[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [school-discuss] [Fwd: How could we be part of this]hello
wow - 100 schools.
we are doing cd-rom distributions of gutenberg books
as iso images. these "collections" are intended for areas
of the world that don't have easy broadband connectivity.
so far we have a
each collection has 100+ books.
and are working on :
"French connection" - jules verne, balzac and victor hugo.
we can burn about 100 disks a month.
with the .iso images, would anyone on the list help burn cds for these 100
postage costs on the cds are also a problem - can anyone help ?
can anyone print the .txt isos for use by these schools ?
is this useful to the 100 schools?
we are open to suggestions for new collections.
we will burn to the 100 schoold requirements.
labor is free to the limit of our abilities,
but blank cds, postage, etc... these are tough.
donations of blank cd-rws, paper, ink carts, and so on, are welcome.
we also have math and science textbooks, if these help.
mike eschman, etc...
"Not just an afterthought ...
On Sunday 02 June 2002 04:19 am, you wrote:
> Wow! 100 schools. I'm interested.
> This is very exciting to me. I'm working on a such a curriculum for a
> school here in Thailand over the summer and will gladly make it available,
> such as it is, to these schools. I plan to use abiword, The Gimp, Mozilla
> and Amaya heavily as well as downloadable free Web reference sources such
> as Gutenberg. I also plan to arrange it all so that skills will be learned
> within the context of projects, not in isolation. (This is in keeping with
> current educational trends.) I Would love to work with others who are
> interested and if this group or any other is interested in using and
> hopefully contributing and enriching and improving what I start, then that
> might be a good open source-style project.
> Seems like we should hook up as advisors to an NGO. Which ones deal in tech
> -- that mention of the Grameen Bank the other day on this list was
> definitely on track.
> Quoting Philip Immoos <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > I am in a similar boat. At present we have set up a server to run LTSP
> > but have to get application that are usefull for the students. It is a
> > primary school K1-K7. Will help if I can.
> > On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 04:05 AM, Doug Loss wrote:
> > > I just received this from Mr. Kaberia:
> > >
> > > Kirimi Kaberia wrote:
> > >> Dear Doug,
> > >>
> > >> I am the president of ATCnet in Africa and would like to get help
> > >> developing a school network in a rural district in East Africa. I
> > >> am looking at about 100 schools all of which are in a highly
> > >> mountainous region and quite rural. They have telephone
> > >> and electricity, some have computers others are in our list to
> > >> provide computers. We would like to set up a network that is not
> > >> necessarily linked to the ISPN except for the phone connection.
> > >> Our biggest handle is the servers to use and the software. Could
> > >> your group help us. Let me know what we need to do to actually get
> > >> the teaching materials for the various classes in math, computer,
> > >> biology, chemistry for mostly high school level students. Also in
> > >> high need is the curriculum for computer literacy for both kids
> > >> and adults. I would like to discuss the possibilities here. I
> > >> think there is a lot that we can do to make it happen together but
> > >> I do not have the final solution. How can I reach you. I can be
> > >> reached at 703 658 6333 or by replying to this email directly.
> > >> Keep up the good work.
> > >>
> > >> Kirimi Kaberia
> > >>
> > >> President
> > >>
> > >> ATCnet
> > >>
> > >> 703 658 6333
> > >
> > > What do you all think we can do to help him in this venture?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Doug Loss All I want is a warm bed
> > > Data Network Coordinator and a kind word and
> > > Bloomsburg University unlimited power.
> > > email@example.com Ashleigh Brilliant
> > Philip Immoos
> > 21 Somerset Close
> > Gladstone Queensland
> > Australia
> > 07 49784120 Home
> > 0427755971 Anne
> > 0419766619 Philip