Education

Education

Open source is driving change and collaboration in K-12 education. We’ll talk about key projects, APIs, open standards and technological challenges in education technology as it accelerates the progress of U.S. public schools.

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Location: F151
Nathan Dotz (Detroit Labs)
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(2.82, 11 ratings)
Hackerspaces are changing the face of education by applying a DIY principle of Do-ocracy to deficits in the education systems around them and providing places where students can learn engaging topics useful in their lives and careers. Come learn how maker communities worldwide are helping to teach the world, and how we can legitimize the enrichment that goes on behind the shop doors. Read more.
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Location: F151
Jon Roberts (Davis School District)
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(3.80, 5 ratings)
With growing use of computers in schools, tightening district budgets, evolving learning objectives, and the plethora of available applications, it makes sense to leverage open source software to support public education. Hear of the tales of a hacker turned teacher as he uses a variety of purely open source tools and techniques to enhance math and computer education in an alternative setting. Read more.
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Location: F151
Brent Beer (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Everyone wins when everyone is smarter, so why is it so difficult to share and collaborate on teaching materials? Attend this session to see how having your courseware and other teaching materials stored in Git and on GitHub allows students to stay in touch, learn collaboratively, extract more knowledge, and potentially even give back to the course materials. Read more.
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Location: F151
Brian Capouch (Saint Josephs College)
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(3.00, 3 ratings)
An outreach project at Saint Joseph's College strives to bring low-cost Android-based technology to a wide swath of the college community. Various projects are using Android smartphones as sensors, data collection and media generation, as well as providing an alternative to carrier-based telephony, SMS, and Internet bandwidth. Read more.
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Location: F151
Regina ten Bruggencate (iPROFS / Duchess), Kim Spiritus (iPROFS)
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(3.50, 10 ratings)
This talk will highlight some of the great tools that are available to teach children how much fun coding is. Also some of the different formats used for reaching kids. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 23 ratings)
The open source movement is part of a larger historic shift in the relative societal value placed on writing over reading. This talk places the open source movement in the context of the evolution of literacy over the last five thousand years. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Google's mission is to organize the world's information & make it universally accessible & useful. Education's in our DNA, so we gladly provide resources for coders, students & teachers: teaching tools, developer products, education events, research grants, academic awards/prizes, support, coding competitions, etc. In this talk, I'll give an overview of some of our current education programs/tools Read more.

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