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Re: Simplified UI
>> There has been some talk about creating a kind of simplified UI fir
>Students learn from each other quite a bit with computers -- more
>so than most other subjects. If the environment is different for
>different students it could hinder that, e.g., a student who figures
>out a way to use some tool might not be able to share it with their
>neighbor, because their neighbor doesn't have access to that tool.
You're right.. I didn't think of that.
>I think it would make more sense to advance a group of students
>all together at the teachers discression (i.e., without any
Or, maybe, the children will learn how to add things on their menu
theirselves. That is, at first they have a standard menu, designed
for their age and so, and when a teacher wants to introduce another
program, s/he instructs the pupil how to add it on the menu. That
way, they will control the system themselves, managing their own menu
and desktop. When a friend, maybe an older friend, talks about a
program they don't have on their menu, they can manage to add it
themselves, or with a little help.
Is that too optimistic?
> Also, I don't think permissions would need to
>be used -- the different environments should be meant to direct the
>students, not limit them. So a menu for younger children might not
>include difficult tools, but if they find a way to run them anyway
Again, you're right. My primary thought is that if it can be done
using the ordinary system instead of a special program, that's better.
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