[OLPC_Boston] [IAEP] Computer ClubHouse at the Boston Museum of Science
curiouslee at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 10:58:54 EDT 2009
One of these Computer Clubhouses is in Arlington, VA, not far from
Sugar Labs DC. Maybe the Boston flagship can do an intro for us?
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On Aug 16, 2009, at 10:48 AM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> This seems like a perfect fit!
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:58 AM, Caroline
> Meeks<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
>> The Computer Clubhouse is
>> an international network of computer centers for youth. Their
>> "flagship" clubhouse is housed in the Museum of Science in Boston
>> and they were kind enough to host us for two days this week.
>> Keith has also mentioned that he would be able to host evening Geek
>> meetups/hack sessions at the clubhouse. I am copying OLPC Boston
>> to see if
>> there would be interest in moving from our meetup location from the
>> shop to this computer heaven in the coolest museum in Boston. :)
>> (Sorry, I
>> literately grew up at the Boston Museum of Science and the Berkeley
>> Hall of Science and just love science museums)
>> Today we worked with 8 kids from Cambridge that had been coming to
>> clubhouse one day a week over the summer.
>> The computer clubhouse provides professional level software for the
>> kids to
>> create with. Tens of thousands of dollars are spent on proprietary
>> and the kids do great things. Their favorite when I asked at the
>> of class seemed to be Garage Band.
>> I asked these students if any of them had a computer at home. They
>> all did.
>> In fact, some had a mac and a PC in their house. I asked them if
>> any of
>> them had taken anything they had done at the clubhouse and
>> continued to work
>> on it at home. NONE of them had.
>> The club
>> houses are doing great things but the impact on the students lives
>> and learning is limited to the time they are spending there. One
>> potential of Sugar on a Stick is to
>> allow students to keep working and exploring beyond their few hours
>> in computer paradise and have them not lose access
>> when their program ends.
>> Walter has met with the Auckland Clubhouse people and they were also
>> interested in Sugar. They might be a great partner.
>> Caroline Meeks
>> Solution Grove
>> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
>> 617-500-3488 - Office
>> 505-213-3268 - Fax
>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
>> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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