ubuntu-education Digest, Vol 16, Issue 3
dafantian at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 02:51:25 BST 2008
thanks a lot
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> 1. K12 Open Minds Conference (Vern Ceder)
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> Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 22:38:01 -0400
> From: Vern Ceder <vceder at canterburyschool.org>
> Subject: K12 Open Minds Conference
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> The following is an announcement the second K12 Open Minds conference
> Sept 25-27 in Indianapolis. K12 Open Minds is dedicated to exploring
> open source software in K12 education and last year drew participants
> from several countries. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone
> who might be interested and I hope you can join us in Indy in September.
> Vern Ceder
> Dear Educational Leader:
> Schools around the United States and the world are discovering the
> benefits of Open-Source Software. In Indiana alone, over 150,000
> students use Open-Source Software every day. Not only does Open-Source
> Software save money, it allows schools to extend essential educational
> software to students' homes and into after-school programs, providing
> extended learning opportunities at no cost.
> Are you looking for ways to provide more technology with less money?
> Could your teachers benefit from a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle,
> Do you want a solution for all of your students to access their school
> work from home?
> Is your school community looking for ways to increase student engagement
> and learning?
> Have you thought about developing an Open-Source Software strategy to
> increase technology access while controlling costs?
> Join us September 25-27, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana for the K-12 Open
> Minds Conference! This is an unparalleled opportunity to talk with
> teachers, administrators and technology staff from around the U.S. and
> the world. We expect more than 600 attendees, from the US, Europe, Asia
> and North and South America. Dozens of sessions that address teaching
> and learning, leadership and technical issues related to open
> technologies make this conference a "must attend" event.
> Teaching and Learning sessions will feature experienced teachers from
> around the world demonstrating successful strategies and techniques.
> Technology and Infrastructure sessions will feature experts from around
> the world on issues such as: connecting to your local Windows or Mac
> authentication server, managing large and small network deployments, and
> using interactive whiteboards in classrooms in Linux and open-source
> environments, and more. Additional sessions designed for Leadership and
> Policy will demonstrate how policy initiatives and effective strategies
> for using Open-Source Software help to meet your educational objectives.
> Featured Speakers include:
> Donna Benjamin - Executive Director of Creative Contingencies and board
> member of Open Source Industry Australia;
> Alex Inman -- Director of Technology at Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO
> - an Essential School using open source;
> Chris Lehman -- Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in
> Philadelphia, PA, and;
> Dr. David Thornburg - Director of Global Operations for the Thornburg
> Center and author of several books including, When the Best is Free.
> For more information and to register go to: http://k12openminds.org
> A special conference hotel rate of $97 is available at the Indianapolis
> Downtown Marriott through Monday, August 25, 2008. After that, rates may
> be higher.
> If you have any questions please contact Mike Huffman at 317.232.6672 or
> mhuffman at doe.in.gov
> This time for sure!
> -Bullwinkle J. Moose
> Vern Ceder, Director of Technology
> Canterbury School, 3210 Smith Road, Ft Wayne, IN 46804
> vceder at canterburyschool.org; 260-436-0746; FAX: 260-436-5137
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