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Cool Software Tips And Tricks
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Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
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Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
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Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
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Cool Software Tips And Tricks
Cool Software Tips And Tricks
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Cool Software Tips And Tricks
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    • 1. Cool,Free and Open Source:Resources for Schools
    • 2. Summary <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips and Tricks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    • 3. Introduction <ul><li>Certified MCSA 2003, Vista, Security+, A+, CCENT, Project+, ACTC. </li></ul>Jean-Pierre Trudeau Laptop Manager Selwyn House School
    • 4. <ul><li>Tech Tools:PowerToys, Systernals, Hiren’s Boot CD, Windows SteadyState, LocatePC </li></ul><ul><li>Media: Handbrake, VLC Media Player, Audacity, Photostory 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Tools: Freemind, Canorus, Gcompris, Geogebra, Google Sketchup, Skratch </li></ul><ul><li>Web Tools: VisuWords, Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomy: Celestia, Stellarium, Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives: Open Office, PDF Creator, Italc (Remote Monitoring and Controlling) </li></ul>Overview
    • 5. Powertoys, Systernal Suite Systernal Suite <ul><li>All free software if you have Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Desktop Manager, Alt-Tab Replacement, Synctoys, etc... </li></ul><ul><li>Autoruns, Process Explorer, Systernal Suite </li></ul>
    • 6. Hiren’s Boot CD <ul><li>Has over 125 tools for technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Data Recovery, Password bypass </li></ul><ul><li>Boots from the CD itself, no installation </li></ul><ul><li>Works on both Macs and PCs </li></ul>
    • 7. Windows SteadyState <ul><li>Perfect for Labs, Carts, Library </li></ul><ul><li>Can block access to only what is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Mac OS has Parental Controls built in that do the same or Guest account. </li></ul>
    • 8. LocatePC <ul><li>Locate PC is FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Sends an email when the internet IP changes </li></ul><ul><li>Email contains a traceroute, timestamp, etc... </li></ul><ul><li>Not available for Mac OS </li></ul>
    • 9. LocatePC example Message sent: 7/19/06 11:43:06 (universal time: 7/19/06 19:43:06) Computer's host name: John_Desktop Logged in Windows account name: John Found 2 network connection(s) on this computer (this list may be incomplete): 1 Name: MyISP Type: Dialup modem Phone number: (555) 555-4321 User name: JSmith 2 Name: BigCo Type: PPPoE Service name: MySvc User name: (empty) Computer's web IP address reported by ip.locatepc.com: 216.239.142.3 To learn more about this IP address, use the IP tests at www.dnsstuff.com . Computer's local IP address(es): Adapter 1: 101.151.8.92 Computer's MAC address(es): Adapter 1 (ZX-11 Ethernet): 00-21-54-17-64-26 Trace route to www.locatepc.com : Hop Name/IP Ad dr 1 Router [101.151.2.1] 2 101.151.8.92 3 cust-quik.pdx.or.uspops.net [216.239.161.82] 4 fe1-1-300.gw0.pdx.or.uspops.net [216.239.161.81] 5 206-169-234-45.gen.twtelecom.net [206.169.234.45] 6 core-02-ge-3-1-0-508.ptld.twtelecom.net [66.192.248.108] Computer brand: ABC Computer model: Megazoom 10000
    • 10. Handbrake <ul><li>Make copies of a DVD for multiple classroom use. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows to backup DVDS instead of having only one copy that can be lost or broken. </li></ul>
    • 11. VLC Media Player <ul><li>Best all around media player </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Codecs and DVD Decoder </li></ul>
    • 12. Audacity <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Sound recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use and powerful sound editor </li></ul>
    • 13. Photostory 3 <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Wizard based for young students </li></ul><ul><li>Chose pictures, music and export to multiple sizes and quality. </li></ul>
    • 14. Freemind <ul><li>Open source and cross platform </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Mapping software </li></ul><ul><li>Looks and feels like Inspiration </li></ul>
    • 15. Canorus <ul><li>Sheet Music software </li></ul><ul><li>Built in Midi converter </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform </li></ul>
    • 16. Gcompris <ul><li>Over 100 activities for under 8 year old students </li></ul><ul><li>Available in 40 different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Ranges from Math to Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul>
    • 17. Geogebra <ul><li>Cross platform and Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic, geometry, algebra and calculus can all be joined into one work area. </li></ul>
    • 18. Google Sketchup <ul><li>Architecture design </li></ul><ul><li>Fun projects that can be done </li></ul><ul><li>Completely free and cross platform </li></ul>
    • 19. Skratch <ul><li>Basic word based animation creation and programming </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform </li></ul><ul><li>Very easy to use </li></ul>
    • 20. Visuwords <ul><li>Graphical Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul>
    • 21. Wordle <ul><li>Great Tool for analyzing text </li></ul><ul><li>Has an artistic feel or application </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting results </li></ul>
    • 22. Astronomy <ul><li>Celestia and Stellarium </li></ul><ul><li>Very similar programs that allow you to analyst constellations and calculate distances between space objects </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks many satellites and the international space station </li></ul><ul><li>Open source and part of a NASA education initiave </li></ul>
    • 23. Google Earth <ul><li>Great tool to pin point on a map the locations of your Alumni or students </li></ul><ul><li>Can visit many national landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Can trace routes used on school trips </li></ul><ul><li>You can also maybe find yourself in street view </li></ul>
    • 24. PDF Creator <ul><li>A free PDF creator </li></ul><ul><li>Acts just like a Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with almost any program </li></ul><ul><li>Saves a lot of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Mac OS has a PDF maker integrated </li></ul>
    • 25. Scribblemaps <ul><li>http://scribblemaps.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Scribble and save maps from google maps </li></ul>
    • 26. K9 Web Protection <ul><li>Free Web filtering </li></ul><ul><li>http://www1.k9webprotection.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Category based </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to setup for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Mac or PC </li></ul>
    • 27. Twitter <ul><li>Great to send out updates to Alumni or to a class </li></ul><ul><li>Build a story or Poem as a group </li></ul><ul><li>Send new assignment or homework changes instantly </li></ul>
    • 28. Slideshare <ul><li>Share powerpoint, word files, PDFs online Publicly or Privately </li></ul><ul><li>Can be searched to other presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Add Audio comments </li></ul>
    • 29. Google Wave
    • 30. Open Office <ul><li>Great Alternative to Microsoft Office and iWork </li></ul><ul><li>Completely open source and free, no licensing issue </li></ul><ul><li>Writer Calc, Draw, Impress, Base, Math </li></ul>
    • 31. Zamzar <ul><li>Great Free File Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Documents, Images, Music and Video </li></ul><ul><li>Free Service </li></ul>
    • 32. <ul><li>Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Plugging like Wikis, Blogs, Polls, Grades, Attendance, Podcasting, etc... </li></ul><ul><li>Can be integrated to a school Website to create a Portal </li></ul>
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    • 34. Animoto <ul><li>Free version limited to 30sec </li></ul><ul><li>Upload Pictures, video, Music </li></ul><ul><li>Creates cool looking movies automatically </li></ul>
    • 35. Shave 2 Save <ul><li>http://animoto.com/play/J5G5SkgOsXEFy4kmGEuosw?utm_campaign=share_email&utm_content=escape_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_email </li></ul>
    • 36. Pixlr <ul><li>Web based Picture, Image editor </li></ul><ul><li>Free, no registration, instant access </li></ul><ul><li>Super easy to use </li></ul>
    • 37. eyeplorer Interactive Topic driven Nice interface
    • 38. TimeToast <ul><li>Create Time lines with Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Fully navigable and interactive </li></ul>
    • 39. iTALC <ul><li>Linux and Windows Compatible </li></ul><ul><li>Completely Free </li></ul><ul><li>Allows Remote view, Remote control, Snapshot, Share Screen, Lock screen, etc... </li></ul><ul><li>Remote power ON and OFF </li></ul><ul><li>Mac alternative Apple Remote desktop for a relatively small fee. </li></ul>
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    • 41. Google Docs <ul><li>Work Collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Word - Excell - Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys - Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Online backup of your Data </li></ul><ul><li>Access from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with GMail,Google Maps,etc... </li></ul>
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    • 43. Rasterbator <ul><li>Can take any picture and expand it to any size up to 20 meters in size, with out lost of quality </li></ul>
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    • 46. Questions? Thank you and have a nice day [email_address]

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