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Will teaching children basic programming skills have a political impact?

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Schools should foster curiosity and the spirit enquiry in an environment that encourages students to learn. A classroom running proprietary software cannot provide this.

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FSFE's Education Team 2011 Summary

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When I talk to people as a member of FSFE’s education team, there’s always the question what we are actually doing. It is not so easy to come up with something specific. I know we’ve been busy all the time, but ad hoc, it’s difficult for me to name examples, that are worth mentioning. A lot of work that’s being done just doesn’t provide a presentable outcome (more on that below).

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Wikipedia Founder: Free Knowledge requires Free Software and Free File Formats

http://jimmywales.com

What is free knowledge? What is a free encyclopedia? The essence is something that anyone who understands free software can immediately grasp. A free encyclopedia, or any other free knowledge, can be freely read, without getting permission from anyone. Free knowledge can be freely shared with others. Free knowledge can be adapted to your own needs.

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Linux in education: a genuine alternative

http://www.techradar.com

Using free software in education is not just about saving money. It's also about preserving choice, not locking a student's experience into a certain way of doing something.

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Brazilian Ministry of Education plan large deployment with Mandriva Linux

http://www.mandriva.com

Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students’ education. Also, this will be one of the world biggest organized deployment of Linux, with potential to get to 1.5 Million units, and confirms Linux as a key, cost-effective alternative PC operating system.

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Use Your Linux PC to Teach Students Basic Science

http://www.howtogeek.com

If you’ve ever experienced one of your kids saying “Mom, how do I solve this math problem? What should I do? I’m bored”, then you’ll appreciate KDE Edutainment to help you teach your kids basic mathematics and other sciences.

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The Marvel of Marble

http://cristalinux.blogspot.com

Marble is one of the initiatives that are part of the KDE Education project. This application provides several different "skins" to a 3D rendering of the Earth, ranging from temperature maps to very detailed street maps based off OpenStreetMap.

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DRM In (and Out) of Schools

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

There are two major reasons why Kindles and iPads have no place in schools, both of which are related to DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).

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Final conclussions about Free Software and Education at Kerala

http://wiki.hipatia.net

We, the undersigned, call on all educational institutions, policy makers, students and teachers from all corners of the world to discard all proprietary software and use exclusively Free Software.

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State of open source software in finnish schools

http://flosse.blogging.fi

To be honest, for a couple of years now I have been pretty skeptical about the future of Free and Open Source software in Finnish schools and education sector in general. In Finland we have a lot of open source expertise and know-how. We have developers. I also assume that majority of the (liberally) higher educated people in Finland, at least know what is "Open Source" and "Linux".

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Blackboard and TSC Block GNU/Linux in Education

http://techrights.org

Schools continue to be dominated by Windows not just because of Microsoft but also because of close partners of Microsoft

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GNU High School: Teaching Kids by Contributing to Open Source

http://www.turnkeylinux.org

All over the world millions of kids are studying computers and technology. Imagine what a difference we could make if we could figure out how to help the open source community embrace that opportunity. What if we could help kids explore how computer systems in the real world work in a friction-less playground that allows them to crack open the box, explore its insides and tinker.

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How to Sell Linux to Schools- Part 2

http://linuxandall.wordpress.com

Building on the last post, I welcome the opportunity to share some of my experiences with deploying Linux in schools. It is a very broad topic however I will stay with the previous outline. First of all, it is a matter of migrating schools to Linux, not selling them. Second, the approach is different based on whether the school in located in a developing country, the EU or North America.

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How to Sell Linux to Schools

http://linuxandall.wordpress.com

In my earlier post ‘How to Sell Linux’ I looked at three different ways how to popularize Linux and make it more mainstream as well as a household name. In the post I will look specifically at how I would sell Linux to schools, examining all the aspects of such a deployment and how I would do it and what distro and software I would use.

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Writing made easy for young students: Introducing WriteType

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After several months of development, it is finally time to introduce the world to WriteType. WriteType is an application designed to aid young students in writing and typing on the computer. It offers text completion to make touch typing more efficient.

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