[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] EduJAM day 3 Tour of Uruguay
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Tue May 3 18:40:34 EDT 2011
Am 03.05.2011 17:54, schrieb David Farning:
> The theme for day was using the XO to help kids learn. Because this is not
> my area of expertise I will defer summarizing the day and take a moment to
> explain the rational for a technical focused summit for an education
> There are two aspect to the OLPC ecosystem, technological and educational.
> Technologically we face three general classes of problems: hardware,
> software, and connectivity. When these three aspects of the project work,
> teachers and students have an outstanding tool. When one or more of these
> aspects is not working teachers and students have a suboptimal tool.
> Once the tool is created and understood, educators can train teachers to
> take advantage of the tool, create content which builds on the affordances
> of the tool, and create curriculum which enable teachers to build on their
> understanding and available content to create lessons which align with the
> needs of their class, school, and country.
> The vision for EduJAM Montevideo 2011 is to bring people working on the
> technical aspects together to learn from each other and understand the needs
> of educators though a series of presentations and conversations. The goal
> of this process is:
> 1. Better understand educators needs.
> 2. Learn how we as developers and engineers can make a product which is more
> effective for educators. 3. Learn and communicate with our fellow developers
> and engineers to learn to work more effectively.
> Ideally, another organization will sponsor a complementary event which
> focuses on how educators can leverage the tool to enhance learning. These
> complementary events can form the nucleus for a dialog which drive the
> project forward.
My impressions from the activities yesterday and today can be found at
http://olpcuruguay2011.wordpress.com and I've also uploaded some of the
photos I took today to
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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