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Thursday, November 6

10:40am EST

E-rate Modernization: What Does It Mean to My School?

Join Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, as he walks us through the new changes that were implemented around the E-rate program this past summer and fall. For Vermont schools to get the most return on our telecommunications investments, it pays us to all be informed on these changes and how they might be interpreted at the state and local level. Come with your questions.

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Peter Drescher

Education Technology Coordinator, VT Agency of Education
Education Technology Coordinator, Vermont

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am EST
Escapade I

10:40am EST

Open Source Everywhere!
Fast. Secure. Efficient. Linux is used everywhere - from cell phones and DVRs to mainframe computers and submarines! Buy something online -- you probably accessed a computer running Linux. Browsers, Apps, even the SBAC test are available for this OS. It’s great for computers in your school, be they older or newer, servers, desktops, notebooks, or netbooks. And it’s free. Struggling with how to afford an upgrade from WindowsXP? Visit this session to learn about the Linux option!

Ubermix is a version of Linux designed for schools. Download and install it in minutes. Use it just as it is or make lots of modifications if you want to. Give users control. If a user “messes it up” just reset to “factory condition” in about 2 minutes -- security isn’t much of an issue.

Come to this session if you’d like to know a bit more about the OpenSource movement, Linux, what a great solution Ubermix is, and to gain some tips for its use.

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Mark Kline

Technology Coordinator, Waterbury-Duxbury S.D.
We are doing some unconventional things at Crossett Brook Middle School that you might be interested in. One is making use of open source software, especially as an OS. It is much more efficient than Windows or Mac OSX, so that whether we are using new or older devices they... Read More →

Session Type

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:40am - 11:35am EST
Northstar II