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Wednesday, May 23

  1. page Important events edited Important recent activities apart from regular class room sessions: 06-Jun-2012: Planning to orga…
    Important recent activities apart from regular class room sessions:
    06-Jun-2012: Planning to organize an event with BGVS(Bharath Gyan Vigyan Sammitti) to watch Transit of Venus.
    19,20-May-2012: Computer teachers Pondicherry visited the centers to get trained on Free Software and share their experience on various issues running a community computing center.
    21-Apr-2012: After some silence period, students participated in the protest against internet censorship. This is covered in various news papers including The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article3341220.ece

    01-Jan-2012: AC3 kids joined with kids from another center celebrating new year. Songs, dance, games for the parents all planned by the students coming to the center. Volunteers from SFLC, FSMK were made to dance for random songs, etc.
    18-Dec-2011: One day teachers workshop on basics on Free Software and how to teach. This workshop had the following sessions. Importance of teaching, internet access, blog creation, wikipedia, Open Office Calc and impress.
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Tuesday, January 17

  1. page Community Computing Center edited ... In this scenario, the kids from Sudharshan Layout, just behind the Bannergetta road talked to …
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    In this scenario, the kids from Sudharshan Layout, just behind the Bannergetta road talked to the social activist Geetha Menon of Stree Jaguruti Samitti who visits the area regularly to have a computing center in the community room that they had access to. Geetha called for a meeting and proposed the idea to a set of volunteers. With few used computers donated by volunteers of Association for India's Development and a new computer from one of the volunteers, a computer center in the slum started.
    We the kids of Sudharshan Layout took a oath to bridge the digital divide. We are children of loading/unloading wage labour, tailors, painters, etc are not part of the IT development happening around us. But, we just do not want to give up.
    WorkingWe the children of New Gurupanpallaya working with Ambedkar
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    of India's Development, we started establishingDevelopment established a computing center for ourselfourselves with donated
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    it. We will learn computers,
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    center for a couple of
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    center on 06-Jluy-2008.06-July-2008. It was
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    Law Center (sflc.in) started showing
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    same year. SFLC started supporting the center with peripherals like digital camera, internet connectivity, memory device, etc.Presently sflc.in supports and partners us in our endeavor.
    {P6280035.JPG} Inauguration Ambedkar Community Computing Center
    How Free Software helps us
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Sunday, January 15

  1. page Curriculum edited We have compiled the curriculum in a manner which takes into account the preference demonstrate…

    We have compiled the curriculum in a manner which takes into account the preference demonstrated by children attending AC3. This course typically takes three months but may be extended if the needarises. Below is the curriculum spread over three months.
    We maintain attendance sheet to ensure regularity. An evaluation method, different from the usual test taking one is being planned, which shall be implemented with coming batches at AC3.
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    Skills
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    computer properly.
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    type, etc.
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    using desktop.
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    editor, paint.
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    data” Option).
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    document folder.
    Week 4- 5
    Presentation
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    Skills
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    layouts, templates)
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    slide transitions)
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    Print presentations.
    Week 6-8
    Word Processor
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    Skills
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    using Template.
    2
    Editing document – cut, copy, paste, Go to, find and replace .
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    a document.
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    title, toggle)
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    bullets, numbering
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    a table.
    Week 9-11
    Spreadsheet
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    Skills
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    cell address
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    and alignment
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    tools ,
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    (Maths,logical,text functions)
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    titles, colours
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    Custom List
    Week 12
    Internet
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    Skills
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    – Firefox
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    emails. Attachments.
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    chat clients
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    movies, songs.
    Children attending the basic course in AC3 will undergo the following evaluation process.
    1. Desktop: Students will be able to use either Gnome or XFCE desktop with proficiency. This will be evaluated by just giving them tasks like changing desktop back group, enable/disable screen savers, launching an application through menu and terminal, adding items in panel, etc.
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  2. page Curriculum edited Open Curriculum Development. Pass on your skills . In We have compiled the curriculum in a ef…

    Open Curriculum Development. Pass on your skills . InWe have compiled the curriculum in a effective and structured manner.
    No copy right. All this is under
    manner which takes into account the creative commons license.
    No point reinventing
    preference demonstrated by children attending AC3. This course typically takes three months but may be extended if the wheel. Feel free to copy. Spreadneedarises. Below is the good work.
    Framework
    A course runs 3-4 month - however you can alter it according
    curriculum spread over three months.
    We maintain attendance sheet
    to your needs.
    Categories
    ensure regularity. An evaluation method, different from the courseusual test taking one is being planned, which shall be implemented with coming batches at AC3.
    Week 1- 3
    Fundamentals and Operating System
    No.
    Skills
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    Identify the hardware parts like monitor, CPU, keyboard, mouse, CD drive, motherboard, hard disk, etc., and on/off the computer properly.
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    Knowledge about memory (bits, bytes, KB, MB,GP) and calculation and conversion like kilobyte
    into key skillsmegabyte, megabytes into gigabyte, etc. find the file size, file type, etc.
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    Working with files and folders (create folders, coping files into different locations, moving files and folders, deleting files and folders) using desktop.
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    Use calculator, text editor, paint.
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    Search the files and folders in all partitions using various options (ie. File name option, “specific extension” option, “containing data” Option).
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    Set desktop background and screen saver, using my computer and my document folder.
    Week 4- 5
    Presentation
    No.
    Skills
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    Create and Format presentations (Adding Text, Grouping Objects, Insert Picture from file, Clip Art, backgrounds, layouts, templates)
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    Add graphics and animation ( sound, animation and slide transitions)
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    Save, Hide, Run and Print presentations.
    Week 6-8
    Word Processor
    No.
    Skills
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    Document handling – Create,Open,Save,Save as a document. Create and using Template.
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    Editing document – cut, copy, paste, Go to, find and replace
    . Plan exercises for each of these key skills
    We maintain

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    Print document – page set-up, margins, orientation, header and footer, page no, print preview and print
    a chartdocument.
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    Formatting - Font format ( name, size, style,etc.), alignment(left, right, center, justify), line space ( single, double, 1.5), Change case ( upper, lower, sentence, title, toggle)
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    Inserting objects – symbols, date and time, pictures, word-art, drawing objects, auto shapes, bullets, numbering
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    Table – Insert, delete rows and columns, Auto table format, Split and merge cells, Alignment text, ordering data
    in a table.
    Week 9-11
    Spreadsheet
    No.
    Skills
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    Identifying workbook,worksheet,row,column and cell address
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    Entering Data – Cell merge and alignment
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    Sorting Data – order(ascent,decent), filter, auto filter tools ,
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    Analyzing Data – Functions (Maths,logical,text functions)
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    Displaying Data – Selecting graphs, labels, titles, colours
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    Options – Fill, Auto-sum, Conditional formatting, cell format, Custom List
    Week 12
    Internet
    No.
    Skills
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    Browsing – Firefox
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    Email – Sending, receiving emails. Attachments.
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    Chat using Google chat and other chat server and chat clients
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    Uploading, downloading images, movies, songs.
    Children attending
    the tuition center on who is completed what
    A student needs
    basic course in AC3 will undergo the following evaluation process.
    1. Desktop: Students will be able
    to spend at least 5 hoursuse either Gnome or XFCE desktop with proficiency. This will be evaluated by just giving them tasks like changing desktop back group, enable/disable screen savers, launching an application through menu and terminal, adding items in panel, etc.
    2. Open/Libre office: Designing business cards, front/back covers of
    a week
    on
    book, model page of a course 25rs - 50rs : student per month - waived dependingnews paper can be an assignment to evaluate their understanding on economic situation - intentdocument writer. Creating a presentation on a selected topic and delivering to ensure attendance
    youth to teach younger children - if they teach younger children - no fees
    the class will reveal their capabilities on presentation. Similarly, spreadsheet development for a small business or their own marks and school time table may be an assignment to evaluate them
    Curriculum Developers
    Harsha - Introduction
    on spreadsheet.
    3. Internet: By the end of the course, the student will be able
    to computerssearch the net for young folks ( 10th gradethe content they need. They will also be able to send/receive emails, chat over the net. These can be evaluated by asking them to send an email to each other and adding CC/BCC to the tutor. Quick learners may also create and write their blogs. We hope to see that students being empowered by creating their contents, publishing it on the net through blogs or 12th grade). Iscreating their home page.
    4. Free Software Philosophy: At the end of the course, the students should be able to understand the fundamentals of Free Software Philosophy, difference between Free Software, Open Source, proprietary software, etc. They will be able to explain the four freedom of Free Software and why they are important.
    At the end of the course, the children will be issued
    a certificate of proficiency.
    After successful completion of the basic course and proper evaluation AC3 encourages the higher courses to be organic. Each
    student from EUis encouraged to identify their areas of interest and the core staff at sflc.in helps them pursue their interest in the field.
    Apart from Free Software training, students of community computer centers will undergo the following sessions to enable themselves with
    a fun guy.
    Subbu
    general overview of the world around them. These sessions will be delivered one per week. The day of the week will be selected according to the students' scheduled.
    1. Understanding Earth
    - Multimedia Development. Subbu is a falsh developer in blr. Very interested in tamil literature.
    Siva
    2hrs
    - Big Bang
    - Sun formation
    - Earth and moon formation
    - Solar system
    - Day and night
    - Seasons of earth
    2. Beyond Solar System
    - AID Chennai2hrs
    - Geo Centric and Helio Centric models of Solar system
    - What are stars?
    - Black hole
    - Speed of light
    - Light year(distance measured using time)
    - Scale of Universe
    3. Origin of Life
    - Runs the ICT program for AID tamil nadu .
    Murugan
    2hrs
    - Darwin's evolution theory(Origin of Species)
    - Mendel's laws
    - Cell, Nucleus, Chromosome and DNA
    - From Single cell to complex organisms
    4. Origin of Humans
    - PSF Pondicherry2hrs
    - Darwin's evolution theory(Descent of Man)
    - Primitive society
    - Kannini has AICTE approvalHunters and runs a lotGatherers
    - Discovery
    of computer centers in tamil nadu. He is also a science activist.
    Deeprootlinux
    Agriculture - Is a completely free software business. Abhas AbhinavSlavery and his team are a wonderful teamFeudal system
    - Industrial revolution - Capitalist system evolves
    - Current economic crisis
    5. History
    of passionate engineers in bangalore
    NRCFOSS
    Religion - One day intro2hrs
    - Preliminary worshiping forms
    - Idol worship
    - From tribal
    to GNU/LINUXkingdom transition and organization of religion
    - Introduction to three very ancient religions like Judaism, Vedic religion and Taoism
    - Arrival of Christianity and Islam.
    - Religious practices, superstition and current trends
    6. History of Science Part 1- 2 hrs
    - Pythagoras
    - Archimedes
    - Descartes
    - Galileo
    - Kepler
    - Newton
    7. History of Science Part 2 - 2hrs
    - Light
    - Michealson & Moreley experiment and no ether: Crisis
    in tamil
    {gnu-linux-arimugam.pdf}
    UNDP
    physics
    - Einstien and Relativity
    - Quantum Theory
    8. Philosophy Part 1
    - User Guide to using the linux Desktop2hrs
    - Western:
    Socrates
    Plato
    Berkeley
    Kant
    Hegel
    9 Philosophy Part 2
    - Complete material :
    http://www.iosn.net/training/end-user-manual/index_html
    http://www.iosn.net/training/end-user-manual/print/linux-userguide-all.pdf
    Linuxshcools : Go to the files section see the tux paints by children , also there is an excellent guide
    on linux for eucation
    2hrs
    - Eastern
    Budha
    Taoism
    sufi
    Upanishad
    Lokayatham
    Advaitha
    10. Current economic crisis
    - u will really see the power of community
    http://linuxschools.tripod.com/pdf/book11.pdf
    Malcom X
    2hrs
    - What happened
    - How does it impact our lives
    11. Global warming
    - 2hrs
    - What
    is interested in coordinating community computing . this is a guide for anyone who likegreen house effect
    - What happens when 2 degrees raise temperature
    - How does global climate changes affect the poor first.
    - How
    to do the same.
    Curriculum Developers Needed
    Maths
    Science
    English
    Kannada
    Tamil
    Games
    live with simplicity
    12. India
    - What all above issues affect India
    - Indian history
    - What shall we do.

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  3. page FAQ edited ... - Help with improving the curriculam Who should I contact for further info? ... Please ema…
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    - Help with improving the curriculam
    Who should I contact for further info?
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    Please email ambedkar.c3@gmail.comambedkar.c3@gmail.com. This email is directly handled by students of AC3. If they are not able to answer your queries, you may also contact Balaji: balaji.kutty@gmail.com or Talish: talish@softwarefreedom.in.
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  4. page How can I contribute edited ... Interaction with Companies: Some students coming the the community computing center develop sp…
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    Interaction with Companies: Some students coming the the community computing center develop special skills. For example, one of our students mastered GIMP. He created lot of paintings using GIMP. A painting exhibition may be organized by you in your company where he can come, display and sell his paintings.
    Start a new center: This will be an excellent help to promote Free Software activities and help kids in your area. We will help you in organizing a center in your area itself.
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    Balaji Kutty: balaji.kutty@gmail.com orbalaji.kutty@gmail.comor Talish Ray: talishray@gmail.comtalish@softwarefreedom.in
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Saturday, January 7

  1. page Gurpanpalaya pictures edited ... {A035.jpg} {A031.jpg} {A020.jpg} We have not yet started classes and in the process of…
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    We have not yet started classes and in the process of hiring a teacher. however students come and play on the computer. i had left my laptop with ubunutu for sometime and here is what a student came up with. oh he has been using a computer for only the last few days. tux paint is really cool - get your kids on to it. my daughter who is 6 years now is also an ardent fan.
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    We have not yet started classes and in the process of hiring a teacher. however students come and play on the computer. i had left my laptop with ubunutu for sometime and here is what a student came up with. oh he has been using a computer for only the last few days. tux paint is really cool - get your kids on to it. my daughter who is 6 years now is also an ardent fan.
    {gurupan.png}
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