July 4th, 4PM NYC time: "How Cellular Data can Reach *Distant* Schools" [was: 5 upcoming Sunday talks/events for OLPC volunteers]
holt at laptop.org
Wed Jun 30 16:52:34 EDT 2010
Thanks to Sugar's 3G interface developers who will join from South
America this coming Sunday 4PM!
Reply to holt @ laptop.org for our phone presentation's conf-call
number, and the below speaker's PDF slides, which we hope he might later
Call is free worldwide, if you have a full "SkypeOut" account. Live
Chat for those who don't: http://forum.laptop.org/chat (that's
*#olpc-help* on irc.freenode.net)
>> /All presentations Sunday 4PM Boston/Eastern Time, unless
>> otherwise noted. Calls should be short (15min talk, 15min
>> Q&A) -- alongside any insider OLPC scoop I can possibly
>> provide you, to help all volunteers do their very best:/
>> *Sunday June 27 - How Cellular Data can Reach *Distant* Schools*
>> By Roger Glasel, CEO eeZee Communicarions Inc,
>> /Clarif:/ many of us will gather 4PM (SHARP) at OLPC's office in
>> Massachusetts to listen to Roger present his slides from
>> Edmonton, Alberta.
>> Sorry doors are locked after 4PM -- RSVP if you will attend in
>> Roger will explain how you can put your school online,
>> even if you
>> live in a remote area just outside the reach of your
>> normal calling areas. The technology does not require the
>> cellphone company advance permission, and requires only
>> a $700-$2500 device that dramatically boosts your regular
>> cellphone data plan's signal, using all modern protocols:
>> *Sunday July 11 - Virtual Field Trip Realness (Classrooms
>> ain't in Kansas Nomore)*
>> By Laura Susan Bell, Virtual Field Trip Facilitator & OLPC
>> Support Volunteer.
>> Laura will explain how she administers classrooms in
>> Upper NY State,
>> taking her students on virtual field trips will real-live
>> NASA engineers etc,
>> who ship her in-classroom supplies in-advance to
>> dramatically liven the
>> experience for all kids.
>> *Sunday July 18 - Eleven Years Deploying Computers in South
>> African Schools*
>> By Alan Field, in person at OLPC in Cambridge, MA.
>> Alan will discuss the many deep lessons he's learned
>> along the way, over
>> the 11 years he and his wife have spent teaching &
>> training using Macs
>> across 30 schools 300KM SE of Johannesburg. Towards both
>> "Creative Learning" and "Drill and K^hThrill" -- come
>> learn where
>> Nelson Mandela's post-World Cup nation is heading next.
>> *Sunday July 25 NOON - East Africa and West Africa OLPC
>> Community Public Brunch*
>> NYC/Bronx Location  announced here -- RSVP required:
>> *August July 1 - From Viet Cong to Venture Capital to Vietnam
>> Location/Parti-Pants to be announced.
>> How has OLPC's Vietnam Community progressed so far, so
>> fast, in just 1 year?
>> /REMINDER: meetings are generally for OLPC volunteers/staff
>> only, and accompanying friends you personally introduce, who
>> are willing to help Make S---^h^h^hUPPORT Happen!!/
>> support-gang mailing list
>> support-gang at lists.laptop.org
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