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The Open Schoolhouse

Building a Technology Program to Transform Learning and Empower Students

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The Open Schoolhouse is a candid story and practical guidebook for school administrators and educators seeking affordable and powerful technology programs. Follow Penn Manor School District's open technology journey from the server room to the classroom. Learn how open source software and values helped the district cut costs, design a one-to-one laptop program, and create an internationally recognized student help desk. You'll discover:

The secrets behind free and open source software and how open source principles ignite classroom collaboration, design thinking, and communities of practice
How LibreOffice, Linux, Moodle, WordPress, and other open source programs can save schools hundreds of thousands of dollars
How open source culture and software tools can help school technology teams improve infrastructure and support systems
The step-by-step story of dreaming, planning, and launching an open high school one-to-one laptop program and student-led technology help desk
How a remarkable team of high school technology apprentices created innovative software for thousands of students and teachers
If you like clear examples, abundant anecdotes, and inspiring student success stories, you'll love this behind the scenes look at how one school district rebooted classroom technology and empowered students to rewire their world.

Read The Open Schoolhouse and be inspired to upgrade your school to open source!

The Open Schoolhouse
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: Sep 29, 2016
  • Publisher: Charlie Reisinger
  • Seller: Charlie Reisinger
  • Print Length: 160 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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