Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sugar Evaluation

1) Rate each of the following out of 5:
Guest speaker: Rosemary about Timor 3/5
Guest speaker: Joel about the xo 4/5
Physics 5/5
SVG icon and Linux command line 3/5
Turtle Art 2/5
Other activity evaluation 2/5
Etoys 1/5
Scratch 5/5

2) Now write about
Three things that I learnt were how to make an object move and turn on its own in Etoys, I also learnt how to make my own icon using HTML kit and set it as my icon on Sugar, another thing that I learnt was how to draw certain shapes using turtle art
Three things that I enjoyed were making games on physics, using scratch and creating shapes on turtle art
Three things that I didn’t like were Etoys because it kept on freezing and I had to restart my work. I also did not like hacking sugar because it took too long and was confusing, another thing I did not like was
3) State which was the following with reasons:
The best thing was Physics because it is an easy program to understand and to use, it is also fun making up your own games on there
The worst thing was Etoys because the work too long to finish and it also kept freezing on me which meant I had to restart my work all over again
The most interesting thing was scratch because there are so many different things on there that you can do and also a lot of ways to do them
The most difficult thing was Etoys because it is hard to find some things when using it, it is not set out very well

4) XO
Is the xo or olpc a good idea for the children of the developing world? State your opinion and give reasons
I think the xo is a good idea because it does not need that much power and can last long without being plugged in. It is also durable and can survive being dropped, this is good for little kids

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rating: **
The screen shot above is of a game on the operating system Sugar, called 'Super Brain'. When playing the game you can, change the amount of coloured dots, the more there are the harder it will be. Once you choose your prefered amount of dots, you have to guess what combination of coloured dots the computer has chosen, if you choose a colour that is the same to the computers but is not in the right spot a small white dot will appear in the right box, and if you choose the same colour and it is in the right spot a small black dot appears in right box, you have only a limited amount of tries to get the correct combination. When you get the right combination the game restarts.
The positive points i think the game has are:
Quick and easy to understand and to play
Different difficulties to choose from
And the negative points i think the game has are:
The lack of graphic quality
To repetitive
I lost interest in this game very quickly.
This activity helps to train your brain and memory