GCompris in the media

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  • 2007/10 (RU) GCompris in a classroom in russia
  • 2007/10 (PT/Brazil) GCompris usage presented in the Parana area.
  • 2007/10 (ES/Chile) GCompris is referenced on a site dedicated to education in Chile.
  • 2007/10 (EN) Progress report for deployment of the KDE based mEDUXa distribution in the Canary Island in spain. Of course, they also provide GCompris.
  • 2007/09 (EN) An interview of Bruno on Blue Gnu. It talks about the 8.4 release and the project history.
  • 2007/08 (EN) Sirius Corporation explain why its better to run your school network and your computers with Free Software. Of course, they do mention GCompris for primary schools.
  • 2007/08 (EN) An interview of Bruno by Ars Technica
  • 2007/07 (EN) The Center for Quality Teaching and Learning of the Colombus State University references GCompris and mention it as a high quality educational software suite.
  • 2007/07 (EN) 35 Cool Applications to install on Ubuntu 7.04. It's nice to see GCompris being listed in these 35 applications.
  • 2007/06 (EN/UK) Kids say "Thanks Edubuntu!". If you look carefully, you will see that the 2 computers are running GCompris.
  • 2007/05 (EN) openSUSE to compete with Edubuntu?.Like Edubuntu, the openSUSE initiative also has a standalone desktop component and desktop feature set geared towards a wide range of educational needs. Specific applications to be included are the usual suspects (Gcompris and KDEedu).
  • 2007/04 (EN) H I T - Hokanson’s Instructional Technology mentions: "I have been fiddling around with an Edubuntu 6.10 install for the past few months. Edubuntu comes with a superior educational program with applications for young children called GCompris."
  • 2007/02 (ES) Software abierto, libre y gratuito en la escuela de Sahún, in Aragon Spain.
  • 2007/02 (EN/Indi) Ravishankar Shrivastava's Blog presents GCompris as 'The best free edutainment software for your kids'. We also learn from his blog that Ravishankar does a lot to localize free software in Hindi.
  • 2006/11 (ES) mEDUXa is a Free Software GNU/Linux distribution developed for educational purposes that is part of the MEDUSA project. It will be deployed in 35,000 computers distributed in 1100 schools, which represents 325,000 possible users (25,000 teachers and 300,000 students).the Canary Islands state schools. The project includes GCompris.
  • 2006/11 (EN US) Knox Community Elementary uses GCompris with their Kindergarten classroom. Find here and here the classroom in action.
  • 2006/10 (EN) A CDROM compilation of free software for windows that include GCompris.
  • 2006/10 (CA Catalonia) lafarga informs us that a pilot of a new school GNU/Linux distribution will start with 20 schools. The distribution includes GCompris, the distribution is named LinKat.
  • 2006/10 (EN UK) A non profit organisation organised a fest around a school. They provided recycled computers to the school. The computer are installed with Edubuntu which includes GCompris. Kids say "Thank you (Ed)Ubuntu Team".
  • 2006/10 (EN US) The cape organisation propose GCompris in their guide "Helping teachers and students learn the cutting-edge skills that power an information economy.".
  • 2006/10 (IT Italy) GCompris is presented on the Indire web site. Indire is the official institute for innovation and educational research in Italy.
  • 2006/10 (PT_BR Brazil) The site DICAS-L has an article presenting free educational applications, including GCompris.
  • 2006/10 (CL Chili) Educalibre project provide LTSP GNU/Linux based solution for schools in Chili.
  • 2006/10 (CA Quebec French) MILLE, Modèle d’Infrastructure de Logiciel Libre en Éducation, a pour but de réduire les coûts d’acquisition et de maintenance des infrastructures matérielles et logicielles. GCompris est proposé.
  • 2006/10 (EN US) The six branches of the Howard County Library system in Maryland provide 300 computers to their clients. This week, every computer has been upgraded from a "homegrown" Linux kernel, to Groovix, an Ubuntu Linux derivative. Guess what educational software they propose.
  • 2006/09 (EN/India) The southern Indian state of Kerela is in the process of migrating all computers in its 12,500 high schools from Windows to Linux. Of course, they use GCompris.
  • 2006/09 (ES) GCompris is referenced on the official web site of the Education and Cultural concil of the Spain Region of Murcia. They mention us in the list of available Educational software.
  • 2006/09 (Turkish) Description of some activity on this Turkish portal.
  • 2006 (EN) Ordissimo, a French computer maker who claim to have built the simplest computer on earth includes Tuxpaint and GCompris. The computer runs GNU/Linux and has a very simplified user interface. They target seniors not willing to learn how to fight windows viruses.
  • 2006/09 (PT_BR Brazil) Gcompris is an excellent program, not only for educators but also for the parents who want to use its potential with their children, stimulating them in the efficient use of the computer in house. See the full post on the Jenny Horta blog.
  • 2006/09 The article intro is "Demonstrating that learning is best when it is fun, the GCompris educational suite offers a wide variety of pleasurable activities for children everywhere.". A very complete article in Tux Magazine Issue #17.
  • 2006 (ES Colombia) Within a slide presentation of different software used by the Gimnasio Fidel Cano, there is an introduction to GCompris.
  • 2006 (Flemish) On a web site supported by the Flemish Department of Education, there is an instruction on how to use GCompris in a classroom.
  • 2006/08 (EN Mali) Geekcorps did set up a Skolelinux system and they conclude: After some initial skepticism people realized the solution worked and that the system could perform like a modern computer. The most appreciated software installed included a local Wikipedia mirror, and the computer learning game “gcompris.”.
  • 2006/08 (EN South African) In tectonic online magazine: Easing kids into free software. I really want to discuss my daughter's favourite, GCompris. I came across this comprehensive educational package on a magazine coverdisk, and tried it out. What a bundle of fun learning games in one package! GCompris caters for children from ages three and up (to about 14 I would say)...
  • 2006/06 (EN Egypt) A report of GCompris being used in Upper-Egypt. We really need an updated Arabic translation.
  • 2006/06 (CS Czech) A very complete overview.
  • 2006/03 (BR Brazil) A computer training using GCompris
  • 2006/01 (EN) A presentation given by the Morris Brandon teachers. They explain how Free Software and GCompris is used in their school.
  • 2005: A GCompris booth during a LUG event in Germany