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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software K-12 schools and colleges


From: Mariah Noelle Villarreal
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software K-12 schools and colleges
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2017 21:17:07 -0400

Hey everyone,

I'm starting a wiki for Libre Learn Lab, a volunteer community which
addresses freely licensed tools and resources in learning environments (K12
schools, universities, after school programs, etc). As soon as it's ready
(next couple of days), I'll send a link to the list.

This is a bit dense. I apologize to anyone not (yet hopefully) familiar
with all of this, just trying to cover all of the specific bases. I hope
it's clear!

One of the goals is to make a list of learning environments using mostly,
or even more awesomely all, free software with contact information, so we
can then document best practices in getting free software used more widely
in these specific environments.

Other current goals are to:
1. Create resources for caretakers to advocate on behalf of their children
2. Create guides on how to switch from proprietary software x to free
software y (installing, getting started projects with screenshots, video
with narration etc)
3. Create a guide on how to create portfolios of learners work with free
software
4. Document learners experiences using/making/changing/distributing free
software.
5. Recruit education/learning/school community members like caretakers,
teachers/facilitators, students/learners, IT admins, school admins, after
school admins, etc.

Let me know if you're interested in helping out!


- Mariah Noelle
Libre Learn Lab Director
www.librelearnlab.org

On Apr 7, 2017 6:24 PM, "Will Hill" <address@hidden> wrote:

> In the US, Charlie Reisinger has made some progress in the Penn Manor
> School
> District.  I think there s some non free software in the mix but his
> program
> is a step in the right direction.  Here are some notes and links I have
> kept
> about it.  Best of luck, wherever you are.
>
> Set up a one GNU/Laptop per child program at Penn Manor High School
>
> http://opensource.com/education/14/9/open-source-high-school
> https://joindiaspora.com/posts/4709855
>
> Program might be thwarted by CIPA  the Children’s Online Protection Act
> which
> requires censorship software on every student laptop.
>
> http://www.pennmanor.net/techblog/?p=1847
>
> This page has policy documents that conform with that nasty law.  The
> titles
> look just like my daughter's in Alabama.
>
> http://www.pennmanor.net/techblog/?page_id=1561
>
> Actually CIPA  Children's Internet Protection Act  not COPA.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Internet_Protection_Act
>
> Open Source Evangelist, Lancaster PA
>
> http://www.pennmanor.net/techblog/
>
> A K12 EdTech veteran, Charlie is the IT Director for Penn Manor School
> District in beautiful Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Follow his antics on
> Twitter and his adventures in open source education on the PM Techblog.
>
> http://opensource.com/users/charlie
> https://twitter.com/charlie3
>
> Google Plus
>
> https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CharlieReisinger/posts
>
> 9/9/2014  you attempted contact
>
> https://plus.google.com/u/0/117532217272229481825/posts/6rm2ni9hjP3
> https://plus.google.com/u/0/113579520393333767984/posts/ZcZLj2HHEmY
>
> Asked him about high school filter that blocked fsf.org
>
> https://plus.google.com/u/0/111911369296187064340/posts/SynTtVuDDcT
>
> History of project:  Started with gradebook and LAMP.  "Our first big bet
> on
> open source as a virtual classroom platform was Moodle. We deployed
> WordPress
> or classroom blogging and school web pages  brought in Koha to modernize
> our
> library system  selected sipXecs for our phone system and ownCloud became
> our
> private cloud platform and teacher backup system."  Replaced macbooks with
> Ubuntu.
>
> http://opensource.com/education/14/9/interview-
> charlie-reisinger-penn-manor
>
> Other news about this program
> http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/827998_Penn-
> Manor-outlines-laptop-plans.html
> http://lancasteronline.com/news/penn-manor-students-help-
> classmates-get-tech-savvy/article_87e46ad2-0553-55bd-
> a49b-3b86cbf888e2.html
> Linux Action Show
> http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/49842/hdr-photography-on-linux-las-
> s30e06/
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mpM3izXpFg#t=11m01s
> http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/01/25/0134246/high-
> school-students-develop-linux-imaging-and-help-desk-software
> http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-
> clark/761499-pennsylvania-high-school-rolls-out-1700-
> linux-laptops-to-students
> https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-02-12-the-largest-non-
> ipad-rollout-you-ve-never-heard-of
> http://itsfoss.com/pennsylvania-high-school-ubuntu/
> http://insights.ubuntu.com/case-study/an-ubuntu-pc-for-
> everyone-in-penn-manor-school-district-pennsylvania-usa/
> http://www.phoenixts.com/blog/cutting-high-school-it-budget-linux
> http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/why-arent-
> more-schools-using-free-open-education-resources/
> http://opensource.com/education/14/9/interview-
> charlie-reisinger-penn-manor
> http://allthingsopen.org/talks/lessons-from-the-open-source-schoolhouse/
>
>
>
> On Friday 27 January 2017, Ineiev wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 05:55:25AM -0500, Vito Torleone wrote:
> > > Can anyone provide a list of K-12 schools or colleges that use only
> free
> > > software in their work with students?
> >
> > Just a guess:
> > https://www.gnu.org/education/edu-cases.html
>
>
>
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