Uruguay’s school bloggers

July 8, 2010 Comments disabled , , ,

Uruguay is one of the pioneering countries in the one laptop per child project. By the end of 2009 every child attending a state primary school had been provided with one of the famous green and white laptops.

Rising Voices wrote about Uruguay’s efforts to educate teachers about the benefits of teaching children to blog, through a project called Blogging since Infancy.

Reading about this project, I learnt that each school in Uruguay has a number. School number 24, in Villa Cardal, started an experimental blog which links individual blogs from each class in the school. If you read Spanish you can take a look here, and if you don’t, have a go at reading it with Google Translate.

School number 153, in Canelones, have been using their colourful blog to give homework, among other things. Spanish version is here, translated version here.

Read more:
More South American blogs from Blogs of the World
The hand of God and other World Cup drama
Is there an easy way to blog in a different language?

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Lucy (Liz) Chatburn
Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.
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