I finally looked at Cortado and got it working, a bit of a
milestone, it means I dont have to bother doubling up anymore with the
flv(flash video). The screencast shows and tells you all the details.
Here’s the main topics.
Screencasting in Edubuntu and windows with Libre Software
Converting AVI to Ogg and flv
Displaying the video on a webpage using Cortado for the Ogg and an open source flv player for the flash video(flv)
Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. “Ubuntu” is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others”. The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. These freedoms make Edubuntu fundamentally different from traditional proprietary software: not only are the tools available free of charge, but users have the right to modify software until it works for them the way they want it to work.
A friend has an IBook G3 and is dual booting Ubuntu and Mac OS 9. He used the Ubuntu for PowerPC CD and did a little research before installing it, he’s thinking about using Xubuntu. I’ll get some more info about that soon.
A few guitarists I know are happy with the switch to Ubuntu. Mainly thanks to Rosegarden. Here’s an image of Jim showing his appreciation of Ubuntu, I couldn’t bring myself to use a rose garden as the background. Thanks Jim your a legend 🙂
I wrote a post in my EdNA group about shipit and how to get free copies of Edubuntu for yourself and your students. I orderred 60 copies of Edubuntu so if your near Brisbane and looking for a copy then send me a message. I read Klepas blog and his copies already arrived so you can see what I’m talking about below.
One of the big debates we are having at the moment in the Foundation
is all about how to design a curriculum to stimulate the development of
analytical skills. The thing I care most about is that we focus not on
the specific set of tools, but on the ability to “learn and apply a
current tool set”.