[IAEP] a little magic, Jamaica style!

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat May 19 12:32:16 EDT 2012

A short clip to show how our effort in Jamaica has been growing, one
step at a time, with one XO, a few XOS (thank you, Contributor
Program) and then some more, and then the idea begins to take root.
Those smiles you see are real. So are the math scores. And fototoons.
And the kid who goes around the school yard in August Town
(http://olpcMAP.net?id=813006), documenting sources of water using
Record, for his "Water Cycle" lesson in Grade 4. Or the six year old
at Providence Basic (http://olpcMAP.net?id=810009) who has figured out
- on his own - to modify Python code in Pippy to make his own version
of the games in there.

Kudos to everyone who has helped make this a reality, all the way back
to the first meeting on September 5, 2008 at the University of the
West Indies, Jamaica. Of course, many are still plugging away and will
continue to do so.


We're jammin',

Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Professor, Information Systems
San Francisco State University

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