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1:1 Educational Technology Open Source Ubuntu

The Laptops Have Landed!

After a year of planning, Penn Manor High School has officially launched a 1:1 computing program. Laptops are in the hands of approximately 1700 students! Here are a few fast facts and notes about the unique program: Each student received an Acer TravelMate TMB113 laptop, mouse, flash disk and case. Kits were distributed, by grade […]

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1:1 Educational Technology Open Source Ubuntu

1:1 Laptop Program Update

Penn Manor High School is approaching the day when every student has access to a personal laptop for learning. In preparation for our January 2014 building-wide 1:1 computing program, a pilot group of 90 students are testing district-issued laptops in school and at home. For the past two months, the pilot group, comprised of Open Campus students […]

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Educational Technology Open Source

Back to School with Open Source Software

Note: This article was originally posted on opensource.com, Red Hat’s community hub for all things open source. For parents: Shopping for back-to-school supplies, textbooks, clothing, and other accouterments can be frustrating and expensive. To help take the sting out of this ritual, students and parents might consider turning to free, open source software and tools […]

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Coding and Programming Educational Technology Open Source

Student Programming with Scratch and The Finch

The growing shortage of qualified programmers, computer scientists and software engineers is gathering significant attention in the media and popular press. Recent efforts from the non-profit organization Code.org have helped shine light on the problem—software is the defining industry of the 21st Century and the pool of skilled talent is slim. Conversely, for students who pursue […]

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1:1 Educational Technology Open Source Ubuntu

High School 1:1 Laptop Program Announced

Penn Manor continuously cultivates a culture of learning to better prepare our students for life after high school. Educational technologies are central to this mission. Today, we are undertaking the next great step in student learning opportunities. Next school year, all Penn Manor High School students will be issued a district-supplied laptop as part of […]