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Software for Starving Students
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A presentation made at the MECA 2008 Conference in Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008.

A presentation made at the MECA 2008 Conference in Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008.

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  • 1. Software for Starving Students Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. Professor The University of Southern Mississippi Patrivan K. Yuen, M.A., M.Ed., M.L.S. Technical Services/Systems Librarian William Carey University Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 2. Problems Many schools have hardware but have very few software tools available for teachers and students High cost of educational software Lack of adequate budget to purchase software in schools Many students and parents can’t afford to purchase educational software Software piracy in schools Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 3. A Solution Adopt Open-Source Software or Free Software in schools – Free – Reliable – Community – License relief. Keep students from pirating software and violating proprietary licensing agreements. – Allow students, teachers, administrators, and parents to exchange electronic documents. – Minimize cost and allow funding to be diverted to equipment and other programs. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 4. A CD-ROM created by SoftwareFor.org Help students get free software programs without paying the high price of commercial software Contain a list of best-in-class programs Download free at www.softwarefor.org Come with an easy-to-use interface Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 5. Available for both Mac and Windows platforms. Most of the software programs in the CD- ROM are open source and few of them are obtained and distributed by permission. Users are free to make copies of the software programs, or even the whole CD- ROM, and give them away to anyone. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 6. Software are arranged in 13 categories: Art & Graphics, Astronomy & Space, Computer Science, Games, Internet, Keyboarding, Mathematics, Multimedia, Office, Publishing, Security, Studying, and Utility. The Windows version contains 41 software programs. The Mac version has 31 programs. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 7. Art & Graphics Blender – A suite of tools for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, interactive creation and playback. Inkscape – An open source drawing tool with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw that uses the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Paint.NET – An image and photo manipulation software. POV-Ray – A 3D program that allows users to create 3D, photo- realistic images using a rendering technique called ray- tracing. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 8. Inkscape Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 9. Paint.NET Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 10. Astronomy & Space Celestia – A real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in 3D. Stellarium – A free open source planetarium that shows a realistic sky in 3D. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 11. Stellarium Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 12. Computer Science FileZilla – A powerful, fast, and reliable FTP-client. Notepad++ – A free source code editor. Putty – A client for running a remote session on a computer via the SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin network protocols Tortoise SVN – An easy to use Revision Control / Version Control / Source Control software for Windows. XAMPP – An easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 13. FileZilla Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 14. Notepad++ Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 15. Games Freeciv – A multiplayer, turn-based strategy game. Icebreaker – A game to trap penguins. SuperTux – A classic jump-and-run sidescroller game similar to the original SuperMario games. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 16. Internet Firefox – A fast, reliable, and customizable Web browser. Pidgin – A multi-protocol instant messaging client. Thunderbird – An email client. uTorrent – A program that uses the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-transfer protocol. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 17. Thunderbird Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 18. uTorrent Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 19. Keyboarding Tux Typing 2 – An educational typing tutor for children starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. Its features include several different types of game play and a variety of difficulty levels. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 20. Tux Typing 2 Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 21. Mathematics GeoGebra – A dynamic geometry software. – You can work with points, vectors, segments, lines, conic sections, functions, integrals, derivatives and more. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 22. GeoGebra Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 23. Multimedia Audacity – An audio editor. Exact Audio Copy – A CD audio grabber that reads audio CDs. Juice – A podcast receiver. VLC Media Player – A portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats. Wink – A tutorial and presentation creation software. winLame – A program converts audio files to dozens of types, including MP3 and OGG Vorbis. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 24. Audacity Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 25. Juice Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 26. Wink Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 27. WinLame Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 28. Office Dia – A program for drawing diagrams. OpenOffice.org – A multi-platform office productivity suite. – Include word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 29. OpenOffice - Writer Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 30. OpenOffice - Calc Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 31. OpenOffice - Impress Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 32. OpenOffice - Draw Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 33. OpenOffice - Base Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 34. OpenOffice - Math Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 35. Publishing Scribus – A professional page layout program – Feature quot;press-readyquot; output and support professional publishing features such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and PDF creation. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 36. Scribus Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 37. Security ClamWin – An antivirus program. KeePass – A free/open-source password manager. Spybot Search & Destroy – An anti-spyware tool that detects and removes spyware. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 38. ClamWin Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 39. Spybot Search & Destroy Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 40. Studying JMemorize – Manage your learning processes by using flashcards and the famous Leitner system. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 41. Utility 7-Zip – A file archiver and compression utility. Ant Renamer – Mass-rename files and folders. InfraRecorder – A free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. WinDirStat – Disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows. Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 42. 7-Zip Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 43. AntRenamer Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 44. InfraRecorder Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 45. WinDirStat Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 46. Open Disc A collection of high quality open source software for Windows The Open Disc CD-ROM contains 39 software tools in 6 categories: – Design – Games – Internet – Multimedia – Productivity – Utilities www.theopendisc.com Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 47. Resources Free Software Foundation – www.fsf.org K12OS.org – k12OS.org Open Source Education Foundation – www.osef.org SourceForge.net – sourceforge.net Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 48. My Blog “Tech Learning” Provide reviews on many Open- Source Software and Freeware blog.yuen.us Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,
  • 49. The End Questions or Comments? Thank You for Attending Our session! This presentation is available on the Web at: http://www.slideshare.net/scyuen/ Steve C. Yuen & Patrivan K. Yuen, MECA Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 29, 2008 Mississippi,

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