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Re: [holistichelping] Phonics Flash Cards and Children's Theater; DIY Solar and Roma and Kiyavilo

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  • tom ochuka
    This sounds great do you think the deaf children can see this card  and be intrested in this? ... From: Andrius Kulikauskas Subject:
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      This sounds great do you think the deaf children can see this card  and be intrested in this?

      --- On Sun, 12/28/08, Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...> wrote:
      From: Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>
      Subject: [holistichelping] Phonics Flash Cards and Children's Theater; DIY Solar and Roma and Kiyavilo
      To: holistichelping@yahoogroups.com, learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: mendenyo@yahoogroups.com, learnhowtolearn@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, December 28, 2008, 12:06 PM

      Fred Kayiwa and I chatted today about another $100 project that I wish to
      fund. Fred is interested in working with his children's theatre:
      http://kjtdramaclub .blogspot. com
      He suggested doing a $100 project with them.

      And I'm happy for his work this year to try out my "Four Corners" phonics
      flash cards
      http://www.worknets .org/wiki. cgi?FourCorners
      I'd like to pursue the flash cards further, especially because of my focus
      on education this coming year.

      So I thought to combine the two ideas and Fred is interested. I'm asking
      Fred to teach the children's theater to play with the flash cards and
      instruct other children; and then to make use of their theatrical
      creativity to teach children who might be interested in playing with them,
      and see if they might catch on.

      I brought some of my flash cards to the Roma community's church meeting
      that Corah and Malcolm Duerod attend and support here in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
      Jasmin and others tried them out with me and I made some short videos.
      You can see one here:
      http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=MmrKHo277jU
      It's a simple time trial game. Take one card for the ending of a word
      (like "im"), and run through the beginnings of the words ("b", "bl", "br",
      "c=k", "c=s", "d" and so on), and see how long it takes you to read all
      the words. Somebody can count the seconds it takes for you to do them all.
      If you can do it within a certain amount of time, you win a prize! This
      encourages you to practice. A child can train themselves without adult
      participation. I'm interested whether this can catch on among Uganda's
      children so that they can teach themselves.

      Fred, I encourage you and me to engage Dennis Kimambo and Collins Odour of
      REPACTED http://www.repacted .org because they have great practice in this
      kind of community theater work.

      Also, thanks to Malcolm, who is interested in business opportunities for
      the Roma, I learned about their proficiency in fixing mobile phones and
      other appliances.
      http://www.worknets .org/wiki. cgi?Roma
      Malcolm introduced me to Goran. I told him about the Includer and he is
      interested to help. There is an electrotechnology institute in Sarajevo
      and also EnergoInvest is a large company that builds electrical power
      plants in Africa and around the world.

      But as a first step it would be good to start with DIY Solar. Graham
      Knight, I ask you please to mail some to Malcolm Duerod at our address
      here:

      American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina
      UNITIC Business Centre
      Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1
      71000 Sarajevo
      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      Malcolm will work with Goran so he can try them out. (Goran doesn't speak
      English.) Goran agreed that there might be a market here for battery
      rechargers or some application. It would be great if they might sell
      something like that. Another business idea I suggest is that Goran and
      others might find and repair hundreds of mobile phones for shipment to
      Africa. What is the cheapest price for a used mobile phone in Africa?

      I went to the market today and asked a vendor if I could take his picture
      and put it on the Internet. He agreed and then in thanks I gave him 5
      marks (about 3 dollars) which he accepted, and then in turn, he gave me a
      mobile phone.

      Kiyavilo is back and touch. We chatted and talked on Skype. He's
      studying computers and electronics and is interested in microprocessors.
      Kiyavilo found an inexpensive one which, however, Ricardo noted is for
      shipments in 1,000+. But I do have our Gumstix processor and it would be
      great to send it to you, Kiyavilo, if you might try it out and tell us how
      it works for you. I purchased it with money Ricardo gave in January, it
      cost about $400 then. Kiyavilo, as we discussed, it would be great if you
      might help Fred and others every Sunday afternoon with HTML and web design
      skills.

      Kiyavilo, would you be interested, I suggest that I send you $250 and our
      Gumstix processor. $50 would be for any customs duties. The rest would
      be for you to help at our chat room every Sunday afternoon for six months.
      Fred would also be there for the first two months as part of his $100
      project. Also, I would ask you Kiyavilo to engage students and teachers
      you meet to work with us at our lab on these projects. This would be
      great. Would you be interested?

      Tuesday I travel to Serbia to visit Sasha Mrkailo and his family for New
      Year's. January 11 I fly to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in the
      One Laptop Per Child weeklong camp http://wiki. laptop.org/ go/XOCamp_ 2
      along with Edward Cherlin to work on his and our ideas for open source
      electronic textbooks and learning materials, especially in mathematics.
      Janet, it would be great to visit you after that ends on January 16,
      perhaps with Barbara Horst.

      Also, I suggest that we work with Peter Burgess, Peter Ongele, Samwel
      Kongere, Dan Otedo and others on a malaria prevention research project
      that might also help us work out ideas on "ownership" of projects. We
      could pool our money, agree on goals, prepare for larger steps that might
      include seeking outside funding or developing business opportunities.

      Andrius Kulikauskas
      Minciu Sodas
      http://www.ms. lt
      ms@...

      Some more videos:

      http://www.worknets .org/upload/ AndriusKulikausk as/phonicsending s.3gp
      Video: Time Trial: Change the Second Card Take one card for the beginning
      of a word (like "bl"), and run through the endings of the words for a
      certain vowel sound (like "im", "it", "id", "ich", ...), and see how long
      it takes you to read all the words. Somebody can count the seconds it
      takes for you to do them all. If you can do it within a certain amount of
      time, you win a prize! This encourages you to practice.

      http://www.worknets .org/upload/ AndriusKulikausk as/phonicsrealor imaginary. 3gp
      Video: Real or Imaginary? Read a set of words as above, but say, which are
      real words, and which are imaginary words? or even naughty words.


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