Monday, September 24, 2007

Science and Technology School should ONLY include open source software

The Open Minds Conference is the first national K-12 gathering for teachers, technicians and educational leaders to share and explore the benefits of open source in education. Virtual Learning Environments that provide 24X7 access to teaching and learning resources, cutting-edge and easy-to-use desktop applications, coupled with powerful management tools and low-cost computer strategies make the classroom of tomorrow available today!
If I was controller, or if I was on city council, Pittsburgh would be hosting events and conferences like this throughout the year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wanted to share some of the analytical information from google analytics that I'm getting from SchoolForge traffic. I think it looks really great (probably why I want to share it ;) ), for the last few months traffic has increased about 8 to 10% on a weekly basis. I've talked with a couple people here (off list) to find out if the increased traffic here has resulted in more visits to project sites (and downloads), and it seems to be doing so.

A lot of this is the result of the software section being expanded, and I've put a lot of time into keyword research and site optimization. I do take effort to make sure that keyword optimization is implemented in a way that is effective (and looks good) without resorting to any shady tactics. I think adding goal based "how-to's"/case studies as described in the last post would do a lot to sustain or even improve the growth. There are two pdfs, one is the last month of traffic (8-22 to 9-22) and the other is 3 months (6-22 to 9-22).

Posted here:

I may make this a more regular feature/automated if time permits and if there is interest in this sort of thing. Any thoughs/feedback?