[ubuntu-uk] School websites

Paul Sutton zleap at zleap.net
Sat Jun 11 13:25:33 UTC 2011

On 11/06/11 14:18, J Fernyhough wrote:
> On 11 June 2011 14:08, Sean Miller<sean at seanmiller.net>  wrote:
>> Erm, this is a SCHOOL!
> Sparta?
>> If they've got an even remotely competent IT Teacher
> Ha, nice one. See previous discussions. :) Plus, primary schools don't
> have IT teachers, they have class teachers (who might have a
> specialism, normally Early Years, occasionally in IT).
>> then he/she could
>> presumably create an appliocation allowing the admin staff to enter the data
>> in a generic form and it to then be rendered both in HTML and PDF format.
>> Surely?!?!
> But why? PDF works fine for most people, without factoring in the
> effort required and the fact that teachers generally don't have time
> to mess around writing applications (even if they could).
>> And if they put their minds to it Westfield School could ring up Preston
>> school and say "fancy our app?" and work together... might even get Yeovil
>> College to chip in...
> It's a good idea, but someone needs to be able to do it.
>> Surely SCHOOL websites should "showcase" the calibre of the teaching - not
>> send kids out into the world joking about "how naff" their school site is?
>> Sean
> There aren't many who can - and as an OSS community instead of
> bitching about it why not make it happen? Approach schools with
> applications and expertise and get the websites sorted out? This was
> already raised in another discussion about BBC Click - and this is
> another service the LOCO could provide.
> Jonathon
i agree,   which is one of the things i said earlier, we need to get in 
and try and help,   I work in schools so try and help if /. when I can.


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