UbermixThe Dark Horse of 1:1
CSCOTTSY.COM
What is Ubermix?●   Open- Source●   Linux-based operating system●   Built with education in mind●   Works on any 512mb PC●...
What Youll Learn● Ease of deployment● Why Ubermix is the best choice for budget  conscious districts.● Why its an open 1:1
What we want out of a 1:1●   Cheap!●   Easily managed●   Ease of deployment●   Easy for teachers and students to use●   Ex...
http://www.polleverywhere.               com/free_text_polls/F7hkoD1K6wTTXR8A Quick Poll
What is it?Ubuntu DistroPrecise Pangolin 12.04
Why Linux?●   Light and fast●   Free and Open Source●   Easy Customization●   No Malware/Spyware●   Can distribute same OS...
Another Platform?●   iOS●   Windows●   Android●   andUbuntu....????                    OS Agnostic
Cost$250-$350 for 10.1 screenReplacable 6cell batteryFlash drives -$10Recent purchase ASUS EeePC $272
Deployment● Customize Ubermix● Make bootable USB key● 5 minute install -once a year
Install●   Download latest Ubermix file●   load onto USB key●   Plug into PC●   Press F12●   Select 1 - Install UbermixFew...
Customize●   Select -- Expert Options●   Home Page●   Bookmarks●   WiFi●   Add/Delete Apps●   PrintersUpdate Ubermix USB key
Crashes and Problems3rd year -7 screens, 3 keyboardsCost: screen $50Keyboard $25Install: Student-run Geek Squad
But what about Apps?
Proprietary        Open SourceMicrosoft Office   Libre OfficeAdobe Photoshop    GIMPiTunes             BansheeiPhoto      ...
Full Chrome App Access
Even more.
Even more.● Google SketchUp● MinecraftEDU....
Want Windows Programs?● Wine
Yeah but iPads have AppsLocked down -request IT to add appsTeach your students.Trust
Worried things may get out of hand?● 30-second recovery reboot.● iTalc -monitor your students.
Quick RecoveryBuggy?
Why is it Open?●   Open Source●   Benevolent hacking●   Terminal access●   Downloading
Education
Live DemoCheck out the Apps -Ask the participants
Just 1:1?Student-run Geek Squad built an UbermixComputer lab
Computer Waste?Dont toss it.ReUse it.Need:512mb RamMonitor and accessories
In the end, the individual teacher determines               the success of a 1:1 program.
Questions?cscottsy@gmail.com@cscottsy -twitterubermix.org
Dan TownsendDirector of Technology and Media Services          Twitter: @dtownsend20       Website: tech.godfrey-lee.org  ...
Godfrey-Lee Demographics● 1,820 students● 81% qualify for free and  reduced lunch● Racial breakdown   ○ 76% Hispanic   ○ 1...
Device Breakdown
Questions? I Can Help.                Chris Scott         Husband and Father of 3 boys   7th & 8th History and Technology ...
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  1. 1. UbermixThe Dark Horse of 1:1
  2. 2. CSCOTTSY.COM
  3. 3. What is Ubermix?● Open- Source● Linux-based operating system● Built with education in mind● Works on any 512mb PC● Jim Klein● Frequent improvements
  4. 4. What Youll Learn● Ease of deployment● Why Ubermix is the best choice for budget conscious districts.● Why its an open 1:1
  5. 5. What we want out of a 1:1● Cheap!● Easily managed● Ease of deployment● Easy for teachers and students to use● Expand the opportunities for our students
  6. 6. http://www.polleverywhere. com/free_text_polls/F7hkoD1K6wTTXR8A Quick Poll
  7. 7. What is it?Ubuntu DistroPrecise Pangolin 12.04
  8. 8. Why Linux?● Light and fast● Free and Open Source● Easy Customization● No Malware/Spyware● Can distribute same OS to home computers
  9. 9. Another Platform?● iOS● Windows● Android● andUbuntu....???? OS Agnostic
  10. 10. Cost$250-$350 for 10.1 screenReplacable 6cell batteryFlash drives -$10Recent purchase ASUS EeePC $272
  11. 11. Deployment● Customize Ubermix● Make bootable USB key● 5 minute install -once a year
  12. 12. Install● Download latest Ubermix file● load onto USB key● Plug into PC● Press F12● Select 1 - Install UbermixFew Model Specific Fixes
  13. 13. Customize● Select -- Expert Options● Home Page● Bookmarks● WiFi● Add/Delete Apps● PrintersUpdate Ubermix USB key
  14. 14. Crashes and Problems3rd year -7 screens, 3 keyboardsCost: screen $50Keyboard $25Install: Student-run Geek Squad
  15. 15. But what about Apps?
  16. 16. Proprietary Open SourceMicrosoft Office Libre OfficeAdobe Photoshop GIMPiTunes BansheeiPhoto ShotwellAdobe InDesign ScribusiMovie Open ShotPhotoBooth Cheese Webcam
  17. 17. Full Chrome App Access
  18. 18. Even more.
  19. 19. Even more.● Google SketchUp● MinecraftEDU....
  20. 20. Want Windows Programs?● Wine
  21. 21. Yeah but iPads have AppsLocked down -request IT to add appsTeach your students.Trust
  22. 22. Worried things may get out of hand?● 30-second recovery reboot.● iTalc -monitor your students.
  23. 23. Quick RecoveryBuggy?
  24. 24. Why is it Open?● Open Source● Benevolent hacking● Terminal access● Downloading
  25. 25. Education
  26. 26. Live DemoCheck out the Apps -Ask the participants
  27. 27. Just 1:1?Student-run Geek Squad built an UbermixComputer lab
  28. 28. Computer Waste?Dont toss it.ReUse it.Need:512mb RamMonitor and accessories
  29. 29. In the end, the individual teacher determines the success of a 1:1 program.
  30. 30. Questions?cscottsy@gmail.com@cscottsy -twitterubermix.org
  31. 31. Dan TownsendDirector of Technology and Media Services Twitter: @dtownsend20 Website: tech.godfrey-lee.org Email: dtownsend@godfrey-lee.org
  32. 32. Godfrey-Lee Demographics● 1,820 students● 81% qualify for free and reduced lunch● Racial breakdown ○ 76% Hispanic ○ 11% White ○ 9% African American ○ 3% Multi-Racial ○ >1% Native American ○ >1% Asian
  33. 33. Device Breakdown
  34. 34. Questions? I Can Help. Chris Scott Husband and Father of 3 boys 7th & 8th History and Technology Teacher President Santa Barbara CUE Google Certified Teacher CK-12 Champion @cscottsy cscottsy.com cscottsy@gmail.com
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