OLPC France has deployed Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2018 tablets with Sugarizer OS at the Mendela school. For more details, see https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugarizer_Saint-Ouen_deployment
Learners at Tooraweenah Public School in outback Australia being taught how to use OLPC XO-4 with Turtle Blocks. Their task was to use the turtle to draw shapes, like squares, and hexagons.
Part of a weekly visit by a volunteer technology teacher and OLPC’s CTO.
City-designed schooling can be difficult to implement in rural areas, which is not always evident to those who design national educational systems and curriculum. See National curriculums don’t always work for rural and regional schools by Alison Willis, Lecturer, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, in Australia.
An open one to one device program such as One Laptop per Child can help rural and regional schools by;
- including devices in local learning lessons,
- supporting local research or content curation by learners,
- creating projects, programs and curriculum that addresses local concerns and issues,
- enabling custom content or software installed by teachers or volunteers to meet local needs.
OLPC is committed to the creation of learning environments which foster the greatest development of all children. OLPC’s experience has shown children learn best when they are engaged in learning that is meaningful and active. For help with custom content or software, contact us.
Get updated activities for our XO-1, XO-1.5, XO-1.75 and XO-4 laptops. Use the Software Update icon in My Settings.
Or to install afresh, see the release notes for OLPC OS 13.2.10.
Some of the updates are a mirror mode for hairstyling with Record, use an external USB microscope or camera for Record, a ticking Clock, a samples button for Physics, paste unformatted and grid creator with Write, and new keyboard shortcuts for Jukebox and Record.
Our thanks to Sugar Labs developers; Yash Agrawal, Walter Bender, Rahul Bothra, Ibiam Chihurumnaya, Sanatan Kumar, Emily Ong, Sam Parkinson, Ezequiel Pereira, Lubomir Rintel, and Zeeshan Khan.
Our thanks also to translators; Chris Leonard, Berend, Božidar Putanec, Mariana, Besnik Bleta, Paulo Francisco, Yaron, nabil509, Mariana, juanpabl, MIkusan, and scootergrisen.