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Re: How about an inter-project project?

As regards this, I could suggest that my wife's school is, perhaps,
of many in some respects.
The school is a Catholic Parish school, K-8, with a population of less
300 students.  The school has probably 1/2 to 1/3 the population as
public schools in the area.
The school is INDEPENDENT from direct control from a central
The budget is very limited.
There is no talent in the realm of computer expertise on staff.

Just some food for thought.

Doug Loss wrote:

> 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.
> 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?
> --
> Doug Loss                 A life spent making mistakes is not only
> Data Network Coordinator  more honorable, but more useful than a
> Bloomsburg University     life spent doing nothing.
> dloss@bloomu.edu                G. B. Shaw

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