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Re: [seul-edu] Now I need advice on my music lab

Is someone collecting all this into one document?  If so I will be happy to
format it into a Seul-doc.


Quoting Marilyn Hagle <marilyn@hagle.com>:

> Thanks all for the linux music software information!!  That was great!! 
> I am
> still looking for a music theory tutorial.  I can set much of that up in
> web
> pages using small midi files and forms, and there was a rhythm tutorial
> type
> program . . .  but a good theory program would sure be easier.
> OK . . . so this is what I need now . . . more advice!!
> I currently have three linux servers.  For the past three years I have
> been
> teaching computer apps in a Mac lab, so I have primarily used them 
> #1 for student accounts using Netatalk,  
> #2 as Intranet web servers using Apache  . . . and . .. 
> #3 for interclassroom mail. . .students telnet to server and use Pine
> This year I took the choir director job at the same school.  Of course
> there is
> no money in the music budget for computers, but in anticipation of this,
> I have
> been collecting discarded computers for some time.  I have about 10 386
> and 486
> computers.  The tech director gave me a bunch of old network cards,
> sound
> cards, a few CDROM drives, some hard drives . . . I have permission to
> scrounge
> for memory  in some other scrapped computers.  The TD has also promised
> me some
> 200 mghz Pentiums that will be replaced this fall.
> My plan was to use these old machines as dumb terminals that run linux
> from a
> server.  I have the old crappy stuff right now, and would like to set it
> up for
> student use right away.  Even if I am only doing text applications and
> maybe
> just doing mail with the kids, I want them working on computers in the
> classroom right away.  I am pretty sure the tech director fellow will
> give me
> computers that are being replaced if I can show I am doing something
> with what
> I've got.  Ultimately, I would like my student work stations to run
> Netscape
> and Jazz++ and some of the Linux programs you have all suggested.  I
> really
> want my student stations to be Linux clients . . . no Windoze.  
> Help!!
> Can I install some simple Linux from a floppy and set these stations to
> connect
> to my servers?  I want to get my old icky computers operational, and
> then
> upgrade as the old pentiums become available.
> I do not have a technical background at all.  I started out as a music
> teacher
> in '79.  By '85, I had purchased my first  computer/MIDI system with 2
> synthesizers, sequencer and transposition software.  I can build a
> computer
> from parts, make all manner of web pages, but know minimal programming. 
> I got
> involved in Linux because it was FREE.  It has enabled me to do very
> cool
> things with kids these past 3 years.  When you give adivice . .. be
> gentle!! 
> But please help me get this going!!
> OK. . . that's it.  You guys are the best.
> Thanks,
> Marilyn

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