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Re: How about an inter-project project?

>I was thinking last night about what would be needed to get our work
>actually used in schools.  Besides having software for pedagogical
>purposes that runs on Linux, we'll need lesson plans and exercises that
>use that software and teaching material in the school's native
>language.  Interestingly enough, we have a few projects that can address
>each aspect of the need.  I wonder if we shouldn't work on preparing
>everything we need to use one or another program and then use that
>effort as a template on which to build others.

The idea of creating a template is excellent. Not only will it speed things 
up, but it will help make things consistent.

>Perhaps we could ask the open textbook project to work on a geometry
>text geared toward Dr Geo while at the same time helping Hilaire refine
>and improve the program.  Lesson plans could be developed in concert
>with the open textbook, and everything could be passed on to Barret's
>translation project for conversion into multiple languages.  Since Dr
>Geo is designed for multiple languages it should work very nicely.
>If all this works out we could consider Micah and Mauricio's Derive-like
>program and Odile's Promath for areas to work diligently on.  If we can
>come up with enough course material (let's not forget GNUplot) for
>mathematics, we might be able to get some Linux machines in schools for
>mathematics computer labs.
>What do you all think?

I think this is an excellent idea. I have had thoughts on some of the things 
you mention. I will try to put them together, hopefully, tomorrow.