[K12OSN] Learning about Linux/Open Source in the classroom!

David Trask dtrask at vcsvikings.org
Fri Mar 30 14:32:03 UTC 2007

Hi everyone!  (Help us spread the word about FOSSED...we'll have 3
conferences this summer....one in Maine....one in New Hampshire...and one
in Washington D.C.....blog....talk....whatever)  :-)

Deborah White is a wonderful teacher at the Asa Adams school in Orono,
Maine.  She is a first and second grade teacher.  Linux has brought
excitement back into her classroom and she's sharing that with all of us! 
After looking for a non-technical site on the internet for teachers with
Linux in their classrooms...and not finding much...she decided to create
one of her own!  You can see it here!  


Deb will be one of our many talented presenters at the 2007 NELS/FOSSED
conference!  Here's her course description!  I will  be posting more as we
get them.  Please encourage your teachers to join us at FOSSED for 3 days
of hands-on learning, good food, and recertification credits!  :-)  

Sign up at  http://www.fossed.com

We'll have lots of techie sessions too!  Edubuntu, Virtualization, Open
Source apps, politics of deployment, LAMP, Moodle, Python, "Beyond the
GUI"....etc.  These will all be hot topics.

More info will be available here:    http://www.fossed.com

Register early!

Here's the session description for Deb White at FOSSED:

"Ok,  I've got Linux/Open Source in my classroom...now what?".

This session is for non-technical classroom teachers. Other sessions might
teach you about the applications that are available with a Linux Operating
System.  This one will help you learn to think about how to use the
application to enhance your teaching.  Get lesson plans and ideas that you
can use in your classroom or in the computer lab to integrate technology
with your everyday curriculum.  (If you are a technical person who has to
work with classroom teachers, this session might give you an insight into

Sign up at  http://www.fossed.com

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Director
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcsvikings.org

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