Thursday Aug 21, 2008

Green Wi-Fi


It's great to see Bruce getting more good press for his work at Green Wi-Fi in bringing solar-powered networks to the world's more remote regions with the most need to get kids access to the net as source of empowerment, play and learning. An internal engineer is porting the OLPC School Server to OpenSolaris to bundle up with Niagara cool server to power up all those OLPC laptops as part of the mission. Give them a hand if you can or give us a call to get wired up.


 

Wednesday Apr 02, 2008

Digital Be-In 16: ECOCITY

My friend Michael sent out the announcement today of another cool Digital Be-In event. Held every year during Earth Week, the Be-In will be a launching platform for evolutionary ideas, initiatives and change at the nexus of humanistic technology and the sustainability movement with the vital theme of ECOCITY. So, join in if you can for an evolutionary journey of visionary speakers, presentations, exhibits, performances, live music, top DJs, visuals, art installations and amazing people at San Francisco's grandest and greenest night club and community center, Temple.

 

 

Thursday Feb 21, 2008

Fire & Ice - Live from Brazil

The next Fire & Ice event takes place tomorrow at 1pm in Brazil. Fire and Ice is a
series of interactive, international dialogues between students in
various countries around the world sponsored by Sun. The project objective is to
translate dialogue into action by inspiring students to develop their
own solutions for helping combat climate change in their local areas.
Fire and Ice is part of Elluminate's Learning Across Borders, a global
initiative that promotes live, real-time knowledge sharing and
collaboration between students and teachers in North America and the
Developing World. 


The
Award Ceremony:


On
behalf of Elluminate and our partners, Promethean, Positivo, Oi
Futuro and the University of Sao Paulo (Escola do Futuro), I am
pleased to invite you to join us, in person or online via Elluminate
Live!,
for a very special Ceremony to present a remote Brazilian school with
the Fire and Ice Leadership Award, in recognition of their efforts to
help combat the effects of Climate Change.

Elluminate
is donating
to
the school its “Classroom-in-a-Box” computer hardware kit, and
Promethean and Positivo are kindly donating an electronic whiteboard.
The equipment will enable the
Massambará
school with a “window to the world” to continue collaborating on
special projects, live and online, with other schools from around the
world.

To
congratulate the
Massambará
school on their achievements, our friends at iEARN USA will attempt
to invite one teacher/student to join the event online from
all
seven continents

(or as many as continents represented, as possible).

Project
Background:

In
2007, a school in a small village 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro
participated in an international project called
Fire
and Ice: Climate Change
.
Escola Estadual Municipalizada Abel José Machado created
a unique and inspiring project to help combat the effects of climate
change and soil degradation in their local area.


Massambará’s
teachers and students engaged with the local community to
build
an organic garden

at São Fernando farm. Through Elluminate Live!, the school
collaborated with other schools from Canada and Mozambique, and then
showcased the results of their project to a global audience in
November 2007.

Ceremony
Date:
February
22, 2008, 1:00pm Brasilia/Rio time
(GMT
-3 hours)
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=7&password=M.FE2A0E224D3804EA06F55F04DE764D

 

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