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Re: [school-discuss] TAET Fall Convention
On Wed, 2003-10-08 at 02:59, Marilyn Hagle wrote:
> All of my classes use OpenOffice. My keyboarding (typing) classes work
> on special projects . . . sounds like a great idea to get them involved.
> I will represent your work in the literature I pass out at the
If anyone wants to join the education project of OO.o, they can
subscribe to the mailing list by sending an E-mail to
I'll forward your mail to the list as we all like to know about other
people using OO.o!
> >>> firstname.lastname@example.org 10/07/03 5:11 PM >>>
> On Tue, 2003-10-07 at 22:24, Marilyn Hagle wrote:
> > Texas Association for Educational Technology Fall Convention
> > October 23 - 25
> > Galveston, Texas
> > http://www.taet.org
> > Hi!!
> > I am preparing for a short presentation on "Linux in Education" and
> > thought I would ask the list members for ideas. The audience will
> > probably have little or no knowledge of Linux/OpenSource Software. I
> > plan to focus on my experiences, but it seems to me that I should give
> > some sort of brief overview of what other educators are doing as well.
> > I plan to pass out Knoppix & Freeduc CDs and also literature.
> > I will tell them about SchoolForge, of course.
> > Ideas, other websites?? Any info would be appreciated.
> Taking part in FLOSS projects can be educational. On the 13th October
> OpenOffice.org launches its OOoEdu project to get as many students world
> wide using OO.o. We have schools teaching children about iso images and
> how to burn them to disc and pass them to other in disadvantaged
> countries where there is no access to the Internet. FLOSS has great
> educational potential to involve students in the software development
> projects of the 21st Century. So more than saving some license fees get
> your students involved with helping others. Teach them about
> entrepreneurship, social conscience and some technical skills.
> > Marilyn