[K12OSN] classroom teachers

Daniel Howard dhhoward at comcast.net
Thu Jun 29 17:52:24 UTC 2006

 > Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 07:46:14 -1000
 > From: "R. Scott Belford" <scott at hosef.org>
 > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] classroom teachers
 > I find it interesting that this discussion took place about 1.5 years 
 > http://www.redhat.com/archives/k12osn/2004-December/msg00208.html
 > At that point there was some hesitation for splitting the lists, but 
there was some agreement that a Mailman list would be best.  Also, 
RedHat had agreed to host this.
 > Four years into setting up and supporting thin-client labs, HOSEF 
came to the conclusion that it would help to create a second mailing 
list for teachers.  There is, however, such hesitation to admit what you 
don't know that the list hasn't been used much.
 > http://lists.hosef.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/hosef-support
 > --scott

A thought: How about a web site for teachers with lesson plans posted by 
teachers (www.OpenLessons.org or similar) where those of us more 
familiar with some of the OSS apps available (or can take the moments to 
search or email schoolforge collegues to find apps) can then integrate 
the OSS apps into the lesson plans?  Basically, teachers just do what 
they're already doing (lesson plans) and we help them find OSS apps to 
enhance the lessons.  The site can have other info besides lesson plans 
useful for teachers using OSS in classrooms of course.

Some of my teachers are already talking about doing something like this 
with their existing lesson plans, now that they have so many working 
computers available to them.  I'm sure at least a few could be talked 
into starting something for us.


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