For those who haven’t noticed Scratch taking over the world, OLPC France published a lovely essay about the contest and the value of Scratch and Etoys for young students.
La promesse selon laquelle le projet CEIBAL donnerait aux Ã©lÃ¨ves du pays des perspectives de rÃ©duction du fossÃ© numÃ©rique et dâ€™inclusion numÃ©rique nâ€™est pas vaine, puisquâ€™ils sont dÃ©sormais en mesure dâ€™Ã©changer dâ€™Ã©gal Ã Ã©gal avec les jeunes crÃ©ateurs Scratch appartenant Ã une communautÃ© internationale Ã laquelle on doit dÃ©jÃ prÃ¨s dâ€™un million de projets (projets Scratch) de par le monde.
The promise that CEIBAL would address the digital divide and digital inclusion for the nationls’ students is not in vain, since they are now on an equal footing with the youngÂ Scratch artists in an international community which has produced nearly a million Scratch projects.
In Uruguay, Efecto Cine and Plan CEIBAL are running an “ANIMATE” contest through June 15 for the best Scratch submissions by students across Uruguay. Ten winners will be announced, with the top four receiving mini-DV cameras for their schools. (Rules)
Meanwhile, an updated Scratch activity is being developed with full Journal and camera integration, and a new activity release is expected within the week.Â Kudos to everyone working on the project.