With children in the US faring poorly in their studies, why is it that so-called ground-breaking projects like the One Laptop Per Child program were not first implemented in their country of origin?
on 04/10/2012 – Made popular on 04/10/2012
In 2005, Nicholas Negroponte, who previous founded MIT's Media Lab, founded One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which works with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to deliver low-cost laptops to children in developing nations. But this week, OLPC announced something a little bit different.
The parties that just won the elections in Mauritius are going to introduce the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program with the objective to "transform how children are taught by giving them access to modern technological tools which will help them to better understand Information Technology"
Here’s another one for the toddlers from the Kids Academy Company. We recently told you about Montessori ABC Game for Kids, and now we have an interactive book called Three Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf. It’s the famous short story, but this time it will engage your child with unique interactions on the tablet.
The One Laptop Per Child project announced Friday that it has teamed up with semiconductor manufacturer Marvell to offer kids in developing nations a computer for under $100. This time, the project will offer Marvell's Moby tablet computer.
OLPC OS, a Fedora-based Linux distribution designed for the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project's XO Laptop, has just reached version 13.2.0. OLPC OS 13.2.0 comes with some amazing new features, and the developers have chosen to maintain support and consistency for older laptop models.
Smash Fit for Kids is changing the way children think about their health and fitness. With the capacity to record calories and measure exercise, Smash Fit for Kids is the first calorie counting tool on the market for children aged 2-16 years.
The story sounded far-fetched: OLPC researchers, working with a team of technicians in Ethiopia, created a special “hut” covered in solar panels where the children of a few distant towns could go to recharge some toys they were given. The toys were boxed Motorola Xoom tablets and every child between the age of four and eight got one.
I saw this on PBS and it made me so mad. We do not have the money and resources to help our own kids and we are going to spend billion and billion to take care ILLEGALS (kids)? What the hell is wrong with this picture? o_O