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Amazing Story on How Kids Learn

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Give an Ethiopian child who can’t read or speak English a tablet computer and you create the next Bill Gates: What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they’ll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. Whoa.
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Joseph M said...

Amazing, hopeful story.

But wait a sec - when this approach - giving kids stuff and letting them figure it out on their own - was being advocated by a Sudbury School a year or so ago, you went all Lord of the Flies on it.

So, Ethiopian kids smart and resourceful, but American kids need to be led by the nose or they'll fail?

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