No seriously, I used to be able to post notes on other people’s posts. I know it’s been a week or two since I’ve used you Tumblr, but I swear I’m not crazy. I feel so lost and alone. Sob.
I love this. (Regardless of whether they’re sending iPads or Motorola Xoom tablets, of course)
Most of us were not raised to think kids can learn on their own. But even if you were raised to think kids can teach themselves, you will be shocked to hear about the kids in Ethiopia. MIT chose a remote, illiterate community to send some first-graders a box of iPads. Unopened. One person in the community was taught how to recharge the iPads. That’s all anyone knew about the iPads. Within a month, the kids could read English and within three months, the kids had hacked the iPad to make the camera work even though someone at MIT had disabled the cameras.
Quoted text from Penelope Trunk.