Thursday, March 24, 2011

An Intro to Ubuntu Linux for Teachers, Parents and Other Nice People, April 2, 2011

Learn about some of the fun, free educational programs you can use on Ubuntu Linux operating system which runs well on older (or newer) computers. I’ll be showing some logic puzzles, drawing programs, touch typing tutors, and other programs. Lots of chances for kids and adults to try out the programs that I’ll be showing. Location: Watha T. Daniel Branch Library meeting room, 1630 7th Street, NW, Saturday, April 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

I’ll be giving away some Ubuntu Linux computers at the end of this meeting, along with some Ubuntu Linux CD’s ROM which will let you use Ubuntu Linux on Windows or recent Macintosh computers. Free and open to all to attend. If you plan on attending, thanks for RSVPing via email to give me an idea of how people will be attending.

The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library is located right across the street from the Shaw/Howard University metro stop on the Green and Yellow Lines. Nearby to all things good, including Bread for the City.

Here is a Google Map of the surrounding streets.

Phil Shapiro,

The educational programs being shown and explained at this gathering include --

TetraVex logic puzzles
SYA Sokoban logic puzzles
Inkscape vector drawing program
OpenOffice Draw vector drawing program
(fun for making talking animal cartoons)

I'll have about 10 Ubuntu Linux computers (combination of laptops and desktops) for people to try out the programs I'm showing and explaining. If you have a Linux laptop, please feel free to bring it to this gathering. It's helpful if you install the above programs ahead of time.

Learn more about using Ubuntu Linux on older computers in this blog post and video I made last year.