[Grassroots-l] OLPC in Kindergarten

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 22:32:19 EDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Alejandro Fernandez
<alejandro.fernandez at lifia.info.unlp.edu.ar> wrote:
> Hi,
>     I'd like to get in contact with those using XOs with kids under 5.
>     I am helping a group of kindergarten teachers use a pair of OLPC
> I got for them. Last year we made a small experience teaching kids to
> use the XO to take pictures and video. Then, they took the XO home,
> taught their family how to use it, recorded greetings, and browsed the
> greetings and pictures left by other families. They enjoyed it.
>    This year we are planning to use them as educational tool (that
> is, adding value not just technology).
>    Pointers to books, blogs, pedagogical patterns, activities, and
> notes are welcomed.

I'm preparing a version of Turtle Art with icons rather than texts on
the tiles, and I intend to create lessons on math and programming
ideas for preschoolers. They will concentrate on ideas, not notations
or numeric calculations.

> Regards,
> Alejandro
> --
> Dr. Alejandro Fernández
> LIFIA - Laboratorio de Investigación y Formación en Informática Avanzada
> Facultad de Informática; Universidad Nacional de La Plata
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> Argentina
> Phone: +54 221 4228252 Ext: 223
> e-mail: alejandro.fernandez at lifia.info.unlp.edu.ar
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