Open Source Options

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Short presentation outlining What free and open source software is, listing 20 applications that can be used in schools.

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Open Source Options

  1. 1. OPEN SOURCE OPTIONS Twenty applications from the Free and Open Source Software community your school could use Donna Benjamin Executive Director Creative Contingencies donna@cc.com.au
  2. 2. Donna Benjamin● Small business owner● Life-long learner● Open Source Software user and advocate Photo ©2010 Stewart Smithdonna@cc.com.auhttp://twitter.com/kattekrab
  3. 3. Open Source Software Free Software
  4. 4. Open Source Software Free Softwareis not cheap software
  5. 5. FourFreedoms
  6. 6. Use
  7. 7. Study
  8. 8. Change
  9. 9. Share
  10. 10. 20 FOSSApplicationsyou can use
  11. 11. Cross-Platform Sound Editorhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net
  12. 12. Cross Platform Productivity Suite http://www.openoffice.org
  13. 13. Firefox web browserhttp://www.mozilla.com/firefox
  14. 14. Thunderbird email clienthttp://www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/
  15. 15. Inkscapescalable vector graphic editor http://inkscape.org
  16. 16. GIMPimage manipulation program http://gimp.org
  17. 17. Tux4Kids maths, painting and typinghttp://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/
  18. 18. Synfigvector based 2D animation http://synfig.org
  19. 19. Celtxmedia pre-production system http://celtx.com
  20. 20. Scratchprogramming and animation http://scratch.mit.edu
  21. 21. Freemind mindmappinghttp://freemind.sourceforge.net
  22. 22. Musescoremusic notation and composition http://musescore.org
  23. 23. Moodlelearning management system http://moodle.org
  24. 24. MaharaePortfolio server software http://mahara.org
  25. 25. Kohalibrary automation system http://koha-community.org
  26. 26. Drupalweb content management framework http://drupal.org
  27. 27. Status.netmicroblogging web application http://status.net
  28. 28. Mediawikiwiki web applicationhttp://mediawiki.org
  29. 29. The Future is Open.
  30. 30. Share your Stuff Join thecommunity
  31. 31. more free software...Free Software for Schools: a catalog of FOSS produced by Open Source Victoria and National Center for Open Source in Education.http://cc.com.au/free-software-for-schools
  32. 32. Software URLs http://cc.com.au/osohttp://openoffice.org - office productivity suitehttp://www.mozilla.com/firefox - web browserhttp://www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/ - email clienthttp://inkscape.org - scalable vector graphic editorhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - sound editorhttp://www.geogebra.org - maths, geometry, algebrahttp://gimp.org - photo and image editorhttp://gcompris.net/ - early learning literacy and numeracyhttp://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/ - maths, typing, paintinghttp://synfig.org - vector based 2d animationhttp://scratch.mit.edu – programming and animationhttp://celtx.com - story board and creative development toolhttp://freemind.sourceforge.net - mindmappinghttp://musescore.org - music notation and compositionhttp://moodle.org - learning management systemhttp://mahara.org - eportfolio server softwarehttp://koha-community.org - library automation softwarehttp://drupal.org - content management softwarehttp://status.net - microblogging enginehttp://mediawiki.org - the wiki software that runs wikipedia
  33. 33. Thank youPhoto credits:Apples and Books by Darren Hester aka PPDigital
  34. 34. donna@cc.com.au @kattekrab Donna Benjamin Executive Director Creative Contingencies donna@cc.com.au

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