Using HTML in a Sugar Activity is not new. The Wikipedia Activity has been embedding HTML contents for years. It does this by integrating into the Activity two things: the Sugar browser to render HTML and an HTTP server to react to user clicks by calling Python code.
David Leeming of OLPC Oceania has developedÂ detailed deployment docsÂ for a recent pilot in Kosrae, Micronesia, over at Wikieducator. Â Â It is an excellent summary of what has been learned in the region to date, and useful guidance for anyone trying to organize a deployment for anywhere from 10 to 10,000 students. Â I hope to see more great things from this project.
UPDATEÂ (Aug 20): David has published an excellent Teacher Training Manual based on those notes.
guest post by the inimitable Anne Gentle
Copy this book! We hope you will.Â I am proud to say that through a collaboration with One Laptop per Child, Sugar Labs and FLOSS Manuals, a print and online manual about using the XO laptop and Sugar operating system is now available as via print-on-demand at Lulu.com.Â Â Tom Brady checked it out when he was visiting the office last week and thought it was pretty neat.
You can order your own print copy for a modest price – someone walks off with one of mine every week, and I’m due to order some more.Â Or you can read it on your XO laptop -Â the PDF is always available for free and for remixing into your own works. Soon, the book will be for sale on Amazon as well.
The OLPC Laptop Guide has a simple, clean cover design and the content inside was written by a community of professional writers, editors, open source experts, and OLPC staff. This book contains 240 pages of how-to information for your XO laptop and the operating system that kids love, Sugar. This book was written by a group of people in the unique wiki tool offered by FLOSS Manuals. Much of the content was written in a five-day collaborative BookSprint. In it you’ll find instructions for connecting with and caring for this unique little laptop. The neat thing is, once you’re done with a real book, you can pass it on to the next person who wants to learn about their XO. Get a book and pass it on.