Tag: olpc

  • This One Got My Attention…the XO-3

    Soak in this image for a few moments… and now this one… This is the next-generation concept design from the One Laptop Per Child team. This device does not exist yet, but the XO-3 as it is called simply looks awesome. I’m not sure what is the most appealing part – the slim design? The […]

  • The Children’s Machine

    Here is an audio track to accompany this post, if you like: luminous-rain Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod My recent purchase of an XO laptop moved me to finally dip into the writing of Seymour Papert and his often-referenced book, The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School In The Age Of The Computer. Being in the midst […]

  • Gave One Got One

    Thanks to a presentation by Brian Smith, Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez at NYSCATE a couple of weeks ago, I get what the OLPC (one laptop per child) laptop is about. Its not about technology. Its not about schools. Its about kids, learning, and opportunity. I watched and considered last year while the Give 1 […]