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Just came across an example of Turtle Art being employed in a school, Goa India. Nice photo collection; looks like the XO-1 caused some track pad problems. Our kids use netbooks and SoaS; no track pad problems reported.

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On Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th of July 2012, we had two Turtle Art sessions with the children of Class 4 at Our Lady of Merces High School, Merces, Goa, India. Class 4 in this school has two divisions, each with around 55 children, so the two sessions were necessary for us to cover the whole class. Teaching Turtle Art to a class of so many children, none of who have ever used it before isn’t very easy, especially given that we had only an hour to do the job. But with a lot of help from some of the teachers who were also present, as well as from our own ‘volunteers’ Gayathri, Harriet and Bindi, I must say the session went through quite well, though for the first iteration we did go into fifteen minutes of extra time.

These sessions were unique since this was the first time that…

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  1. Bob Braxton
    November 16, 2012

    Two things about track pad: 1) do they know the key combination to reset the trackpad (restart, too)? and 2) I notice that when I use TWO HANDS rather than just one hand and finger, sometimes the trackpad response becomes unhappy (uncooperative). These experiences in Kenya in 2008, 2009 and 2011 same school location, a hundred XO-1 machines.

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