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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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.

Goplay
games (and more) package browser using DebTags
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GoPlay! is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that uses DebTags for easily finding games in the package archive. The program uses FLTK for handling the widgets, and libept as the backend for retrieving the data.

GoPlay! is also a generic yet simple to use DebTags-based package browser. Prepackaged browsers GoLearn!, GoAdmin!, GoNet!, GoOffice!, GoSafe!, GoWeb! and GoScience! show applications (and for some of them also documentation) packages related to education, administration, network, office, safety, web and science. You can also roll your own custom browsers using commandline options.

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Laby
Learn how to program with ants and spider webs
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Laby is a small program to learn how to program with ants and spider webs. You have to move an ant out of a labyrinth, avoid spider webs, move rocks, etc.

Using Laby, you can learn OCaml, C, C++, Java, Prolog, Ruby, Pascal, JavaScript, Python, Lua, Vala and Scheme. Other bindings can easily be added to support new programming languages.

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Planner
project management application
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Planner is a Project Management application that supports Gantt charts, resource allocation and integration with other GNOME applications.

Planner was formerly known as Mr.Project.

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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Thonny
Python IDE for beginners
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Thonny is a simple Python IDE with features useful for learning programming.

It comes with a debugger which is able to visualize all the conceptual steps taken to run a Python program (executing statements, evaluating expressions, maintaining the call stack). There is a GUI for installing 3rd party packages and special mode for learning about references.

See the homepage for more information and screenshots.

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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.

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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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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