Locke141
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Edu. browser games needed for offline server's in Burma

Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:46 am

Hello,

I'm doing research on browser based education games for a local NGO called MyMe here in Myanmar. The goal is to host educational resources and games on R-pi offline servers pared with captive wifi hotspots. See mymebox.org for a sample of what it looks like on the R-pi (Please note that this page is currently just a test bed for the project). MyMe is currently producing there own lessons and curriculum in Burmese.

Smartphones are super common here, even in rural areas. Instead of setting up one computer lab, they want to established content and resources for schools and other institutions of learning that is scalable. I know this is not a new idea so I figured I would ask here for suggestions.

All games would have to have licensing that would allow them to be copied and distributed for free. Games that are Open or use CC attribution should be fine. Math and programing games are both major areas of interest but all ideas welcome.

Also, I'v read about hosting the Scratch editor on a web page has anyone done this on a R-pi server? If so, your thoughts?

Edit: How about Skult? A Javascript implementation of Python 2.x, It would be nice to be able to just drop in math games written in Python. How to imagine their be easy to localize as well.

Thanks for any help, ideas or suggestions.

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topguy
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Re: Edu. browser games needed for offline server's in Burma

Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:58 pm

Scratch is just one of many VPL ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_pr ... g_language ) and the solution you linked to seems to be very dependant on having Flash in the browser. I'm not sure that is common on smartphones/tablets.

Also: https://developers.google.com/blockly/

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Re: Edu. browser games needed for offline server's in Burma

Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:34 pm

Apple/Android can have a flash browser installed so that's not such a problem. How well it works for Scratch etc I don't know.
HTML5 based would be easier and preferably mobile based. Perhaps some App's they can install may help here.

You could look at the micro:bit (was BBC micro:bit) as you can program it online with various editors and it is emulated so you don't actually need one to do the coding. (though does miss out on the fun).

There is also the often publicised by RaspberryPi https://trinket.io with the https://trinket.io/sense-hat emulator also sat there.
How to run offline, I may not be able to/allowed ?

NASA ? https://www.nasa.gov/connect/apps.html I'm sure there was a webpage somewhere as well.

Flash and HTML (moving them over)
PhET interactive simulations
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new

App again
Google Science Journal https://makingscience.withgoogle.com/sc ... es?lang=en

Locke141
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Re: Edu. browser games needed for offline server's in Burma

Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:13 pm

Thanks,

This was all very helpful. I particularly loved the PhET interactive simulations.

I used to use taxman in my class room and all my kids loved it to the point where it became a station during choice time. If there is any browser-based math games that play like older arcade games, easy to play hard to master would be ideal.

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