This page last changed on Dec 11, 2007 by sfentress.

Deadlines (working backward)

Fresno and Alaska have bad networks.
Alaska starts sometime in February.
Fresno starts in Jan. 03
Fresno Notes:

  • 6th grade 150 students per teacher 3 6th,
  • computer labs -
  • 2 sites: manchester and acomo
  • carts: 15 computers in a cart.
  • 2 computer rooms in acomo
  • don't know about shared home folders.
  • Brian is leaving on Jan. 1
  • Going to use for the whole school year,
    • going to use it when they can.


  • Initial download should be faster
  • Local Server support for user data
  • CD or flash drive install.

Runtime User Interface Changes

  • new image map, clickable udl tree, navigation UI
  • coaches aren't used by students much


  • better tts voices
    • Windows XP voices.
  • real people reading stories
  • optional automatic level changing
  • real time polling of student answers
  • arbitrary branches/levels for content areas of activities, possibly in response to student's actions
  • videos or other tools for technical help
  • Flash support


  • Spanish for Fresno
  • need authoring tool support for translation
  • need to check runtime support works in schools


  • pdf or print out of activity with student work
  • grading of pre and post test
  • concise report of work completed by student


  • support for classes
  • basic reports.
  • support for teacher to select languague, font, color
  • support for teacher to select level
  • support for teacher to enable post test


  • more tools so authors can practically create and modify more of the activities
    • branching
    • data table connected to bar graph, and line graph
    • single value data collector connected to data table
    • translation authoring
    • rearranging of pages
  • improve basic authoring tool
    • automatic saving
    • undo support
    • viewing changes
  • improve parts of tool that already work:
    • wysiwyg text editing
    • scaffolded question authoring
  • better support for collaborative authoring
    • integrated content management
    • support for shared objects
    • viewing changes
  • make an authoring tool that teachers are comfortable using
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