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Description & Goals

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The Journal activity is an automated diary of everything a child does with his or her laptop. The Journal can be used by children to organize work or revisit a past project, and by teachers and parents to assess a child's progress.

The Journal activity provides an intuitive interface for viewing projects and files saved by the XO user. Activities that the user has stopped will show in the journal view with a timer showing how long ago they were stopped.

The Journal is also used to access external storage media (USB sticks, etc.); delete files; and access the backup system (for those of you connected to a School Server).

USB sticks or SD cards appear at the bottom of the Journal's list of activities. You can drag-and-drop a document name from the journal to copy it to the storage device.

To view the contents of the storage device, click on its icon and wait for the content list to appear in a Journal-style list. If the device has many non-XO files, the process may take some time.


The Journal is also a key component of the Bitfrost security specification. The document Journal and Overlays discusses one possible implementation strategy for the Journal and auto-population while using (particularly legacy) activities.

See the Human Interface Guidelines for theoretical discussion.

Using the Journal

The Journal Activity pages have a complete overview of the journal and its use.


Development

Source

RPMs

  • none available

Resources

Functional Test

Basic

  • The Journal comes up running when the XO is powered on.
  • The basic functional test is to create an Abiword document and Paint file, exit, then ensure that they show up in the journal.
  • From the journal interface you should be able to resume these activities right where you left off.

Secondary

  • Journals are properly archived and can be restored from the school server.
  • Sharing?

Activity Summary

Icon: Image:Activity-journal.svg
Genre: General Search and Discovery
Activity group:
Short description: The Journal activity is an automated diary of everything a child does with his or her laptop. It is the equivalent of a file browser.
Description: The Journal activity is an automated diary of everything a child does with his or her laptop. The Journal can be used by children to organize work or revisit a past project, and by teachers and parents to assess a child's progress.

The Journal activity provides an intuitive interface for viewing projects and files saved by the XO user. Activities that the user has stopped will show in the journal view with a timer showing how long ago they were stopped.

The Journal is also used to access external storage media (USB sticks, etc.); delete files; and access the backup system (for those of you connected to a School Server).

Maintainers: user:Tomeu
Repository URL: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=journal-activity
Available languages: English, Spanish
Available languages (codes):
Pootle URL: https://dev.laptop.org/translate/projects/xo_core
Related projects:
Contributors:
URL from which to download the latest .xo bundle warning.pngEmpty strings are not accepted.
Last tested version number:
The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.
Development status: 4. Beta
Ready for testing (development has progressed to the point where testers should try it out):
smoke tested :
test plan available :
test plan executed :
developer response to testing :


URL from which to download the last .xo bundle that works with old releases http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/journal/Journal-86.xo
Activity version number: 86
The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.
Development status:
Facts about JournalRDF feed
Activity bundle warning.pngEmpty strings are not accepted. , and http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/journal/Journal-86.xo  +
Activity genre General Search and Discovery  +
Activity version 86  +
Available languages English  +, and Spanish  +
Contact person Tomeu  +
Description The Journal activity is an automated diary The Journal activity is an automated diary of everything a child does with his or her laptop. The Journal can be used by children to organize work or revisit a past project, and by teachers and parents to assess a child's progress.

The Journal activity provides an intuitive interface for viewing projects and files saved by the XO user. Activities that the user has stopped will show in the journal view with a timer showing how long ago they were stopped.

The Journal is also used to access external storage media (USB sticks, etc.); delete files; and access the backup system (for those of you connected to a School Server).
hose of you connected to a School Server).
Devel status 4. Beta  +
Localization URL http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=journal-activity;a=blob_plain;f=po/Journal.pot;hb=HEAD  +, and https://dev.laptop.org/translate/projects/xo_core  +
Short description The Journal activity is an automated diary of everything a child does with his or her laptop. It is the equivalent of a file browser.  +
Source code http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=journal-activity  +
Sugar icon Activity-journal.svg  +
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