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2020 and Acorns for dinner!

Its 2010 and Acorns are on the menu.


Ten years ago no one ate acorns. They just fell to the ground and animals ate some of them but many of them rotted.


Now we all go for walks in the woods on beautiful fall days and collect the acorns.


Ten years ago everyone thought grinding and leaching the acorns was too much work! But a student group from Olin, following the example of Amy Smith created simple…
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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 11, 2010 at 9:28pm — 7 Comments

Ying Yang Butterfly

Jake Baird posted a Evoke Avatar List and asked me to do a post about my avatar:… Continue

Added by Caroline Meeks on March 7, 2010 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

Sugar on a Stick - Doing the hard work to create a simple solution that works on many different computers

Joanna Chaplin has been wonderful and asked some geek friends of her about helping with the Sugar on a Stick project. Her friend writes the following:…


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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 7, 2010 at 12:42am — No Comments

Education Guild

Agents are starting to talk about Guilds. Anyone want to start an Education Guild? I've seen a number of people interested in how to bring more education more affordably to more places!


I am interested in education with computers and especially using Open Source code and open content for scalability.


I am also interested in education for the 20% of students that are hardest to educate. The blind, deaf, physically or mentally disabled as well as…
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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 6, 2010 at 11:21pm — 15 Comments

Portable USB Based computing for the blind

I recently found another hero: FERNANDO BOTELHO through this link: http://edutechdebate.org/assistive-technology/we-need-an-assistive-technology-strategy/


His project, like mine, puts an entire bootable system on a USB stick, but instead of being for children its for visually impared people. It also relies on open source software and provides a full system all set up for…
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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 6, 2010 at 5:22am — No Comments

Software to help autistic children read

I ran accross a comment by another agent that he had a child with autism.


I am taking a class in Inclusive Education and I'm also looking to understand what software I can include on Sugar on a Stick that will help children with Autism.


If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.


Here is one site I found that lets teachers make visual learning experiences:…
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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 6, 2010 at 5:17am — 2 Comments

Game1: Vision

Vision - Seeing the pieces around you and how they could be put together. Holding a positive vision even in the face of setbacks.


Vision lets you keep going even when progress seems like mola****. It is what lets you communicate to others how their goals work together with yours and fit into the vision.


Vision is a picture of hope it gives it direction.


Without vision you can't…
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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 5, 2010 at 10:52pm — 2 Comments

2020 On vacation in Africa

In 2020 I will be visiting my son in Africa where he is working on his social enterprise. While I'm there I will attend a conference on Educational Technology and I will visit a couple of schools using USB based computing and get feedback and exchange ideas with the teachers there.

I'll also have time to go on Safari and see the animals in the well presevered parks.

Added by Caroline Meeks on March 4, 2010 at 3:03am — No Comments

Learn1: How do Ethan's principals apply to my project: Sugar on a Stick

1. Innovation Comes from Constraint. There are schools in Boston that have one laptop (a macbook) for each student, but they still can't take them home. Its too dangerous for them and for the laptop. Innovation - Use a cheap USB stick and back it up so its no big deal if its lost.


2. Don't fight culture - Working on that one this week! Looks like with the help of the Heros at LinuxLiveUSB we will be able to have the sticks work an windows machine without rebooting! Now we…
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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 4, 2010 at 2:55am — 5 Comments

ACT1: LymLim a Kindergarten Teacher and My Hero!

Teachers are heros. Those that work to improve education for all, not just the kids in their class or in their school, district or even country, are especially heros.


Lim is such a hero. A kindergarten teacher in a Quaker school in Cambridge MA she is one of the first teachers to pilot Sugar on a Stick. Her blog is here: http://lmylim.wordpress.com/


What is Sugar on a…
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Added by Caroline Meeks on March 4, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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