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Old 03-01-2010, 11:17 AM
"M. Fioretti"
 
Default Junior High School students build their own Ubuntu computers

Greetings,

here's an idea two professors had to involve difficult students and
give them self-confidence, while also promoting Free Software: they
set up a "make-your-own-computer" class, where every student built a
complete computer and installed Ubuntu on it. The course had enough
success that the majority of its participants did not went back to
Windows, _and_ their running a second edition this month.

Full story at http://stop.zona-m.net/node/106

HTH,
Marco
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:36 PM
Don Davie
 
Default Junior High School students build their own Ubuntu computers

I used Ubuntu and KUbuntu on a grant funded summer program called Project PC.* We took 50 surplus computers from the county office and referbished them for donation to shelters and foster care agencies.* The project focused on*at risk students and allocated 5k for the program.* We started out by*giving them an old PI/PII system to take completly apart then we discussed all the parts and how they inegrated into a final computer.* I also showed them some videos on how IT affects their lives.* There is a nifty YouTube video on Walmarts giant IT infrastructure which was well received by the students.* the project lasted 8 weeks and was a huge success.*

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If anyone on this list would like more information, email me.
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Don E. Davie
University Preparatory High School
Visalia, CA


On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 4:17 AM, M. Fioretti <mfioretti@nexaima.net> wrote:

Greetings,

here's an idea two professors had to involve difficult students and
give them self-confidence, while also promoting Free Software: they

set up a "make-your-own-computer" class, where every student built a
complete computer and installed Ubuntu on it. The course had enough
success that the majority of its participants did not went back to

Windows, _and_ their running a second edition this month.

Full story at http://stop.zona-m.net/node/106

HTH,
* * * *Marco
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