Topics discussed on March 12, 2016 Meeting:
Spread the word on Sugarizer with “hackathons” and introducing Sugarizer in Hour of Code at schools.
Get OLPC-SF more involved in the process.
Alt School - charter school
Focus - use technology to document the learning experience of each child and figure out the needs of each child.
Adding more technology into the school experience.
Working this new system - kids like to learn and given the right opportunity they will take in and grow further on what they find interesting.
Tanzania – RACHEL
Goals: Get the server to function, and introduce teachers to the software
Engage the teachers to prove the laptops are not simply a toy, rather there is an actual use to the computers
However, the server was not connecting once 5-6 laptops were in use.
Sameer Verma, Aaron Borden, and Andi Gros
Open Learning Exchange
Actively looking to grow out to new devices.
India/Bhagmalpur data - There is data to see what the kids are using.
Hard to assess whether or not the kids are using the OLPC laptops unless we see the data.