[squeakland] Best way to use Etoys 4

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 11:50:18 EDT 2009

On Thursday 29 October 2009 07:49:15 pm Carlos Rabassa wrote:
> What would you like me to tell our fellow Squeakers about your
> background?
I am one of the trustees Sikshana Foundation (www.sikshana.org), an NGO in 
Bangalore, India that assists public schools to enhance the quality of 
education. I introduced Squeak in my neighborhood schools in 2006 because it 
is a virtual computer tailored for young learners that insulates them from 
rapid changes in the computer marketplace. See
for the background.

> You say you assist teachers.  Are you a teacher yourself?
No. I am a software engineer by profession and I study learning as a hobby.
I help design technology pilots for Sikshana. We have placed notebook 
computers and 7000 USB flash memory chips in 120 village schools. I assist 
around 600 teachers in using computers to motivate and educate their students. 
There are many economic and cultural issues in making computing meaningful for 
these schools. It is bit like trying to introduce ox carts into Los Angeles to 
reduce carbon footprint :-). I depend on teachers' feedback to help me tune 
the deployment. You can track the unfolding story at sikshana.blogspot.com


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