Category Archives: Hardware&Software

2013: Laptops to schools in May

A number of teachers from the workshops last year in Fiji have kept in touch. They told us about what they had achieved with limited resources. They also had a vision in terms of what they would do if they … Continue reading

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2013: Installing Edubuntu

Installing Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS is a straight forward process. It also seems to install all the necessary drivers etc. The most relevant package(s) can also be installed e.g. pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary. So this disk image is very useful. … Continue reading

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2013: Hello Edubuntu

This year we have three key objectives. Firstly to continue our laptop/desktop program. Secondly the Sabeto project that is supported by QUT’s Engagment Innovation Grant will be implemented. Thirdly refine and develop strategies to support teachers with their ICT strategies. … Continue reading

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2013: Getting started with Edubuntu

Getting used to the Edubuntu operating system takes time, effort and perseverance. But it is worth. Their website (http://edubuntu.org/download) provides the following advice: Download Full Installation Media The Edubuntu development team recommends the use of the Long Term Support releases … Continue reading

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2011: Getting ready for Fiji – the LEGO robotic kits

We were most grateful to our good friend Eugene in Hong Kong who was very generous with his donation of a class set of robotic kits for our project. ¬†He was able to do this ¬†through his company which distributes … Continue reading

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2011: Getting ready for Fiji – the laptops

The laptops were our next priority. We opted for laptops because they do not need a permanent room in a school. They are also lighter – therefore transportation costs are lower. Our strategy here was to secure a class set … Continue reading

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