[OLPC_Boston] olpc/sugar Map Jam: Philippines & eKindling! (9PM EST Sunday Mch 6)
holt at laptop.org
Sat Mar 5 15:19:55 EST 2011
See you in exactly 30hrs from now on the usual number/channel below:
http://twitter.com/olpc ! Don't forget to submit your "Filipino
Factoids" guesses in advance here, remembering you do NOT need to answer
all questions to win:
That is if you+family take exploring+mapmaking
http://olpcmap.net/?go=southeast_asia seriously in any way ;)
Organic community edutech growth is not a mere slogan in the
Philippines, thanks to Ryan Letada (Exec Director of eKindling)
bringing an exciting update for us this Sunday, explaining the
exceptional progress this community organization is building out.
Remember: the Philippines practically invented the term "people
power" in 1986, during the Marcos-to-Aquino nonviolent revolution --
exactly 25 years prior to the Arab World discovering the same:
Volunteers/projects globally will learn important insights from
these devoted Filipinos' experiences -- and directly get involved if
you too want to help them build civil society, starting right here:
Beyond eKindling's strongest volunteer successes you may already
Not to give away Ryan's entire talk (and "Filipino Factoids" you
will be asked to answer if you want to win a Red XO!) but going
forward, eKindling is in fact looking at integrating mapping into
its actual core curriculum, expanding upon the innovation in
/How refreshing that an entire country might take seriously the idea
we "Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !"
interweaving deep in-school learning across an entire country's
Please join us Sunday March 6th, 9PM EST on the usual number to find
out more -- RSVP if possible!
+1 866 213-2185 or +1 609 454-9914
Access Code: 1671650#
Live Chat Backchannel:
(that's #olpc-help on irc.freenode.net)
Help kids everywhere map their world, athttp://olpcMAP.net !
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