[IAEP] The Next Wave of Activity Sharing

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 09:37:24 EDT 2009

A website counterpart to Sugar, whether demo or live extension, could
multiply our impact by allowing teachers and parents (not to mention
journalists) to discover and try Sugar without the barriers of
downloading an ISO, loading a stick and configuring BIOS, or obtaining
an XO.

I concur that the schoolwide scenario is important.


On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Martin
Langhoff<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Tomeu Vizoso<tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> That's what I was trying to explain ;) Though I do see some value in
> It's a fantastic idea, but I have to concur with Tomeu -- make it work
> _local_ (with the XS for example, though it doesn't have to be), and
> from there push it upstream if possible, but *let users control this
> explicitly*.
> My long term plan (if I ever get to it!) is to do something like this
> with Moodle+Mahara. Or perhaps Moodle->Moodle. So I'd love to see this
> done.
> When I write "let users control this explicitly", I mean: let kids
> share this with their local (and safe) group, and let them choose to
> publish more widely (to the internet) with the input from adults
> (teachers, parents).
> We had almost identical discussions with the "edublog" team, they
> wanted to have kids blog directly to the internet. As things
> progressed they realised it was a bad idea. Do search the discussion
> lists for edublog to have more background.
> In some countries, beyond being a bad idea, it is illegal. In the US
> at least there are serious laws that will get teachers and schools
> into lots of trouble if kids' privacy is breached. And yes, Internet
> === Breach of privacy.
> cheers,
> m
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