[Edu-sig] Reinventing the classroom...

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 01:29:25 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:20 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> So once we agree we want some kind of computer lab, the question is, what kind?

That's a pretty strong assumption, and one that the 1-1 computing
community would strongly take issue with. I haven't noticed much good
from computer labs, while I have seen quite remarkable results
reported from One Laptop Per Child deployments in Peru, Ethiopia, and
elsewhere, where the children not only have the use of a computer
throughout the school day, but take them home to work on homework
jointly over the wireless network, and teach their parents about
computers and the Internet.

The computer lab strikes us as exactly analogous to a writing lab in
which children would have access to paper and pencil for an hour a
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