Brazil will be joining its cousin Portugal in deploying Intel’s Classmate PC in the classroom. Cnet has an adorable story of a Brazilian foundation, Fundação Bradesco, that has introduced the tiny laptops at a school in Campinas. What’s different about this particular program and other is that the students don’t get to keep the Classmates, as the surrounding neighborhood is still a little dangerous for students to be walking around with laptops.
It’s also encouraging to see the folks in charge of the school admit that the laptops aren’t the end-all, be-all when it comes to education. (Chemistry students still benefit from mixing chemicals, for example.)
Ordem e progresso, sim. Isto, e uma equipa de futebol que ja não funciona.