When data tell stories

We finally got past a major hurdle of pulling metadata from the journals of the XOs at the two schools. The XS School Server collects journals of all the XO laptops and keeps the aggregate stored, in case we need to recover lost work, or push a child's work back into a newly-reflashed laptop. The backups also allow us to peek into aggregates such as the kinds of activities (applications) being used and the kinds of content being created.  I pulled some of the data into SOFA Statistics (FOSS statistical analysis package) and the excitement is on! More details in a bit once we've cleaned up the script that pulls metadata and allows us to process it.