[sugar] 9.1 Proposal: Report cards on XO
yamaplos at bolinux.org
Wed Oct 22 11:01:27 EDT 2008
Following with the "Printing support" thread, I found out that the
"only" item that _needs_ printing in the conventional school setup is
the report cards.
Since I militantly believe that XO-supported education we should not
depend on printing at all if it were possible, I would want to submit a
proposal to have grading information be accessible through the XO.
While that is a simple part of student management software that
doubtlessly will be part of the server, and thus accessible as a web
page, still there would be a need for that information to be copied
_into_ the XO for those kids who would have no access to the server from
Thus, in its proposed incarnation, the "Work Report" activity would
exist in the XO, be fed its information updates from the school server.
The child and family would have that info as an available reminder of
the teacher's feedback and child-specific suggestions.
From a security standpoint the server notices via mac address the ID of
the child's computer to upload info to.
There would be an associated activity, "Teacher Reports", available for
the teachers' XOs, where the teacher can comment on student work.
Simple fields, "what is good about this work", "what needs improvement",
While I personally would avoid there be a "grade" field, I am aware I
will be overruled on this, so I concede.
In most cases anyways the report card follows a definite format and is
already pre-printed to be filled out by hand. I am sure that
improvements on this are possible, but since this is very much a
nationally-defined format, it might not make sense to worry at this
stage. Last time I was there in 2000, Uruguay High Schools printed
reports on dot-matrix plain paper already.
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