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I have experience managing a lab for student-use. We utilized Deep Freeze. I was not responsible for configuring it, but based on what you say you would like to have in terms of OS management, I believe it would check those boxes. We could set specific times for booting up and shutting down. Additionally, we could restore a non-corrupt image each day if ...


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If I had to do it I would run Debian Gnu/Linux on each machine, and then run Microsoft's Windows in Virtual-box. I would then use Virtual-box's snap-shotting tool to reset MS-Windows every time a student logs off. Price: zero; Cost: probably some training of IT support staff; Time to restore: near zero, the time it takes MS-Windows to boot. though you ...


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Students are better able to handle structured information when they understand, at the start, what that structure is. Explain the situation to your students. You are about to present a series of deeply interconnected systems, and though they form a beautiful system together, they essentially can't do anything until they're all moving in tandem. That means ...


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The last time I took a session on UI, that was when I was teaching these students who had finished a course on C sharp (dot net) and now wanted to build simple UI so they can turn their just learned programming skills into visibly usable software. Since they were on dot net, I advised them to start by building a calculator using WPF. When I say calculator, ...


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This answer is a supplement to those of BenI. and ctrl-alt-delor, with a specific suggestion. Call it an implementation strategy. Your problem is that the topic is broad, with lots of parts. You can show them the big picture by showing them a complete application that is as shallow as can be (broad but shallow). It has all the parts, but each part is as ...


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I was today thinking of creating a UI heavy program. It would be some sort of logic game. A possible 1st GUI program could be lights-out. It is mostly GUI, with a little logic ( as a bonus you could explore how to do the logic, XOR, selection, modulo 2 …) You could first model this with cards. Pupils should see that automation would make this easier. But ...


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