Edubuntu and Renaissance Place

Jim Hutchinson jim at
Tue Feb 5 15:59:45 GMT 2008

On Feb 4, 2008 6:00 PM, Barb Tabor <btabor at> wrote:
> I am thinking of setting up a lab of thin clients using Edubuntu at one of
> our elementary schools.
> The teachers are very into AR (Accelerated Reader), STAR Reading and Math.
> We are thinking of going to Renaissance Place with Enterprise.
> Has anyone used Ren. Place with Edubuntu?
> Any suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated.
> Thanks.

I have no idea about the tech specs, but as a teacher who used to
advocate for AR and now doesn't I think you might be able to find
better uses for your lab than running AR or anything similar. I'm not
going to use this as a forum to bash AR, but I will say that
independent research does not support their claims. Unfortunately,
once schools have bought in there is little of change (kind of like
trying to move away from windows).

I am really trying to get our teachers to use tools like Kig (I wish
this project was more active than it seems) and others to enhance math
instruction and move away from using computers for just drill and
practice or creating copy and paste presentations. Sorry, starting on
one of my rants.

Anyway, good luck.
Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.

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