[IAEP] Awesome day 0 for eduJAM.
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun May 1 07:20:07 EDT 2011
On 01.05.2011, at 07:22, David Farning wrote:
> Yesterday was have picture perfect start to eduJAM!
> The day was planned by the Ceibal-volunteer associations as part of their
> annual (sometime biannual) meeting. For lack of a better word, my Spanish is
> still rather fuzzy, I will use the term Ceibal-volunteer associations to
> describe Ceibal-Jam, Rap-Ceibal, and Flordeceibo.
> Many of us in Sugar Labs are familiar with Ceibal-Jam, the software-arm of
> the project, from the public work at http://ceibaljam.org/ . Particularly
> interesting is their work on Sugar activities at
> http://ceibaljam.org/drupal/?q=lista_proyectos .
> Rap-Ceibal is the volunteer support organization. There public work is at
> http://rapceibal.blogspot.com/ . They are doing really interesting work
> creating regional centers. Basic service and support happens in the schools,
> while more complicated or specialized service and support happen in the
> regional centers. It is a great model.
> Thirdly, Flordeceibo, is the education arm that builds on the technical work
> of Ceibal-Jam, Rap-Ceibal, and other organization to enable a efficient and
> effective education for student in Uruguay. http://www.flordeceibo.edu.uy/
> The morning started with the groups giving status reports of current
> projects and roadmaps for next year. It was a great example of people
> saying, 'we see a problem and we are trying to fix it.'
> The afternoon was a series of videoconferences with distant schools. Groups
> from various school shared their experiences and concern. This was followed
> by an open discussion on how to meet their needs.
> Midafternoon we broke up and shared a meal, ( The proper translation for the
> dish was 'delicious heart attack on a plate' ) with others planning on
> attending the Tour of Uruguay.
> Overall two thumbs up to everyone involved. As special shout out to Antel, a
> Uruguayan telecommunications firm, for providing the facilities -- which
> included an video conferencing system that would make any hacker want to get
> in there and take in apart to figure out how it works :) The moderator,
> Latise (sp?) did an outstanding job of keeping the program running smoothly
> and on schedule. Which can be harder than it appeared when you have a room
> full of smart, curious, and passionate people.
Second that. It was very refreshing to see all these different volunteer groups doing great stuff, even if my missing Spanish skills did not allow me to understand much ;)
Also, when we left the building, we were greeted by an awesome drum-and-dance performance:
- Bert -
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