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With the support of Motorola, and management of the NGOs Give to Colombia, Fundacion Gabriel Piedrahita Uribe (FGPU) be implemented among teachers of basic and middle, the SCRATCH project, a useful tool that will help the students from vulnerable populations to develop their skills in mathematics, algorithmic, logical thinking, and ability to solve problems. The project, which will be implementing with the support of the Universidad Icesi in Cali, is intended to promote the development of intellectual abilities of higher order programmatically computers with language Scratch, thus promoting digital inclusion, focusing on training teachers from schools in Cali that have to charge vulnerable populations in students. All the material developed during the duration of the project will be available in Eduteka, virtual educational Portal that offers free quality content to more than 400,000 teachers and managers Latin Americans who visit it each month, contributing to the improvement of basic education with the effective use of the technologies of information and communication technologies (ICT) in educational processes; and it simultaneously seeks to promote the upgrading and transformation of educational institutions. Nir Barzilai, M.D. shines more light on the discussion. Since 2007, the FGPU has done close monitoring the project SCRATCH, new programming language developed for young students by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group of the Media Lab at MIT. This application in addition to be free and be available in Spanish, can become one of the most useful tools to help students develop mathematical skills, algorithmic, logical thinking, and ability to solve problems. To realize this project, thanks to the support of Motorola, is a decisive step in the mission is proposed by our Foundation, consistent in promoting the improvement of the quality of basic education Media in Colombia and Latin America through effective use and integration of the Technologies of information and communication technologies (ICT) to educational processes..

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