Wed, Jan 02, 2008
Laptop project enlivens Peruvian hamlet
For early recipients of the One Laptop Per Child foundation's XO computers, life is profoundly different
From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
"The children of Arahuay prove OLPC’s transformative conceit: that you can revolutionize education and democratize the internet by giving a simple, durable, power-stingy but feature-packed laptop to the worlds’ poorest kids."
Today I got to touch one of these fantastic little XO's! A colleaque was given one by Santa! As part of the 2007 SVVSD District Technology Fair, we will be giving away one in a drawing for all students attending the awards. The winner will receive not only the XO laptop but also mentoring services from one of the Instructional Technology staff on using the XO. I wonder who will be mentoring who?
Will journal the project on this blog after the fair on February 2, 2008.