[odf-devel] ODF tricks to interest first year students
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Wed Feb 7 15:45:42 EST 2007
If David Eisenberg doesn't reply, write to him and ask him about his
talk at SCALE last year. (catcode at catcode.com). I forget exactly what he
did, but I remember thinking "that's neat".
Besides that, I'm not sure what I'd show to a first year Java/C student.
If you can find a set of numerical data that might be relevant to the
pupil, we could draw an ODF report with an embedded drawing in vector
graphics (e.g. a plot of a function, or a bar graph of their test
marks). Everybody likes pretty pictures.
The fact that you can combine regular paragraphs with headings and
vector graphics is something that can make ODF stand out.
How complex do you want the project? Is it a 10-minute presentation or a
On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 15:11 -0500, Lars D. Noodén wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone can recommend some simple ODF tricks or tools to
> interest first years students in working with ODF. A high buzzword factor
> is helpful, maybe transforming ODF using XSLT into SQL INSERTS, but not
> Some have a basic introduction to Java, others to C.
> Lars Noodén
> Ensure access to your data in the future
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