outofindia at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 23:36:26 EST 2012
This will be very useful to us in India Goa where we don't have enough XOs
for the kids to take home just yet....
and keeping rack of their work isn't easy...however I do wish we can get
to the OLPC ideal of olpc someday soon.
The ownership concept is very powerful.
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On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:
> The Saint Jacob school has one laptop per child in grades 4, 5, and 6. The
> teachers in the lower primary (K, grades 1, 2, and 3) want to use them for
> selected lessons.
> There needs to be a way for the work of each student who is sharing a
> laptop to be kept separate. In particular, the school server knows the
> class of the student who 'owns' the machine and provides access only to
> those lessons.
> I consider this requirement as less than One Laptop Per Child.
> I propose the following:
> Modify the XO menu (home screen) to add a 'new' tab. This tab can be used
> to assign another nick. For example, there could be the student's nick plus
> a nick for the family to keep family use separate from the students. This
> tab would bring up the original login screen to allow selection of a nick
> and colors.
> Separate datastore folders would be set up in /home/olpc/.sugar/default/**datastore
> with a link to datastore for the logged in user.
> When the laptop connects with the schoolserver, it will identify both the
> serial-number and nick for the laptop.
> On the schoolserver, the /library/users/serial-number folder will have
> folders for each user. The serial-number key pair would be used for
> authorization and then backup would go to the correct folder (the backup
> program would be aware of multiple users).
> I would appreciate any suggestions for better ways to do this and for
> anyone who sees something I have missed.
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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