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LinuxMall.com: Kids Grok the GIMP

May 19, 2000, 22:21 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Second, third and fourth graders are using the GNU... Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to create expressive and colorful artwork through the efforts of the Open Source Education Foundation (OSEF). The children of Corbett Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz. are enjoying the range of functions the GIMP offers through a local non-profit organization inspired by Harry McGregor. Corbett is a K-5 elementary school with 675 students."

"McGregor was a 19-year old college student and member of the Tucson Free UNIX Group (TFUG) when he first heard from a friend that this elementary school was in need of Open Source help. He loaded Linux on donated machines to enable the school to run a computer network on their tight budget."

"The students are also learning to use word processors, spreadsheets, Internet browsers--and the GIMP. Each student's Web page artwork was done completely using the GIMP. Page layout was done in Netscape Composer."

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