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Re: [K12OSN] killer elementary/junior high apps?



Thanks for the replies guys.  Can anyone else tell me what educational
software they are using in elementary schools FOSS or otherwise? 
C'mon, what's good out there?


Thanks,
Peter

On 5/10/05, richard ingalls <aslansreturn yahoo com> wrote:
> My middle school aged kids mostly use the labs for
> OpenOffice and the Gimp and Firefox (and of course
> games).  I don't even use my linux labs with the
> primary grade kids (they have a Windows lab with
> "JumpStart" games).  The 5-8th grade kids write
> reports, letters, do presentations and some
> spreadsheet work, as well as internet research for
> class projects.
> 
> I chose to go with PostNuke for my schools' CMS.  I'm
> in the process of setting up a Moodle site for the
> middle school language arts class.  I host the
> PostNuke site on our own webserver (RedHat 8 with
> Apache).  I'll host the Moodle site from the Language
> Arts classroom server.  All of this software is FOSS.
> 
> http://glenwood.k12.mo.us is my school site.  Before
> PostNuke CMS I used Dreamweaver and it was a LOT of
> work and ate up TONS of my time.  Now, it's pretty
> simple.
> 
> --- Ascension Tech <ascensiontech gmail com> wrote:
> > Hey All,
> > I'm sure this question must have been asked before.
> > Let me first say
> > that our school is prek-8th grade. What software are
> > elementary/junior
> > high schools getting the most out of, FOSS and
> > otherwise?  We have
> > been using Gcompris. Also some of the math programs
> > like tux math and
> > kbruch.   The bundled software doesn't seem to offer
> > much to our older
> > grades since much of it shoots too high or too low.
> > Also, how many
> > elementary schools are benefiting from content
> > management systems?
> > What do you like and why?  Can anyone's CMS be
> > accessed from the
> > internet so I can see what they are like and also
> > show
> > teachers/administration what they are capable of?
> >
> >
> > Thanks so much,
> > Peter
> >
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