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Free Software in Education News – March

Here’s what we collected in March. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note, dump it in this pad or drop it on the edu-eu mailinglist!

FSFE Edu-Team activities

We are still working on our edu pages

Former FSFE vice preseident Henrik Sandklef on Education in general

I already covered it in the last edu post, but as it happened in March, I feel happy to mention Kevin’s blog post about the NLEdu campaign again.

Community

Nice post by Luis Ibanez on “Testing and tinkering with the Arduino Starter Pack

A crowd-sourced article by Greg Hislop about a workshop exploring FOSS in universities

The “Gymnasium Leoninum” in Handrup, Germany describes why they use Free Software (in German)

Government

Free Software opening educational doors in Appalachia. Unfortunately, license cost were the main reason to use Kdenlive and Blender…

edu software

Germán Arias started a campaign to support GNU FisicaLab. GNU FisicaLab is an educational application for solving physics problems. This allows students focus in physics concepts when solving problems, leaving aside the mathematical details. FisicaLab has an extensive documentation, with a lot of examples, to help the student to familiarize quickly with the application.

distro news

OLPC/olpc dead or alive: Survey on the status of olpc

future events

Thanks to all contributors!

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