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TuxPaint

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 TuxPaint

TuxPaint is a free,  open source paint program for children ages 3 to 12.  It provides a number of of useful features for use by less sophisticated users.  See the links in the Download Software and Additional Information section for more information.

 

Table of Contents 


 


 

What is TuxPaint and Where to Get TuxPaint?

 

Website

Main website: http://www.tuxpaint.org/

 

Download Software and Additional Information 

 

Tux Paint Templates and Standards

Introduction & Uses Presentation from Jennifer Graber: TuxIntro PDF.pdf

 

Grade
English Language Arts Math
Michigan Standards ELA Stds.doc Math Stds.doc
Kindergarten

View Templates

Download Templates: KdgELA.zip

View Templates

Download Templates: KdgMth.zip

 

1st Grade

View Templates

Download Templates: 1stELA.zip

View Templates

Download Templates: 1stMth.zip

2nd Grade

View Templates

Download Templates: 2ndELA.zip

View Templates

Download Templates:

 2ndMath.zip

 


Grant Lab Specifics

Installation 

Location on Server (where to find installation)

Apps Directory on Server (k:\apps\tuxpaint)

 

Location on System (installs to...)

C:\Program Files\TuxPaint

 

Available for users

All lab machines

K2 Laptops

10/09 - begin installation on Teacher systems for pre-teach opportunities

 

Configuration Information

Settings 

  • save new file (default)
  • savedir (set by script)
  • file names: timestamped to the second
  • nolockfile

 

Data (Images) files 

TuxPaint stores its images (pictures) in a directory specified by the "savedir" command on the command line.  Each shortcut points to an S:\<classname>\Images directory where that classes pictures are stored.

 

Starter (Templates) files

These are located on the hard drive of the local system for the "stamps" and "starters".

Additional Starters

1) Place the starters in a folder under s:\<classname|\data

2) Edit the shortcut in the TuxPaint for Classrooms directory in K:\TuxPaint\TuxPaint for Classrooms to include the --datadir S:\<classname\data directory

3) Copy down the shortcut to each appropriate file

Classes using starters

All classes now have the ability to use starters by dropping into the following folder on the network server where <classroom teacher name> is the name of the classroom folder on the S:\ or "shared" drive.

 

s:\<classroom teacher name>\data\starters

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