Santa Cruz, Bolivia: working with Gimp, Etoys, and Scratch

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.

Reflections on Sugar from Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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.