[olpc-help] OLPC User's Manual
Ixo X oxI
ixo at myna.ws
Sat Feb 16 05:57:40 EST 2008
How about a change in paradigm for Activities ?
Have a 'help' menu, with three items under it.
-> Keyboard shortcuts <-
-> Visit online information <- (Would go to
-> About ACTIVITY NAME <-
This last one would have a local screen or too (total!)
- describing the Activity, and version number (date of last update)
- a short description of what it does
- what it teaches/learning by the user
- A few examples of what can be done
- How to share/show/teach others how to use it
- and credit to major contributors
I could start it, by proposing some edits to the Browse activity, and we
could all pitch in with the description and overview... :-) Who's in with
me, to show the shortcuts for Browse! :)
On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 1:46 PM, Steve Holton <sph0lt0n at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Dawn- Welcome aboard.
> I'm guessing you've already see the Getting Started guide:
> When used 'in the field' one of the stated goals is to create a system
> which is discoverable so that there doesn't need to be a teacher
> around to explain how to do things. But what a Mongolian child has
> which you lack is a community of friends who have already 'discovered'
> neat things about their own XO's and are willing to share.
> That's where we come in.
> Let's have a conversation. We should let others listen-in as well, so
> they can learn, and so they can teach.
> What sorts of things interest you (or your child)? Or would you prefer
> we just all chime-in with "hey, I know something neat..."
> Email isn't really the best way to hold a conversation, you should
> pop-by the IRC channels
> - http://en.forum.laptop.org/chat/
> and just type something like "how do I use TamTam"...
> (Which reminds me: I know something neat! Leave the XO up and showing
> the Neighborhood screen while you drive to work. XO Wardriving,
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Dawn Boyer <yeah_whatever at comcast.net>
> > The concept of OLPC is fantastic but we're really disappointed with the
> > spent trying to figure out how different activities work. Is there a
> > step-by-step instruction manual for the activities? Everything I find
> > on-line is either an overview of what the program can do (but not how to
> > it) or what it will be able to do in the future.
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