The new, improved academic desktop. It is Deian 7.4 XFCE. I could not configure gtk2 to accept Faenza icons and Conky———-SOLVED.
Handing out laptops to students is not news, but the underlying OS is — Ubuntu 13.10. This is an up to date, easy to use distribution, which will allow the students to learn more about Linux.
Solve for X - Tech Pioneers On Taking Moonshots
I really like the basic idea of the moonshot thinking. The intersection of “a huge problem to solve, a radical solution for solving it and breakthrough technology to make it happen” is a good start for thought-provoking futures and sustainable visions.
Right now, Technology Moonshots are more science fiction than fact, but will be hopefully soon more fact than science fiction.
Last week, Solve for X gathered 60 entrepreneurs and scientists from around the world to discuss 18 moonshot proposals—world-changing projects that work to address a huge problem, suggest a radical solution and use some form of breakthrough technology to make it work.
- Erez Livneh - Virus Decoys
- Daniel Kerber - Re-engineering Refugee Camps and Slums
- Dmitriy Tseliakhovich - Efficient Space Access
- Nicholas Chim - Sustainable Architecture at Scale
- Julia Greer - 3D Architechted Nano Metamaterials
- Ana-Carolina Zeri - Global Science Playground
- Ira Glass - Tries to Boss You Into a Moonshot
- Karen Gleason - Efficiency from Hydrophobic Surfaces
- Aldo Steinfeld - Solar Syngas
- Bob Boyd - The Road Not Needed
- Suchitra Sebastian - A New Generation of Superconductors
- Asel Sartbaeva - Thermally Stable Vaccines
- Ido Bachelet - Surgical Nanorobotics
- Howard Shapiro - Ending Stunting in Africa
- Christopher Wilmer - Efficient Gas Storage and Separation
- Yael Hanein - Artificial Solar Retina
- Lonnie Johnson - Heat Direct to Electric Energy
- Leslie Dewan - Power from Nuclear Waste
Debian 7.3 Weezy Openbox with the Mint-X themeon the academic laptop……remodelled to blue/green Debian
Invests £120k in scheme that kicks off in April, with ambitions to train more than 20,000 teachers by 2016. By Stuart Dredge
Digital literacy for teachers. Teacher training inclusive of ICT and digital literacy is necessary. How can teachers concerned with social justice issues in their local areas develop literacy in programming languages in order to construct programmes with students? Possibilities for engagement in meaningful problem posing curricula and development of an understanding of how ICT can redefine social and cultural practices in education are intriguing.
Do large corporations need to be involved? What role can Linux play?
Linux is used everywhere but in education systems, the exact opposite is true. Education systems are too vital to depend on a private company, imagine if Microsoft goes bankrupt and vanishes tomorrow, the entire education system will be in jeopardy for what to teach.
December 2013’s EOF, titled “Mars Needs Women”, visited an interesting fact: that the male/female ratio among Linux Journal readers, and Linux kernel developers, is so lopsided (male high, female low) that graphing it would produce a near-vertical line.