Debian Edu Project
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Misc
Debian Edu miscellaneous applications for education

This metapackage depends on miscellaneous applications that can be useful for teaching purposes.

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Debian Edu Misc packages

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Childsplay
Suite of educational games for young children
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Childsplay provides memory activities that are fun to play and at the same time learn sounds, images, letters and numbers; activities that train the child to use the mouse and keyboard and pure game activities like puzzles, pong, pacman and billiards.

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Education-menus
Debian Edu menu reorganization
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A package to reorganizate menu branches in order to get a structure easy to use for teachers and students.

To activate the menu reorganization, a teachers or students group must exist in the system and the user has to be a member of one of these two groups.

Gcompris
Educational games for small children
Maintainer: Yann Dirson
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A large collection of educational games for small children, designed to be a unified interface to integrate more educational games.

Language-oriented games contain vocabulary, sounds, and voices for many different languages; check the gcompris-sound packages for your language.

Currently available boards include:

  • learning how to use a mouse and keyboard
  • learning simple arithmetic
  • learning how to read an analog clock
  • recognize letters after hearing their names
  • reading practice
  • small games (memory games, jigsaw puzzles, ...)
  • etc.

It is designed so that it is easy to implement new boards.

A number of boards are only available if other packages are installed; see the Suggests list for more details.

Pysycache
Educational game to teach children to use the mouse
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A collection of activities based on simple objects, photographies, numbers and letters with their sounds in different languages. The activities make children practice on clicking, double-clicking, drag and drop, moving and identify the mouse buttons. From its website many packages can be downloaded to add new photos and text to the activities.

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Scratch
easy to use programming environment for ages 8 and up
Maintainer: Miriam Ruiz
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Scratch is an easy, interactive, collaborative programming environment designed for creation of interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and sharing these on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.

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Tilp2
Texas Instruments hand-helds <-> PC communication program for X
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TiLP2 is a Texas Instruments hand-helds <-> PC communication program for Linux. It is able to use any type of link cable (Gray/Black/Silver/Direct Link) with any calculator. See http://lpg.ticalc.org/.

With TiLP, you can transfer files from your PC to your Texas Instruments calculator, and vice-versa. You can also make a screen dump, send/receive data, backup/restore contents, install FLASH applications or upgrade OS.

Tuxpaint
Paint program for young children
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Tux Paint is meant to be a simple drawing program for young children. It is not meant as a general-purpose drawing tool. It IS meant to be fun and easy to use. Sound effects and a cartoon character help let the user know what's going on, and keeps them entertained.

Tux Paint is extensible. Brushes and "rubber stamp" shapes can be dropped in and pulled out. For example, a teacher can drop in a collection of animal shapes and ask their students to draw an ecosystem. Each shape can have a sound which is played, and textual facts which are displayed, when the child selects the shape.

There is no direct access to the computer's underlying intricacies. The current image is kept when the program quits, and reappears when it is restarted. Saving images requires no need to create filenames or use the keyboard. Opening an image is done by selecting it from a collection of thumbnails.

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Tuxtype
Educational Typing Tutor Game Starring Tux
Maintainer: Holger Levsen
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TuxTyping is an educational typing tutorial game starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. The player guides Tux to eat fish which are falling from the top of the screen. Each fish has a letter written on it. When the player presses the corresponding key, Tux will position himself to eat the fish. The game is intended for children learning to type, though it does have higher difficulty levels which even experienced typists may find challenging.

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Vym
mindmapping tool
Maintainer: Pierre Chifflier
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Vym is a mind mapping program. It is useful to organize thoughts and do structure work. In addition to that it has a lot of helpful shortcuts.

A mindmap is a multicolored and image centered radial diagram that represents semantic or other connections between portions of learned material. For example, it can graphically illustrate the structure of a thesis outline, a project plan, or the government institutions in a state. Mindmaps have many applications in personal, family, educational, and business situations. Possibilities include note-taking, brainstorming, summarizing, revising and general clarifying of thoughts.

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Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Blinken
KDE version of the Simon electronic memory game
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Blinken is based on an electronic game released in 1978, which challenges players to remember sequences of increasing length. On the face of the device, there are 4 different color buttons, each with its own distinctive sound. These buttons light up randomly, creating the sequence that the player must then recall. If the player is successful in remembering the sequence of lights in the correct order, they advance to the next stage, where an identical sequence with one extra step is presented.

This package is part of the KDE education module.

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Freeplane
Java program for working with Mind Maps
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Freeplane is a free and open source software application that supports thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work, in school and at home. The core of the software is tools for mind mapping (also known as concept mapping or information mapping) and using mapped information.

Occupying the middle ground between an editor and a diagramming tool, Freeplane allows the user to add content as quickly and naturally as they would in a text editor, yet producing structured content that can be manipulated as easily as a diagram.

Features include ordering ideas in nodes and freely positionable nodes, connecting nodes, automatic/conditional styles, scripting, add-ons, LaTeX, search/filtering, different export features, printing, password protection of nodes/maps and more.

See http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page for a full list of applications and features.

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Jclic
Tool for the development & use of multimedia educational activities
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JClic is formed by a set of computer applications that are used for carrying out different types of educational activities: puzzles, associations, text exercises, crosswords...

The activities are not usually used alone, but packed in projects. A project is formed by a set of activities and one or more sequences, which indicate the order in which they have to be shown.

Its community (http://clic.xtec.net/db/listact_en.jsp) has developed a web site with more than 1.000 activities available in several languages.

This package contains JClic-author to create and modify activity projects, JClic standalone player to play the activities and JClic-reports that allows the management of a database to track students work and results.

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