[K12OSN] Thanks and first ?

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 21:35:45 UTC 2006

On 6/27/06, Deborah White <flickatomte at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi~
> Yes, I know I'm double-posting here but, I wanted to let those of you know
> that I will still be skimming K12osn at redhat.com because that will push my
> knowledge base further but for practical purposes, classroom teachers (and
> administrators) need a usage forum.
> Thanks, Steve, for setting this up.
> My first questions to teachers who are using K12LTSP are:
>  Did you set up the virtual desktops for the students in your class?  If so,
> how?
> Do you use your classroom terminals like learning centers or do you use
> another management technique?
> What's one of your favorite activities using Open Source with elementary
> kids?

Tuxpaint is popular with kids.

> Does anyone have any good tips for introducing this to K-2 students?
> This fall, we will be beginning our Linux adventure.  Each of 9 K-2
> classrooms will have 5 K12LTSP workstations along with a K-2 Autism Room
> having 2 stations and a K-2 Resource Room having 2 stations. 3 of the
> teachers, (one K, one 1st, and one 2nd) attended NELS 2006 at Gould Academy
> in Bethel, Maine.  The 3 of us have 1 paid training day to teach the other 6
> classroom teachers. The Special Ed. teachers may or may not get funding to
> attend the training day.  We're excited (and anxious).
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Debbie White
> 1st/2nd Grade Looping Teacher
> Asa C. Adams School
> Orono, ME
> http://flickatomte.googlepages.com/ourlinuxadventure
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Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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