English subtitles made by Alec McLure and Philip:
Noticiero uruguayo Subrayado del 18/05/07, nota sobre evolución del proyecto Ceibal.
Subrayado Show – 18th May 2007
[“Subrayado” translates as “Underlined”, or “Underscored”]
Anchorwoman: It’s been a week since the first student computer delivery by
the “Plan for Universal Computing.”
‘Subrayado’ went to the school in La Florida chosen to begin this project.
Reporter: What I noticed this morning when visiting the Villa del Cardal
school was that these computers are teaching children something
foundational. They are teaching children to think, to reason, to search for
[Video of excited crowd of children]
A week ago these children were thrilled. Seven days later they are surprised
by the possibilities they’ve been given access to.
[Girl walks up – reporter puts microphone in front of her]
Reporter: This is Anita, she’s in 4th grade and is nine years old.
You’ve visited the Internet, what have you researched, what topic?
Anita: The earth, solar system, all that kind of thing. Also the Battle of
Other girl: Also the floods.
[Scene switches to classroom]
Teacher: [guiding children on computer use] So we press the right button…
Where are we going now? Let’s go..
Reporter: Are they reading more?
Teacher: That’s what a mother was telling me today. They’re reading more.
It’s helped them a lot with their copying [homework], also correcting
spelling and grammar.
They’re more interested in reading.
Reporter: Not to mention that no computer was missing.
Teacher: Not one was missing – and no kids have been absent since we’ve had
Children singing: We know it well, we know it…
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