Education

OpenEducationDisc 10.10

This is the official home page of the award winning OpenEducationDisc.  We used to have a separate blog, but we’ve integrated it into the main site and you can now see the latest news for it either directly at www.theopendisc.com or alternatively, browse using the OpenEducationDisc tag.

Contents

The OpenEducationDisc focuses solely on meeting educational needs of students of all ages.  Software has been chosen to address specific IT needs across a wide range of subject areas.  The contents of the disc therefore differ from the OpenDisc and are listed below.

Office and Design

OpenOffice.orgFully compatible office software for your school work
DiaMake technical diagrams and flowcharts
ScribusCreate professional looking posters and magazines
GanttProjectPlan your school projects with this project management software
FreeMindCollect your ideas with this mind mapping Software
Sumatra PDFRead PDF files quickly and easily

Internet

FirefoxA safe, secure and fast web browser
ThunderbirdManage your emails better than ever – Reclaim your inbox!
PidginTalk to your friends whatever instant message client they use
KompozerCreate web pages easily, without having to code

Art and Graphics

GIMPEdit digital photos and create graphics
GIMP animationCreate animations
InkscapeMake professional looking vector graphics
Pencil – Animate your own cartoons
Blender3D graphic modeling, animation, rendering and playback
TuxpaintDrawing program for children ages 3 to 12

Multimedia

VLCPlay music, videos and DVDs
AudacityRecord, edit and mix music
MixxxMix your own music like a DJ
MuseScore – Compose your own music
Piano Booster – Teach yourself the piano
Infra RecorderBurn your own CDs and DVDs
CamStudioRecord your actions on a computer
Really Slick ScreensaversGreat looking screensavers

Science and Mathematics

Nasa Worldwind - Discover the earth and other planets
Geogebra - Learn geometry and algebra
Greenfoot
– Teach yourself how to program
GraphCalcA graphical calculator
BYOBLearn how to program and make animations
CarMetalCool mathematical modelling tool
MaximaUniversity standard computer algebra system
CelestiaExplore the universe in three dimensions
StellariumA planetarium on your PC

Games

FreeCiv - Control the world through diplomacy and conquest
FreeColDiscover the ‘New World’ and build an empire
Numpty PhysicsSolve puzzles using physics
TuxTyping 2Learn to type like a pro
Tux of Math CommandTest your mathematical skills

Utilities

7zipCompress and uncompress files in a wide variety of formats
Abakt - Schedule and execute backups of your data
ClamwinAntivirus software with automatic updating
TrueCryptEncrypt and secure your valuable data
WorkravePrevent and recover from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Advanced Internet

Httrack
Tight VNC
Filezilla
Azureus
WinSCP

Distribution

If you are looking to distribute the OpenEducationDisc you may find the Distribution Pack helpful

Any Questions?

If you want to know more about the disc or have ideas or suggestions we would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to take a look at our FAQ or contact us.

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