Introduction to ELDER

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  • Introduction to ELDER

    1. 1. Healthy Learning, Healthy Living
    2. 2.  September 23, 2010  Hundreds rally for increased access to education for First Nations  Chief Shawn A-in-Chut: First Nations schools receive no resources such as computers and software  Cannot succeed in a modern and increasingly demanding world http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2010/9/ 30/rally-calls-fair-treatment-first-nation- education_20431
    3. 3.  National Collaborating Center for Aboriginal Health: educational attainment influences health throughout the life span  Social barriers include unequal access to resources for reserve and remote schools, leading to poorer education, and results in long-term health disparities http://www.nccah.ca/docs/fact%20she ets/social%20determinates/NCCAH_fs_ education_EN.pdf
    4. 4.  Grade appropriate software is expensive, hard to access  Internet limited in some communities and schools  Computers may not run newer software Solution???
    5. 5.  A First Nations grassroots community movement that dedicates itself to providing curriculum ready, user friendly, supported and most importantly FREE educational software tools for teachers, parents and students
    6. 6. ELDER Software K-NET Students Teachers Parents  ELDER revolves around enabling community (parents, teachers, students) access to enriching, valuable and educational software that everyone can explore and use
    7. 7.  Kanagram  Khangman  KWordQuiz  Parley
    8. 8.  KmPlot  KBruch  Kig  Kalgebra  Tux Math
    9. 9.  Ktuberling  Tux Paint  Inkscape
    10. 10.  Kstars  Kalzium  Step
    11. 11.  Marble
    12. 12.  KTouch  Tux Type
    13. 13.  Extensive Educational Children’s Suite ◦ Computer discovery, Algebra, Science, Geography, Reading, learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making and much more!
    14. 14.  Blinken (memory activity)  View Your Mind (mind mapping)
    15. 15.  These are just SOME of the software available on the distributions  More are available for FREE on the Software Manager  Choose from over 100s of free software!
    16. 16. K – grade 4 Grade 5 to high school Classrooms wanting to or have the OLPC experience but don’t have XOs • All of this great software is pre- bundled into “packages” avoiding individual installation • Different packages for different grades
    17. 17.  Because everything is packaged, it only needs to be installed ONCE  Simple installation process! ELDER USB or CD Edit BIOS, install on hard drive Run and have Fun!
    18. 18.  No viruses  Runs well on older machines  Software does not require internet connection  Curriculum-ready  Easy-to-use interface  Pre-listed software, no need for searching  Community support  Did I mention FREE?
    19. 19.  www.elderproject.knet.ca  Email: makamizz@gmail.com Put ELDER in your school today!

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