NewsForge: A Free Education
May 23, 2006, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Robinson)
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"My sister Erika's second grade primary school class had a
problem: it had four old computers running Microsoft Windows 98,
and no educational software for the computers. The computers were
used mainly for viewing children's educational Web sites, and
playing simple Macromedia Flash games. I decided to introduce free
software into her classroom. The results were heart-warming.
"Our computers at home run Debian Linux, and we have several
children's games on them, including Anagramarama, GCompris, Tux of
Math Command, Tux Paint, and Tux Typing 2. Assessing the lot of
them, I decided that Anagramarama, an anagrams game, was the best
choice for a 'trial run' introductory game..."