. Tony On 06/03/2016 11:28 AM,

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 99, Issue 16

2016-06-05 Thread Tony Anderson
on a series of motions resulted in no report from the Translation Community Manager. Tony On 06/05/2016 07:02 AM, Dave Crossland wrote: Hi On 4 June 2016 at 03:35, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net>> wrote: This discussion of procedures miss

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 99, Issue 16

2016-06-04 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Dave This discussion of procedures misses the point. Board meetings are not for the purpose of voting yea/nea on motions. A majority of the Board members commented on these motions before the meeting. These comments were consistent with the comments made at the meeting with a couple of

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 99, Issue 60

2016-06-15 Thread Tony Anderson
I had a chance to skim through the log of this meeting. I believe the discussion overlooks a fundamental point. The XOs (and particularly the XO-1s) are primarily deployed in the developing world (Latin America and Africa). The schools have these laptops as donations or as purchases by their

Re: [IAEP] Motion: to vote on each motion proposed by a, member

2016-06-04 Thread Tony Anderson
Sebastian, Please identify a motion proposed by a member which has not been considered. Naturally, consideration of a proposal is not necessarily approval. Tony On 06/04/2016 06:00 PM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Send IAEP mailing list submissions to

Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Motion: to consider email votes on motions only valid if they are sent to both the SLOBs and IAEP mailing lists.

2016-06-21 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Adam I don't think this is relevant to this motion. Clearly, if such a negotiation were to happen, the Board could move to consider the matter in 'executive session'. In the meantime, there is no reason not to make votes public (and the discussion of them in the meetings which is already

Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Motion to update current SL vision statement

2016-06-19 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Laura Unfortunately, this is not my vision of Sugar Labs or Sugar. I see Sugar as an educational opportunity provided to users of the OLPC XO and others. Naturally, it takes software engineers to develop and maintain this software, but the vision must be about the result - Sugar and the

Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Motion to update current SL vision statement

2016-06-20 Thread Tony Anderson
. However, this is not the /ra//ison d'etre/ for Sugar. Tony On 06/20/2016 05:29 AM, Dave Crossland wrote: On 19 June 2016 at 13:20, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net>> wrote: Unfortunately, this is not my vision of Sugar Labs or Sugar. I see S

Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Oversight Board decisions page

2016-06-20 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Dave On 06/20/2016 05:20 AM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Adam asked me to diligently maintain the list of SLOB decisions going forwards, that Walter had put together from archives, at http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Decisions I have reviewed this page. You have

[IAEP] Sugar Vision

2016-06-23 Thread Tony Anderson
Yet another try. Sugar Labs develops and supports Sugar. Sugar is a software system inspired by Alan Kay's Dynabook vision of a personal portable computer for children. While originally designed and implemented for the One Laptop per Child XO laptop, Sugar is available to anyone (GPLv3) and

Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Motion to update current SL vision statement

2016-06-20 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Dave It describes what we do. A mission statement usually describes the organizations goal, what it is trying to accomplish. Tony On 06/20/2016 05:17 PM, Dave Crossland wrote: Hi On 20 June 2016 at 03:23, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net&g

Re: [IAEP] SLOBS Meeting

2016-06-17 Thread Tony Anderson
Sean, I understand the need is to have a financial report at each monthly meeting reporting on starting balance, amount received, amount paid, and ending balance. This is under the control of SFC. Adam is our liason to SFC. So I think it is appropriate that he make this report. Currently,

Re: [IAEP] SLOBS Meeting

2016-06-17 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Dave I appreciate your enthusiasm. However, I wonder how this will work with Adam Holt as our liason with SFC and with SFC being our accountant. Tony On 06/17/2016 03:39 PM, Dave Crossland wrote: On 17 June 2016 at 06:37, Sean DALY >

Re: [IAEP] SLOBS Meeting

2016-06-17 Thread Tony Anderson
steps to formalize this relationship with SFC. Tony On 06/17/2016 05:16 PM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Message: 6 Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:15:22 -0400 From: Dave Crossland<d...@lab6.com> To: Tony Anderson<tony_ander...@usa.net> Cc: IAEP SugarLabs<iaep@lists.sugarl

Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] A Better Idea...

2016-06-27 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Dave Can you identify these motions. Most of the votes were cast at the meetings. As far as I remember there were two email votes. Tony On 06/27/2016 04:14 PM, Dave Crossland wrote: On 27 June 2016 at 09:24, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net> wrote: If it is useful. It

Re: [IAEP] [SLOB] scheduling our next meeting

2016-02-04 Thread Tony Anderson
1600 UTC is midnight here in the Philippines. This will, of course, improve in May when I will be on the same time as Lionel. Tony On 02/05/2016 05:52 AM, Sameer Verma wrote: I can do 1600 UTC. I think you meant Feb 12? Sameer On Feb 4, 2016 1:18 PM, "Walter Bender"

Re: [IAEP] Motions to create position of Translation-Community Manager

2016-04-06 Thread Tony Anderson
for decision making bodies unless clear processes are used. There was nothing in the history of the page to indicate it was part of a motion. I'd like to see some more transparency. On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 02:58:21PM +0800, Tony Anderson wrote: My point is that the motion was based on the wording

[IAEP] Vote on Translation-Community Manager motions

2016-04-06 Thread Tony Anderson
I move that the SugarLabs Oversight Board approve the position of Translation-Community Manager as described at http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Translation-Community_Manager. +1 I further move that Chris Leonard be named to this position effective immediately. +1 I further move that the

Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Motions to create position of Translation-Community Manager

2016-04-06 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Laura The simplest answer is that is a part of the job of the TCM not the Board. Tony On 04/06/2016 11:39 PM, Laura Vargas wrote: Tony, What would be in place to explain, is why atfer the creation of the position (first motion) SLOBs are not openly requiring proposals from all

Re: [IAEP] Motions to create position of Translation-Community Manager

2016-04-06 Thread Tony Anderson
On 04/06/2016 09:52 PM, Sebastian Silva wrote: El 06/04/16 a las 00:38, Tony Anderson escribió: The formal motion was sent at 5pm April 5, 2016. It was seconded at 7:25pm April 5, 2016 (both times EST). Any changes to the TCM job description made after the formal motion was submitted

Re: [IAEP] Motions to create position of Translation-Community Manager

2016-04-06 Thread Tony Anderson
, 2016 at 01:38:46PM +0800, Tony Anderson wrote: The formal motion was sent at 5pm April 5, 2016. It was seconded at 7:25pm April 5, 2016 (both times EST). Any changes to the TCM job description made after the formal motion was submitted and seconded should not be considered in votes on the motion

Re: [IAEP] Motions to create position of Translation-Community Manager

2016-04-05 Thread Tony Anderson
<https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Translation_Team/Coordinator>//, or any other party interested in helping out with localization./ I hope it is taken well. It does not modify the motions in place at all. Regards, Sebastian El 05/04/16 a las 04:32, Tony Anderson escribió: I submitted motions

Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Action needed on two issues

2016-04-08 Thread Tony Anderson
+1 on both motions Tony On 04/08/2016 08:23 PM, Walter Bender wrote: Apparently we did not actually get all the votes necessary to approve a motion to pay Devin a $500 stipend for his time taken away from his Day Job to help with the Turtle Blocks workshops at the Constructionism Conference.

[IAEP] Motions to create position of Translation-Community Manager

2016-04-05 Thread Tony Anderson
I submitted motions to the Board as follows: I move that the SugarLabs Oversight Board approve the position of Translation-Community Manager as described at http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Translation-Community_Manager. I further move that Chris Leonard be named to this position effective

Re: [IAEP] Features wishlist from 2007

2016-04-22 Thread Tony Anderson
This is central to the 'vision'. In my 'vision', the goal is to promote Sugar in the consumer world as an effective learning resource for learners who do not have access to computers or the internet (live on the wrong side of the digital divide). There are many commercial and non-profit

Re: [IAEP] use of XOs

2016-04-25 Thread Tony Anderson
I think this started with an observation from Adam. We have used deployment in the community to refer to the institution where the laptops are located and the overall environment; hence, the Deployment Guide. In our current context, Uruguay is not a deployment but each school in Uruguay with

[IAEP] *Sugar Onboard: After user testing*

2016-04-24 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Sam Your experience matches mine with 'homeview' (see http://www.projectbernie.org - class page). I attempted to guide learners in the use of several activities with a slide show featuring a screen shot on each slide. One example is Paint. I quickly found that the slides needed a 'hook',

Re: [IAEP] use of XOs

2016-04-24 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Dave On 04/25/2016 09:17 AM, Dave Crossland wrote: Hi Tony Would you be willing to post this wonderful email to the group thread? :) On 24 April 2016 at 21:11, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net>> wrote: Hi, Dave I hope you can c

[IAEP] Lion Activity

2016-04-25 Thread Tony Anderson
The Lion activity (https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Lion_Activity) has been added to ASLO (activities.sugarlabs.org). It is suitable for testing by localizers. The current version allows a user to select a language (from those on the XO) and an activity (from those installed on the XO with po

Re: [IAEP] IAEP "Most Sugar Users Use XO Laptops" True?

2016-04-23 Thread Tony Anderson
Dave, This is exactly what we need. It will take a lot of work but the value would make it very worthwhile. I believe Adam Holt and the support-gang have the most information. I have access to 3 deployments in Rwanda (120 laptops at one school, probably 200+ at two others). I also have

Re: [IAEP] IAEP "Most Sugar Users Use XO Laptops" True?

2016-04-23 Thread Tony Anderson
simulations and the like from the school server. Tony On 04/24/2016 12:38 PM, Dave Crossland wrote: On 24 April 2016 at 00:00, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net>> wrote: I have access to 3 deployments in Rwanda (120 laptops at one school,

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 97, Issue 75

2016-04-23 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Caryl Of course, you are right. I really wish we had more information on where and how XOs are used in the field. All I know is the experience of the small number of deployments I am supporting. Tony On 04/24/2016 11:15 AM, iaep-requ...@lists.sugarlabs.org wrote: Send IAEP mailing list

Re: [IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 97, Issue 75

2016-04-23 Thread Tony Anderson
a contact who could provide us with good current information. Tony On 04/24/2016 12:21 PM, Dave Crossland wrote: On 23 April 2016 at 23:45, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net>> wrote: I really wish we had more information on where and how XOs

Re: [IAEP] Sugar network/ School Network (Laura Vargas)

2016-05-20 Thread Tony Anderson
+08:00 Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net>>: Hi, Laura Hi Tony! Sorry about my confusing message with the digest title. No problem :D I tried the Sugar network several years ago but decided that it was not usable because it

Re: [IAEP] Sugar network/ School Network (Laura Vargas)

2016-05-20 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Sebastian and Laura Thanks, that clarifies things greatly. Tony On 05/20/2016 09:27 AM, Sebastian Silva wrote: El 20/05/16 a las 01:40, Tony Anderson escribió: Hi, Laura I am sorry but that leaves me still unclear on the dependence on the internet. If each machine becomes a node, why

Re: [IAEP] Windows is Coming

2016-05-20 Thread Tony Anderson
ndows Is Coming" (Samuel Greenfeld) -- Message: 1 Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 11:26:28 +0800 From: Laura Vargas <la...@somosazucar.org> To: Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net> Cc: iaep <iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org> Sub

Re: [IAEP] Windows is Coming

2016-05-20 Thread Tony Anderson
major advantage is that it would make it possible to demonstrate the capabilities of Sugar on a Windows machine for prospective sponsors of olpc/Sugar deployments. Tony On 05/20/2016 12:37 PM, Sean DALY wrote: On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.

Re: [IAEP] Fwd: Re: [SLOBS] Motion: Solicit Membership Donations + Public Statements

2016-05-23 Thread Tony Anderson
. If it is a donation, a person can donate what they feel comfortable with. Tony On 05/23/2016 03:24 PM, Dave Crossland wrote: Hi On 23 May 2016 at 09:07, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net>> wrote: I agree completely. However, if the donations are

Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] [SLOB] GSoC mentor stipend motion

2016-05-19 Thread Tony Anderson
I am not sure of my arithmetic. Six mentors at $500 is $3000, so 10% is $300 and 5% is $150. Leaving $2550 or $255 per mentor. Tony On 05/18/2016 02:37 PM, Dave Crossland wrote: Hi On 18 May 2016 at 04:15, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net <mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net&g

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