OpenEDJam conference in Texas this July

Trisquel will be present in the OpenEdJAM conference in San Antonio TX  on July 25th to 27th 2014. The conference focus on software, hardware and other resources for a free and open education.

We would be featuring these two talks:

Trisquel 7.0 release, (re)introducing Trisquel EDU

In this talk, the project founder Ruben Rodríguez will explain why the only tools that should be used in a school are those that allow and encourage the students to use, study, improve and share them freely.

As a way to show this idea, we will go through the release of the latest Trisquel version, which revamps the educational goals of the project by bringing back the "EDU" edition - designed for deployment in schools of all sizes - and including a release designed for K12: the Sugar based "Trisquel Toast".

Hands on with the Sugar learning environment in Trisquel TOAST

TOAST, or "Trisquel On A Sugar Toast", is an edition of the fully free operating system Trisquel GNU/Linux that uses the Sugar educational environment.

Sugar is the user interface developed by SugarLabs for the One Laptop per Child XO laptops and designed on the concepts of interactive learning through exploration. It has been succesfuly deployed in many countries and counts with an extense catalog of educational activities.

In this demo we will get a taste of Toast from both the perspective of the kids and the teachers. Bring a laptop to try it out! (The demo does not require installation and doesn't modify your laptop's drive in any way).