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Welcome to the OLPC Wiki, a collaborative site about the <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://www.laptop.org/ One Laptop per Child (www.laptop.org)]'''</span> project and related communities.   We currently have {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} pages; please [[Participate|join us]] and share your ideas. If you are new to wikis, read [[Wiki getting started]].
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Welcome to the <span class="plainlinks">'''[http://www.laptop.org/ One Laptop per Child]'''</span> [[Wiki getting started|Wiki]], a [[Participate|collaborative]] site about the OLPC project and related [[community|communities]]. <br/> We are currently working on {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} pages in over seventeen [[translators|languages]]. </div>
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''[http://www.laptop.org One Laptop per Child] is a project about the transformation of education. It's about giving children who don't have the opportunity for learning that opportunity. So it's about access, it's about equity, and it's about giving the next generation of children in the developing world a bright and open future.''
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:[[User:Walter|'''Walter Bender''']], OLPC President of Software and Content
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: ''One Laptop Per Child is actually a project about the transformation of education. It's really about giving children who don't have the opportunity for learning that opportunity. So it's about access, it's about equity, and it's about giving the next generation of children in the developing world a bright and open future.''
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The mission of the [[One Laptop per Child]] association is to develop a low-cost laptop&mdash;[[XO: The Children's Machine|the "$100 Laptop"]]&mdash;to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new  [[Learning Vision|opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves]].
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'''For developers''': source code and bug tracking can be found at [http://dev.laptop.org dev.laptop.org].
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Why do children in developing nations need laptops?  Laptops are a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.
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'''For XO users''': see our ''[http://laptop.org/start Getting Started Guide]'', ''[[support|XO Help]]'', ''[[Support FAQ]]'', and our [http://en.forum.laptop.org/ community forum].
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'''For [[Give One Get One]] participants''': see the latest information at [[G1G1 Fulfillment Information|G1G1 delivery updates]].
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: [[Ulaanbaatar|New pictures from our Mongolia project]] have been posted; this is the first deployment made possible by the generosity of the [[Give One Get One]] participants. Many thanks from OLPC and the Mongolian children to those who contributed through the program.
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* Dan Bricklin has been working on '''SocialCalc''' for the XO Laptop. You can follow his progress [http://www.peapodcast.com/sgi/olpc/ here].
 
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* Read about OLPC in NYC on the [http://olpcnyc.wordpress.com/ Teaching Matters] blog.
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* We have released [[OLPC_656_Software_Release_Notes|Ship2.2 (Build 656)]]. (Please see [[Olpc-update]] regarding how to update your laptop to the latest build.)
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* [[Ulaanbaatar|Our Mongolia project]] is the first deployment made possible by the generosity of the [[Give One Get One]] participants. Many thanks from OLPC and the Mongolian children to those who contributed through the program.
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* CNN has a wonderful AP [http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/12/25/onelaptop.onevillage.ap/ article] on how the XO laptop and OLPC are transforming a remote [[OLPC Peru|Peruvian]] village.
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* Dan Bricklin has been working on [http://www.peapodcast.com/sgi/olpc/ '''SocialCalc'''] for the XO Laptop.
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* John Maloney has posted a preliminary version of [[Scratch]], a highly engaging language that allows young students to create simple programs and games, on the [[Activities]] page. Enjoy!
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* Chumby's [http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=218 Bunnie] "tears down" an XO laptop... worth the read.  To try this at home, see our [[disassembly|disassembly notes]] and [[manual/Insides|photos]].
* Chumby's [http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=218 Bunnie] "tears down" an XO laptop... worth the read.  To try this at home, see our [[disassembly|disassembly notes]] and [[manual/Insides|photos]].
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==About One Laptop per Child==
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OLPC is driven and supported by its community of thousands of [[Participate|participants]], [[developers|creators]], and [[Educators|educators]].
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The mission of the [[One Laptop per Child]] association is to develop a low-cost laptop&mdash;[[XO: The Children's Machine|the "$100 Laptop"]]&mdash;to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new [[Learning Vision|opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves]].
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If you have and interesting idea or project, or want to start a local OLPC group, you can request an XO through our [[developers program|contributors and developers program]].  You can also '''[[Emulation|emulate our Sugar environment]]''' on your PC.  
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Why do children in developing nations need laptops?  Laptops are a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.
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While most of the opportunities to get involved are though our community, there are also a few specific [http://laptop.org/en/jobs.shtml current job openings].
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Image:P1020317-1.JPG Give One Get One XOs arrive in [[Ulaanbaatar]], [[OLPC Mongolia|Mongolia]]
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Image:Mongolia-Day-One.jpg The first laptops arriving in [[OLPC Mongolia|Mongolia]]
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Image:Uruguay.jpg [http://radian.org/notebook/first-deployment The real deal in Uruguay]
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Image:StartOfMP.jpg Start of mass production at [[Quanta]]
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Image:007_Arahuay_2nd_Photo.JPG [[Educators|Pilot]] in [[OLPC Peru/Arahuay|Arahuay, Perú]]
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You can read more and discuss new ideas about [[Hardware specification|hardware]], [[software|software]], [[educators|education]] and [[library|content]];
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The XO's interface, [[Sugar]], has its own [[OLPC Human Interface Guidelines|human interface guidelines]]. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and [[Countries|country-specific]] discussions. <!--- An extended '''[[Table of Contents|table of contents]]''' is also available.  not currently updated --->
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Welcome to the One Laptop per Child Wiki, a collaborative site about the OLPC project and related communities.
We are currently working on 9,805 pages in over seventeen languages.
http://laptopgiving.org/en/explore.php

One Laptop per Child is a project about the transformation of education. It's about giving children who don't have the opportunity for learning that opportunity. So it's about access, it's about equity, and it's about giving the next generation of children in the developing world a bright and open future.

Walter Bender, OLPC President of Software and Content
Interview, 24 Apr 2007


The mission of the One Laptop per Child association is to develop a low-cost laptop—the "$100 Laptop"—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.

Why do children in developing nations need laptops? Laptops are a window and a tool: a window into the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.

What's new

Deployments



Developments

In the news

Get Involved

OLPC is driven and supported by its community of thousands of participants, creators, and educators.

If you have and interesting idea or project, or want to start a local OLPC group, you can request an XO through our contributors and developers program. You can also emulate our Sugar environment on your PC.

While most of the opportunities to get involved are though our community, there are also a few specific current job openings.

Learn more

http://laptop.org/manualSupport FAQhttp://forum.laptop.orgOther support
community support pages

You can read more and discuss new ideas about hardware, software, education and content; The XO's interface, Sugar, has its own human interface guidelines. There are also discussion pages on issues of deployment and country-specific discussions.

Our five core principles
Child Ownership: I wear my XO like my pair of shoes.
Low Ages: I have good XO shoes for a long walk.
Saturation: A healthy education is a vaccination, it reaches everybody and protects from ignorance and intolerance.
Connection: When we talk together we stay together.
Free and Open Source: Give me a free and open environment and I will learn and teach with joy.

About this wiki

This wiki is a tool for the community, to share information about their work and projects, to exchange ideas and get feedback from passers-by, and to provide shared space for people working on many aspects of education to discuss how to improve education and build informed communities through better collaboration and connection.

Related essays and projects are welcome here, from technical to epistemological. Every page invites comments; you can discuss pages via the discussion tab found at the top of each page. If you are new to wikis, see Wiki getting started for a tutorial. For good wiki style, and guidelines for editing, see OLPC:Wiki. Please make an account and join us.

Pages with the green {{OLPC}} banner at the top—such as this one—are maintained by the OLPC team and representative of the current state of the project; other pages may be slightly less up-to-date. You are welcome to edit and add information to OLPC-maintained pages.

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