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athenasowl
Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 2:10:16 PM
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Hi,

I'm doing a translation on activities for children and I have a doubt. What is a "sandy" board?

This is the sentence:
After the interviews, the information should be compiled, depending on the technique used - edit a movie or audio file, develop a ‘sandy’ board with the results or a power-point presentation. The teacher can help with it.

Thank you!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 2:29:07 PM

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Wow - a phrase I have never seen or heard! (and neither has the great Google god). d'oh!

I am guessing from the context - could it be a display board, to which photographs, names etc can be pinned, showing relationships between them? A bit like a two-dimensional, unmoving Power-Point display.

Like this:



It depends what 'the information' is which 'should be compiled'.

With all the wisdom of Athena's Owl, I am sure you will find the answer!
leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 5:01:06 PM

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athenasowl wrote:
Hi,

I'm doing a translation on activities for children and I have a doubt. What is a "sandy" board?

This is the sentence:
After the interviews, the information should be compiled, depending on the technique used - edit a movie or audio file, develop a ‘sandy’ board with the results or a power-point presentation. The teacher can help with it.


I am guessing as well, but it sounds like the writer is making an analogy to "writing in the sand", an informal way to make a temporary sketch of something in preparation for a more permanent composition.
thar
Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011 4:37:06 AM

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that was my first thought, but a few doodles in the sand seem a lot more childish than a powerpoint presentation or a video, so it seems a rather strained analogy.

I thought maybe it was a teaching term, but it does not appear on a google search and I am sure it would if any teachers used it. It seems strange to use a term that people will not recognise, when you appear to be putting out a resource for others to use.

Do you know which country this was from originally?
athenasowl
Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011 6:49:03 AM
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Hi, everyone. Thank you for your help.

Thar, this was from Poland.

In this activity, students should do a reportage and present the results as stated in that sentence. I still have no clue about the "sandy" board. Could it be a type of graphic?
leonAzul
Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011 7:39:16 AM

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athenasowl wrote:
Hi, everyone. Thank you for your help.

Thar, this was from Poland.

In this activity, students should do a reportage and present the results as stated in that sentence. I still have no clue about the "sandy" board. Could it be a type of graphic?


Perhaps it is a literal translation of a Polish idiom or colloquialism. Maybe someone active in the English-Polish translation forum could help you.
Drag0nspeaker
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Yee-ha!Dancing
I have an English teacher from Poland staying with me.
She says "sandy board" literally translates as "tablica wyników".

This is the Google image of a tablica wyników:



leonAzul
Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011 7:01:27 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Yee-ha!Dancing
I have an English teacher from Poland staying with me.
She says "sandy board" literally translates as "tablica wyników".

This is the Google image of a tablica wyników:





Well done! Applause

That looks like a small "tote board".
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011 11:15:16 PM

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leonAzul wrote:
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That looks like a small "tote board".


That looks fun!

The translations I got were "Result board", "Array", "Scoreboard" etc.
No idea where "Sandy" comes in - maybe she invented one.
polygloto.com
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 9:03:05 AM
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I suppose the author meant "a sandwich board".
Like the one here:
http://www.cacolorgraphics.com/a-frame/

You can put it in front of the students and write down the results.

So, it probably wasn't a bad, literal translation but rather a vocabulary mistake.
There isn't any equivalent of "sandy board" (piaszczysta tablica) in Polish, even in idiomatic language.
noeguerrero
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Maybe the "sandy" comes from "sand" in fighting. (The place used to fight in).So the device used to show the score of each participant is the sandy board. Sandy board = Score board.

That's my own idea (: !!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 5:27:19 AM

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noequerrero wrote:
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Maybe the "sandy" comes from "sand" in fighting. (The place used to fight in).So the device used to show the score of each participant is the sandy board. Sandy board = Score board.
That's my own idea (: !!


Interesting idea! - My original thought was something like the early abacus - little stones in grooves in the sand:



This one is made of clay, but the same idea.
athenasowl
Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 10:26:34 AM
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Drag0nspeaker: thank you a thousand times!
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