[K12OSN] killer elementary/junior high apps?
ascensiontech at gmail.com
Fri May 13 16:23:37 UTC 2005
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?
On 5/10/05, richard ingalls <aslansreturn at 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
> --- Ascension Tech <ascensiontech at 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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