Friday, July 03, 2009

Sugar on a Stick (SoaS)

What would software developed specifically to educate young children look like? Try Sugar / Strawberry.

Sugar on a Stick means you can run this new child centric system and its many activities on any modern computer

How? Sugar_on_a_Stick/Strawberry (free download and will run on most operating systems)

What? Sugar is the software of a worldwide effort to provide every child with equal opportunity for a quality education. Available in 25 languages, Sugar's Activities are used every school day by almost one-million children in more than forty countries.

Originally developed for the One Laptop per Child XO-1, Sugar now runs on most computers. Sugar is free and open-source software.

The Home view contains icons representing a child and his or her favorite activities

The Groups view represents the people closest to the child ... children interact with friends and can join their shared activities

The Neighborhood view displays all the computers within a child’s connected community, and their shared activities

The Journal is an automated diary of everything a child does with his or her laptop

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