Digital Literacy Project Expands OLPC Boston Deployment

   
   
   
   
   

Digital Literacy Project (DigiLit) has seen exponential growth in operations this past year! In addition to receiving federal designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we have greatly expanded in both membership and scope.

Our local outreach network now includes both a full one-to-one laptop program at the Cambridge Friends School (CFS) with all 4th grade students, as well as an after-school program in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood (made possible by the OLPC Contributors Program). In January, we established our first international pilot site in Managua, Nicaragua by creating an XO laptop lending library for deaf students.

DigiLit Expansion (with your help)

This fall, DigiLit will expand its laptop programming to include the 3rd grade at CFS, as well as the 4th and 5th grades at the Mission Hill School, totaling 80 students in the Boston area. In order to achieve a one laptop per child ratio at these schools, DigiLit is asking G1G1 participants to donate "Get One" laptops they no longer use.

If you did not participate in G1G1, you can still help! DigiLit is one of the finalists for the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. Through the month of August, you can vote for DigiLit to win $25,000. You get two votes per day: one through Pepsi.com and one through the Pepsi Refresh app on Facebook (just search for "Digital Literacy Project"). Or you can text 101352 to Pepsi (73774). Funding will cover laptops, classroom supplies, and volunteer transportation for both programs.

In light of this growth in programming, DigiLit has also launched a new website on August 1st. Complete with a comprehensive blog discussing the activities at each of our pilot sites, we will also include links to lesson plans, video demos, and tutorials detailing how to incorporate the XO laptop into the classroom. Check out our new look!

Questions or comments? Don't hesitate to contact MacKenzie and Katelyn.

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