[OLPC_Boston] Deployment Tomorrow!

Mel Chua mel at melchua.com
Tue Mar 31 22:33:25 EDT 2009

I am *insanely* excited about this. After more than 2 years volunteering
with the project, this is the first time I'll actually get to see kids using
XOs in a class. Echo Katelyn's thanks to everyone who's made this moment

Oh - and we still need volunteers for next week's classes. ;)


On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 9:24 PM, Katelyn Foley <kfoley at fas.harvard.edu>wrote:

> Dear all,
> As planned, deployment day at CFS takes place tomorrow during the
> Independent Learning Block from 10:30 - 11:20. According to Mel's online
> sign-up sheet, Mel, MacKenzie, and I will be present tomorrow to introduce
> the activities that are part of the customization key. Mack and I will bring
> handouts for the kids that outline the basics of each activity. We'll allow
> for a few minutes of time for the kids to try each activity out with our
> guidance and we'll explain how the software could be used in the classroom.
> Here are the activities that were bundled for CFS' needs that we'll go over
> tomorrow:
> 1. Write
> 2. TurtleArt
> 3. Record
> 4. Pippy
> 5. Paint
> 6. Memorize
> 7. Measure
> 8. Etoys
> 9. Distance
> 10. Calculate
> 11. Browse
> 12. Analyze
> Mack and I will arrive at 10 AM at CFS tomorrow to set up the laptops for
> the kids.
> Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make the deployment happen.
> We're especially grateful to Mel, the Olin team, and the faculty at CFS who
> have been so generous with their time. We really appreciate everyone's
> support and feedback.
> We're so excited to see the kids' reactions tomorrow!
> Thanks again,
> Katelyn
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