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Feb 7
2013
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Manitoba Math Masters!

Students of O.K. School in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba reach 2nd place in Nationwide Mathematics competition! Grade 3 Teacher Nathan Lang is inspired by the way technology has enhanced his students’ passion for mathematics. Last year, students of Otetiskiwin Kiskinwamahtowekamik School in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Nelson House, Manitoba) received personal laptop through the OLPC Canada program. The school has since enrolled in Mathletics, an internet… Read more »

Dec 1
2012
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Weledeh Technology Fair, Yellowknife

Students of Weledeh Catholic School showed off their tech skills on Thursday with a school wide technology fair. Each classroom prepared projects using multiple technologies and shared their initiatives with parents, community members and representatives from the Board of Education. Students displayed some incredible XO artwork The tech fair also highlighted students’ collaborative spirit From… Read more »

Oct 31
2012
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Happy Halloween from Fort Hope, Ontario

Students at John C. Yesno Education Centre are celebrating Halloween with classroom parties, a haunted portable, trick or treating and community celebrations.     Grades 1 through 6 spent the afternoon in Literacy Centres, including an XO station. Students used their laptops to design Jack-o-lanterns and did a great job!   Thank you to staff… Read more »

Aug 30
2012
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Summer fun with Ochapowace First Nation, Saskatchewan

Youth from Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan have spent the summer with Justin Bear in the community’s Cyber Cafe. Justin has passed on the following comments from the youth, who have been using their XO laptops throughout the summer. “The Cyber is a fun place to stay and play online, on games, and go on… Read more »

Jun 21
2012
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News from Nunavut – Students Report

On National Aboriginal Day, OLPC Canada is proud to share student video reports recorded with the XO laptop. Students of Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut have used their laptops to promote healthy living by recording ”Drop the Pop”  videos. Great job guys! Students also recorded weather reports, illustrating the unique weather challenges in the North. Always proud of… Read more »

May 15
2012
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Achievement in Attawapiskat

Attawapiskat has become one of the best known First Nations in Ontario, due to extensive coverage of social and economic challenges. Students of J.R. Nakogee Elementary School have a unique perspective on the community and they use their XO laptops to express themselves through poetry: Attawapiskat Fun, Small Hunting, Jogging, Visiting I like bike riding Home… Read more »

May 13
2012
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Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope, Ontario)

  Flying into Eabametoong, also known as Fort Hope, you can’t help but be impressed by the trees. Forest cover is vast and this hasn’t been lost on the school, where students take advantage of their surroundings by participating in all season outdoor education. John C. Yesno Education Centre houses local students from grades 1-9…. Read more »

May 7
2012
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Bright Ideas on Birch Island

Whitefish River First Nation hosted a visit from OLPC Canada representative Jennifer Martino from April 23-27. Over the course of the visit students and teachers demonstrated their creativity and skills using the XO laptop.   Grade 5/6 class participated in a Scratch workshop and showed impressive aptitude for programming. The Smart Board proved to be… Read more »

Mar 22
2012
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XO Expo in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Student stars from Weledeh Catholic School gathered on Wednesday March 21, 2012 to exhibit their expertise with the XO laptop. ; Participants were chosen from all grades based on their expertise in different XO activities. Each student had a chance to show off the incredible work they’ve been doing since receiving their laptops in October,… Read more »

Mar 21
2012
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Wonderful Weledeh – Yellowknife, NWT

Students and teachers at Weledeh Catholic School in Yellowknife, NWT have found a multitude of uses for the XO laptop since October’s visit. From the beginning of program implementation at this site, students have taken their laptops home on a regular basis and have been fully connected to wifi throughout the school. The XOs are… Read more »