Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SchoolTool Feature on


In 2005, Arlington Career Center teacher David Welsh had an unmanageable list of 77 Video and Media Technology competencies to evaluate for each student in his classes. A Yorktown High School computer science teacher Jeff Elkner was teaching his students to program in Python and bursting with enthusiasm for engaging students and teachers in open source processes. I had a new job leading the SchoolTool project with a charge from entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark Shuttleworth to create open source administrative software for schools around the world.

I let them make up the title, which is inappropriately buzz-wordy, but then again, that's why I let other people make up titles, so they can throw in catchy buzz words I can't bring myself to.

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