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Re: [school-discuss] Tux Paint

We are an international school in Southern China. Three years ago we faced
mounting software costs that were way past our means. So we ditched Kid Pi
x in favor of Tux paint [among other Open Source titles we've adopted in a
ll divisions]. Students have nothing but praise for Tux paint. I only wish
the simple save feature could be replaced with an option for standard savi
ng options for our older ES kids.

Anyhow, Kid Pix had a few options kids seemed addicted to, like that spinn
ing animated eraser, but the ES division is over the loss of those......cr
itical features. And I've got a 6 year old who's been using it for three y
ears now.

Robert Bauer
Information Technology Director
American International School of Guangzhou
Tel: (8620) 8735-3392 Fax: (8620) 8735-3339

schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 02:58:20PM -0800, Joel Kahn wrote:
>> Neither of these are available in the still M$-based
>> computer lab at her school.
>You (and the school) realize Tux Paint runs on Windows (and Mac) too,
>right? :)
>> I think that the right kinds of custom clipart might
>> add a lot of educational value when teachers are using
>> Tux Paint for various purposes in the classroom.
>That's always been my home!  On occasion, folks also contribute stuff
>they pull from places like Wikimedia and CreativeCommons.
>For those who aren't good at photography or drawing, helping prep
>pre-existing free content for use in Tux Paint is a good way to volunteer
>(hint, hint) :)
>(See this press release from over a year ago:
>http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/call-for-contributors-200701.php3 )
>Oh, also note that as of the previous version (0.9.18), Tux Paint's
>"Magic" tools are plug-in based, meaning people can write their own,
>if they know (or want to learn) the C programming language. :^)
>(See THIS press release, from November:
>http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/tuxpaint-0.9.18-press-release-en.php3 )