Tue 27 Jun 2006
I received our summer camp technology curriculum from School Technology Programs today, we just signed with them. They base the curriculum off of commercial software, but it doesn’t look like it will be difficult to tweak the lesson plans and templates for the open source equivalents. We are going to setup a mini lab for the summer camp and see how it goes. For this year we will still keep Windows on the desktop, but use these apps instead of their commercial counterparts:
- Microsoft Office -> OpenOffice.org
- Microsoft Publisher -> Scribus
- Microsoft Frontpage -> Nvu
- Kid Pix 4 -> Tux Paint
If all goes well, we will have a good case for using K12Linux next year. (If only I can get more of the tech volunteers trained on Linux).