Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops

April 14, 2010

Workshop Plan 11. Hardware maintenance, laptop customisation, …

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This week week we will have four activities ready. We are trying to cover the different interests participants have told us about. We don’t expect them to complete all 4 activities. We’d like them to focus on the ones they prefer.
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March 5, 2010

Week 8 Plan. The Press Room Project (Part I)

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OVERVIEW – The Press Room Project. Preparation day.

For the coming two weeks we will work on a team project we’ve called The Press Room. We will turn our workshop space into a journalists office and learn the dynamics of documenting an event and publishing it on the web.
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February 26, 2010

Week 7 Plan. Working with and Sharing Audio and Video

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OVERVIEW – Continuing from the previous week’s session.

Media files created by internet users are an increasingly important part of social networking websites and the internet in general.
Video editing is probably the most challenging activity in this set of sessions. Download pdf version.
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February 19, 2010

Week 6 Plan. Working with Audio and Video

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OVERVIEW – Introduction to audio and video editing

Media files created by internet users are an increasingly important part of social networking websites and the Internet in general. Sessions 6 and 7 will concentrate on this. Download pdf version. (more…)

February 12, 2010

Week 5 Plan. Spreading the Word, Sharing an Image

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OVERVIEW – Creating Stickers. Logos and Spray Painting Stencils
This week participants continue learning image processing and continue to personalise their computer. Download pdf version.
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February 6, 2010

Week 4 Plan. Creating a Personal Profile

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OVERVIEW – Digital Image Processing and Image File Formats

Now that participants have started to customise the look of their laptop, the next two sessions will concentrate on participants creating original artwork for the internal look and feel and the external casing of their laptops. Download pdf version.
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January 29, 2010

Week 3 Plan. Finding What You Need – Creating Your Own Look

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OVERVIEW – Effective Web Searching,  Web Resources, Customising Your Laptop
Participants will be taught how to help themselves using the web – how to find the enormous amount of excellent resources available for free on the internet. Download pdf version.
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January 22, 2010

Week 2 Plan. DIY or DIWO (Doing It With Others)?

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OVERVIEW – Getting Help, Sharing Knowledge, Technical Forums, Basic Hardware Maintenance
A tour of the installed Linux operating system and how to get help on-line. De-mystifying what is inside a laptop computer. Sharing the process with others through the blog. Download pdf version.
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January 17, 2010

Week 1 Plan. Getting Started with Rich but Free Media

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OVERVIEW
An introduction to Linux on a recycled laptop: the Linux operating system in the context of the internet, and the installation of the software. Learning about rich but Free media: creating and sharing media over the internet – using a Linux-based laptop and Free and Open Source Software. An introduction to the kind of media we can expect to be creating and the software available.Download pdf version.
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