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Be Rewarding

Be Rewarding is a group that has been working on developing online educational quizzes in various languages that are fun and engaging, with participation linked to donations to related charities to encourage continued participation.  We have worked with them and their founder Elise Moussa (happy birthday, Elise!) for over a year, and it's great to see their alpha site go live -- it is looking quite beautiful and I wish it every success. Check the project out and send them your feedback.
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Start a Laptop Project to Change Kids' Lives Worldwide!

Nonprofit One Laptop per Child is offering free XO Laptop loans and a strong network of dedicated Volunteer Mentors for visionaries of all ages, enabling grassroots projects worldwide. Over half a million XO Laptops are in the hands of kids worldwide today, in South America, Africa, AsiaRead the rest of this entry

OLPCorps Roundup

As the Corps move forward, we’ve asked each team to post blogs on a variety of key themes revolved around the deployment process.  In the coming weeks we will highlight a few teams who will cover basic issues and statistics ranging from demographics, health, and education infrastructure to the local culture's perspective on OLPC's 5 principles and what the children do when they take the XO home. Today’s post focuses on the diversity of Corps communities and learning environments teams are working in.  The Corps deployments range from urban to rural, 1:1 to 1:3, 6 years old to 12 years old, and high to low student-to-teacher ratio.  We share updates from Uganda, Senegal, and South Africa. First day of XO Camp at Driehoek, South Africa (from Youtube): Read the rest of this entry

XO Health: Nutrition game eye-candy

Maira Chiodi shows off some of her lovely artwork and icons for an upcoming XO nutrition game on her blog. I can't wait to see a demo. Alongside the FoodForce 2 simulation, this makes for a nice addition to the casual activities available to develop strategies for planning.

XO Health: Nutrition game eye-candy

Maira Chiodi shows off some of her lovely artwork and icons for an upcoming XO nutrition game on her blog. I can't wait to see a demo. Alongside the FoodForce 2 simulation, this makes for a nice addition to the casual activities available to develop strategies for planning.