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Re: [school-discuss] Automatically teach kids + create FOSS jobs = AutoTeach Project

Dear Christian,

My name is Stu Keroff, and I am a middle school social studies teacher at Community School of Excellence in St. Paul, MN. I am also our school's technology coordinator and a faculty adviser for our school's Linux users group, the CSE Asian Penguins. We believe that the Asian Penguins are the first and only Linux users group based in a Hmong charter school.

We're doing a little of what you've described. We recycle used computers by installing Ubuntu and then donate those computers to needy families.

For more information about our program, check out our website at http://www.asianpenguins.org and our You Tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CSEAsianPenguins. Regarding the You Tube channel: if the kids can get the channel up to 10,000 views by the end of the school year, they win a pizza party.

Let's connect. Feel free to email me.


On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Lorne Upton <lorneupton1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Okay--let's keep in touch. I am interested in learning more about your program. Please contact me via email any time.


On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Lorne,

Thanks for your reply. Partimus does have the capacity to work remotely with educators in Canada. We currently don't do that kind of work, but we are trying to grow as an organization. There are obviously some things that we can do remotely.

Partmus basically provides, hardware, software, training and support. In the past, we have always started with the hardware, because that is a concrete valuable good that the teachers can put their hands on and point to and say "Partimus gave us these machines." However, as time goes by, we are finding that more and more teachers are coming to understand the value of installing free software on machines, and they might just need some technical expertise to help them.Â

For example, we have a teacher in Oakland who has been installing Lubuntu manually on her computers. We are in the process of developing a CD that she can put into the clients, hit enter a couple of time, and she has a standard installation across her network of fat clients. Of course, the difference there is that we can drive to Oakland to help her with the physical machines. But there is also going to be a remote aspect to our work, and maybe we could help you in that way. I just need to know what your needs are.

Shipping machines is expensive and probably not cost effective. But there might be other ways that we could help you. I am willing to explore that with you, if you are interested. I am happy to talk by phone or email you separately off of the list to find out how we might be able to help you.ÂÂÂ

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 12:12 PM, Lorne Upton <lorneupton1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello Christian,

Are you working with educators located in Canada? I am interested in working with your organization. Currently we are using Ubuntu.


On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am the Executive Director of Partimus.org, a small non-profit that places GNU-Linux computers in public schools. I appreciate this thread, and I would like to speak with educators who are using it in classrooms; or who are encouraging its use at home and integrating that into the classroom in some fashion. Thanks!

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 11:32 PM, Charles Cossà <ccosse@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Schoolforge Subscribers,

I have developed a product which can automatically teach kids while creating jobs developing open source education software. Please visit my Kickstarter campaign page or the main website for more information.

Thank you,

Charles CossÃ

Christian Einfeldt

Christian Einfeldt

Mr. Stu Keroff
Community School of Excellence
Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Technology Coordinator
Asian Penguins Linux Users Group Faculty Adviser