[Olpc-open] {waveplace} field notes are now public

Timothy Falconer timothy at immuexa.com
Fri Aug 15 15:44:20 EDT 2008

Hi everyone,

Inspired by the wonderful posts by Mary Scotti from our pilot in  
Nicaragua, I've upgraded the Waveplace blog with categories, feeds, etc.

Especially cool is that our field notes are now public, which really  
give a feel for what it's like to be there:


To read some great older posts, click "Location - Virgin Islands".    
One snippet from the St John pilot, written by Bill Stelzer:


One thing I also quickly discovered was where fourth graders go when  
they get internet access. YouTube. Specifically, Soulja Boy as  
interpreted by Alvin and the Chipmunks. Sadly they learned that the XO  
doesn't play flash videos, so after much experimentation, much of the  
class migrated to the school computer where they staged an impromptu  
hip hop concert.

One exception though was Tracy, who was just staring at the Google  
home page on her XO. As I walked over to her, she said to me, "I want  
to see it."

"What do you mean?" I asked.

"The whole world, I want to see it."

I told her she was already looking at it. That all she had to do was  
type it in. She didn't really believe me, so I asked her what she  
wanted to know about. She said New Jersey, so I said okay just type it  
in. Thought it was a bit strange as she entered it, but I didn't say  
anything. When the results for New Jersey came up, I showed her how to  
work Google images, to see pictures of New Jersey. With that she was  
off and exploring.


Take care,

Timothy Falconer
Waveplace Foundation

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