Windows

Sparklines for Excel

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

Sparklines doesn't replace Excel--it extends its functionality with new functions that create simple, intense graphics known as Sparklines. See the user manuals for examples of the type of charts and graphs it can create. Operating System: Windows.

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Windows/Linux/OS X

WriteType

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

If your children use your home office PC to write school reports (and of course, they do), you may want to check out WriteType. It's a word processor with special features for young students, like word completion, read back, highlighting, grammar and…

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Windows

X-OOo4Kids

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

OpenOffice.org for Kids offers a simplified version of OpenOffice.org designed to be used by those aged 7-12. The advantage of this version, even if you're not a kid, is that it loads and runs very quickly and requires very little space on your portable…

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ATutor

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

This standards-based course management system has been used by many educational institutions to create award-winning websites. It was designed with an emphasis on accessibility and is very easy to use. Operating System: OS Independent.

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Windows/Linux/OS X

Claroline

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

It allows instructors to publish documents in nearly any format, and it's designed to foster collaborative learning. Claroline has a very international community, with users in 93 different countries. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

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All (Java VM)

openSIS

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

OpenSIS boasts that it can save school systems 75 percent compared to closed source student information systems. It comes in three versions: community, school, and district. The school and district options are also available as a hosted solution.…

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Linux

SchoolTool

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

Canonical's Edubuntu and the One Laptop Per Child project both include SchoolTool as their school administration program. It offers an online gradebook, calendar, attendance, competency tracking, demographics and contacts. Operating System: Linux.

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Windows/Linux

TypeFaster Typing Tutor

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

TypeFaster also includes touch typing lessons and a 3D typing game for extra practice. It comes in standard, accessible, and Spanish versions, as well as a multiple user version that allows instructors to assign certain lessons each day and track student…

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Windows/Linux/OS X

TuxType

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

This app for younger kids includes some basic typing instruction and two fun games for increasing your typing speed. It's not a comprehensive typing instruction program, but does offer fun supplemental activities and helps elementary students learn where…

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All (Java VM)

Sakai

  • Publish Date: 28-08-14

Originally sponsored by Stanford, the University of Michigan, Indiana University and MIT, the Sakai CLE (collaboration and learning environment) is now used by more than 350 institutions. It is a combination learning management system, research…

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