[IAEP] Laptops build bridge to Ireland (from Chicago)

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 10:55:14 EDT 2009

After just a little digging, I found the e-mails of the actual
teachers on the committee (as well as the Governor, the school
district head, and the Co. Cork Mayor). I'll cintact the teachers and
ask them where they are with the project (article says "in the fall").

There seems to be a jabber server already:


On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://forestparkreview.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=38&ArticleID=3934&TM=83377.22
> Despite the Chicago journalist being very confused about his
> geography, what I really like about this story is that the students
> will be communicating an ocean apart.
> But, "Teachers are still developing ways to make the most of the
> partnership in their lessons".
> As I understand the article, the Forest Park (Chicago) kids have XO-1s
> running Sugar while the St. Patrick's School, Barrow, Co. Cork kids
> don't.
> The solution? Sugar, running on whatever St.Patrick's has in the
> school connected to the Internet!
> I think this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the
> collaborative nature of Sugar's Activities - because the initiative
> came from the Governor of Illinois, whom I understand was instrumental
> in organizing the 100 get many give many XOs.
> I propose to contact the Governor's office and offer to coach both
> sides in connecting to each other and sharing Activities online.
> thanks
> Sean

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