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Revision as of 14:18, 12 July 2008


Sugar reinvents how computers can be used for education. Sugar promotes sharing, collaborative learning, and reflection. Through Sugar's clarity of design, children and their teachers have the the opportunity to use computation on their own terms; they are free to reshape, reinvent, and reapply both software and content into powerful learning activities. Sugar is a community project; it is based on GNU/Linux, a free and open-source operating system.

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Sugar facilitates sharing and collaboration.

Children write documents, share books and pictures, or make music together with ease.

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There are no files, folders, or applications.

The basic unit of interaction is an activity; it includes an application, data, and a history of the interaction that can be used to resume the activity at any time.

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It is almost impossible to lose data.

Everything is saved and backed up automatically.

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A Journal is used for accessing data.

The Journal is a diary of things that you make and actions you take; it is a place to reflect upon your work.

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Sugar is free and open-source software.

Sugar is licensed under GPL; updates will always respect the freedom of its users.

Latest news

Sugar Labs meeting in Milano, Via Monte Napoleone
  • Minutes from the Sugar Labs meeting in Milan on 30 June 2008.
  • A draft proposal for a governance model for Sugar Labs has been posted to the wiki (Please see the governance page). Feel free to make corrections and add comments.
  • Sucrose 0.81.2 (Development Release) has been released.
  • Wolfgang Rohrmoser reports that a new release (080607) of the Livebackup XO-LiveCD is available (XO-LiveCD).

For more news about Sugar Labs, please see visit the Current Events page.

What are the Sugar Labs?

Sugar is available under the free software GNU General Public License (GPL) to anyone who wants to extend it. “Sugar Labs”, a (soon to be established) non-profit foundation will serve as a support base and gathering place for the community of educators and software developers who want to extend the platform and create Sugar-compatible applications. Sugar Labs software is found on the XO laptop. You can find more out about the project at laptop.org.

Learn more about Sugar... or learn about Sugar Labs, the organization behind Sugar

Get involved in the Sugar development and community efforts.

Activities

Sugar applications are called Activities. This is a list of some Activities that are installed by default. There is a proposal for an Activity portal.

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Journal

Object and activity browser

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Pippy

Python Programming language/environment

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Browse

Web browser based on Mozilla Firefox

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Etoys

Learning / programming / authoring environment

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Read

Book/PDF reader

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Turtle Art

Pseudo-Logo graphical programming language

Activity-write.png

Write

Word processor

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Calculate

Basic calculator

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News Reader

News reader

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Measure

Oscilloscope and Data Logging

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Paint

Simple paint activity

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Distance

Measure distance between two laptops

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Record

Still, video, and audio capture

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Analyze

An activity version of the Sugar analyze tool

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Log

An activity version of the Sugar logging tool

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Terminal

An activity version of the Sugar terminal

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TamTam

Music composition and synthesis.

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Chat

Collaborative discussion

And more

many dozens more are available.

See also

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