[K12OSN] I need input from educators...

Calvin Park, ADCS csitech at davisny.edu
Fri May 14 14:55:36 UTC 2004

Sounds like an interesting idea. We're looking into using Moodle
(www.moodle.org) at the college that I work for...nevertheless, still
sounds like a cool idea. I'm sure that I could do some beta testing for
you or contribute some ideas (not much of a coder I'm afraid, only very
basic ASP and PHP, and some Perl). Let me know.


On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 00:42, Erich Vinson wrote:
> anthony baldwin wrote:
> > I had quizzes, games and tests online, via this tool, that students
> > could take online.  Of course, being an English teacher, I could
> > only use it for grammar and vocabulary.  Reading assessment and
> > papers wouldn't work, of course, except that students could submit
> > their work in a drop box in a suitable file format (rtf).  It was
> > useful.  Very useful.  A calendar/plan book on their would be useful
> > too.  I keep a blog on my classroom site for communication with
> > parents.  That's a useful tool. 
> Thank you! That is great information.
> > I would like to be useful to you, if I may, in this project.  I am
> > no developer (html is my only code, really) but I am a gimper/artist
> > and can create images, etc.  
> Yes, please! I fancy myself a pretty decent coder, but I am *most*
> certainly not good with graphics. Any help, in any capacity, is
> *greatly* appreciated.
> > I have quite a few images, splash screens, color themes, etc., up on
> > KDElook.org (username: photodharma).I do all the graphics for my own
> > site, of course, school-library.net, and have a site full of my own
> > art, photodharma.com 
> > Also, I have quite a few writing activities and articles I use for
> > reading assessments, etc., on my own classroom site
> > (http://sterling.school-library.net) that I have or will release
> > under creative commons, so that you could use them.  I am always
> > tring to generate more stuff and have many plans for more curricula
> > to be posted. 
> This is great! I am very excited about this project and what it could
> become. Our schools need something like this, and I can see that
> K12LTSP is making some pretty decent headway. I LOVE the idea of
> open-source, you/me/anyone else can get involved and make things beter
> for everyone. 
> Also, I have received several responses from others in the community
> that would love to use this, and at least one of those was a
> commercial vendor who subscribes to this list. I think a great next
> step would be to get a project on SourceForge, or via some project
> management on my website, or some other website. With the level of
> collaboration that will be required, I think it would be unfair to
> "hijack" this list. Any thoughts? 
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Calvin Park
Associate Director of Computer Services
Davis College: A Practical college of Bible and Ministry

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