I think this is a great idea, i.e. making lots of Linux software
for schools to use. It's similar to how Unix took off, in that
it was made available to Universities at nominal cost, students used it,
liked it, and then expected to be able to use it when they were working
We could even tailor things for the Irish curriculum, e.g. Linux
that follows the Leaving Cert Maths, Science, <subject>, curricula. I
be interested in getting involved in such a project during my free time,
especially during the Summer (Academia is great!). I taught in secondary
school for a couple of years (before sanity took hold and I moved to
3rd level) and I can see the impact such software would have in terms of
furthering the maths/science education of students, and (maybe more
importantly from a Penguinesque point of view) help to further the use
of Linux in Ireland as John describes.
"Let a = 3, b= 4, what is a + b? Hey, stop pulling Maggie's hair...
you in the back, put out that cigarette NOW and come up here. Don't
you raise your fist to me like that..."
No need for a teacher at all! heh heh heh
>This is Learning Logic, an Algebra teaching system based around Linux, that is
>apparently being used in many schools across the U.S. I'm going to have a look
>at this as soon as I get a little time. My daughters school is getting>
>computers, and I would like to see them changed over to Linux, but until I saw
>this, I couldn't really say what benefit Linux would provide for them. Maybe St
>Ollie's could have a look at this as well? Or maybe they've already got it. I'm
>going to have a look around and see if I can find other, related programmes for
>schools. This is just the boost Linux needs to really penetrate the school zone.
>Once our children are learning with Linux in schools, they will expect and
>demand Linux at home and at work!
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