Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Join us for talk on Laptops!

On Wednesday, April 30, I will be giving a presentation on Laptop South Florida. This is open to the public - no charge for admission.

5:30-6:30 PM at the Naples Regional branch of the public library (this is the one downtown).

Here is the feature on "60 Minutes" to wet your whistle: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/20/60minutes/main2830058.shtml?source=search_story

A quick synopsis:

MIT computers. Waveplace Foundation teacher-training. Local implementation.

That's it! Bring your questions April 30th!

Videos of kids with their laptops

The following is from Tim Falconer, president of the board of the Waveplace Foundation, which provides the educational content for the children's laptops we're bringing to Immokalee. I'm on the Waveplace board, too.

Hi everyone,

We've just posted two new videos from the St John Waveplace pilot, which concluded three weeks ago. The first shows mentoring during the pilot. The second shows students presenting their Etoys storybooks that they created during the pilot.

1) Scenes from the St John pilot (4 minutes)

2) The St John Storybook Awards (8 minutes)

We will be posting the actual storybooks to our website soon so you can see them for yourself.
In other news, the Haiti pilot will resume next week, since things have calmed down in Port-Au-Prince. The kids and teachers are well.

Take care,