Mingoville Is On A Half A Million ClassMate PCs Called Magalhães
We are proud to finally announce the exciting news that our Mingoville English learning program for children is on a half a million Classmate PCs in Portugal.
The Portugese Government conceived an ambtious and realistic plan to provide all school’s children with an affordable (or in some cases completely free of charge) laptop.
The first supplies of laptops were shipped out to schools in November, 2008 and will still be distributed until Spring 2009. We must recognize the great initiative of the Portugese Government (Ministry of Education) who’s endorsed the digital addition into the current teaching system, which is popularized and overwhelmed by the print materials (books, textbooks etc.)
Along with other useful and learning applications, Mingoville has made its own ’seat’ on a Maggellan laptop.
Now, any child who pressed the Start button on the laptop can now easily create an account on Mingoville and learn English the fun way on the fly. All instructions on how and where to create an account are provided in Portugese after pressing the Mingoville icon in the ‘Programs’ (or on the desktop).
Additionally, 10 laptops were ordered to be sent to Kosovo and 1000 pieces to Botswana.
This is me standing with the Maggellan laptop (just tried out the laptop and of course Mingoville. Works well!).