[FLOSS-Desktops] Online Conference: Free computers for STEM students
le03clar at siena.edu
Fri Aug 4 19:38:06 UTC 2017
Hi, I just wanted to share with you an event we’re hosting: a free online
conference about a new (free) program that supports STEM education by
refurbishing decommissioned computers with open source software. We hope
you can join us, details below.
What: Introduction to the FLOSS Desktops for Kids program and how to
When: August 18, 10:00 am - 1:00pm EDT
Where: Jit.si video conferencing (join here: http://jit.si/flossdesktops)
Presenters (sound like you?):
K12 teachers: starting up and running the program
School IT staff: finding and implementing technologies
School administrators: district buy-in and academic value
Volunteers: starting a club on campus
Schedule and event info: http://bit.ly/2vmqPpV
QUESTIONS, contact Lindsay Clark (le03clar at siena.edu), or Nick Carpinello (
n26carp at siena.edu)
About FLOSS Desktops for Kids...
The FLOSS (Free/libre Open Source Software) Desktops for Kids program
teaches students to rebuild desktop hardware and software--learning about
computers and computing by doing. Once completed, students take their
computers home… "for keeps."
How FLOSS Desktops for Kids works...
Fourteen-week curriculum developed by teachers
Recommendations for teachers, districts and administrators to find and
access resources, (i.e. computer hardware and software, working space,
A growing community of practice which can offer advice and support.
Benefits of FLOSS Desktops for Kids
Shifts learner engagement from users or even consumers of technology, to
creators of technology.
Hands-on, self-paced projects provide genuine learning experiences for
Offers access to computing and the Internet to underserved populations
Aligns with International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Low cost…even no-cost!
Interested? Save the date (August 18th) and spread the word!
SHARE THE NEWS: Attached you’ll find a pdf of the program, please feel free
to share this email and the attachment with any colleagues you feel might
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