olpc/sugar Map Jam: Philippines & eKindling! (9PM EST Sunday Mch 6)

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Mar 2, 2011, 4:39:53 PM3/2/11
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Organic community edutech growth is not a mere slogan in the Philippines, thanks to Ryan Letada (Exec Director of eKindling) bringing an exciting update for us this Sunday, explaining the exceptional progress this community organization is building out.  Remember: the Philippines practically invented the term "people power" in 1986, during the Marcos-to-Aquino nonviolent revolution -- exactly 25 years prior to the Arab World discovering the same:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_Power_Revolution

Volunteers/projects globally will learn important insights from these devoted Filipinos' experiences -- and directly get involved if you too want to help them build civil society, starting right here:

    http://olpcmap.net/?go=southeast_asia

Beyond eKindling's strongest volunteer successes you may already know about:

    http://educationkindling.wordpress.com
    http://twitter.com/ekindling

Not to give away Ryan's entire talk (and "Filipino Factoids" you will be asked to answer if you want to win a Red XO!) but going forward, eKindling is in fact looking at integrating mapping into its actual core curriculum, expanding upon the innovation in Uganda's http://mapuganda.blogspot.com

How refreshing that an entire country might take seriously the idea we "Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !" interweaving deep in-school learning across an entire country's cultural fabric.

Please join us Sunday March 6th, 9PM EST on the usual number to find out more -- RSVP if possible!

    +1 866 213-2185    or    +1 609 454-9914
    Access Code: 1671650#

Live Chat Backchannel:

    http://forum.laptop.org/chat
    (that's #olpc-help on irc.freenode.net)
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Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !

Holt

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Mar 5, 2011, 3:19:55 PM3/5/11
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See you in exactly 30hrs from now on the usual number/channel below: http://twitter.com/olpc !  Don't forget to submit your "Filipino Factoids" guesses in advance here, remembering you do NOT need to answer all questions to win:

    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ekindling/OlpcMAP_eKindling'sTrivia

That is if you+family take exploring+mapmaking http://olpcmap.net/?go=southeast_asia seriously in any way ;)
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