Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

Is SoaS ready for prime time?

We’ve been using Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) for almost two years now in after school programs, and generally its performance has been acceptable.  I wouldn’t want to be a … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 14 Comments

Dropping an XO from a helicopter: figuratively speaking.

I didn’t solve all the technical problems I wrote about a few weeks ago, but I got a G1G1 X0 ready for the Rwandan family recently resettled in Fargo.  I … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

Too busy to post, lots of good things happening

The end of the university semester has been extremely busy, but lots of good things have happened with our project, and more good things are about to happen. 1. We … Continue reading

May 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fieldnote: Composing Poetry in Write

We’ve spent a lot of time exploring Etoys, Turtle Blocks and the more exotic activities of Sugar; we finally decided to look in to Write and use it to compose … Continue reading

April 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

Turtle Block Portfolios: Attempt #1 (Chris’ fieldnote)

It’s been awhile since I have been able to make it over to Madison. I was thrilled to see so many students at the tech team for this first Turtle … Continue reading

March 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Turtle Block Portfolios: Attempt #1

Chris and I spent about 45 minutes with six (then seven) Madison students yesterday, continuing our exploration of Turtle Blocks. We asked them to set up a portfolio, but we … Continue reading

March 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Turtle Block Session 4

I had a video snafu yesterday at Madison, so this field note will have to suffice. Quick recap: day one we explored, day two we followed instructions and made letters; … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nice Turtle Block Session at Madison

We’ve more or less settled on a plan forward for the rest of the school year at Madison Elementary. We are going to work towards a little portfolio for the … Continue reading

March 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Worksession + follow-ups

Chris Lindgren, Suh Yon Cho, and I had a great work session on Friday–we have posted our updated schedule as a page on the right. We started to develop our … Continue reading

October 25, 2010 · Leave a comment



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