Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

World Building and Programming environments for kids

I asked my son to check out Kudo, the Microsoft Research software for game development, available cross-platform and on X-box.  He is 13 and a Minecrafter, so he found Kudo … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Google RISE Awards says “no” to us, yes to other great projects.

Google RISE Awards. No RISE award for Fargo XO this year, but we will try again next year.  If the OLPC  and Sugar communities worked together on a project, that … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Partner In Learning Tool

Partner In Learning Tool. Microsoft has collected a set of free tools for teachers and students.  We are trying to run a Sugar project in the shadow of the nation’s … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

News: The Promise of Digital Humanities – Inside Higher Ed

News: The Promise of Digital Humanities – Inside Higher Ed. While Fargo XO might not immediately strike someone as a digital humanities project, we are definitely trying to bring a … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants. Another potential funding source to keep Fargo XO up and running in 2012-13.  We would pursue a Level II grant in order to expand beyond Madison … Continue reading

September 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Grand Challenges | Digital Promise

Grand Challenges | Digital Promise. The Digital Promise initiative is something Sugar /XO people should participate in. Articulate our vision, seek support and collaboration.  Unclear if the “grand challenge winner” … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Digital Media and Learning Competition

Digital Media and Learning Competition.   The MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Competition has just been announced, and the theme is “badges.”  As best I can tell, Sugar is … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Deeper Learning | Hewlett Foundation

Deeper Learning | Hewlett Foundation. I was listening to NPR this morning and heard (for the 100th time) about the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s mission to “solve social and … Continue reading

September 10, 2011 · 1 Comment

Google RISE Awards and a Smart Computing Culture

Google RISE Awards. “Google RISE – Roots in Science and Engineering – Awards are designed to promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) education initiatives. … Continue reading

September 2, 2011 · Leave a comment



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