FSFE Edu-Team activities
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)
Free Software opening educational doors in Appalachia. Unfortunately, license cost were the main reason to use Kdenlive and Blender…
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.
OLPC/olpc dead or alive: Survey on the status of olpc
Nice article in the Guardian about CoderDojos
Same direction, The Telegraph: Teaching our children to code: a quiet revolution
Four articles (in German) about media literacy at netzpolitik.org. I still have to find the time to read them, but they look promising:
- Medienkompetenz, quo vadis? Teil I: Was ist das eigentlich?
- Medienkompetenz, quo vadis? Teil II: Informatik & Co. an deutschen Schulen – Bestandsaufnahme
- Medienkompetenz, quo vadis? Teil III: Interview zum Projekt “Chaos macht Schule”
- Medienkompetenz, quo vadis? Teil IV: Jugendmedien-Staatsvertrag – Same Shit, Different Try
- April 11-13: EduCamp Frankfurt (M), Germany
- April 12-13: Sugar Camp #3 in Carrefour Numérique – Cité des Sciences, Paris. Hosted by Bastien Guerry (via Walter Bender)
- April 22-24: The TechKids e.V. organizes a three day basecamp in Bonn, Germany
- May 15: Youth Future Project invites you to write an article for their booklet about the youth movement on sustainability in Europe. It’s called: “TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR FUTURE”. Call for Papers ends on May 15th
- August 9-15: KDE edu Randa meeting (please register!)
- August 23-24: This year’s FrOSCon will have the Froglabs again, a two day workshop for kids with Freedroidz, PyGame, Blender and much more Free Software!
Thanks to all contributors!