Takoma Park Maryland Library
How are you involved in education?
I help youth and adults use the 27 Linux stations at the Takoma Park Maryland Library. I spend a lot of time with elem and middle school students. My goal is to help them develop a love of thinking and wonderment. In my free time, I take donated computers to families and individuals that don’t own a computer. I love teaching Google Sites, LibreOffice Draw, Freerice.com, and numerous logic puzzles.
Have you ever attended an edcamp or unconference before?
What do you hope to get out of edcamp MetroDC?
I love learning best practices and new ideas from other local educators. And I love sharing some of my own recent discoveries and practices.
If you led a session at edcamp MetroDC, what would you present?
I love showing – how old laptops can be refurbished with Linux to help create greater digital inclusion. I have a YouTube video titled, “My $20 eBay laptop.” I can bring that laptop with me to show folks. – people about the free Sokoban and Rokoban logic puzzles — especially the web versions. – showing people some twitter tips – which I also explain in this MAKE magazine article and screencast. http://makezine.com/2014/02/14/how-to-follow-smart-people-on-twitter/ – showing people how to screencast on Linux using the free Simple Screen Recorder program. (See my book reviews, created using this tool, at https://sites.google.com/site/philshapirobookreviews/)
Register for edcamp MetroDC on October 21, 2017: