[ILUG-BOM] Comprehensive list of open source education tools

GN nagarjun at gnowledge.org
Sat Aug 25 09:58:25 IST 2018

On Friday 24 August 2018 06:24 PM, Baskar Selvaraj wrote:
>> <snip>
>> Is this available as a customized distro?  We haven't remastered our
>> school distro after 14.04.
> If someone can help in listing out the software to be included, then I can
> help in building a customized distro for schools based on Ubuntu 18.04

Yes, The last time we built Learning Studios we included the following
(sorry for pasting html in the body of the message):
Apart from updating these packages we would like to add some more,
including some of the installable addons from doer.metastudio.org. 
Also, Pencil and KDE graphics and all of kdeedu packages to be included.


  * Geogebra (Dynamic mathematics)
  * CarMetal (Dynamic mathematics)
  * Kig (Dynamic mathematics)
  * Dr. Geo (Dynamic mathematics)
  * KAlgebra (Solve equations, plot graphs)
  * K3DSurf (Explore 3D curves with equations)
  * Qliss3D (Explore Lissajous Figures)
  * Cantor (KDE front End to Maxima)
  * RKWard (A graphical frontend for R, for all your statistics needs)
  * Scilab (A package for all your mathematics computations)


  * Step (simulate physical world)
  * Physics (simulate the physical world)
  * gvb (Good Vibrations, play with 1 and 2 D waves)


  * Avagadro
  * Kalzium
  * Periodic Table


  * Stellarium
    <http://beta.metastudio.org/gstudio/page/gnowsys-page/2921/> (a
    desktop planeterium)
  * Kstars

    Primary / General Education

  * Sugar Learning Environment (this is the software running One Laptop
    Per Child has numerous of activities for learning all subjects)
  * G-Compris (set of educational tools for primary)


** Kangram (play anagram, guess jumbled word) ** Khangman (play hangman,
guess the word) ** Parley (learn different languages)


  * LaTex
    <http://beta.metastudio.org/gstudio/page/gnowsys-page/2917/> Utilities
    (The Document preparing system)
  * AucTeX – a major mode for LaTeX in Emacs
  * Kile – a standalone editor for LaTeX
  * TexMaker – a cross platform editor for LaTeX
  * kBibTeX – manage bibliographies

    <http://beta.metastudio.org/gstudio/page/gnowsys-page/2919/> Org-mode
    (a major mode in Emacs for writing structured documents)

    Libre Office 3.3 (complete package)

  * Base (manage database)
  * Calc (Spreadsheets)
  * Draw (Draw using simple tools)
  * Impress (create presentations)
  * Math (write math equations)
  * Writer (word processor)


  * Gbrainy (solve the tough questions)
  * Chess (play chess with computer)
  * Sudoku (solve sudoku puzzles)
  * Kitsune (a number game)


  * GIMP (GNU Image manipulation program for all your photo editing needs)
  * Inkscape
    <http://beta.metastudio.org/gstudio/page/gnowsys-page/2923/> (For
    all vector drawings for cards, brochures, posters)
  * Okular (View PDF and DJVU documents, make notes and comments)
  * Evince (View PDF files)
  * Image Viewer (View all image files)
  * Xfig – Diagram Editor
  * DJView4 (View DJVU Files)
  * PDF Editor (Edit PDF files)
  * Xsane (Image Scanning Utility)
  * Gscan2PDF (Scan documents to PDF)
  * ScanTailor (Join and process scanned documents)

    Video and Audio

  * VLC (view all your videos)
  * Rhythmbox Music Player (play all your music, also connect to
    internet radio)
  * Pitivi (Video Editor)
  * Cheese (Take photos from your webcam)
  * Audacity (Audio Editor)


  * Brasero (Toast your CDs, DVDs)
  * K3B (Toast your CDs, DVDs)


  * Firefox (browse the web)
  * Opera (Browse the web)
  * Transmission (bit torrent client)
  * Empathy (all your chat accounts)
  * Ekiga (talk to people over internet)


  * Emacs23 <http://beta.metastudio.org/gstudio/page/gnowsys-page/2919/>
  * Gedit

    System Utilities

  * Terminal (For all things that you want to do)
  * Bleachbit (clean your system of unecessary files)
  * File-light (view relative size of files in a folder)
  * Disk Utility (manage your hard drives)
  * System Monitor (view information about the computer, processes
    running, processor, memory and network usage, and file systems)
  * Language Support (add new languages to system)

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