Wednesday, April 18, 2007

kids teaching teachers

Great article by Sylvia Martinez, A Generation YES for One Laptop per Child, at OLPCNews site. Another background article here by Sylvia on why she wrote that article for the skeptical OLPCNews.

Sylvia's core idea is that kids teach teachers how to use modern technology
Our model is successful because teachers love children. They became teachers to inspire and create the greatest range of opportunities for kids. Even if the system can sometimes squash that instinct, teachers will embrace anything that returns them to their passion for changing the world. The OLPC also offers that opportunity and will engage and inspire many teachers.
Teachers learning from kids! Isn't that an essential part of what real learning is all about? That is the not so hidden agenda behind OLPC.

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