At Sugar Labs, we make a collection of tools that learners use to explore, discover, create, and reflect.
Sugar Labs, a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, had its origins in the One Laptop Per Child project and is now a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy. The mission of Sugar Labs is to support the Sugar community of users and developers and establish regional, autonomous “Sugar Labs” around the world to help learners “learn how to learn” by tailoring Sugar to local languages and curricula.
At Sugar Labs, we make a collection of tools that learners use to explore, discover, create, and reflect. We distribute these tools freely and encourage our users to appropriate them, taking ownership and responsibility for their learning.
Sugar is both a desktop and a collection of Activities. Activities, as the name implies, are Apps that involve active engagement from the learner. Activities automatically save results to a journal, where reflections are recorded. Activity instances can be shared between learners; many support real-time collaboration. Sugar collaboration works "peer to peer," in a classroom or under a tree; Sugar does not require the Internet.
The Sugar Journal records everything a learner does using Sugar. There is no need to remember to click a Save Button. The focus is on the activity, not the computer. The Journal is also a place for reflection, where learners and their teachers can monitor progress.
A subset of the Sugar platform is also available as an Android app and in a web browser.
Primary Open Source License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)