[Olpc-uk] OLPC (UK) Update - July 5, 2009
amir at open-edu.co.uk
Thu Jul 9 01:57:38 EDT 2009
In our last meeting with Stephen Boatright of St Cuthbert's, his
teaching team preferred to work out their own ways to integrate the
laptops into lessons, rather than receiving lesson plans. (Our idea of
suitable lesson plans would be second guesses at best...) They could
already see that the laptops are usable far beyond the school's current
ICT scope. They'd be most appreciative if we demonstrate the
capabilities of the activities: I think that should be the focus of the
In return, their contribution to OLPC would be their schemes of work
Of major concern is the possible lack of support from the Borough of
Kensington & Chelsea. If we can overcome this and win their backing by
demonstrating the value of the project, we'd have a 'design pattern'
for future deployments.
On 8 Jul 2009, at 23:32, Steve Berryman wrote:
> I said that i was more than happy to help out in any way possible with
> the teacher training. I will not be able to make it to the actual
> training day next tuesday though - there is no way i'll be able to get
> out of work on time for it.
> I'm not exactly sure what is still needed - from what i gather there
> are a few things that need to be worked out.
> Has anyone made a start on lesson plans, or even thinking about how
> the activites can fit in to the current curriculum? Martin has just
> lent me an XO to play with, so i'll start to think about how some of
> them can be used, but i also dont really know what sort of things they
> are learning. does anyone?
> What sort of things were planned, if anything, for the teacher
> training? is it a 'get to know the XO' session, or are they expecting
> to be shown how this will change their classroom?
> It would be nice to consolidate any information/plans, however
> informal or vague somewhere.
> I realise this may have already been done and that im just missing a
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