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Old 12-28-2010, 02:48 PM
"Jonathan Carter (highvoltage)"
 
Default Fwd: Education Menu Names

This is a message sent via the Edubuntu web contact form. There's still
time to discuss and implement for Natty if anyone wants to take it up.
Otherwise we could also take it up at the next UDS.

-Jonathan

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Edubuntu Webcontact] Education Menu Names
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:56:02 +0000 (GMT)
From: cclark@marlboro.edu
To: contact@edubuntu.org

Caleb Clark sent a message using the contact form at
http://edubuntu.org/contact.

Love Edubuntu! We support it at a local K-6 school as part of the graduate
program in edtech I run. It seems more humanely usable every day. I would
dearly love to see the Applications/Education menu start to also be for
reading by humans, perhaps by grade level? and maybe use clearer words
then
"Kig" "Brunch" "blinkin" "gcompris" or parenthetical explanations would
be a
start, such as (Basic Math skills G, 1-4)

Whenever I show a new teacher Edubuntu and the Education menu, their
universal response is "This seems wonderful!" and then "Those words don't
make much sense, how do I know what to use, for which kids, and where to
start? Is there a quickstart for new teachers?"


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Old 12-28-2010, 03:03 PM
Michael
 
Default Fwd: Education Menu Names

I like the idea, games are already mostly broken down by type, but
breaking them down by age or grade level would be helpful too. We could
just use the current primary/secondary/tertiary as categories. We'd
have to provide custom XDG menu definitions for these to be used though.

Changing the display name to something more user friendly/descriptive
would be a simple change of the .desktop file, wouldn't require custom
menu definitions, and would benefit all desktops that use the XDG
standard.

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On Tue, 2010-12-28 at 10:48 -0500, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) wrote:
> This is a message sent via the Edubuntu web contact form. There's still
> time to discuss and implement for Natty if anyone wants to take it up.
> Otherwise we could also take it up at the next UDS.
>
> -Jonathan
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Edubuntu Webcontact] Education Menu Names
> Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:56:02 +0000 (GMT)
> From: cclark@marlboro.edu
> To: contact@edubuntu.org
>
> Caleb Clark sent a message using the contact form at
> http://edubuntu.org/contact.
>
> Love Edubuntu! We support it at a local K-6 school as part of the graduate
> program in edtech I run. It seems more humanely usable every day. I would
> dearly love to see the Applications/Education menu start to also be for
> reading by humans, perhaps by grade level? and maybe use clearer words
> then
> "Kig" "Brunch" "blinkin" "gcompris" or parenthetical explanations would
> be a
> start, such as (Basic Math skills G, 1-4)
>
> Whenever I show a new teacher Edubuntu and the Education menu, their
> universal response is "This seems wonderful!" and then "Those words don't
> make much sense, how do I know what to use, for which kids, and where to
> start? Is there a quickstart for new teachers?"
>
>



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