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Laptops at Upperhill Academy – Kisii

OLPC picks up at Upperhill Academy – Kisii, Kenya

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The other end…. A kid from a well to do family!

The other end…. A kid from a well to do family! School days are no nightmare to Daniel as it is common to the typical school going child across the globe. For most of the ‘normal’ folk who grew up … Continue reading

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My initial hypothesis

I took 2 OLPC laptops and tried out with a few kids over the long Easter weekend. If you have used a PC before, you would always think the OLPC laptop is very user unfrendly. Therefore you (just like me) … Continue reading

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Understanding the life of a rural poor child

UNDERSTANDING THE LIFE OF A RURAL POOR CHILD…. Jack, 14 years, is a class 7 pupil at the Nyantush primary school in Kisii district in Nyanza province. Like all the village children, an education is all he has as a … Continue reading

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To the theories of child development…

Back to basics: The theories summarized here… – Environmentalist Theory – Maturationist Theory – Constructivist Theory

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Technology to the kids…

Fotos speaking hundred words. What are some of the cost effective ways to deploy technology that bridges the digital divide? What works out there? How do we get them up and running in the shortest way possile?

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10 XO-1 laptops application

I just made an application for 10 XO laptops as part of the OLPC program. The application titled “Game based applications to enhance literacy in Rural Kenya” aims to get some laptops to upperhill academy kisii. If successful we will … Continue reading

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