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Re: [electronicmusic-152] Re: linux audio and kids

From: Maureen S.
Sent on: Friday, August 29, 2008 1:23 PM
Thanks so much, Brad, for this awesome information and resources.

You have inspired me to get this going again!

Maureen

--- On Fri, 8/29/08, Brad Fuller <[address removed]> wrote:
From: Brad Fuller <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [electronicmusic-152] Re: linux audio and kids
To: [address removed], [address removed]
Date: Friday, August 29, 2008, 12:05 PM

Hi Maureen,

No doubt you know that the XO has several music apps:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Music/Music_software

TamTam would be the most appropriate for kids:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/TamTam

But, I would encourage the girls, and the teacher, to investigate Etoys,
which is resident on the XO. A lot of work went into Etoys before the
concept of XO as a educational platform for kids with the primary focus
that kids learn by doing. (And, much work went into it for the XO
release.) More here on the XO release:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Etoys

The EToys community is worldwide and is primarily headed by Viewpoints
Research where Dr. Alan Kay and Kim Rose reside. There are many
resources for Etoys and learning, and Squeakland is a good website to
start:

http://www.squeakland.org

Here are some articles on Etoys, kids and learning:
http://www.squeakland.org/school/HTML/essays/essays.html
for instance, this is a great introduction: http://www.squeakland.org

If you have any other questions, please ask! If your teacher would like
to contact me, please feel free to send her/him my email address.

brad

XO printer info: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Printer_Support
USB support: XO is based on Fedora 7, which should just recognize the
USB flash when installed. You should see a USB icon on the screen at the
bottom.
more:
http://wiki.laptop.org/index.php?title=XO_Troubleshooting_USB&oldid=145160



Maureen Spranza wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Both my daughters have XO laptops which use the linux platform that I
> know nothing about.
>
> There is built in kid's music software.
>
> I would love it if they could get some assistance because at this
> point I have no time to research how to in Linux:
>
> *install and use a printer
> *save work to a usb flash drive
>
> etc.
>
> I certainly would love it if they could learn free and open source
> software, focusing on audio applications.
>
> It would be nice if the teacher knew what they were doing, of course.
> It would probably not be a good idea for kids to sit and watch someone
> else explain how they got something set up, as kids would probably be
> more patient and learn better with hands on. Kids don't really go for
> demos and lectures.
>
> Please let me know if you get someone and get this set up.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> --- On *Thu, 8/28/08, Noah Thorp /<[address removed]>/* wrote:
>
> From: Noah Thorp <[address removed]>
> Subject: [electronicmusic-152] Re: linux audio and kids
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008, 4:15 PM
>
> Hi Rigel,
>
> I would suggest sending an email out to the group. Since you are
> on the list you should be able to. Just send your email to:
> [address removed]
<mailto:[address removed]>
>
> All the best,
> Noah
> [address removed]
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> On Aug 27, 2008, at 1:43 PM, Rigel Christian wrote:
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>> Hi,
>>
>> I've been on your list for some time but usually unable to
come
>> to your meetings. However, I thought you might be able to get the
>> word out about something I will be doing in the near future. In
>> cooperation with a group called the digital tipping point, I'm
>> going to be teaching kids about free and open source software,
>> holding a session every three weeks, and focusing on audio
>> applications.
>>
>> The problem is, I'm really not very proficient with this
stuff. I
>> have it on my home machine, and putter with it when I have the
>> time, but I'm by no means an expert. I'm hoping to make up
in
>> breadth what I dont know in depth, but I still feel like i should
>> have a little something extra. Like, for example, bring in an
>> actual musician who works with this stuff for a little demo and
>> talk, guest speaker style.
>>
>> I'm hoping you know someone like this. I'd really
appreciate if
>> you could put the word out for me that I'm looking for someone
to
>> help out. I could also use someone to ask questions, but i can
>> use forums etc for that kind of stuff too, so i'm mainly
looking
>> for someone to come in and play something kid-friendly and go
>> over how they made it.
>>
>> Thanks for any help you can lend.
>>
>> --Rigel
>>
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