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This page is meant to be a collection point for resources that are about the XO laptop and Sugar Operating System. Maybe they will each need their own page some day, but the XO always uses Sugar, and Sugar is only occasionally used independently of the XO (although that might change).
XO in the Classroom: a rich and extensive guide to really specific ways an XO can be used in elementary schools.
The Educators Page on the XO wiki has tremendous materials: educational theory, creating a storybook in Etoys, etc.
XO Dis/Assembly Resources
XO Disassembly for keyboard/tounchpad replacement/repair.
XO Serial Adapters: Sugar Labs wiki page on how to locate and use serial adapters on the XO.
Sugar Resources and Activities
Sugar Labs videos.
Screencast: a new activity (June 2011) that could be helpful.
Shapes: a “battleship” type game.
Probably almost everything we need to know about Turtle Blocks and Turtle Art can be found on the Sugar Wiki.
Turtle Blocks Portfolio Basics Video
So you want to learn Python?
Python is the programming language, i.e. the architecture, that constructs the interface that is Sugar. Sugar is an opensource project and some of the more advanced activities involve tinkering around with Python. Here are some more adult-learner vs.young-learner resources to get your feet a little wet: