[olpc-help] Do kids really "get" tagging and Journal searching?
community-support at lists.laptop.org
Mon Jan 7 06:52:18 EST 2008
I (an adult in the U. S. brainwashed by using a Mac since 1984) find the Journal difficult to use. Do people find that little kids are really getting the knack of tagging and searching?
It all feels very left-brained, literate, and language oriented.
I feel some cognitive dissonance between the core principle that "The XO is designed for the use of children of ages 6 to 12covering the years of the elementary schoolbut nothing precludes its use earlier or later in life. Children dont need to write or read in order to play with the XO and we know that playing is the basis of human learning."
and other statements that
"Despite the flatness of the Journal, finding past entries shouldn't prove difficult thanks to a tagging structure built from the ground up for the laptops." The latter statement says that kids naturally describe their projects, but... do little kids really type in text-based descriptive tags for them?
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