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Re: [school-discuss] Do Something Dot Org

In response to the video creation idea.  Perhaps we could run a member-sponsored contest, with a scholarship of X amount provided to the video that provides the most compelling / interesting / etc reason to use free software in education.  People would create a 3-5 minute video, upload it to youtube and we would devise some sort of panel for voting the entries.

I would donate to this.. 


On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM, David Bucknell <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, Bill.  Could you say more about your suggestion? Would these
"issues" be forwarded to the relevant projects or ... can you explain
your idea more?



On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 1:27 AM, Bill Fitzgerald <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello, all,
> We created an install profile with Drupal that could be of use here. It's a
> combination news aggregator and publishing platform that can be used to
> collect and remix content.
> One of the key features that could be helpful is the ability to create
> "Issues" - so, we could create a web tools issue, a desktop tools issue, a
> server admin tools issue, an "open source meets social learning best
> practice" issue, etc.
> Our install profile is, of course, free to acquire, use, install, and
> modify, and is built completely from open source components :)
> Documentation and download links available at
> http://code.funnymonkey.com/doc/voicebox
> Cheers,
> Bill
> On 10/25/2011 10:11 AM, Bryant Patten wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2011, at 11:39 AM, LM wrote:
> If Schoolforge members have resources to help advocate Open Source, the web
> site might be a good place to share them.  For instance, sharing slide shows
> on switching to Open Source via the web or references
> (like http://www.ncose.org/node/3 which was posted to the list a while back)
> can be very helpful.
> Laura -
>  It is ironic that you referenced the Free Software for Schools publication
> because I was just talking with Donna Benjamin (co-creator) about taking it
> down because it is so out of date - it could desperately use the kind of
> project help being discussed in this thread.
> On a positive note, we also discussed creating a Kickstarter project to
> automate the maintenance and PDF publication of this information.  Perhaps
> advertising such an effort could be part of Schoolforge's new information
> mission.
> All the best,
> Bryant Patten
> Executive Director
> The National Center for Open Source and Education
> www.ncose.org


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