[LCA2015-Chat] RFC Parenting Miniconf at lca2016
thomas.sprinkmeier at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 21:22:57 AEDT 2015
On 01/17/15 17:41, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> seems you found yourself a new organiser role for the next conference :-)
> Seriously though - one question along the lines of this that I meant
> to ask you (as OLPC volunteer) during the conference: are there any
> free / open educational games apps for Android for small kids?
As it happens, it seems gcompris was just released for android:
> I've found plenty of 'free' stuff for school-age kids but nothing for
> the preschoolers at a quick glance.
>> Sorry, too excited and forgot to say who I am.
>> I ran the education miniconf in Wellington LCA2010 and volunteered at
>> Auckland LCA2015.
>> My many hats - teacher development (elearning) at a NZ polytechnic,
>> consultancy for a Moodle Partner, volunteer for OLPC and Sugarlabs,
>> and a
>> founding member of the Manaiakalani hackers.
>> Most important hat, I have small kids which puts me in the interested
>> parent category.
>> Tabitha Roder
>> On 17 Jan 2015 19:15, "Tabitha Roder" <tabitha at tabitha.net.nz> wrote:
>>> Yes! Totally interested in supporting this idea for a miniconf. Putting
>>> thinking cap on.
>>> Calling all parents, educators and other interested parties!
>>> If a group of free and open technology enthusiasts went to
>>> playgroup, what
>>> would they talk about? What would the kids be playing with and doing?
>>> I'd like to put forward the idea of doing a "Geek Parenting"
>>> Mininconf at
>>> next year's LCA. I'm putting the concept to the community at large
>>> to help
>>> define the scope and ideals of the day in preparation for putting in a
>>> submission when the CFP opens.
>>> I'm interested in ways to encourage an interest in technology for my
>>> children as they grow up. I'm looking for other like minded people
>>> to share
>>> ideas on what they do with their kids, what works and what doesnt.
>>> Like Bdale (I think) said in Friday's keynote, in the 80s there were
>>> in the library you could borrow that contained BASIC code to be
>>> typed into
>>> your C64 for fun. Hands up how many people got the bug that way?
>>> Well, what
>>> is the 21st century equivalent.
>>> I have been thinking about this idea for awhile and comments Bdale made
>>> along with Thomas Sprinkmeier's talk on training your minions yesterday
>>> gave me the extra enthusiasm to get the ball rolling.
>>> As an aside, how awesome would it be that at a future LCA, one of the
>>> tracks in the open hardware miniconf was aimed at kids? And our kids
>>> to that as part of the partners program for that day?
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