[Linux-aus] [SLUG] $11.7m for OLPC Australia in the federal govt budget
shirro at shirro.com
Wed May 9 19:46:01 EST 2012
On 9/05/12 4:47 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> Apples and Oranges. Would you give a four-year-old a Raspberry Pi and
> expect them to learn to read?
I agree. But if someone is looking for hardware to play with the OLPC
isn't really available outside of schools. So unless you want to play
with Sugar the Pi might be worth a look if you have kids and want to get
involved in something to do with their education.
My 4yo has access to one of those evil closed source iPads to play with
that apparently are only for rich people (nobody told me). At the risk
of losing my membership I think it makes a damn good environment for a
pre-literate child. Though understanding some of its limitations makes
it even more important to me that he has handled a Pi and that when he
is older we can explore electronics and programming together.
I find the whole OLPC thing a bit remote and I have never liked the
Sugar environment or the hardware design but I think you guys seem to
have the organisational bit sorted and in a world where most school
computers are a wasted resource I wouldn't doubt that your OLPC kids and
teachers are getting a lot more benefit than kids in schools closer to
me where many teachers don't really have a clue.
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