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Thieme Hennis

Uruguay's One Laptop Per Child program: Impact and numbers - The Next Web - 18 views

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    Interesting how OLPC may have an important impact in a country's wellbeing and creative workforce. I do believe in such programs. 
Thieme Hennis

Lifelong Kindergarten :: MIT Media Lab - 3 views

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    "Crickets are small programmable devices that can make things spin, light up, and play music. You can plug lights, motors, and sensors into a Cricket, then write computer programs to tell them how to react and behave. With Crickets, you can create musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, dancing creatures, and other artistic inventions -- and learn important math, science, and engineering ideas in the process. Crickets are based on more than a decade of NSF-funded educational research. Lifelong Kindergarten researchers collaborated with the LEGO company to create the first "programmable bricks," squeezing computational power into LEGO bricks. This research led to the LEGO MindStorms robotics kits, now used by millions of people around the world. While LEGO MindStorms is designed especially for making robots, Crickets are designed especially for making artistic creations. Crickets were refined in collaboration with the Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) museum network, and are now sold as a product through the Playful Invention Company (PICO)."
Deborah Baillesderr

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share - 51 views

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    this program enables users to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art-- and share them online.
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    A great site to help students learn how to code easily
Martin Burrett

LEGO Digital Designer : Virtual Building Software - 5 views

shared by Martin Burrett on 06 Apr 09 - Cached
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    This is LEGO Digital Designer. The program that lets you build with LEGO bricks on your computer.
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    A downloadable 3D model maker from Lego. Designed for children and simple to use. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+&+Web+Tools
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