Thursday, June 21, 2007
AARP in the Office; XOs in the World
A bunch of people from the AARP stopped by our office this morning to talk about getting retired teachers involved in OLPC. Apparently, there are over one million active members of the National Retired Teachers Association, and 100,000 alone already involved in digital learning projects. So here's some math for you: 100,000 NRTA members already familiar with ideas about digital learning, and-- in the next two years-- 100,000 teachers expected to have classrooms full of XOs. Possible results? An expansive, informed support network for teachers, a 1-to-1 mentoring program, and endless opportunities for international communication and collaboration. Exciting stuff!