[K12OSN] Re: [school-discuss] NETS (Nat'l Edu. Tech. Standards) lesson plans for OSS edu software?

Steve Hargadon steve.hargadon at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 05:14:35 UTC 2005


The NECC (National Educational Computing Conference) that is held
annually, and that has for the last few years supported and Open
Source / Linux lab, is run by ISTE.  Paul Nelson from the K12 list has
typically organized the efforts at that show, and asked me to help
this for this summers show in Philadelphia, since he was unavailable.

The director of ISTE was actively involved in the coordinating of the
Open Source area, and has been super helpful.  The sessions that they
held on Moodle this year had to be closed off each session because
there were more who wanted to attend than were able to.  I don't know
how many members ISTE has, but over 16,000 attended the show.

I'm hoping to work with them again this next summer in San Diego, and
would be glad to open a dialogue on NETS.  I'm currently working on
their application form to form a SIG (special interest group) for Open


On 7/30/05, Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net> wrote:
> A teacher-and-grad-student over on the 'tuxpaint-users' mailing list
> asked if the Tux Paint project had any lesson plans available which used
> the software.  (There are some "didactical laboratories" published in
> Italian, but beyond that, I know of none.)
> She also wanted to know how such lessons would align with NETS standards.
> For those who don't know (like I didn't, before being asked about this :^) ),
>  "The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project is an
>  ongoing initiative of the International Society for Technology in
>  Education (ISTE) and a consortium of distinguished partners and
>  co-sponsors."
>    http://cnets.iste.org/
> Ben Armstrong suggested I bring this topic up over here on
> 'schoolforge-discuss'.  I was wondering if anyone out here knew much
> about NETS, and/or how to put together lesson plans for Open Source
> educational software that would adhere to the standard.  (Is there any?)
> In the meantime, since I couldn't easily find any information for
> educational software developers/publishers over at the NETS website,
> I took the liberty of dropping Lajeane Thomas, the NETS Project Director,
> a line to ask her directly. :^)
> I'll keep you posted on any response I receive.
> Thx in advance,
> --
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