îPodcast by Martin: What is open source?
îLawrence Lessig Free Culture
A selection of open source applications available for educators:
î Cetlx (scriptwriting, storyboarding)
îZoho Writer (Web-based word processing)
î OpenOffice the cross-platform productivity suite includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.
îWorldlabel.com Free templates for OpenOffice documents
îJotSpot Live (Live group notetaking tool)
îStarOffice Suite (free to education) No license fees for education, a leading alternative office suite that offers word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database capabilities, and export to PDF in a familiar-looking interface.
îAmaya Web editor tools hosted by W3C
îBlender 3D graphics creation suite for modeling, animation, rendering, game creation and more.
î BlueFish Web editor tools
îCelestia free space simulation
îCentre the open source, free student information system that tracks student demographics, includes a scheduler and gradebook, maintains attendance records and transcripts, creates calendars, and displays student photos. Student billing and cafeteria modules are also available.
îDebian Linux Free operating system
îFedora Free operating system
îFree Mind Brainstorming and mind mapping software that also outlines and organizes links and can exports to html format.
îGraphic Converter Graphics software that allows users to open, view, resize, and edit in multiple images formats.
îGRASS Graphical Resource Analysis Support System for analyzing GIS data formats.
îImageJ Java-based image processing tool developed at the National Institute of Health for use in science and math.
îJacuba Charts (Play with data and create attractive charts online)
î Koha Library circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions system
î Moodle is a course management system designed to help educators create online courses with a ground in constructionist pedagogy.
îMozilla / Firefox Internet browser offers a built-in popup blocker, protection from spyware, and smart search features and imports favorites, and settings from other browsers.
îNvu Web Editor WYSIWYG editing of pages, makes word processor..Integrated file management via FTP. Simply login to your web site and navigate through your files, editing web pages on the fly, directly from your site.
îOdeo (for recording and sharing audio)
îOSPI () Open Source Portfolio Initiative
* Quanta Plus Web development tools
îSakai Project Online course management system
îShibboleth Allows teachers and pupils remote, secure access to online content from multiple providers using the same password, eliminating the need to remember multiple passwords.
îSqueak Media authoring and educational games for children
î StarLogo Programmable modeling environment creating in the MIT Media Lab.
îThunderbird email system offering intelligent spam filters, built-in RSS reader, quick search, and more
îTux Paint () A free drawing program designed for children ages 3 and up, featuring an attractive and simple interface, and graphics and sound effects that get played as the user interacts.
îWebMail Hosted email, an Outlook-style interface, a choice email box sizes, virus protection and spam filters
î Weft QDA for coding and analyzing qualitative data
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îJava The Java tutorial: A practical guide for programmers with hundreds of complete, working examples and dozens of trails — groups of lessons on a particular subject.