What is the buzzard application?
buzzard is a groupware application specially built for teachers.
It focuses on the contents of teaching. The idea is to provide a database system, which may be used by all the teachers of a school, and which centralizes good part of the teaching issues.
Besides the descriptive data for each lesson, files may be stored in the database, e.g. representing worksheets, presentations or other teaching material.
What is it good for?
A teacher may easily view what a colleague does in the other lessons within his class, therefore adjusting his lessons with his.
One can re-use units in other classes.
One can easily find the teaching material (slides, worksheets) by searching for classes or unit titles.
MySchedule, a schedule planning system.
MySchedule enables the teacher to plan his sessions according to his (well, kinda obvios) schedule. The suite of his sessions build up a unit.
All the sessions of a day build the "Day Overview".
Substitutions, a substitution manager.
When a colleage is unavailable, the school administration may assign a substitution.
The substitutions are integrated with the MySchedule, so that local changes within the schedule
get always noticed.
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