[Dextrose] [AC UPDATE] tch's edition

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Feb 8 09:11:19 EST 2011

On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 12:02 -0200, Pablo Flores wrote:
> Excellent update! Really!
> Lots of thoughts came to my mind reading the update and thinking: how
> could we help a new deployment?
> Let me just mention some recommendations I would give:
> - Document the materials and processes used by formadores. That's
> extremely important information that mostly repeats from one
> deployment to the other.
> - Train the formadores to use collaborative platforms. If they share
> some of their knowledge, it will be much easier to continue expansion.
> - Make a group for working with the community (out of the school).
> Sensibilize parents about what they can do with the computers and
> Internet access. Find "reference parents" that could help to find out
> what's happening in the community before and after the deployment.
> - Try to involve some volunteers in laptops giving. Everyone can help
> in logisitic stuff. However, it's important letting the teachers be
> the ones that give the laptops to the children. This is very important
> for involving teachers positively (BTW, a golden rule: give the
> laptops to the teachers 3 months before giving them to the children).
> - Get in touch with local NGOs and other social organizations. They
> are always concerned with local development and can put people to
> help.
> - Try to find local companies or professionals to give first level
> technical support. Try to decentralize as much as possible.
> - Take the opportunity to find new local software developers.
> Technical workshops open to people with different skill levels is a
> good starting.
> - Encourage universities to make field-work projects. Teachers and
> students from all careers can be helpful.
Excellent points. Is there a place in the wiki where we could publish
them? Probably in the Deployment Team section... 
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