[OLPC-SF] [FM Discuss] New user support request

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 03:58:13 EDT 2009

Greetings Jenny,

You may want to look at this document, in French, written by teachers in Gabon:



On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 1:01 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:57 AM, J Nauss <jnauss at lwhs.org> wrote:
>> Hello, I am a high school teacher and new user to the OLPC and will be
>> helping to lead a student project in Keur Sadaro, Senegal in June
>> (short notice, I know). There were 25 OLPCs brought over last year
>> that are not in use but will be this summer when the wireless mesh
>> network is completed. We will bring an additional 20 or so OLPCs.
> Excellent.
>> Due to a pre-scheduled vacation, I am unable to attend the April SF
>> meeting, but I was wondering if there is anyone with time and energy
>> to help me get started.
> Yes, I can.
>> While I am able to sort out the basics, I am
>> finding that most of the Activities do not have instructions, or the
>> instructions explain what the program does but not how to do it. One
>> even says, "If you are computer savvy and play with it long enough,
>> you can figure it out." This won't be useful in Senegal.
> Which Activities do you need help with?
>> More specifically:
>> 1. Are there actual instructions for some of the more complex
>> activities?
> See the Sugar activity guides at http://www.flossmanuals.net/, and let
> us know what else you need.
>> 2. Are there lesson plans/unit plans?
> Not a lot, but yes, some. I assume that you need all subjects. I
> recommend that you join some of the mailing lists at
> http://lists.sugarlabs.org/
> http://lists.laptop.org/
> that match your needs, such as Content, Grassroots, and IAEP (It's An
> Education Project). You can browse the archives to see if they suit
> you. I suggest that you introduce yourself and your project, then in a
> separate message for each, ask your questions with appropriate subject
> lines.
>> 3. I have downloaded the user manual - is it available in other
>> languages?
> I don't see any, but there are plans for them. Which languages do you
> need? Wait, ethnologue.org...Senegal...National or official languages:
> Balanta-Ganja, Hassaniyya, Jola-Fonyi, Mandinka, Mandjak, Mankanya,
> Noon, Pulaar, Serer-Sine, Soninke, Wolof, French. I have an idea how
> we can get them all in French, since FLOSS Manuals has resources in
> France. For the others, it depends on recruiting local talent. Is
> French the language of instruction?
>> 4. Are there new user training sessions offered other than the one
>> Saturday each month?
> Not around here.
>> Thank you!
>> Jenny Nauss
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