Sugar In Your Classroom: How Sweet It Is!
Participants will learn about Sugar's wonderful educational Activities and how to bring them to their own classroom through purchase of XO machines from OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) or using free usb downloads for the intel computers they already have.
Educators and developers worldwide are teaming up to bring Sugar's OS Software to students everywhere. The programs they create, called Activities, can be run on One Laptop Per Child (OLCP)'s XO, and, via usb downloads, on PCs and Intel Macs.
The list of Activities grew from a few dozen in 2007 to over 300 by December 2009. In addition, using other web based resources via Sugar has been made easier. As the collection of Activities grew, more programs of interest to older students, and even adults, were added.
Participants will learn about the latest and greatest Sugar Activities and the simple processes for getting them. We will look at Sugar on a Stick, buying XO laptops for their school, and the Contributors Program which supplies a small number of free XO computers to educators and developers who contribute programs or content to the greater OLPC/Sugar Labs community.