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  • Cool Software Tips And Tricks

    1. 1. Cool,Free and Open Source:Resources for Schools
    2. 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. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Certified MCSA 2003, Vista, Security+, A+, CCENT, Project+, ACTC. </li></ul>Jean-Pierre Trudeau Laptop Manager Selwyn House School
    4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 To learn more about this IP address, use the IP tests at . Computer's local IP address(es): Adapter 1: Computer's MAC address(es): Adapter 1 (ZX-11 Ethernet): 00-21-54-17-64-26 Trace route to : Hop Name/IP Ad dr 1 Router [] 2 3 [] 4 [] 5 [] 6 [] Computer brand: ABC Computer model: Megazoom 10000
    10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 15. Canorus <ul><li>Sheet Music software </li></ul><ul><li>Built in Midi converter </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform </li></ul>
    16. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Visuwords <ul><li>Graphical Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul>
    21. 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. 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. 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. 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. 25. Scribblemaps <ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li>Scribble and save maps from google maps </li></ul>
    26. 26. K9 Web Protection <ul><li>Free Web filtering </li></ul><ul><li> / </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. 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. 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. 29. Google Wave
    30. 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. 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. 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>
    33. 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>
    34. 35. Shave 2 Save <ul><li> </li></ul>
    35. 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>
    36. 37. eyeplorer Interactive Topic driven Nice interface
    37. 38. TimeToast <ul><li>Create Time lines with Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Fully navigable and interactive </li></ul>
    38. 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>
    39. 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>
    40. 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>
    41. 46. Questions? Thank you and have a nice day [email_address]