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Teachers and Social Responsibility

There’s some really nice software for teaching game making as a way to teach young students programming and mathematics like Squeak which is also the programming environment that serves as Croquet’s foundation. My research is here. But there’s more.

Kay and Papert consider Croquet and Squeak just one part of the two parts necessary to help humanity. They hope that Nicholas Negropontes $100 laptop effort, which they co-developed with him, will help distribute such learning, discovery, and communication software for youth around the world to use to supplement and improve the students own learning environments. In turn, they hope that these students discoveries and powerful ideas can be self-published by the same interconnected software to be made available to the rest of civilization.

Earlier today I discovered something that I never would have expected, its a very long story and I think its better to keep looking forward.

Bill Kerr joins the Free Software Foundation.

So kids, Happy Learning.

1 thought on “Teachers and Social Responsibility”

  1. Thanks for the advice, I’ll be sure to put some time into learning from the past. I agree there should be a lot more conversation going on about Free software in education and thats what I’m looking forward to.


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