Sensors and solar power, satellite photos and tracing paper, eBooks and RFID scan-art, all using the world's favorite little green laptop
Friday, July 30, 2010
TXT from Nicholas in Uganda
today is busy At soccer and volleyball at Kigarama after biking over mtns to test Rweteera school water Wish I could teach them maps on Smartboard This is from a message-forwarding program - contact me directly at nick AT DigiLiteracy DOT org
If you don't have one of OLPC's XO laptops, you can run the same software on any computer from a USB disk. Follow online directions to install Sugar on a Stick.
If you want to use the laptops to make new lesson ideas, to code, or for humanitarian work, you can get a few from the Contributors Program.
Measure Kasiisi - specially reprogrammed to teach the sensors listed above. Displays realtime values, graphs, and longterm collected data.
Offline Map - an internet-optional mapping platform available for five countries. Map points, roads, and buildings; write descriptions with your photos and Wikipedia articles; explore other cities. Online Version
SocialCalc - a spreadsheet and charts program which can be shared between multiple laptops. Now available in Mongolian.
Get Books and Media - eBook search application, now with audio/video media links. Designed to work with older OLPCs and the school server.
Browse for internet access, Write for making reports, and other standard activities