Luis Galindo’s workshops with OLPC and game development continue at the Creative Center in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They recently finished a Scratch game about recycling, available to play with at scratch.mit.edu.
Mentors from the Santa Cruz have started an ‘education alternative’ project and creativity center at a Children’s Home aiming to combine younger students with university students studying programming. They started working with 9-year olds on XOs and with Sugar, and after a few months have moved to working with 6-year olds and older students.
They offer some early feedback on using Sugar and Etoys in afterschool projects, and are working on engaging teachers and starting some programming projects. I look forward to seeing their reflections at the end of this season.