Bitten was given the green-and-white computer, about the size of a hardcover book, as part of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative's first foray into the United States. Initially launched three years ago to bring technology to children in developing countries, the nonprofit partnered with Birmingham--at the behest of Mayor Larry Langford and the Birmingham City Council--for the first large-scale educational deployment of low-cost XO laptops in this country.
"The thought is that these teachers will then train other teachers throughout the system," McKenna said.
Christine Van Dusen is an Atlanta-based freelance writer.
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