We are thinking about piloting a Linux laptop program (currently running a Windows 1:1 laptop program) at our school. I will be preparing the proposal/demo/promotion stuff.
I have been a full time Ubuntu user since 2005, and do system administration for quite a few of our servers running Ubuntu. I am quite comfortable on the technical side.
But I want to make sure I present some compelling, visually appealing demos. I'll be working on it possibly after Christmas. My first goal is to prepare some quick video showcasing the desktop interface. There are some pretty decent ones in YouTube, so I'm not sure if I'll make my own or just reuse one of them.
Then I need to think about which department(s) would benefit the most, and try to prepare a more focused video or demo, still short and sweet, to create interest among the teachers. In this case, showcasing more focused applications for each specific subject area.
So... I would really appreciate some input from people with experience with Ubuntu/Linux in the classroom. If there is any application that you feel can really "sell" the idea to teachers, let me know! And if you have any materials that could help me in making a good showcase video/demo/hands-on experience, by all means!