Since last November, seventh and eighth grade students at Wat Thammapanya school in Thailand have been using free laptops under a pilot project from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, reports the Bangkok Post. "Teachers and students became more active after getting the laptops. The machine is child-friendly. This demonstrates how technology is transforming their learning," said computer teacher Petcharat Chiangda. But there are limitations to the program’s effectiveness. ‘At home, we cannot surf the net and chat with teachers and friends online when doing homework because our village has no internet access. So we use our laptops for calculating, typing, taking photos, and playing games,’ said Potjanee Yangton, 13…

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