Name: Jeffrey Elkner
Location: Washington, DC
IRC: jelkner @ irc.freenode.net on #schooltool, #ubuntu-dc, and #ubuntu-sv
Linux User #: 35266
Ubuntu User #: 17475
Current OS's: Lucid and Lubuntu on dozens of machines.
My handle for pretty much the entire Internet is jelkner.
I'm a high school teacher at the Governor's Career and Technical Academy in Arlington, Virginia. I've been using GNU/Linux in the classroom since 1994, and teaching Computer Science with Python since 1998.
I have an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Northern Virginia Community College, a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from University of Maryland, College Park, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University.
My friend PaulFlint introduced me to Ubuntu in December, 2004, when he dressed up as Santa Claus ("Saint Nicholinus", he says) and handed out "Warty" CDs. "Hoary" got me hooked, and I've been installing Ubuntu everywhere I go ever since.
I am also actively involved with the SchoolTool project, as project manager for a competency tracking application called CanDo being written by two of my former students which is being built on top of SchoolTool.
My son and I both have USB speakers, which we are having difficulty getting to work properly. I'm currently looking at:
and following the instructions therein. I'll report back what I find.
I'm a founding member of the DC Ubuntu LoCo Team and YHSLUG. I've setup Edubuntu/Ubuntu labs in the following locations in the DC metro area:
Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA - in the CS lab (http://linus.yhspatriot.net/cs).
Tenants and Workers United, Alexandria, VA - Community access lab (http://www.tenantsworkers.org).
Mount Rainier Public Library, Mount Rainier, MD (http://mtrainierfol.org/).
- HB-Woodlawn Program, Arlington, VA - CS lab.
- W-L High School, Arlington, VA - CS lab.
- Governor's Career and Technical Academy in Arlington, VA - where I am currently employed.
- People's Media Center, Washington, DC - Community access lab.
Ethiopian Community Service & Development Council, Washington, DC (http://www.jirs.org/jirs/jirs0005zg.html).
As a Computer Science teacher, I have exposed hundreds of young people to Ubuntu in my classroom. Each of my students receives an Ubuntu CD at the beginning of the year, and many of my former students have gone on to become active in the Ubuntu community.
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Open Book Project: http://openbookproject.net - Free educational materials.
UbuntuGrok : Setting up a Grok development environment on Ubuntu 8.04
MoodleZope : Setting up a school server to run moodle and zope2.7 on port 80
LearningZope3 : Creating a simple zope3 application
EdubuntuInstallations : Sites where Edubuntu is up and running
EdubuntuUserStories : A collection of user stories (in the eXtreme Programming sense) for Dapper
MondoMindi : Setting up mondo / mindi backup on a Breezy box
Cool and Useful Stuff
IRC weblog Links
#schooltool irc logs are located here: http://source.schooltool.org/irclogs/index.html
#ubuntu-sv irc logs are located here: http://logs.ubuntu-eu.org/freenode/
http://www.krickelkrackel.de/autohide/ Full screen mode for firefox. Great for S5 slide presentations.
http://chrispederick.com/work/webdeveloper/ Great tools for web developers.