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Re: [school-discuss] Replacement Hard Drive or Computer

your post reminds me the Computer Sustainability Toolkit http://cit.aed.org/Publications/computer-system-sustainability-toolkit.cfmÂ

It is a wonderful idea to get Âstudents involved in computer maintenance. ÂI have done that on smalls scale in several countries with greatÂsuccess. We hope to do it in Vietnam using post secondary students from the local Cisco Networking academy..

j. Tim Denny, Ph.D.Â
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On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 04:00, Technology <technology@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At my school, we actively seek out businesses who are about to refresh their computers and then get on their donation list in front of the ewaste companies; in addition as the school tech coordinator, I negotiated with admin to let us buy new computers as components from a local vendor, and my tech class assembles all of them - then I work with an upper grade class to image them using the linux-based FOG package (www.fogproject.org) - to date, we have built over 250 computers for my school in the past 5 years (nearly 50% of our campus). When I heard about this group a few weeks ago I was so excited to see what others have been doing, and would love to contribute on this thread especially.

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On Mar 11, 2012, at 1:55 PM, "Joel Kahn" <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From some of the postings on this thread, I'm getting the impression that there are enough components in the hands of various people to put together whole computers. This task could be given to some high school students, and then one of the completed computers could be sent to me. Various SchoolForge members get extra room on their shelves, students get valuable hardware experience, I get a new machine, my wife (and hopefully others) get to see what FLOSS can do.... Everybody wins. :-)