Sugar Labs contributes to and helps maintain the award-winning Sugar Learning Platform, which promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities.
Learning software for children
Sugar is a learning platform that reinvents how computers are used for education. Collaboration, reflection, and discovery are integrated directly into the user interface. Sugar promotes "studio thinking" and "reflective practice". Through Sugar's clarity of design, children and teachers have the opportunity to use computers on their own terms. Students can reshape, reinvent, and reapply both software and content into powerful learning activities. Sugar's focus on sharing, criticism, and exploration is grounded in the culture of free software (FLOSS).
Every user is greeted with this homepage view when they open Sugar. The color of the icon in the middle can be changed.
In the Sugar Neighborhood view, learners see their friends clustered around their current Activities; from this view, they can join each other’s Activities. Sugar collaboration works "peer to peer," in a classroom or under a tree; Sugar does not require the Internet.
This is one of the many other fun activities present in Sugar. Check out all the other activities.
Easy installation along with robust builds.
The full Sugar environment on any computer at any time from a thumb drive.
The full Sugar environment on an OLPC XO laptop.
The full Sugar environment on a Raspberry Pi.
Explore few of our many other finest activities
Sugar Labs is an organization built around engaging people. We strive to create software that works well for teachers and students - something that can only happen with your engagement. Join us on Social Help or on our "It's An Education Project" mailing list. Don't feel shy to raise concerns and bring feedback to the table.
At Sugar Labs, we make a collection of tools that learners use to explore, discover, create, and reflect. We are non-profit and led by volunteers. We distribute these tools freely and encourage our users to appropriate them, taking ownership and responsibility for their learning. 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.
"I don't think I've ever seen a piece of commercial software where the next version is simpler rather than more complex."
Walter Bender Founder-Sugar Labs
"A successful technology creates problems that only it can solve."
"Fedora-Based Sugar on a Stick Is One Sweet Desktop."