So the Good folks at OLPC Foundation just approved my Geo-Learning Projact, This Project aims to find use in XO’s (the child and learner friendly laptops ) in impacting knowledge and teaching pupils how they can be Local Cartographers and at the same time providing local solutions to local problems.The approval was made at the March 23rd Meetup for 5 XO’s to commence the project. See the Meeting Notes HERE.
Among the Objectives of the Project include:
- To develop a curricula for teaching pupils mapping as both part of the education learning and as a community tool for creating locally relevant maps
- Use the various XO Activities and tools as a learning tools for developing their own creativity, intuitions and intellect
- Use the XO to improve and introduce ICT literacy among the pupils and teachers….