From: Caroline Ford <caroline.work@go...> - 2007-07-04 23:00:00
I've had a quick look at the approval stuff for ICT support for the UK
national curriculum. (I'm not a teacher, I'm a former public sector
worker, but not in education).
I'm looking at this to see if we need some specific content or
documentation or a something to tap into the UK education software
the guidelines on being a "supplier". Whether we could be a supplier,
whether it would be Tux4Kids, or whether it would be a downstream like
Edubuntu I don't know.
I don't know who (if anyone) is interested in this but I'm doing to try
and compare tuxpaint to the national curriculum to see if there is
anything we are obviously missing, that could be implemented easily, say
with some extra stamps.
The plan would be both for the website (and we could do this for other
countries with national curricula) and as a plan of action for
In UK education jargon we cover key stages 1 & 2. Key stage 1 is 5-7
years old (years 1 to 2), Key stage 2 is 7-11 (years 3-6). We also cover
pre-KS1 but I'm not sure what that's called and how regimented it is..
I think it would be pretty easy to point out how we fit in with this:
(ICT KS1&2 programme of study).
I'm pretty sure our stuff is considerably better than other programs out
there - I just think that schools don't know about it. The education
software I've seen has been dreadful. What do we do?
From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@so...> - 2007-07-05 05:23:21
On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 12:07:29AM +0100, Caroline Ford wrote:
> I've had a quick look at the approval stuff for ICT support for the UK
> national curriculum. (I'm not a teacher, I'm a former public sector
> worker, but not in education).
Awesome. When I have more time, I'll look into your email further
and add additional comments.
Anything you see missing, let us know here, and/or post an RFE to
the SourceForge.net project. (Probably good to mention it's for the ICT
stuff, so that it stands out.)