Attracting Teacher to FOSS

Jim Hutchinson jhutchinson at
Wed May 16 17:35:57 BST 2007

Greetings all,


My name is Jim Hutchinson and I am a media specialist at Windsor HS in
Colorado. I am presenting a session on teaching with FOSS and edubuntu
this summer at the Technology in Education (TIE) conference in Copper
Mountain, CO. For this session I am trying to develop a list of quality
education FOSS and some sample lessons for teachers at the conference to
use as they familiarize themselves with the software and maybe give them
a start on using it in their classrooms. We hope to demo all this on an
edubuntu thin-client.


I started to think that tapping into the larger community to help
develop lessons would not only help my session but would also help
create a centralized location to host a lot of lessons for teachers
anywhere in the world.


Perhaps something like this already exists, but I could not find
anything on the edubuntu wiki. I would like to start one. Can anyone
provide any suggestions on how to get this started, how to develop a
list of "really good apps" as a starting point for teachers, and how to
get help from the community to develop lessons for these apps?


I have a wiki started for my work for the TIE conference. Feel free to
visit or add to it.


Thanks for reading. I look forward to your input.


Jim Hutchinson

Media Specialist

Windsor High School



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