163 Photos - May 8, 2013
Photo: Logo One Laptop Per ChildPhoto: OLPC Prof. NEGROPONTE et Kofi ANNANPhoto: OLPC Prof. NEGROPONTE et Kofi ANNANPhoto: The XO-XServer combination is an Open hardware and open Software community project, just as e.g. Linux and the wikipedia.Photo: Pamflet expliquant OLPCPhoto: OLPC Prof. NEGROPONTE - The dream to bring knowledge iso charity/money donations is a very old one.  Thanks to wifi it is finally becoming true to bridge the "last mile".Photo: The winning proposal of for the OLPC challenge.Photo: OLPC XO as the laptop is called, showing the keyboard adapted to kids hands - there's a slightly larger one for youth, and surfing the wikipedia - another open source project as OLPC XO-XServer is one too.Photo: OLPC XO-laptop showing the start-screen.  The operating system is a very light Linux operating system to speed-up things maximally and give the best user experience possible.  Notice the twisteable screen.  Very important as kids tend to abuse hinges a lot.  We'll come back to that in next pictures.Photo: The XO-laptop twisted and folded / flipped over backwards so it's become an ebook or here a video-chat/phone device.Photo: The XO laptop as an ebook or tabblet with it's antenna's flipped open to increase range to connect to other XO laptops.Photo: The XO laptop in 2 of its basik positions: a laptop with keyboard for heavy typing and working and as an ebook/tabblet.Photo: The XO-Laptop with one of kids most popular first probrams: the Speak application.  The chatbot speaks back what the kids are saying into the XO's microphone.  The moving pupils of the eyes really capture kids imagination.  Many moments of great fun with your kid!Photo: Mr Speak - the chatbot of the XO.Photo: Another picture showing some features of the XO-laptop, especially the stylus input, can be used for writing and finer motorics.Photo: Dimensions of the XO-laptop.Photo: A girl at Esquela Marina Orth, in Medallin Colombia reads on her XO outside in bright sunlight, thanks to the unique XO's screen. The XO allows expansion of the classroom, and the school itself. At Marina Orth School, 70% of the learning experience is carried out in the field.  Photo by Cecilia Arboleda.Photo: Some kids using their XO's.Photo: Some kids showing their XO's.Photo: The XO's-XServer combination: the XO's put themselves automatically into a network.  The kids ARE their local internet and help each other to link through if one would be too far away to speak/connect directly to another XO.Photo: Kid showing all their friends their XO-laptop sees/can connect/call with.Photo: Video-chatting capability of the XO-laptop.Photo: 5 year old girl making contact with a laptop of one of her friends.Photo: Kids doing their first level reading and math exercices.Photo: Countries/regions that go for a large roll-out often have an OLPC TV channel.Photo: Kids working on their XO's in little groups.  The best teacher of a kid is often another kid.  it's another type of teaching and learning that comes more to the front.Photo: Kids and their teacher.  Teaching gets a much more coaching function.Photo: Teacher of an XO-XS school in Australia.Photo: Kids on their XO's.Photo: In the XO laboratory.  An iPad versus the XO-laptop XServer combination.Photo: XO-lab: Instructing the teachers.Photo: Teacher Certificate after finishing the XO Training.Photo: Toddlers 5 year old and their XO's and a teacher.Photo: 5 year old discovering the world with her XO.Photo: Teacher and 2 6 year old girls and their XO's.Photo: 2 boys 6 year old and their XO's.Photo: Some older kids and their XO's making a presentation.Photo: What the sellers of tablets don't want you to see ...Photo: What the sellers of regular laptops don't want you to see ...Photo: Class excursion without having to worry about XO laptops that would get damaged.  For kids, You want a strong box with 3 mm plastic iso the 1,3 mm industry standard with a laptop in it.  THAT is what you want.Photo: Some olders kids and their XO's in Rwanda.  The XO's belong to the kids, so the don't have to bring them back after the lessons are over or make reservations 2 weeks in advance to get to use them.  They become a part of their life.Photo: Show us parents that allow their kids to do this with their 750 € tablets.Photo: XO's even survive this.  Kids going to school on their horses in Latin America!Photo: Notice how the screen is very well readable even in direct sunlight.  Show us a tablet that can do that!Photo: Teacher training how to dismantle/repair/upgrade the XO-laptop. 1 standard cheap screwdriver and all the same screws!Photo: XO's are made to be upgraded and repaired.  Kids and teachers get workshops on this.  Plenty of help online and via instant video chat if necessary.  All it takes is 1 cheap standard - of course - screwdriver and all the screws are the same !  No hidden screws or programmed failing to make you buy more.  Just honest technology build by the educational sector for the ecudational sector in an Open Hardware and Open Software philosophy.Photo: You be XO-kids know how laptops work: nothing better to understand by opening, dismantling and putting it all back together!Photo: You be XO-kids know how laptops work: nothing better to understand by opening, dismantling and putting it all back together!  Often the best teacher of a kid is another kid or a slightly older kid.  Takes away a lot of stress from the teacher!Photo: Photo: Solar Panels power XO laptops at Roman Catholic School, Sahn Malen, Sierra LeonePhoto: The XO is a sturdy laptop-ebook and tablet all at the same time and can be charged with PV, thus printing CO2e certificates that pay at least part of the investment costs.Photo: The XO-XServer combination is one of the greenest if not the greenest laptop out there.  No toxics in the plastic nor in the components, nor toxic fumes.Photo: The XO is supported by many other open source and open community projects and communities: Red Hat - service providers in open software projects, Suse, Ubuntu, ... . Next to private companies that provide components, s.a. Marvell.Photo: A series of other open community/open source projects you link up with via an XO-XServer deployment.  Of course you know the wikipedia, but the XO-XS opens-up / enourages teachers to collaborate in making the best ebooks, e.g. via the wikibooks open community initiative, and several more.  It's about learning, connecting, collaborating, discovering, meeting new people and practices.Photo: Book + XO = mixed media for learning.Photo: The XO has programs for science experiements.  Here sound waves.Photo: Students holding up XO laptops at school in Sichuan, ChinaPhoto: XO-XServer deployments.  Where is your school community standing?  In Peru, Uruguay, several Island states, since 2010 ... Australia is also going for a full deployment since 2012.Photo: XO-XServer deployments.  Where is your school community standing?  In Peru, Uruguay, several Island states, since 2010 ... Australia is also going for a full deployment since 2012.Photo: XO-XServer deployments.  Where is your school community standing?  In Peru, Uruguay, several Island states, since 2010 ... Australia is also going for a full deployment since 2012.Photo: Kids speaking with their XO's.  Test deployment.Photo: XO-XServer deployments.  Where is your school community standing?  In Peru, Uruguay, several Island states, since 2010 ... Australia is also going for a full deployment since 2012.Photo: XO-XServer deployments.  Where is your school community standing?  In Peru, Uruguay, several Island states, since 2010 ... Australia is also going for a full deployment since 2012.Photo: OLPC XO laptop at the Ministry of Education in PeruPhoto: XO on a stamp at Uruguay.  The XO is really an integral part of society ... and this since 2010!Photo: XO-XServer lab Rwanda allowing teachers to come and have a feel, test drive the XO-XServer.Photo: XO-XServer lab Rwanda allowing teachers to come and have a feel, test drive the XO-XServer.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Children at Esquela Marina Orth, in Medallin Colombia explore and share their discoveries outside in bright sunlight. The XO allows expansion of the classroom, and the school itself. At Marina Orth School, 70% of the learning experience is carried out in the field.  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