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The province of British Columbia started out with a vision over 10 years ago to have "one student record, stored in one location, accessed by all authorized users." And all but four districts in the province, and many independent schools, followed this vision by adopting BCeSIS as their core... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Feb 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open source libraries
Sharing is a fundamental part of the open source philosophy, and the same goes for libraries. Spreading, disseminating, and breaking down barries to gaining knowledge is a core mission of most library systems and their staff. That that end, libraries—which are essentially hubs of knowledge and... Read more
7 comments Posted 19 Feb 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
developing possibilities
In 2005, Arlington Career Center teacher David Welsh had an unmanageable list of 77 Video and Media Technology competencies to evaluate for each student in his classes. A Yorktown High School computer science teacher Jeff Elkner was teaching his students to program in Python and bursting with... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Feb 2013 by Tom Hoffman Feed
open source participation
The future of open is a dynamic landscape, ripe with opportunities to increase civic engagement, literacy, and innovation. Towards this goal, the Science Program at Creative Commons is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation and members of the open science community to facilitate the building... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Feb 2013 by Billy Meinke Feed
Kramden Institute recipient
Chances are you know about the digital divide, but not about the Kramden Institute's work to help hardworking students in grades 3 - 12 who don't have a computer in their home cross it. You also might be shocked to learn that while information technology seems to be ubiquitous, a full 23% of U.S.... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Feb 2013 by Kramden1 Feed
get ready to open source
I'm always on the lookout for open source software I might not already know about. I actually keep my own list on Delicious so that when people in workshops approach me and ask me for an open source alternative to the proprietary software they're using, I can recommend something. So, when I saw... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
good bad ugly
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.—Aaron Swartz I have been a PhD student for less than two years. On the other hand, for six years, I have been a member of the free culture movement, which emphasizes the importance of access to and... Read more
6 comments Posted 5 Feb 2013 by Alex Leavitt Feed
Open up
Computer programming can be a fun hobby, as I learned when I programmed Apple II computers last century. Back then, I'd lie on my bed and dream up some educational game, then run over to my Apple //c to bring the game to life. Sometimes in less than two hours I could go from raw idea to working... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Teacher Learner
This year I made a New Year resolution to foster a more open education at home by joining a growing subculture of society. To start, I began replacing some commercial household products, such as toothpaste, with 'open source' ones. After all, there is no patent on or trademark for baking soda (2/3... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Jan 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open source lightning talks
Dr. Maria Droujkova (@mariadroujkova) and Yelena McManaman authored the book, Moebuis Noodles, to engage kids with early math concepts. Their inspirations are:
6 comments Posted 24 Jan 2013 by Yelena McManaman Feed

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