Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

Edutainment Ratios & Device Wars

_ Kevin brought up an interesting point yesterday: he noted how there is a perceived ratio difference between the above devices in their bias toward learning versus entertainment (or edutainment). … Continue reading

August 4, 2011 · 2 Comments

Alan Kay read Marshall McLuhan: Duh-piphany!

I just picked up Multimedia From Wagner to Virtual Reality and stumbled upon Alan Kay’s “User Interface: A Personal View (1989). As Kay tells his story, he acknowledges McLuhan’s Understanding … Continue reading

May 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

Building turtles, re-learning how to learn

I just read a post by CA teacher Steven Davis, who had his class put together this mechanical turtle. It involved wiring, research, and writing, and writing about writing. This … Continue reading

April 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

OLPC and the Agrarian Mind?

In addition to the books and ideas I listed yesterday, Chris and I have been worrying about concepts like Larry Cuban’s “oversold and underused” critique of computers in education, and … Continue reading

March 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sugar and The Shallows

Chris and I have been thinking about our Sugar experiment at Madison Elementary in relation to a number of high profile slogans and questions like Douglas Rushkoff’s “program or be … Continue reading

March 17, 2011 · 4 Comments



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