[IAEP] [Grassroots-l] OLPC in Kindergarten
sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Apr 29 20:55:34 EDT 2009
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Christoph Derndorfer
<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Hola Alejandro,
> I'm currently not aware of any other OLPC or Sugar projects working with
> children at that age. Most pilots and deployments currently seem to be
> focused on primary-school children (age 6 to 10).
We have a local Montessori that has two XOs and is considering using
them with the 4 to 5 year olds. They haven't started yet, but it would
be interesting to see what their experience is like once they begin in
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> What kind of educational activities did you have in mind?
> One really great activity is the TypingTurtle
> (http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4026), the Memory
> activity also seems to be really popular with the the first-graders in
> our small Austrian OLPC / Sugar pilot.
> By the way, I'm also copying the "It's an education project"
> mailing-list (http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/iaep), people there
> might have some good pointers for you.
> Hope that helps,
> Alejandro Fernandez schrieb:
>> I'd like to get in contact with those using XOs with kids under 5.
>> I am helping a group of kindergarten teachers use a pair of OLPC
>> I got for them. Last year we made a small experience teaching kids to
>> use the XO to take pictures and video. Then, they took the XO home,
>> taught their family how to use it, recorded greetings, and browsed the
>> greetings and pictures left by other families. They enjoyed it.
>> This year we are planning to use them as educational tool (that
>> is, adding value not just technology).
>> Pointers to books, blogs, pedagogical patterns, activities, and
>> notes are welcomed.
> Christoph Derndorfer
> co-editor, olpcnews
> url: www.olpcnews.com
> e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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