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[school-discuss] Using Manhattan Server

I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask these questions, so please bear with me.
I am the IT Co-ordinator for a primary school in Mareeba Australia (600+ student ). 2 years ago I introduced a K12LTSP server into the library to make use of 20 old donated computers I got my hands on. Literally overnight we had a Internet Lab. Whilst we mainly use those machines for internet, over the past year we have I have added various applications from the Schoolforge list, as well as setup our website etc.

At the end last year I found out about the Manhattan Server (virtual classroom program). It is now up and running, and our teachers are very excited about its potential. My two questions are:

1. If anyone is using the Manhattan Server, how best have you utilised it? ie. Had an off-site quest lecturer take a subject

2. Is there anyone out there who would be interested in doing a combined virtual class with some of our students. My principal would like me to do a trial with one of our older classes before we introduce it to the whole school. My first thought are to do a culture unit (the differences between our society and yours) even if it was mainly an email/discussion group, but I am open to suggestions.

Thanks for your time (and again sorry if this is not the right forum).

Chris Gillies

IT Co-ordinator
St Thomas' Primary School
Mareeba, Qld. Australia