[IAEP] Terminology (was Re: Into the classroom.)

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Sun Aug 10 22:54:00 EDT 2008

On 9 Aug 2008, at 17:40, Edward Cherlin wrote:

> What we need is to do for teachers what we aim to do for students:
> Provide a way to get the experiences they need as a basis for
> discussion and for understanding. Just talk, especially using
> undefined terms, is not helpful. Reports from the field such as the
> anecdotal Astounded in Arahuay
> (http://radian.org/notebook/astounded-in-arahuay) and the formal
> report on OLPC in Ethiopia (linked at
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Academic_Papers) indicate that the XO
> creates surprising improvements in the classroom and in the community
> even before we get to the potential of rewriting curricula and
> textbooks to make use of powerful software tools. Children, teachers,
> and parents are getting the idea from seeing all of this in action.

BTW, I've just added SOM images for the papers/reports listed there,  
that page set to watch for me so I'll try to keep up and generate SOMs  
for any new papers that get posted:



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