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Re: [school-discuss] NETS (Nat'l Edu. Tech. Standards) lesson plans for OSS edu software?
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- From: Hilaire Fernandes <hilaire@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:43:37 +0200
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Marilyn Hagle a écrit :
> Last year I was home with small children so I spent the year trying to
> sell tech products (SafeDesk and some network security solutions) to
> schools. Much of that effort was devoted to promoting Linux/OSS. I
> couldn't help myself. It was fun.
> After speaking with many teachers and tech directors throughout the
> year, I think I have reached a similar conclusion: when teachers have
> tangible lesson plans in their hands that use OSS, the software will
> emerge from obscurity. Most teachers are not married to an OS - they
> just want tools that help them do the job.
> I am returning to teaching this year as a 5/6 grade music teacher. I am
> already working on gathering old computers to make a thin client lab in
> my classroom - hoping to use the SafeDesk download and run all of the
> great open source music software. Also, Hilaire, I will pass out the
> Freeduc Primary CD to all the other teachers.
Where I am very sad with freeduc-cd primary is that most of the
documentation is only in French. It is quite a lot of introduction
document related to the software include in the cd (something like a 180
A4 pages). If translated in English it will be very helpfull to English
speaking people, althought it will quite a lot of work
> Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
>>Bill Kendrick a écrit :
>>>A teacher-and-grad-student over on the 'tuxpaint-users' mailing list
>>>asked if the Tux Paint project had any lesson plans available which used
>>>the software. (There are some "didactical laboratories" published in
>>>Italian, but beyond that, I know of none.)
>>It is a very interesting subtle shift in the free software education
>>At first we need free software we can use in education. Some time later,
>>educators become aware of free software and they start using these
>>software, then they naturally look for contents they can use with.
>>I think this is where we stand right now. Once we start to get more and
>>more contents for free software we will attract more and more teachers,
>>then we will have more and more contents, and so on. We will enter in a
>>virtuous circle to the benefice of free software users.
>>Future looks quite bright for free software in education.
>>Did I told you about GNU-Edu Odile Benassy is developing. Take a look at
>>http://www.ofset.org/gnuedu and http://gnuedu.ofset.org
>>>She also wanted to know how such lessons would align with NETS standards.
>>>For those who don't know (like I didn't, before being asked about this :^) ),
>>> "The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project is an
>>> ongoing initiative of the International Society for Technology in
>>> Education (ISTE) and a consortium of distinguished partners and
>>>Ben Armstrong suggested I bring this topic up over here on
>>>'schoolforge-discuss'. I was wondering if anyone out here knew much
>>>about NETS, and/or how to put together lesson plans for Open Source
>>>educational software that would adhere to the standard. (Is there any?)
>>>In the meantime, since I couldn't easily find any information for
>>>educational software developers/publishers over at the NETS website,
>>>I took the liberty of dropping Lajeane Thomas, the NETS Project Director,
>>>a line to ask her directly. :^)
>>>I'll keep you posted on any response I receive.
>>>Thx in advance,
Pétition de soutien au développement
de logiciels libres pour l'éducation.