Today I presented to a room of K-12 education professionals at NYSCATE on how FOSS, FOSS projects and Open Content can help them achieve the goals set forth in NETP 2010 and ISTE 21st Century Skills. When I look at the both sets of goals FOSS fits naturally with the goals in a way proprietary solutions just can not. The very DNA of FOSS communities and projects matches the detailed bits in ISTE and NETP 2010.
Several of the educators were excited with the ideas presented and said they would look for ways to weave FOSS in to their curriculum. Some took multiple live CDs to hand out to colleagues and friends. The lady who won the Fujitsu mini notebook said she would contact me to help her through installing Ubuntu on her new prize.
I have attached a PDF file here: Free and Open in Education: ISTE and NETP 2010