The new, improved academic desktop. It is Deian 7.4 XFCE. I could not configure gtk2 to accept Faenza icons and Conky———-SOLVED.
Schooled by Linux -- 1,700 students get Ubuntu laptops -
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.
Google backs Code Club Pro scheme to boost UK teachers' computing skills -
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 should be a part of School Education - Linux Federation -
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.
Girls and Software | Linux Journal -
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.