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Re: [electronicmusic-152] Re: linux audio and kids

From: Maureen S.
Sent on: Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:22 PM

Both my daughters have XO laptops which use the linux platform that I know nothing about.

There is built in kid's music software.

I would love it if they could get some assistance because at this point I have no time to research how to in Linux:

*install and use a printer
*save work to a usb flash drive


I certainly would love it if they could learn free and open source software, focusing on audio applications.

It would be nice if the teacher knew what they were doing, of course. It would probably not be a good idea for kids to sit and watch someone else explain how they got something set up, as kids would probably be more patient and learn better with hands on. Kids don't really go for demos and lectures.

Please let me know if you get someone and get this set up.


--- On Thu, 8/28/08, Noah Thorp <[address removed]> wrote:
From: Noah Thorp <[address removed]>
Subject: [electronicmusic-152] Re: linux audio and kids
To: [address removed]
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008, 4:15 PM

Hi Rigel,

I would suggest sending an email out to the group. Since you are on the list you should be able to. Just send your email to:
[address removed]

All the best,
[address removed]

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On Aug 27, 2008, at 1:43 PM, Rigel Christian wrote:

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I've been on your list for some time but usually unable to come to your meetings. However, I thought you might be able to get the word out about something I will be doing in the near future. In cooperation with a group called the digital tipping point, I'm going to be teaching kids about free and open source software, holding a session every three weeks, and focusing on audio applications.

The problem is, I'm really not very proficient with this stuff. I have it on my home machine, and putter with it when I have the time, but I'm by no means an expert. I'm hoping to make up in breadth what I dont know in depth, but I still feel like i should have a little something extra. Like, for example, bring in an actual musician who works with this stuff for a little demo and talk, guest speaker style.

I'm hoping you know someone like this. I'd really appreciate if you could put the word out for me that I'm looking for someone to help out. I could also use someone to ask questions, but i can use forums etc for that kind of stuff too, so i'm mainly looking for someone to come in and play something kid-friendly and go over how they made it.

Thanks for any help you can lend.


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