José Picardo is an ideal advocate for open source software for schools. He's a teacher (head of a modern languages department) and he's "non-techie". Most important, he explains it all in plain English.
That's exactly what he did at The Education Show in Birmingham this week (March 26-28). And the presentation is now available on the Open Source Schools website. It's a really useful introduction for anyone wanting to know more about the philosophy and the kinds of software that's available for schools. And it gives enough information about software like Open Office, Audacity, Wordpress and Gimp for any teacher to start clicking on weblinks to to get involved. They'll have tools to do everything from word processing and spreadsheets to blogs and websites.