With a week full of training for teachers and students, the Realschule Boltenheide in Wuppertal finalised the first phase into a complete switch to free and open source software in all areas of the school. This first phase included the installation of Skolelinux (Debian Edu) in the pedagogic network of the school.
Unfortunately, there will be no programme for children in the autumn holidays of 2018, because too few people are available to staff it.
This year again, we got to the Makerfaire in Hannover with a youth group. Our future junior member Anna Weichelt reported.
The FrogLabs at FrOSCon took place in 2018 again, and for the first time with social activities and accomodation at the Jugendzeltplatz (youth camp spot) Bonn.
During spring 2018, Teckids e.V. conducted a survey among 574 students, asking for their use of social media. It was designed by 13 year-old Niels Hradek and 14 year-old Philipp Stahl, conducted by many children in their schools and classes, and evaluated mainly by 11 year-old Tim Valentin.
Teckids e.V. made the second place in 2018's Thomas Krenn Award. With the 2000 € that were won, parts of the infrastructure can be updated.
In February 2018, we visited the FOSDEM as part of our shul-frei programme to, among other things, give two talks. The key players here were Niels Hradek (13 y/o) and Philipp Stahl (14 y/o).
In preparation for our talk series in 2018, we do a survey among students, which has been prepared by our junior members Philipp Stahl and Niels Hradek.
Teckids e.V. has contributed to various free software projects in 2017, by submitting bug reports and feature requests as well as contributing code and collaborating in other ways. In this post, we report in which projects we took part.
For the year 2018, we have prepared a series of currently two talks that shall be held at as many conferences as possible, in order to present the topic "free software in education".