Fwd: [Edubuntu Webcontact] Education Menu Names

Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) jonathan at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 28 15:48:54 UTC 2010

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.


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

Caleb Clark sent a message using the contact form at

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
"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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