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Free/Libre and Open Source Educational Software

Here we will put list of good and useful software

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Adult education

* AKFQuiz quiz generator - lets one make own quiz-games or questionnaires;
* bingo-cards - lets one create number, word/letter, and picture bingo cards;
* Claroline - lets users/institutions host courses administered by professors/teachers through web;
* Diogenes - Scripts for searching classics texts;
* DrPython - highly customisable, simple, clean editing environment for developing Python programmes;
* FET - evolutionary programme for automatically generating time-table of a faculty or high-school;
* Gretools - a vocabulary building tool for GNOME, a fun and efficient way to learn words;
* Hanzim (“Hanzi Master”) - an interactive visual dictionary for learning and seeing relationships between Chinese radicals, characters, and compounds;
* kdrill - helps people learn Japanese ‘Kanji’ characters;
* linSmith - a Smith charting programme mainly designed for educational use;
* The Manhattan Virtual Classroom – delivers courses via the web;
* Moodle - a learning management system for Internet-based course websites;
* Reciteword - helps Chinese-speaking people study and learn English;
* Spotter - lets students check their answers to maths and science questions;
* Tux Math Scrabble - a math version of the popular board game;
* Whiteboard-fully-featured integrated courseware system for colleges and universities.


Elementary education

* Bingo-cards
* TuxMathScrabble
* Gcompris - Educational suite for children from 2 to 10; JILetters - assists children with learning the Western alphabet by visual and auditory means;
* KLogo-Turtle - an interpreter of the LOGO language;
* Kronophobia - a complete event-based school calendaring system;
* ksociograma - sociologic analysis for a group of students;
* Tux Typing - helps students learn to type or spell;
* TuxPaint - drawing programme for young children;
* Vocabumonkey - focused on language and math skills. 

Secondary education

* DrPython,
* Gretools,
* linSmith,
* Reciteword,
* Spotter
* TuxMathScrabble
* Dr genius - interactive geometry programme and calculator;
* dr. geo - builds geometric figures;
* FET - automatically schedules the timetable of a school or university;
* GenChemLab - simulates general chemistry laboratory exercises;
* JUDO - vocabulary building tool for Gnome;
* Kalcul - Java IDE for beginning programmers;
* Kanjidrill - interactive math game for ages 8-15;
* Kronophobia - helps users learn Japanese ‘Kanji’ characters;
* Ksociograma - sociologic analysis for a group of students;
* PurpleView – paper review system;
* Tau - utility to track student attendance and scheduling;
* WIMS - hosts interactive mathematical activities. 

Misc, Online, Programming and Typing

The other categories are Misc (miscellaneous education), Online (education), Programming, and Typing. For Misc, the software available are: aldo (Morse code tutor), Koha (complete library system), Reciteword (programme to learn English language), WhiteBoard (courseware system for colleges and universities). AKFQuiz, Cce-interact, Ilias, Moodle, Spotter, TelEduc are for online education. For programming, the software available are: Cog Engine Project, GNU mdk, Guido von Robot, PiciLibre.


Kalzium

Childsplay

External Links


  1. OSCAR ( IIT-B initiative of producing animations for school education)
  2. FMSLogo ( a free version of erstwhile MSWLOgo)

OFFICE AND DESIGN
•    OPENOFFICE.ORG (FULLY COMPATIBLE OFFICE SOFTWARE
•    SCRIBUS (CREATE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING POSTERS AND
MAGAZINES
•    DIA (MAKE TECHNICAL DIAGRAMS AND FLOWCHARTS)
•    FREE MIND (COLLECT YOUR IDEAS WITH THIS MIND MAPPING SOFTWARE)
•    GANTTPROJECT (PLAN YOUR PROJECTS WITH THIS PROJECT MANAGEMANT SOFTWARE)
•    PDF CREATOR (MAKE PDF DOCUMENTS FROM ANY PROGRAM)
•    SUMATRA PDF (READ PDF FILES QUICKLY AND EASILY)

INTERNET
•    MOZILA FIREFOX (SAFE, SECURE AND FAST WEB BROWSER)
•    MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD (MANAGE YOUE EMAILS BETTER THAN EVER
•    PIDGIN (TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS WHATEVER INSTANT MESSAGE CLIENT THEY USE)
•    KOMPOZER (CREATE WEB PAGES WITH NO KNOWLEDGE OF CODE)
•    RSSOWL (KEEP UP WITH YOUR FAVOURITE INTERNET NEWS FEEDS ON YOUR DESKTOP)
•    PROJECT GUTENBERG (WEBLINK) DOWNLOADS BOOKS AND OTHER TEXTS FOR FREE
•    WIKIPEDIA (WEBLINK) THE FREE ON-LINE ENCYCLOPEDIA

ART AND GRAPHICS
•    GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM (EDIT DIGITAL PHOTOS AND CREATE GRAPHICS)
•    INKSCAPE (MAKE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING VECTOR GRAPHICS)
•    PENCIL (MAKE YOUR OWN CARTOONS)
•    BLENDER (3D GRAPHIC MODELLING, ANIMATION, RENDERING AND PLAYBACK)
•    TUXPAINT (DRAWING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 12)
•    OPEN CLIPART LIBRARY (A GROWING COLLECTION OF FREE CLIP ART)
.    OPENOFFICE DRAW
.    WINGS3D -WIREMESH MODELLING
.    INTERIOR DECORATION

MULTIMEDIA
•    AUDACITY (RECORD, EDIT AND MIX MUSIC)
•    TUXGUITAR (COMPOSE YOUR OWN MUSIC)
•    INFRA RECORDER (BURN YOUR CDS AND DVDS)
•    CAMSTUDIO (RECORD YOUR ACTIONS ON A COMPUTER)
•    REALLY SLICK SCREENSAVERS (GREAT LOOKING SCREENSAVERS)

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
•    NASA WORLD WIND (DISCOVER THE EARTH AND OTHER PLANETS)
•    GREENFOOT (MAKE YOUR OWN GAMES AND LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM)
•    GRAPHCALC (A GRAPHICAL CALCULATOR)
•    GUIDO VAN ROBOT (TEACH YOURSELF HOW TO PROGRAM)
•    ALICE (USE PROGRAMMING TO MAKE YOUR OWN 3D ANIMATIONS)
•    SCRATCH (MAKE ANIMATIONS AND SHARE THEM ONLINE)
•    CARMETAL (COOL MATHEMATICAL MODELLING TOOL)
•    MAXIMA (UNIVERSITY STANDARD COMPUTER ALGEBRA SYSTEM)
•    CELESTIA (EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE IN THREE DIMENSIONS)
•    STELLARIUM (A PLANET ON YOUR PC)
•    PHET ( FREE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS AND TOOLS)

GAMES
•    FREECIV ( CONTROL THE WORLD THROUGH DIPLOMACY AND CONQUEST)
•    FREECOL (DISCOVER THE NEW WORLD AND BUILD AN EMPIRE)
•    NUMPTY PHYSICS (USE PHYSICS TO SOLVE A VARIETY OF EXCITING MISSIONS)
•    TUX TYPING 2 (LEARN TO TYPE LIKE A PRO)
•    TUX OF MATH COMMAND (TEST YOUR MATHEMATICAL SKILLS)
•    WINBOARD CHESS (THE CLASSIC GAME OF CHESS)

UTILITIES
•    GIMP TOOL KIT (GTK +) MULTI-PLATFORM TOOLKIT FOR CREATING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES.
.    IMAGEMAGICK
•    7-ZIP (COMPRESS AND UNCOMPRESS FILES IN A WIDE VARIETY OF FORMATS)
•    ABAKT (SCHEDULE AND RUN BACKUPS OF YOUR DATA)
•    WORKRAVE (PREVENT AND RECOVER FROM REPETITIVE  STRAIN INJURY (RSI)
.    PDFSAM, PDFEDIT, PDFTK, PDFTOTEXT, PDFTOHTML, OPENOFFICE DRAW, SCRIBUS,
.    HTMLDOC -FOR PUBLISHING, DOCUMENT CONVERSION
.    FILE-ROLLER -SPLIT/UNSPLIT, COMPRESS/UNCOMPRESS
 
ADVANCED INTERNET
•    NOTEPAD ++ ( A FAST TEXT EDITOR WITH SOME ADVANCED FEATURES FOR CODING)
•    FILEZILA (A FAST AND RELIABLE FTP CLIENT AND SERVER)
•    HTTRACK (DOWNLOAD WEBSITES FOR OFFLINE VIEWING)
•    WINSCP (SFTP AND SCP CLIENT)
•    TIGHTVNC (SEE THE DESKTOP OF A REMOTE COMPUTER AND CONTROL IT)

ADMINISTRATIVE
.    MOODLE --CLASS SCHEDULES, TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS, ADMINISTRATION, CONTENT MGT SYSTEMS, 
.    KOHA.ORG EMILDA.ORG --lIBRARY MANAGEMENT
.    OPENERP/GNUKHATA/ GNUCASH/--BOOK KEEPING
.    BACULA RSYNC ETC FOR BACKING UP DATA
.    SVN- MULTIPLE VERSIONS FOR DOCUMENTS/BOOKS, conducting meetings on same topics/issues

PRIMARY SCHOOL

SECONDARY SCHOOL/ HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL

TECHNICAL EBOOKS
.    FLAZX.COM

MUSIC/ AUDIO UTILITY
.    SOX

PUBLISHING/PROGRAMMING/COLLABORATION
.     SVN, GIT

HANDLING WEBSITES
.     MOODLE, JOOMLA, DRUPAL--OPENCONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
.     BLOGGING

LITERATURE FOR MOTIVATION
.     PRODUCINGOSS.COM -open source collaboration techniques
.     HACKING HEROES/ HISTORY OF HACKING
.     BIOGRAPHY OF LINUS TORVALDS
.     BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD STALLMAN
.     YOUTUBE TALKS BY ATUL CHITNIS, GOOGLE TECHFESTS, GOOGLE TALKS
.     HOW TO THINK LIKE A COMPUTER SCIENTIST USING PYTHON

PROGRAMMING
.     PYTHON AND ITS IDEs
.     BASH SCRIPTING GUIDE
.     LAMP, MYSQL, MYSQLADMIN, POSTGRESQL, APACHE, 
.     REGULAR EXPRESSIONS
.     PHP, PERL, PYTHON, SED,AWK -SCRIPTING

MATHS MODELLING /ENGINEERING/ MATHS GAMES/ APPLICATIONS OF MATHS
.     OCTAVE, SCILAB
.     GRUBIK -RUBIK'S CUBE
.     LATEX-- MATHS FORMULAS WRITING

SPELLCHECK
.     ISPELL, MYSPELL

WEIRD/OFFBEAT HOBBIES/ VOCATIONAL TRAINING
.     GARDENING/ KITCHEN GARDEN MANAGEMENT SOFTWARES
.     CAVE MANAGEMENT

.     HAM RADIO SOFTWARES
.     SATELLITE PROGRAMMING/ASSEMBLING SOFTWARES/DESIGNS
.     OPENHARDWARE
.     GEDA, ARDUINHO, ELECTRIC, -PCB DESIGNING, TINKERING WITH ELECTRONICS

.     INTERNET CAFE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES
.     GNUCASH, BOOKKEEPING SOFTWARES
.     OPENERP, OPENBRAVO, -ERP SOFTWARES
.     SUGARCRM -CRM SOFTWARES

.     OPENHOMEOPATHY- LEARN AND USE HOMEOPATHY-http://www.homeopathyonline.org/about_OpenRep.html
.     ANATOMY EXPLORATION/VIRTUAL DISSECTION--BIOLOGY

.     SCRIBUS, XARA3d,INKSCAPE- dtp, DESIGNING SOFT TOYS, 
.     SVN, BOOK WRITING SOFTWARES
.     LATEX, KILE, ETC- BOOK PUBLISHING

.     http://www.sweethome3d.eu/documentation.html- JAVA BASED INTERIOR DESIGN SOFTWARE
.     QCAD, OPENCASCADE -CAD, DESIGN. DRAUGHTSMAN, CIVIL ENGG, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
.     LINCITY, OPENSTREETMAP- TOWN PLANNING, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNANCE IN URBAN AREAS
.     POSTGIS GRASS JAVA PROGRAMS FOR GIS --CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNANCE IN URBAN AREAS 
.     TREKKING --USE OPENSTREETMAP, GPS/GIS FLOSS UTILITIES
.     ELECTRICAL WIRING DESIGN

.     FIRE MODELLING



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