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What is Sugar on a Stick?
Information is about nouns. Learning is about verbs. Designed specifically for children and based on cognitive and social constructivism, the Sugar user interface differs from traditional user interfaces with their “office productivity” orientation. To see the difference for yourself, check out the guided video tour.
The third Sugar on a Stick release, “Mirabelle”, is a slim, stable version of the Sugar Learning Platform featuring a few classroom-tested Activities and designed for remixability and customization by adventurous students, families, and small classroom deployments who want to try something different and help shape the future of personalized learning for children around the world. Our principles
The Sugar Learning Platform
Two Principles define the Sugar Learning Platform:
* We learn through doing, so if we want more learning, we want more doing.
* Love is a better master than duty – you want people to engage in things that are authentic to them, things that they love. Internal motivation almost always trumps external motivations.
The Design of Sugar
Three experiences characterize the design of Sugar:
* Discovering: Sugar can accommodate a wide variety of users, with different levels of skill in terms of reading, language, and different levels of experience with computing. It is easy to approach, yet it doesn’t put an upper bound on personal expression. One can peel away layers and go deeper and deeper, with no restrictions.
* Reflecting: Sugar uses “Journal” to record each learner’s activity. The Journal serves as a place for reflection and assessment of progress.
* Sharing: The Sugar interface always shows the presence of other learners. Collaboration is a first-order experience. Students and teachers dialog with each other, support each other, critique each other, and share ideas.
The Sugar Labs Community
Three principles define the Sugar Labs community:
* Everyone is a teacher and a learner.
* Humans by their nature are social beings.
* Humans by their nature are expressive.