[Ambassadors] Re: Ed Tech Day Ithaca College in NY
gdk at redhat.com
Tue Feb 24 21:29:30 UTC 2009
On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Karlie Robinson wrote:
> Forgive the cross posting as this is sort of crossing over between an
> Ambassador Event and an OLPC SIG item.
> I just got off the phone with EdTech Day organizers at Ithaca College and
> they will be giving me a speakers slot in their program to talk about the XO
> - after all you can't get much more edtech than that.
> I want the focus to be on what I know about - obviously - Fedora/OLPC
> together in harmony and changing the world one line of code at a time -
> specifically what's going on today at Fedora to propel the OLPC Mission. So
> most likely 4th grade math curriculum and the massive amount of work being
> done regarding packages.
> More importantly, this is your opportunity to fill me full of talking points.
> Of course I'm happy to wing it, but I'd really love it if you could tell me
> more about what's important to you. If you were giving the talk, what should
> be said?
>  http://www.ithaca.edu/edtechday/
Make sure that you have read "Disrupting Class", and then encourage
attendees to think about how the principles therein -- disruptive
technology, serving underserved markets like poor rural school districts,
etc. -- dovetail with the unique value-adds provided by a Free Culture
Get people to think about the following problem: what if, instead of
Addison-Wesley producing dozens of 4th grade math textbooks, a community
of educators could get together to produce one single electronic 4th grade
textbook? Solving this problem unlocks a whole world. Encourage people
to think *deeply* about the ramifications of this.
Man, I need to videotape the talk I gave at FOSDEM.
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