[kde-edu]: project idea - Kreative writer
Sun, 17 Nov 2002 12:26:51 +0000
I am an IT teacher, and also the person responsible for the school network
at a small international school in Japan. Our network uses linux for
servers, but windows on almost all desktops. I have just started to sneak in
some linux/KDE desktops and the response from kids is favourable once they
get over the initial confusion.
For little kids, I really have to stick to windows. There is just so much
good educational software. For big kids, say grade 8 and above, I can use
linux full time. In between, however, there is one killer app that needs a
replacement, and that is MS Creative Writer. Its a totally funky and
extremely slick mid-range word processor/desktop publisher. The word
processing features are limited, but the graphics handling is very good,
including clip art themes and seamless integration with word art and paint,
and the user interface just makes kids want to do work - it is that cool. It
needs a linux replacement.
keep up the good work!
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