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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Manitoba, Canada
Insane since: Oct 2001

IP logged posted posted 09-30-2008 21:32 Edit Quote

I've been doing tech support for a school division for some time and thought I would share some fo the programs that I've found over the last couple years.

First off is Tux4Kids. A nice set of programs that is free and open source.
Tux Paint is a fun drawing/rubber stamp program.
Tux of Math Command is a math game with some tutorials. I think its good for k-9.
Tux Type is a fun typing game but not very good for actualy teaching typing.

Stellarium has been used for about a year now to help teach astronemy in one of my schools.

Subtangent has a number of flash games and other resources shared under a Creative Commons Non-commercial license.

Google Earth and Sketchup have been used in a number of classes. One techer has the students make models of their yards in Sketchup every year.

I had one teacher using iTunes and Audacity to get grade 5-6 kids doing podcasts that he shared off the school website with parents.
And his delicous bookmarks are a resource in and of themselves.

Eagles get sucked into jet engines and weasels are oft maligned, but beavers just make nice hats.

(Edited by tj333 on 09-30-2008 21:33)

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 10-02-2008 08:09 Edit Quote

That's very interesting, thanks for sharing!


Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 10-02-2008 10:50 Edit Quote

Speaking of astronomy software, this is supposed to be very good: Universe Sand Box.

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 10-02-2008 12:57 Edit Quote

I really like this thread!

My boys are getting bigger (now 20 months old) and we will, of course, be looking for things like this eventually.

Thanks for the links!

Thank god I was still able to find old Sesame Street vids - my boys love those!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

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