— This post was originally posted back on 26 September 2008. —
Good news: My school is getting new PCs to replace old ones in a lab.
Bad news: I am going to write a request for funds proposal for it 😛
Something new: I am working with my Edtech to come up with a list of tools/applications/software/hardware to be installed in the new PCs.
Target pupils: Primary 1 to 6 (7 years old to 12 years old)
Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue (Chinese, Malay and Tamil languages)
Objectives: E-Learning and Project Work
Any suggestion is most welcomed!
List of tools/applications considered to be installed
4. A new lab management software. Recommendation needed.
5. A more robust web filtering application to block undesirable websites which the ministry/school network is unable to filter. Recommendation needed.
9. Microsoft Office 2007 (Competition purpose)
10. Other Open Source applicatons
Recommendations by educators:
1. Jeff Utecht
Firefox default browser
OpenOffice or MS OFfice
2. Tod Baker
Language teachers find software like Audacity helpful for recording voice and sound. I prefer to use GarageBand for serious work and Journler for on-the-fly work.
3. Sue Waters
Well my friend has been radical in his school – remove all standard MS software & told staff they’ll need to learn Web 2.0 tools
List of hardware considered to be purchased
3. Better Webcams
4. Creative Vado