[Nepal] sugar activities
wadetb at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 23:33:16 EST 2008
A new pre-alpha of Typing Turtle is available for limited preview. It
sports some introductory English lessons and is ready for *initial*
Specifically I'm looking for feedback about the general program feel, plus
the operation and content of the lessons.
Known issues include placeholder artwork, display performance, number and
variety of lessons, some bugs in the instructions, and lack of any typing
I'm still working to prepare a public alpha release in early January. If
you're interested in native content, could you please provide me with a
UTF-8 text dictionary for your native language, along with the locale code
(e.g. en_US)? Thanks!
Chris, feel free to forward this to the Peru and Uraguay folks who may be
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 2:46 AM, Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org> wrote:
> Wade, great to hear from you.
> We would love to test out your activities. Our deployment team will be
> going out to deploy a small school next week. I will ask to try out
> these activities and see how the kids react.
> I can't emphasive enough how interested we are in the Typing Turtle
> program. A typing tutor program is probably the most requested program
> by teachers and kids.
> On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 12:33 -0500, Wade Brainerd wrote:
> > Hi Bryan,
> > I am seeking feedback about activities I am devloping from those who
> > are using XOs in an educational environment. I'm also interested in
> > helping out if there are specific, simple activities needed.
> > My activities:
> > Colors! - Natural media painting activity. Currently in alpha stage.
> > Includes recording and playback of individual strokes, and some sample
> > paintings to watch.
> > Finance - A simple Quicken-like activity, intended for kids, teachers
> > or parents. Currently pre-alpha. It could be used to handle finances
> > for a school club, or a small business.
> > Typing Turtle - An interactive touch-typing tutor with lesson and game
> > components. Currently pre-alpha. Note- I need native language
> > writers to develop lesson content for each deployment.
> > If you have time to review these activities or know someone who would
> > be willing to help me out, let me know! I'm basically just looking
> > for some contact with people who might actually use my software :)
> > Best,
> > Wade
> Bryan W. Berry
> Technology Director
> OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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