KDE Edutainment News
|At the KDE 4 release event in Mountain View, California, Jeremy Whiting and Jason Harris presented KDE-Edu. Jeremy talked about the Education project in general and introduced the new applications. Jason gave a more indepth presentation about KStars. Enjoy! KDE 4.0 Release Event Presentation Video|
|Linux.com is featuring a review of the Asus Eee PC. This mother of 3 kids describes how her sons aged 10 to 7 were immediatly at ease with the small laptop and enjoyed some of our software. Read this refreshing review!|
|Today is KDE 4.0.0 Release Day and for this special occasion, the KDE-Edu website has been totally updated. Enjoy the online tour which visually presents you our software! Welcome to our three new programs: KAlgebra, Marble and Parley!|
|During the KDE-Edu meeting in Paris, Patrick Spendrin presented KDE-Edu on Windows, current state and problems. You can view this presentation as a pdf online or get the .odp source on the Presentations page.|
|Kstars, Kalzium and the KDE-Edu are featured on the Groklaw website introducing a comic strip about chemical element 117. Nice to see our project being mentioned!|
|aKademy 2007 was very successfull for Free Educational Software: we had the Edu & School Day and an Edu BoF. Inge Wallin also gave a talk about KDE in Large Installations and Thin Client Settings. Find out more by reading this page!|
You are invited to aKademy Edu & School Day on Tuesday 3rd July in Glasgow. This day will focus on installing and running free educational software in schools, presenting software as well as getting feedback from teachers and community people.
If you use free educational software in your daily work and are interested in giving a talk, please let me know!
For more information see the aKademy Edu & School Day wiki page. Help spread the word using this flyer!
This year Dublin will host the annual meeting of the KDE community, and it will be a great occasion for developers to meet, code, hold bug-fixing sessions, discussions and much more. During the week of the conference, some KDE-Edu developers will meet to discuss themes including their future strategies of the module for the upcoming KDE 4, current applications, ideas for new ones and collaboration with other education-related projects, like SkoleLinux. A SkoleLinux representive will give a talk during the conference at aKademy.
If you are interested and able to attend, we will be waiting for you on Semptember 28th, at 10am (Dublin local time). If you can not, you can always let us know about your ideas by writing them down in the BoF wiki page. We will be glad to receive and discuss any thoughts. Of course you can always join KDE-Edu by subscribing to the KDE-Edu mailing list or contacting us on our IRC channel iirc.freenode.net, #kde-edu.
|Tajik and Russian translators cooperate to make KDE-Edu software available in their languages. They just finished to translate KGeography and they are going to develop a Tajik/Russian/English KGeography Dictionary.
Here is the story from Roger Kovacs, Tajik-i18n sponsor:
"Victor Ibragimov formed a high school Tajik Linux Users Group in Dushanbe that coordinated with the Russian KDE translation team and completed the Tajik and Russian translations of KGeography. This event occurs a year after funding on the original "kick-start" for the Tajik Linux translations had ended, showing a sustainable organization was formed with help of World Bank a few years ago.
These high school students should be recognized for their achievements.
Also a special thanks to the entire KDE team for their continued assistance over the years, and to Eastera, an internet provider to allow these students access to the needed files. Victor Ibragimov and the Youth Opportunities NGO, continue to be a contributor to the Open Source, Linux and KDE efforts".
It is planned to invite representatives from the Ministry of Education Republic of Tajikistan, Embassy of Russia in Tajikistan and representatives of Secondary Schools to participate at KGeography Presentation.
|Today KDE 3.5 was released.
Its KDE-Edu module contains a lot of improvements, regarding both new applications and new features in already existing applications.
If you want to see the new features of the KDE-Edu programs for KDE 3.5, visit http://edu.kde.org/development/3.5improvements.php.
To install KDE-Edu 3.5, look for packages for your prefered distribution or compile it yourself. You can find information about KDE 3.5 at the KDE 3.5 announcement page, you can take a look at a visual guide to KDE 3.5, and download KDE 3.5 (and KDE-Edu) here.