Transcript of "Children as stewards of our future"
Children as stewards of our future
Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Presentation:
Montessori Children's Center
80 Juan Bautista Cir
Information Systems Department
San Francisco CA, 94132 - 1795
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132 USA
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OLPC Mission: two videos
Principles and Child Empowerment
The XO Laptop, design for learning
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you
cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
One forward, One right
An interesting way to
draw a circle in TurtleArt
One step forward,
wait for one second,
one degree to the right,
repeat 360 times
The wait allows you
to see the turtle draw
the circle slowly
Hand Crank Charger
5 Watt/14Volt panel
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Translate: Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba,
Approx. 90+ languages
India: 28 states and 7 union territories
The Constitution of India recognizes 22 languages
1. Assamese 9. Konkani 17. Sanskrit
2. Bengali 10. Maithili 18. Santhali
3. Bodo 11. Malayalam 19. Sindhi
4. Dogri 12. Manipuri 20. Tamil
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7. Kannada 15. Oriya
8. Kashmiri 16. Punjabi
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About the Cover Photo
This photo was taken in
Bhagmalpur, India on November 3,
I was trying to connect to the Internet
using a cell phone. This was the first
time a computer from Bhagmalpur
had connected to the Internet...ever.
I had to go to the roof of the house,
where I could get a good cell phone
signal, but we had no electricity, so I
had to do all this in the light of a
5.1 billion of the world's population is
still unconnected. Not every one is http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/3011271194/
so lucky to have 24/7 Internet
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