Learn with the free stuff first


Why

  • How would you like to be able to give every student the tools to continue with their learning outside of the school?
  • Do you see students being independent learners as a priority?
  • Is equitable access to learning resources a priority for you?
  • Have you ever wondered why you have never heard of this free software before?
  • Are you concerned about the level of piracy in our community?

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Low priced sub notebook full of the free stuff.

Where do I get the free software?

The Open Disc
http://www.theopendisc.com/

The Open Education Disc
This software builds on the OpenDisc and is aimed directly at schools and students aged 10-21+ giving the necessary tools to help them complete homework/coursework assignments. The software has been specially selected by school teachers to provide for the everyday software needs

Learning support materials



Implementation Strategy

  1. Make your own version of the Open Education Disc or simply use the downloaded version
  2. Get the disc label from the CD and modify with your school logo
  3. Install the software on all the computers in your school
  4. Give a copy of the CD to every student that enrols in your school
  5. Tell them that it is also OK and legal to give copies of the CD to other family and friends
  6. Use this as an opportunity to make the point talk up the fact that your schools sees access and equity as well as facilitating independent learning as a very high priority