Be sure to keep your tables looking good, look for some resources on it, it's amazing how shoddy even the default tables in LaTeX look, never mind the Excel spreadsheet look everyone seems to go for.
The one problem I always had was essays. I'd always write essays as plain text, but didn't have a great MLA template ready for LaTeX, so I'd usually just copy/paste my plain text doc into OpenOffice or GDocs. I still sort of wish that I had figured out a better solution for this workflow.
Either he is going to amazing places, or education is really coming a long way into better integrating technology and open-source.
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Unfortunately, this sometimes results in teachers abandoning word processing altogether and making pen and paper mandatory.
But yeah, on the projects, the kids are allowed to use pencil and paper to do the things that cannot normally be typed up.
microsoft worwd is the defacto standard, no matter how i feel about foss.
It's just non-existant unless you actually need the math notations and whatnot.