[K12OSN] SAT Prep Software and Keyboarding?

Brian Chase networkr0 at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 23 10:37:45 UTC 2004

In terms of timing assignments, policing of timed writing assignments 
can be monitored by the timestamp on the file.  A simple "ls -la" in a 
public shared directory would be sufficient to check all the times of 
the last save of the file.

Tom Simpson wrote:

> Hi:
> First time poster to the list. I am in the process of setting up a 
> prototype mini-lab and preparing a proposal for a K12LTSP deployment 
> in our school. No particular problems on the hardware and 
> configuration side yet. While I have been doing so, I have been 
> polling the academic teachers (the ultimate end-users) as to what they 
> need a lab to do for them. Aside from the inevitable "research, write, 
> and present" (all OpenOffice and Mozilla functions, no problems 
> there), I have also gotten a request for SAT preparatory software. I 
> am not at all familiar with that end of the educational software 
> market for Windows, much less with any open-source options. Any 
> suggestions in this area?
> Also, I want to be able to field any questions regarding how this 
> might be implemented for the business teachers. I am dual certified 
> social studies and business education and am mostly focused on how 
> social studies and other academic teachers might use this approach 
> because I am a social studies teacher at the moment. Still, the 
> business teacher in me wonders about the business lab and how 
> deployable a K12LTSP thin client lab is. I note that our state 
> standards do not mention a particular software brand, but aside from 
> TuxTyping, what is available out there for automated timed writing 
> assessments and all of the other stuff business teachers would expect 
> in a modern lab? OpenOffice is of course adequate for the word 
> processing/spread sheet/etc. end of things, but what about assessment 
> tools for the teacher?
> -Tom Simpson
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