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pcfast 08-13-2012 11:20 AM

How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free (Using Linux!)
Thought people would enjoy this article from I wonder how many good computers are thrown away each year that could be used in classrooms?


In a sunny Bay Area classroom, twenty sixth graders are working at computers. They are making websites—”MySpace” pages for figures from American History. One student is researching Frederick Douglass’s five greatest accomplishments. Another is showing a classmate how to search for pictures of Susan B. Anthony. They’re all learning how to use Google Sites, helping each other along the way. Earlier this week, this class learned how to add numbers in a spreadsheet. Last week, they learned how to make music on a simple synthesizer. People often assume that getting technology into classrooms is expensive, but this lab cost absolutely nothing.

devnull10 08-14-2012 12:40 PM

The computer science department at The University of Manchester runs most of it's computers on Linux.

jefro 08-14-2012 09:57 PM

They have better stuff than I do!

pcfast 08-17-2012 07:40 PM

You mean those LCD monitors?

XavierP 08-24-2012 02:03 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-News and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

GlennsPref 08-31-2012 07:03 AM

I think that story is great, good on you and I hope to teach(do) IS and ethics in primary schools.

I truely believe that these 10 to 13 year-olds are cappable of doing year-8-10 and seniour-11 and 12.

Chemistry and biology, and numbers/logic to programming "lego style" (I've done it, it is good).

There's soo much more to life than liturature and history. Science...!

Cheers Glenn

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