Second International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2008, May 22-26

Basic and applied topics
in biological rhythms and learning

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: MarĂ­a Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Monica Baez
Ceibal, Montevideo. URUGUAY

Teaching science with one laptop per child and teacher in Uruguay
Through the initiative launched by the Uruguayan government in December 2006, Uruguay expects, before the end of 2009 by means of the CEIBAL Plan, to give every child and teacher at public primary schools one laptop and free access to the Internet, in order to improve the learning and teaching process.
The Plan leaded by the Presidency of the Republic has the purpose of reducing the digital gap in the country and is basically an innovation for the Uruguayan educational system in two senses, in first place because it is a universal educational policy of ICT inclusion in the primary level, and secondly because it will be put into action as a one-to-one model.