“Discarded computers are our most wasted educational resource”

The title of this post is a quote from Robert Litt.  Mr. Litt is a teacher in Oakland, CA who has brought new life to old computers.

Although he’s not affiliated with Kids on Computers, Mr. Litt’s goals are very similar.  We put older, donated computers to work in school labs for underprivileged kids using open source software.

Here’s Mr. Litt’s recent presentation at Maker Faire earlier this year:

The computer classroom looks like a hodgepodge of random hardware!  But, who cares?  It’s a great model, and any kid without a chance to use a computer wouldn’t care one bit about how it looks.

Keep up the good work, Robert.

 

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