ReciclaRed finished last December. During a whole year 20 students have been working hard to install and configure 14 computer labs in some public schools placed in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Canary Islands, Spain, as part of a project financed with EU funds through the Canary Islands Employment Department of the Regional Government.This project … Continue reading ReciclaRed, a software libre edu project in the Canary Islands
We have linux on schools, so now what?
Teachers usually prepare their classes at home, so they need the same software there that it is installed at the school they work in, with the same version of any app. As they do with books, teachers need to make agreements on the software they install in computer labs. This is not just a pedagogical, … Continue reading We have linux on schools, so now what?
Are we trying to beat one monopoly by supporting another one?
Lately news about the support Mozilla is receiving from Google has made me think...Firefox is a great tool, specially is you use Windows. With Linux or Mac/OS you have more good choices.I promote firefox everywhere I go, specially in courses where I teach. Most of the computer labs I teach in have Windows XP, so … Continue reading Are we trying to beat one monopoly by supporting another one?
KOffice in schools
Following disccussion taken place at Edu-day in aKademy 2007, here is a more precisely opinion than I expressed there:Right now a big fight is taking place in market between MS Office and OpenOffice. The appearance of the free software suite and ODF has brought a new interest to a sector long time dominated by the … Continue reading KOffice in schools
Big deployments of desktops and Kiosk Mode
Another item included in Edu-day discussions was related of the importance of the kiosk mode. I've written this while travellling and haven't checked grammatical errors. I'll do it the following days. But today it has been published info about the aKademy 2007 and I think it is the right day to publish this. Sorry for … Continue reading Big deployments of desktops and Kiosk Mode