Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

Book chapter on building smarter computing cultures.

Chris, Matt, and Kevin have a chapter in Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities.  The chapter is a white paper that comes out of our three-year work on Sugar Labs @ … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cursive Writing and Coding: Conflicts over School Goals (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Schools as “museums of virtue”* and schools as engines of change have been dominant and conflicting metaphors in the…

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects: Looking at Ten Countries

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Michael Trucano is the World Bank’s Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, serving as the organization’s focal point on…

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hour of Code: Going the wrong direction!

Originally posted on Kevin Brooks:
I just found an “Hour of Code” link underneath the Google Search bar and had to follow it. Chris Lindgren and I have a work…

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Originally posted on OLPC School Server:
Silar’s orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti, usually has power once a day, often in the time between 12pm to 6 or 7am. In…

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Originally posted on Monsoon Grey:
On Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th of July 2012, we had two Turtle Art sessions with the children of Class 4 at Our Lady of…

November 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Reverse engineer Rosetta Stone? Maybe not

We’ve been wondering what it would take reverse engineer Rosetta Stone, or just come up with our own Sugar-based ELL program, but this recent study of RS and one other … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Christmas Dragon

I am blogging from here in Pretoria, South Africa.  I wish I brought an XO with me. I remember how the XOs could not connect to the NDSU network and that made … Continue reading

December 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

Using Comic Life 2 to Make Instructions

I took David’s instructions and “Bartzified” them for children:

October 10, 2011 · 3 Comments

Emily’s De-Brick XO Fail

Today I took an XO home and tried to de-brick it using the video that Chris Lindgren posted on the Sugar Labs @ NDSU site.  Then I decided to take … Continue reading

October 5, 2011 · 2 Comments



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