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December 2011

  • 2011-12-28 the origins of Sugar
  • 2011-12-07 converting Flash Games to Sugar
  • 2011-12-01 Congratulations to new board members Chris Leonard and Gerald Ardito...

November 2011

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September 2011

August 2011

  • 2011-08-22 ...the OLPC engineering team threw in a few additional sensors.
  • 2011-08-07 A warm welcome to NDSU...

July 2011

  • 2011-07-25 OLPC has released 11.2
  • 2011-07-09 ... helping them to learn whatever it is they want...

June 2011

  • 2011-06-28 the translation team has been reaching out...
  • 2011-06-12 Read the Mathematician's Lament
  • 2011-06-10 Uruguay RFP for education management, digital learning materials
  • 2011-06-06 TedxKids@Brussels

May 2011

April 2011

  • 2011-04-24 ...modifying Turtle Art...
  • 2011-04-02 ...fielding input regarding the 4th Grade Math project...

March 2011

February 2011

  • 2011-02-23 ...released Sugar 0.92...
  • 2011-02-04 We've put Sugar into the hands of almost two million children.

January 2011

  • 2011-01-03 The numbers tell some of the story of 2010.

December 2010

  • 2010-12-15 I spent some time at Ceibal discussing Sugar and future directions

November 2010

  • 2010-11-25 Tony Forster continues to add to the Using Turtle Art with Sensors
  • 2010-11-17 The Oversight Board election is under way.
  • 2010-11-08 Turtle Art with Sensors is back!
  • 2010-11-01 ...frame the criticism within a context...

October 2010

  • 2010-10-26 ...those things that every successful project needs:
  • 2010-10-17 ...a robotics interface to the OLPC XO
  • 2010-10-02 The Release Team have made the Sucrose 0.90 tarballs available...

September 2010

  • 2010-09-12 ...developing some lesson plans and tutorial...

August 2010

  • 2010-08-25 ...a surprising and wonderful use of the nickname field...
  • 2010-08-21 marcopg: welcome back! :)
  • 2010-08-10 ...wait for miracles to happen...

July 2010

June 2010

  • 2010-06-28 The month began with POSSE Worcester...
  • 2010-06-10 An example of contextomy is Mark Warschauer's post...
  • 2010-06-01 Paraguay educa team conducted a two-week workshop on Sugar Activity development.

May 2010

  • 2010-05-25 ...a Sugar story today from a school in Oaxaca
  • 2010-05-20 The playfulness of childhood is the most demanding teacher we have.
  • 2010-05-03 There was an announcement of a significant program in the Middle East; an initiative in East Africa.

April 2010

  • 2010-04-07 Laurence Buchmann has posted her wonderful video of last year's SugarCamp Paris.
  • 2010-04-01 Simon Schampijer and the Sugar release team announced Sucrose 0.88...

March 2010

  • 2010-03-22 The title of my talk was "Beyond 'open': Making software easier to modify."
  • 2010-03-17 We are in "Code Freeze".
  • 2010-03-07 activities.sugarlabs.org (ASLO) has been the subject of much discussion...

February 2010

  • 2010-02-28 There are many ways to contribute to the triage effort...
  • 2010-02-23 Sugar is approaching a level of maturity where our milestones are stability and robustness...
  • 2010-02-18 Last weekend a "testing day" was held in which most of the new features were exercised.
  • 2010-02-02 ...to attend the OLPC deployment meeting...

January 2010

  • 2010-01-19 ...two short talks about modifying Sugar...
  • 2010-01-07 Aleksey has been busy working on Sugar Services—a decentralized means of supporting Sugar Activity dependencies.

December 2009

  • 2009-12-31 ...a healthy debate about how best to put powerful tools for learning into the hands of children
  • 2009-12-22 Tomeu Vizoso blogged about his trip to Uruguay.
  • 2009-12-15 ...strategy for Sugar deployments in US schools.
  • 2009-12-10 ...the launch of Sugar on a Stick V2 (Blueberry)

November 2009

  • 2009-11-30 Simon Schampijer... has put together a detailed set of pages in the wiki outlining our policy and process for proposing new Sugar features.
  • 2009-11-23 Rosamel Norma Ramirez Mendez has been an outspoken voice on the Sur list...
  • 2009-11-16 We held a week-long Sugar Camp in Bolzano...
  • 2009-11-02 The new activities site went on-line over the weekend.

October 2009

  • 2009-10-25 I spend a three exhilarating days in Peru this week.
  • 2009-10-19 ...we exceeded one-million downloads from activities.sugarlabs.org
  • 2009-10-12 ...a visit with Gerald Ardito at the Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School...
  • 2009-09-30 ...surveying the GNU/Linux distribution's plans regarding Sugar Release 0.84

September 2009

  • 2009-09-21 Simon, Aleksey, Sascha, and Tomeu have been working around the clock on putting the finishing touches on the new 0.86 release of Sugar
  • 2009-09-16 Reinventing the Classroom: Social and Educational Impact of the Incorporation of Technologies
  • 2009-09-11 we spontaneously declared that Aleksey Lim (alsroot) is Sugar Labs "Volunteer of the Month"
  • 2009-09-03 When will the US government announce the "Sugar for Clunkers" program?

August 2009

  • 2009-08-27 The discussion about the merits and pitfalls of the use of simulation in science education continued this week...
  • 2009-08-17 ...He was guided by what he saw rather than what he wanted to believe...
  • 2009-08-11 ...the role that Sugar Labs should be playing...
  • 2009-08-05 ...wrapping up the Sugar-on-a-Stick summer programs...

July 2009

  • 2009-07-28 ...a website "dedicated to turning used flash drives into portable learning devices for children...
  • 2009-07-22 In the wow category, from Alan Kay...
  • 2009-07-15 ...the pilot programs ... are foremost on my mind...
  • 2009-07-06 ...the next generation will learn to program...
  • 2009-07-01 Simon Schampijer organized a Sugar Labs booth at LinuxTag.

June 2009

  • 2009-06-23 Sugar Labs announces the availability of Sugar on a Stick, codenamed "Strawberry".
  • 2009-06-15 ...the computer vs. phone debate...
  • 2009-06-10 ...a grant from the Gould Foundation...
  • 2009-06-01 ...the power of IRC...

May 2009

  • 2009-05-27 ...the Sugar community are growing in both size and stability.
  • 2009-05-19 ...we celebrated the one-year anniversary...
  • 2009-05-11 The discussion about pedagogy on the IAEP list intensified this week.
  • 2009-05-03 ...how can we use Sugar to better disseminate creativity heuristics?

April 2009

  • 2009-04-27 ...recent studies indicating the efficacy of Sugar...
  • 2009-04-21 Five Google Summer of Code projects have been selected for 2009.
  • 2009-04-15 Jameson Quinn has been doing a great job leading our Google Summer of Code program. We have been allocated five slots...
  • 2009-04-09 ...the latest Sugar on a Stick images built by Sebastian Dziallas and the release team...
  • 2009-03-31 ...in Bergen, Norway at a Skolelinux sprint...

March 2009

  • 2009-03-24 The Sugar on a Stick team is making great progress on the Fedora-11 port.
  • 2009-03-17 The Sucrose 0.84 release is now official!
  • 2009-03-10 ...our “Big Overarching Vision Goals for 2009”...
  • 2009-03-02 We are on the eve of the release of Sugar (Sucrose 0.84).

February 2009

  • 2009-02-24 "Free software is the foundation of a learning society..."
  • 2009-02-16 We can achieve and measure such a balance...
  • 2009-02-10 ...a brief Sugar overview and also introduced them to the Portfolio tool...
  • 2009-02-03 Tomeu Vizoso set a baseline for the Sugar "view source" functionality...

January 2009

  • 2009-01-29 I don't regret my decision to use Turtle Art Portfolio for my presentation at LCA...
  • 2009-01-19 Yesterday was Day One of Linux Conference Australia (LCA)...
  • 2009-01-13 Short-term contingency plans for supporting the current OLPC deployments were discussed at FUDCon...
  • 2009-01-05 ...the most important metric we can hold up to our work is the impact on learning

December 2008

  • 2008-12-29 Everyone is a teacher and a learner...
  • 2008-12-22 Sugar Labs is joining the GNOME Foundation as part of the GNOME Advisory Board
  • 2008-12-15 We've been discussing frameworks for local/regional Sugar Labs
  • 2008-12-09 Sugar Labs joins the Software Freedom Conservancy
  • 2008-12-01 ...the first Netbook World Summit in Paris...

November 2008

  • 2008-11-25 Sugar Camp Digest
  • 2008-11-17 Regional Sugar Labs have been a topic of discussion on each stop in my travels...
  • 2008-11-10 Herramientas pedagógicas: ...the efforts of Telmex to prepare—and share—pedagogical materials...
  • 2008-11-04 Peru by the numbers...

October 2008

  • 2008-10-27 Lima: Sugar was well represented in Peru this past week...
  • 2008-10-20 I submitted a proposal to the DML competition...
  • 2008-10-13 Carolyn Meeks and Marco Pesenti Gritti continue to work on improvements to the bootable Sugar USB...
  • 2008-10-06 Trying Sugar at school...

September 2008

  • 2008-09-30 It seems that a LiveUSB offers the most simple way to experience Sugar on a preexisting hardware base...
  • 2008-09-22 Roadmap: Marco Presente Gritti and Simon Schampijer have been documenting the discussion of our 0.84 goals in the wiki...
  • 2008-09-15 A Sugar Labs deployment team has been formed...
  • 2008-09-08 The Sugar Labs Oversight Board meet on Friday...
  • 2008-09-02 The Sugar community has cast their votes...

August 2008

  • 2008-08-25 We are in the midst of a week-long book sprint...
  • 2008-08-18 The discussion around a succinct definition of Constructionism has heated up again...
  • 2008-08-11 The Sugar community is working on the final release (0.82) for the Sucrose...
  • 2008-08-05 There has been some discussion about the Sugar vision...

July 2008

  • 2008-07-28 We can start referring to Sugar as "award-winning software."
  • 2008-07-21 Ivan Krstić and Bernie Innocenti have been moving the Sugar Labs back-end infrastructure...
  • 2008-07-14 There are still a few more loose ends to deal with before we are officially members of the Software Freedom Conservancy...
  • 2008-07-07 Minutes of the Sugar Labs meeting are posted in the wiki...

June 2008

  • 2008-06-29 The Conservancy Board has provisionally approved Sugar's application to join the Conservancy...
  • 2008-06-24 The new Sucrose 0.81.3 Development Release is now available.
  • 2008-06-16 There will be a Sugar Labs meeting in Milan on Monday, 30 June.
  • 2008-06-09 There are a number of complementary efforts for documenting the Sugar API and the process for creating sugar activities...
  • 2008-06-02 A draft proposal for a governance model for Sugar Labs has been posted to the wiki

May 2008

  • 2008-05-26 It has been just a few weeks since we launched the Sugar Labs initiative...