U can use FreeNX (used for thin-client systems) in schools.
The mEDUXa project - mEDUXa is a large-scale, government-sponsored initiative to provide a technology-enhanced education to students. So far, over 35,000 computers have been distributed to 1,100 schools, with a potential userbase of 325,000 users.
The mEDUXa project started in 2005 with a choice between GNOME and KDE. KDE was chosen as the best solution in the evaluation stage, partly due to the lower resource requirements and the excellent KIOSK framework, which allows administrators to effectively lock down computers to prevent their misuse and reduce maintenance needs. The system is based on the KDE-derivative of Ubuntu, Kubuntu. The project has 4 main elements: the network, desktop clients, school servers and central servers, which aid administration and system upgrades.
Simplicity is a primary goal of the project, with simplified desktop profiles provided to different student strata, including the important 6-12 age group. A large advantage is that the KDE-based desktop can be comfortably provided in several different languages, which greatly aides language teaching and immigrant students (English, French, German and Arabic), and distinguishes the system from proprietary competitors.
A wiki containing project documentation can be found at hexperides.org, and many of the custom system modifications can be found on https://launchpad.net/~hexperides/
GCompris is an educational software which propose different activities to children from 2 to 10 years old.
GCompris is an educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational. Below you can find a list of categories with some of the activities available in that category.
- computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gesture, ...
- algebra: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, ...
- science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation ...
- geography: place the country on the map
- games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku ...
- reading: reading practice
- other: learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making
SchoolNet Namibia (http://www.schoolnet.na
) so far has hooked up 300+ schools to Linux