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Local boy makes good

Local boy makes good | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it
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I chose NN because it turns out that he is an alum ('85) of the school where we live and teach!

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Why kids love Scratch: It lets them fail in a way their parents don’t - QUARTZ

Why kids love Scratch: It lets them fail in a way their parents don’t - QUARTZ | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it

"The “one size fits all” approach is what I find most frustrating about schools today. It gives children so few opportunities to individualize their learning. So no building a Lego sculpture or composing a song to show comprehension of a reading passage. Just fill in the blank with the most expected answer and move on.

 

No wonder then that a computer program called Scratch—a programming language developed in the MIT Media Lab that lets children make up stories, games, and animation—is taking off. It allows kids to experiment and fail in a way their teachers and parents just cannot afford to allow."

 


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The programming language SCRATCH was  developed in the MIT Learning Lab (that NN founded)

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5 predictions, from 1984

5 predictions, from 1984 | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it
With surprising accuracy, Nicholas Negroponte predicts what will happen with CD-ROMs, web interfaces, service kiosks, the touchscreen interface of the iPhone and his own One Laptop per Child project.
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Love the TED talks...  Check out three solid ones from NN!

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One Laptop per Child

One Laptop per Child | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."
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Filmed in 2006, NN reflects on the beginning of his project.

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Nicholas Negroponte Quotes at BrainyQuote

Nicholas Negroponte Quotes at BrainyQuote | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it
Enjoy the best Nicholas Negroponte Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Nicholas Negroponte, American Businessman, Born December 1, 1943. Share with your friends.
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"Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.

Nicholas Negroponte"  and many more here!
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Nicholas Negroponte: When Touch Technology Was 'Stupid'

It's far easier to predict the future when you are helping make and distribute it. Nicholas Negroponte exemplifies this with his notable accomplishments, includ
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Crazy that he had a touch screen up and running in '72!

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The roadblock is...

The roadblock is... | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it
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"If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop." NN

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One Laptop per Child, two years on

One Laptop per Child, two years on | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it
Nicholas Negroponte talks about how One Laptop per Child is doing, two years in. Speaking at the EG conference while the first XO laptops roll off the production line, he recaps the controversies and recommits to the goals of this far-reaching project.
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Filmed in 2007, NN reflects back on the first two years of the One One Laptop per Child program.

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Step 1: give every kid a laptop. Step 2: learning begins?

Step 1: give every kid a laptop. Step 2: learning begins? | Nicholas Negroponte | Scoop.it

Nicholas Negroponte, the head of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, sure knows how to get people's attention. About three months ago, the venerable ed-tech evangelist told the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco that his organization would "literally take tablets and drop them out of helicopters," and return a year later to see if the effort was a success.


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This is one of NN's marquee projects...

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