Sameer Verma, Ph.D. One Laptop per Child at SF State
Presentation: Early Childhood Education Burk Hall 173 Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Associate Professor Information Systems Departme...
Disclaimer: I do not work for OLPC. I am only a volunteer!
Somebody is finally thinking of the children! To create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by prov...
Infomercial <ul><li>OLPC Mission Part 1: Principles and Child Empowerment </li><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-M7...
July 2007 The geek in me is delighted!
Where no computers have gone before...
School Galadima, Abuja City, Nigeria  See  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern Thailand See  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
Khairat school is India's pilot site. See  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
Ethopia http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
Ghana http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/2921143251/
Cameroon http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/3110907018/in/set-72157611290673682/
Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
Colombia http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
Peru http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
Rwanda http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
Iraq http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
Haiti http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
Solomon Islands http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
Nepal http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
postage stamps too!
2 million +  See Google Maps   Deployments worldwide Also see:  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_...
India http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Khairat_school
Resident artist!
Khairat school is India's first pilot site. See  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
Khairat school is India's pilot site. See  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
Khairat Photos http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40064/
Bhagmalpur project <ul><li>Location: </li><ul><ul><li>Village: Bhagmalpur
District: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Railway Station: Shahganj
Bus Stop: Banuwadeeh </li></ul></ul><li>School:  </li><ul><ul><li>Classes: 1 to 8 class
Children: 1087
Teachers: 11
Internet: none
Computers: none </li></ul></ul></ul>http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bhagmalpur
What's a laptop?
Under a tree...
Real faces. Real people.  Will their lives change? Maggu saved me from a dog once. I am forever in his debt.
Bhagmalpur photos Bhagmalpur School http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40063/   Bhagmalpur Village http://www.z...
Jamaica
 
 
 
 
Madagascar
 
OLPC Headquarters  1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Little green machines everywhere!
Languages Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Basque, Bengali, Bengali (India),...
Constructivism and Constructionism <ul><li>John Dewey (1859–1952)
Maria Montessori (1870–1952)
Jean Piaget (1896–1980)
Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934)
Jerome Bruner (1915- )
Herbert Simon (1916–2001)
Seymour Papert (1928- ) </li></ul>
Constructionism (Papert) <ul><li>Papert created Epistemology and Learning Research Group, MIT (became MIT Media Lab)
Wrote:  Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas , 1980, ISBN 0-465-04674-6
&quot;No one understands my ideas as well as Papert.&quot;  - Jean Piaget
Created Logo language and  Logo Turtle
LEGO Mindstorms  products were named after his book. </li></ul>
Pedagogy http://www.sugarlabs.org/
school...to go
OLPC San Francisco Bay Area http://olpcsf.org/
OLPC-SF Deployments <ul><li>A hub for exchange  of ideas, plans, content, etc.
Deployments </li><ul><li>Afghanistan ( Carol Ruth Silver, MTSA )
India ( Humaira Mahi & Sameer Verma, SFSU )
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  1. 1. Sameer Verma, Ph.D. One Laptop per Child at SF State
  2. 2. Presentation: Early Childhood Education Burk Hall 173 Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Associate Professor Information Systems Department College of Business San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA Creative Commons license http://creativecommons.org/ One Laptop per Child at SF State
  3. 3. Disclaimer: I do not work for OLPC. I am only a volunteer!
  4. 4. Somebody is finally thinking of the children! To create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. — OLPC Mission Statement,  It's an education project, not a laptop project. — Nicholas Negroponte
  5. 5. Infomercial <ul><li>OLPC Mission Part 1: Principles and Child Empowerment </li><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-M77C2ejTw </li></ul><li>OLPC Mission Part2: The XO Laptop, design for learning </li><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMeX2D4AOjM </li></ul></ul>No, I am not a salesperson :-)
  6. 6. July 2007 The geek in me is delighted!
  7. 7. Where no computers have gone before...
  8. 8. School Galadima, Abuja City, Nigeria See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Galadima
  9. 9. Samkha village located in the suburbs of northern Thailand See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Thailand/Ban_Samkha
  10. 10. Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  11. 11. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ulaanbaatar
  12. 12. Ethopia http://www.reactivated.net/weblog/archives/2008/10/olpc-ethiopia-updates/
  13. 13. Ghana http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/2921143251/
  14. 14. Cameroon http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/3110907018/in/set-72157611290673682/
  15. 15. Afghanistan refugee camp, Pakistan http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Pakistan/Atlas_School
  16. 16. Colombia http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Colombia
  17. 17. Peru http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Peru
  18. 18. Rwanda http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rwanda
  19. 19. Iraq http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Iraq
  20. 20. Haiti http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Haiti
  21. 21. Solomon Islands http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Solomon_Islands
  22. 22. Nepal http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Nepal
  23. 23. postage stamps too!
  24. 24. 2 million + See Google Maps Deployments worldwide Also see: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Property:Number_of_manufactured_laptops
  25. 25. India http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Khairat_school
  26. 26. Resident artist!
  27. 27. Khairat school is India's first pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  28. 28. Khairat school is India's pilot site. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_India
  29. 29. Khairat Photos http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40064/
  30. 30. Bhagmalpur project <ul><li>Location: </li><ul><ul><li>Village: Bhagmalpur
  31. 31. District: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
  32. 32. Railway Station: Shahganj
  33. 33. Bus Stop: Banuwadeeh </li></ul></ul><li>School: </li><ul><ul><li>Classes: 1 to 8 class
  34. 34. Children: 1087
  35. 35. Teachers: 11
  36. 36. Internet: none
  37. 37. Computers: none </li></ul></ul></ul>http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bhagmalpur
  38. 38. What's a laptop?
  39. 39. Under a tree...
  40. 40. Real faces. Real people. Will their lives change? Maggu saved me from a dog once. I am forever in his debt.
  41. 41. Bhagmalpur photos Bhagmalpur School http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40063/ Bhagmalpur Village http://www.zooomr.com/photos/sameerverma/sets/40075/
  42. 42. Jamaica
  43. 47. Madagascar
  44. 49. OLPC Headquarters 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  45. 50. Little green machines everywhere!
  46. 51. Languages Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Basque, Bengali, Bengali (India), Bislama, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Dzongkha, English, English (South African), English (US), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Friulian, Fula, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kreyol, Macedonian, Malayalam, Maltese, Marathi, Marovo, Mongolian, Nauruan, Nepali, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Papiamento, Papua New Guinea Pidgin (Tok Pisin), Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Solomon Islands Pidgin, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Templates, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Vietnamese, Walloon, Wolof, Yoruba, pseudo L10n Approx. 100+ languages Tutorial: http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/452 Translate: http://translate.sugarlabs.org/
  47. 52. Constructivism and Constructionism <ul><li>John Dewey (1859–1952)
  48. 53. Maria Montessori (1870–1952)
  49. 54. Jean Piaget (1896–1980)
  50. 55. Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934)
  51. 56. Jerome Bruner (1915- )
  52. 57. Herbert Simon (1916–2001)
  53. 58. Seymour Papert (1928- ) </li></ul>
  54. 59. Constructionism (Papert) <ul><li>Papert created Epistemology and Learning Research Group, MIT (became MIT Media Lab)
  55. 60. Wrote: Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas , 1980, ISBN 0-465-04674-6
  56. 61. &quot;No one understands my ideas as well as Papert.&quot; - Jean Piaget
  57. 62. Created Logo language and Logo Turtle
  58. 63. LEGO Mindstorms products were named after his book. </li></ul>
  59. 64. Pedagogy http://www.sugarlabs.org/
  60. 65. school...to go
  61. 66. OLPC San Francisco Bay Area http://olpcsf.org/
  62. 67. OLPC-SF Deployments <ul><li>A hub for exchange of ideas, plans, content, etc.
  63. 68. Deployments </li><ul><li>Afghanistan ( Carol Ruth Silver, MTSA )
  64. 69. India ( Humaira Mahi & Sameer Verma, SFSU )
  65. 70. Jamaica ( Sameer Verma, SFSU & Univ. of the West Indies )
  66. 71. Madagascar ( Sameer Verma, SFSU & June Kleider, XO-ology )
  67. 72. Philippines ( eKindling.org )
  68. 73. Senegal ( Drew & Lick-Wilmerding Schools )
  69. 74. South Africa ( EduWeavers )
  70. 75. San Francisco (Starr King Elementary)
  71. 76. Uganda ( UC Berkeley ) </li></ul></ul>
  72. 77. OLPC-SF resident expert
  73. 78. OLPC-SF and SF State University
  74. 79. In the quad...
  75. 80. On the student union...
  76. 81. In the classroom
  77. 82. In research Benjamin Tran's master's thesis work.
  78. 83. At SF State Downtown Center
  79. 84. SFSU Lending Library <ul><li>Library Media Services has 10 XO laptops </li><ul><li>Loan to students, staff and faculty
  80. 85. HSS 127
  81. 86. You get: </li><ul><li>XO Laptop
  82. 87. Charger
  83. 88. Instructions </li></ul></ul><li>Take one to class
  84. 89. Take one home
  85. 90. Join the community! http://opensource.sfsu.edu/olpc </li></ul>
  86. 91. OLPC SF Community Summit 2010 http://olpcsf.org/summit October 22 - 24, 2010
  87. 98. OLPC on The Colbert Report !
  88. 100. So, does it work? Ask Lidia.

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