This is my first year doing OLPC, and even though I’m not able to travel this year, I have enjoyed working on the projects and knowing that they will be beneficial to someone, somewhere. Right now we are working on lessons about HIV/AIDS, and even though this is a tough topic to deal with sometimes, it means a lot to me that I’ve been given the opportunity to educate children and teach them that even though someone is sick, you can still be there to support and care for them. Although it has only been a few months, this program has already taught me a lot about independence. Working on the projects has given me a better idea of how to manage my time, and keep up on things.
This is my first year involved in OLPC. I signed up for this class because I was excited by the opportunity to incorporate technology,
teaching/learning, and service into one class. So far I have had a great time in the class from learning how to code, draw, and make games on Etoys and taking that knowledge and creating my own book. I also had lots of fun when one day in class we took the XO laptops apart and put them back together again. Even though I am not going to be able to travel to St. John in May I still have had so much fun in the class, have learned a lot and am really happy that I decided to take it. I believe that this has been, and will continue to be throughout the rest of the year, a great opportunity that most people do not have.
This is my first year in OLPC and I am thoroughly enjoying it. We are now in the second semester of the class, and I am excited to see what comes next as we are slowly approaching our trip to St. John in May. The first semester we learned how to work Etoys and created our own books. Even though this brought on a few challenges, it was rewarding to see the results of all our hard work! Etoys is a fun program to learn and I can’t wait to teach the kids in St. John everything I have learned in OLPC. I decided to take this class because of all the great things I have heard about it. I heard what a great experience this is and I love children, so it sounded like the perfect fit for me! I can’t wait for the rest of the year in OLPC and get more excited every day to share everything I have learned with the kids in St. John.
This is my first year doing One Laptop Per Child, and I love it so far. Learning how to use Etoys has not always been easy, but my biggest challenge so far has been the drawing (art is not my best subject). I do feel, however, that my grasp has expanded a lot, and it will be much easier for me going into second semester. It’s been fun learning about all the different things you can do with Etoys. This year, we also did the Hour of Code project, learning how to write code for our own animations and becoming just a few of the 21,019,331 people who participated. Although I participate on the Robotics team, I haven’t had to learn how to code yet. Needless to say, I’m really glad I did. I’m also really excited to travel to St. John in May and teach the kids there what I’ve been learning. This course offers a combination of things that is very unique: I am learning, traveling, and teaching, and all of that is pretty cool.