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Re: [school-discuss] Re: [school-discuss] bootable CDs?

Thanks Francis!  I will check this one out as well!  I am looking for a good
group of bootables to distribute at my presentation next month.


Quoting FRANCIS C WILSON <fwilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Suggest y'all look at http://www.theopencd.org/
> I give a copy of this CD to each of the Intro Computer students at the Sylmar
> High School Magnet, where I teach.  If you put the CD into a Windows PC, it
> allows you to install some excellent applications like OpenOffice.org,
> Blender, GIMP, and Firefox.  If, on the other hand, you boot from the CD,
> your get a live version of Ubuntu, with the above applications and more.
> /francis 
> ---------- Original Message -------------
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:29:47 -0700
> From: "" <marilyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "" <schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [school-discuss] bootable CDs?
> >Does anyone else see the potential in bootable CDs?  
> >
> >I used them the moment I discovered them back in 2003.  I was teaching
> >keyboarding and Knoppix 3.2 had a copy of LyX on it.  The students used LyX
> to
> >write reports for their other classes.  I sent a Knoppix CD home with every
> kid
> >at the end of the term.
> >
> >Since then I've kept up with Knoppix and frequently have used it as my
> primary
> >OS, using my hard disk just for storage.  Since my technical expertise is
> not
> >at the level of most of you on this list (music teacher . . . yesterday I
> spent
> >the day playing "Hot Cross Buns" on recorders all day), I appreciate that
> >Knoppix usually sees my hardware and networks easily.  It's much less
> >complicated then messing with an installation.
> >
> >Last Spring someone from the schoolforge list sent out a link to Frozen
> Tech's
> >Live CD List.  http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
> >
> >Wow!  That was like Christmas!  I had no idea there were so many flavors!
> >
> >I found two I liked for school use right away.  I use Kanotix to print out
> >posters, but the most important for me is Musix.
> >
> >For the past two years I have been teaching music at an intermediate school.
> >Musix is a bootable music studio.  I boot from the Musix CD, it sees the
> sound
> >card and presto - I've got sequencers, synthesizers, music notation
> editors,
> >drum machines, a music theory game and even a guitar tuner.  I have
> permission
> >from my system administrator to use bootables so next week I am taking all
> of
> >my music classes to the lab to run Musix.  We will play the music game,
> play
> >with the drum machine, and write a recorder song using only five notes.
> >
> >Couldn't we have a bootable CD for each subject area - math, science,
> writing,
> >art?  A teacher can use bootables without the district adopting a new OS.  
> >
> >We will be using Samba Network Neighborhood to save our work on district
> >servers.  
> >
> >Of course you all know about Freeduc.  I use that with my little kids at
> home.
> >
> >I am giving a presentation on bootable CDs at our local TCEA conference on
> >10/28.  It will be interesting to see if anyone attends!
> >
> >Later,
> >Marilyn