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  • Intro video – to play as people arrive linuxad_share opensource_ad_spoof linux_ad_yesiam linux_ad_numberone thetruthaboutopensource_spoof Introduction yourself, others KWL Raise your hand if you have heard about any of the following: Gcompris, Childsplay, FOSS, ”Open Source”, Linux, Ubuntu, OLPC, Firefox
  • Red Hat CEO Bob Young asks the question, “Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” and after everyone answers “No.” He follows up with “What do you know about modern internal-combustion engines?” The ability to open the hood, like access to the source code, gives the consumer control. The consumer chooses to have the car serviced at the dealer, if he’s not satisfied with the work or the price, he can choose to take the car somewhere else.
  • Red Hat CEO Bob Young asks the question, “Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” and after everyone answers “No.” He follows up with “What do you know about modern internal-combustion engines?” The ability to open the hood, like access to the source code, gives the consumer control. The consumer chooses to have the car serviced at the dealer, if he’s not satisfied with the work or the price, he can choose to take the car somewhere else.
  • Free Software is OSS but not all OSS is Free Software http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
  • Open source software is often constructed using the same time-tested methodologies and practices used to construct proprietary software. However there are a number of interesting differences that result from the difference in rights conferred by the license:
  • Full-Featured Email Simple to use, powerful, and customizable, Thunderbird is a full-featured email application. Thunderbird supports IMAP and POP mail protocols, as well as HTML mail formatting. Easily import your existing email accounts and messages. Built-in RSS capabilities, powerful quick search, spell check as you type, global inbox, deleting attachments and advanced message filtering round out Thunderbird's modern feature set. Junk Mail Filters Each email you receive passes through Thunderbird's leading-edge junk mail filters. Each time you mark messages as spam, Thunderbird improves its filtering so you can spend more time reading the mail that matters. Thunderbird will also use your mail provider's spam filters to keep junk mail out of your inbox. Anti-Phishing Protection Thunderbird protects you from increasingly common email scams—also known as “phishing”—which try to fool you into handing over your passwords and other personal information. Thunderbird will tell you when it thinks a message might be a scam. Advanced Security Thunderbird provides enterprise and government grade security features including S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, support for certificates and security devices. Attachments are never run without your express permission, protecting you from many worms and viruses. Automatic Updates The new Software Update feature makes it easy to get the latest security and feature updates to Thunderbird. Thunderbird automatically downloads these small updates in the background and prompts you when they are ready to be installed. Customize Thunderbird Select new button controls for your toolbars, install extensions to add new features, or change the look of your browser with themes—the way Thunderbird looks and works is under your control.
  • http://www.trainingmag.com/msg/content_display/publications/e3i5adce9be1b1efb206c4d540a4194c9d3 Example of “official” version Novell SUSE Red Hat Enterprise K3b (DVD burning software) was last released on Feb 11 2007 php help desk was last released in 2003

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  • Free and Open Source Software and the Classroom
    • Who am I? David Schult, M.A., M.Ed., Vice Principal of the High School at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana
    • Who are you? Teachers, educators, parents or students interested or curious about what FOSS is available.
    • What do you Know? What do you Want to know? What will you Learn? (KWL)
  • Where Can I Find All This Info? www.ttt2009.wikispaces.com Everything in the presentation www.osalt.com Open Source Alternative www.k12opensource.com/ FOSS for schools www.schoolforge.net/ More FOSS for schools osliving.com Open Source Living www.fsf.org/ Free Software Foundation http://sourceforge.net/ Sourceforge http://freshmeat.net/ Freshmeat mashable.com/2007/09/23/open-source/ 480 Programs! www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html Why FOSS? http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/schools.html What do you gnu?
    • The WORLD
    • and STUDENTS
    Why Educational Technology? have all CHANGED!
    • SCHOOLS,
    • and their CLASSROOMS
    But too often . . . HAVE NOT changed!
  • Toward 21st Century Skills: The Traditional Classroom
    • Teacher directed; teacher lecturing
    • Rows of desks
    • Students working alone on assignments
    • Focus of instruction on memorization of facts and concepts
    • All students doing the same assignment
    • No technology usage
    • Focus on getting the right answer
    • Textbooks rule
    • Paper-and-pencil tests, often multiple choice
    Courtesy of Susan Frierson from The Bach Center for Evaluation & Research
  • Toward 21st Century Skills: The Transitional Classroom
    • Teacher guidance
    • Focus of instruction is on understanding concepts
    • Students problem-solve, problems are contrived
    • Teacher is using technology
    • Textbooks still the central resource, but hands-on resources are also used
    • Assessments are more problem-solving based, but still summative and mostly paper-and-pencil
    Courtesy of Susan Frierson from The Bach Center for Evaluation & Research
  • Toward 21st Century Skills: The 21 st Century Classroom
    • Students choose strategies to solve problems
    • Students collaborate on projects and assignments
    • Both students and teachers use technology
    • Focus of instruction on understanding and applying concepts
    • Classroom arranged in clusters to facilitate interaction
    • Students learn facts and concepts in the context of solving relevant, real-world problems (personal, local, national, global)
    Courtesy of Susan Frierson from The Bach Center for Evaluation & Research
    • Focus on exploring possibilities and testing hypotheses
    • Focus on producing quality products
    • Focus on communication
    • Assessments are ongoing with feedback throughout
    Toward 21st Century Skills: The 21 st Century Classroom
  • “ Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?”
  • Even if you don't know how the engine works, you still want to be able to open it!
  • What is Open Source?
    • Open source software (OSS) refers to software programs that are distributed with the source code—hence open source. The open source license allows users the freedom to run the program for any purpose, to study and modify the program, and to freely redistribute copies of the original or modified program.
  • Terminology
    • Open-Source Software (OSS) is software for which the source code is freely and publicly available, though the specific licensing agreements vary as to what one is allowed to do with that code. (State of Kansas)‏
    • Free Software Movement is an ethical imperative, because only free software respect the users' freedom. -- “Think of free speech, not free beer.”
  • How can FREE be different from FREE?
    • Free as in "BEER"
    • You get what comes in the bottle.
    • You drink what you get.
    • You can't improve it and re-sell it.
    • Examples:
    • iTunes
    • MSN Messenger
    • Photoshop (not actually free)
    • Internet Explorer
    • Free as in "SPEECH"
    • You can hear it, change it and pass it on.
    • You can say what you want.
    • Improve it, repackage it and market it as your own.
    • Examples:
    • Songbird
    • Miranda
    • GIMP
    • Mozilla Firefox
  • Open Source another way of building software
    • The software evolves more rapidly and organically.
    • Users’ needs are rapidly met.
    • New versions are released very often, tested by a community of users, resulting in superior quality software tested on more platforms.
    • Security is enhanced because the code is exposed to the world.
  • Is OSS really Free?
    • Open source is often thought of as free software. In fact, one of the benefits is that anyone can use, modify, and redistribute the software without a license fee.
    • While the code is free, the benefits have much more to do with the freedoms than the cost.
  • Moodle
    • Course Management System (CMS)
    • designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities
    • Use it on any computer you have handy including webhosts
    • It can scale from a single-teacher site to a 40,000-student University
    • Ohio State, Texas Tech, Mississippi State
  • Joomla – (Content Management System)
    • Portal or content system for hosting websites.
    • Plug-in for blogs, wikis, forms, calendars, email…
    • Personal blog software hosted or downloaded to host on your server.
    • Supports multiple languages:
      • Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, German
    • French, Italian, and more. . .
  • Mozilla
    • Firefox (Web Browser)
      • has an intuitive interface blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads.
      • Tabbed Browsing
    • Thunderbird (Email Clint)
      • Simple to use, powerful, and customizable, full-featured email application.
      • Junk Mail Filters
      • Anti-Phishing Protection
      • Advanced Security
  • OpenOffice.org
    • OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
    • http://www.openoffice.org
    • http://www.learnopenoffice.org/
  • GIMP
    • GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program
    • Freely distributed piece of software
    • Used for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
    • It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
  • Nvu (N-view)
    • WYSIWYG Web page editor.
    • Integrated file management via FTP.
    • Reliable HTML code creation that will work with all of today's most popular browsers.
    • Jump between WYSIWYG Editing Mode and HTML using tabs.
    • Tabbed editing to make working on multiple pages a snap.
    • Powerful support for forms, tables, and templates.
  • Nvu
  • WINK (Tutorial & Presentation)
    • Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation product aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software.
    • Capture screenshots, add buttons, explanation boxes, titles, etc.
  • Audacity
    • A free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder.
      • Record live audio.
      • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
      • Edit Ogg, MP3, and WAV sound files.
      • Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds. Change speed or pitch of a recording.
  • Audacity
  • IHMC Cmap (concept mappings)
    • construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps.
  • PDF Creator
    • PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program.
    • Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.
  • Hidden Dangers
    • Generally no one to hold financially responsible should problems arise.
    • Changing an “official” version will void warranty.
    • If customizing OSS, the total cost could be as much as off the shelf software.
    • Required applications do not work/run on an open-source operating system.
    • Specialty programs are no longer being actively developed.
    • Repository of Free Technology Lesson Plans
    • Teacher Technology Training
    • Course Management Software: Moodle and Blackboard
    • Free Computer Software: Ubuntu , Edubuntu , 450+ Free Software Solutions
    • Tips for Online Safety
    • Smart Technologies’ SmartBoard
    • Web-Based Student Information System
  • Additional Resources
    • OSS on CD's
      • http://softwarefor.org
      • http://www.theopendisc.com/
    • Implementation Guide
      • http://www.netc.org/openoptions/images/pdf/right.pdf
    • Locations to find OSS
      • http://sourceforge.net/
      • http://www.osalt.com/
      • http://www.opensourcewindows.org/
  • Additional Resources Continued
    • K12 Open Source
      • http://www.k12os.org/
      • http://www.k12linux.org/
      • http://www.k12opentech.org/
      • http://www.k12opensource.com/
    • The North Central Linux Symposium
      • http://www.nclinux.net/
    • “ Open Source Friday”
      • http://www.classroom20wiki.com/live+conversations