ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - Individual question feedhttp://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Tue, 28 May 2013 07:30:12 -0500classroom usagehttp://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/Trying to get started in replacing Mathematica with SAGE in a classroom setting where every student has a PC. What's the simplest way to get each student PC to acess SAGE ? Do I have to install SAGE on each PC ? Can I just get our IT people to install SAGE on our local server and then the students could just login to the server (is this naive ?) ? Or can we not download at all and use SAGE through the internet from an outside host server ?
How did other instructors get started ?
Thanks for any directions.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:54:42 -0600http://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/Comment by kcrisman for <p>Trying to get started in replacing Mathematica with SAGE in a classroom setting where every student has a PC. What's the simplest way to get each student PC to acess SAGE ? Do I have to install SAGE on each PC ? Can I just get our IT people to install SAGE on our local server and then the students could just login to the server (is this naive ?) ? Or can we not download at all and use SAGE through the internet from an outside host server ?</p>
<p>How did other instructors get started ?</p>
<p>Thanks for any directions.</p>
http://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/?comment=18142#post-id-18142Hi! This is a great question, but perhaps not as suited to this venue - people will have long answers and there is no "right" answer. Do you mind starting a thread at http://groups.google.com/group/sage-edu about this? There are lots of people with experience.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:17:42 -0600http://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/?comment=18142#post-id-18142Comment by kcrisman for <p>Trying to get started in replacing Mathematica with SAGE in a classroom setting where every student has a PC. What's the simplest way to get each student PC to acess SAGE ? Do I have to install SAGE on each PC ? Can I just get our IT people to install SAGE on our local server and then the students could just login to the server (is this naive ?) ? Or can we not download at all and use SAGE through the internet from an outside host server ?</p>
<p>How did other instructors get started ?</p>
<p>Thanks for any directions.</p>
http://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/?comment=18141#post-id-18141That said, the most efficient solution many of us use is the local Sage server. But it really does depend on your needs and individual pedagogy.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:18:11 -0600http://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/?comment=18141#post-id-18141Answer by tmonteil for <p>Trying to get started in replacing Mathematica with SAGE in a classroom setting where every student has a PC. What's the simplest way to get each student PC to acess SAGE ? Do I have to install SAGE on each PC ? Can I just get our IT people to install SAGE on our local server and then the students could just login to the server (is this naive ?) ? Or can we not download at all and use SAGE through the internet from an outside host server ?</p>
<p>How did other instructors get started ?</p>
<p>Thanks for any directions.</p>
http://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/?answer=14980#post-id-14980Various working strategies (to be combined) are listed on the wiki page [How to spread sage during a workshop](http://wiki.sagemath.org/HowToSpreadSageDuringAWorkshop).
If PCs have Linux installed with all the same version, you can install Sage on them by repeating a single procedure. Otherwise (if students have their own laptop, mostly running windows), the solution using self-replicating live USB key works quite well.
As explained, unless you have a huge server set up for that purpose or few students, the local server solution won't work alone, but it helps to get rid of a few remaining recalcitrant PCs.
Feel free to share your experience on the wiki page.
Tue, 28 May 2013 07:30:12 -0500http://ask.sagemath.org/question/9858/classroom-usage/?answer=14980#post-id-14980