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Examining the XO's Learning Activities

Feb 03, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

[ Thanks to D.C. Parris for this link. ]

"I have previously discussed the XO's hardware, as well as its multimedia and web activities. The XO has several tutorial activities that can be used in a fairly productive (read 'useful') way.

"I have been looking at the XO activities beyond the browser, chat and multimedia activities. Namely, students can create drawings, audio recordings, tinker with programming and use a calculator. Actually, I'm pretty impressed with the default activities. Because they are both tutorial and productive--that is, a student can see the impact of their learning efforts--children will learn far more effectively than they will through rote exercises..."

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