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MATLAB has long been a part of many educational curriculums and research projects, but many open source alternatives provide excellent platforms for scientific computing.
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"Coding with Chrome is a Beta Google project that provides a programming platform that works offline. Students are able to program in Blockly, Coffeescript, HTML, JS with output to Logo Turtle and/or connected toys (e.g. Sphero, Lego Mindstorms)."

More info on their website: http://codingwithchrome.foo/

The source code for the app is here:
https://github.com/google/coding-with-chrome
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Interesting. I've been using Cloud 9 and sometimes ssh from there in order to work on coding projects using a Chromebook, but this could be useful. Also Scratch and App Inventor are good for educational purposes.
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WebGazer.js is an eye tracking library that uses common webcams to infer the eye-gaze locations of web visitors on a page in real time. The eye tracking model it contains self-calibrates by watching web visitors interact with the web page and trains a mapping between the features of the eye and ...
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Development of Edubuntu, an educational distribution of Ubuntu Linux, is being suspended.

Instead, check out alternatives like:

ubemix http://www.ubermix.org/

DebianEdu https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/
Edubuntu 16.04 and beyond. Stéphane Graber stgraber at ubuntu.com. Mon Mar 21 16:11:31 UTC 2016. Previous message: Xenial builds; Next message: Port the edubuntu to ARM platform ? Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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Are the apps integrated into some type of assessment software similar to Khan Academy's exercise software? 
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How SageMath, an open source mathematics software system, got its start.
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"Physicists employ a miscellaneous
assortment of mathematical tools in ways that contribute to a fragmentation of knowledge. " - David Hestenes

There does not seem to be any mention of the mathematical notation system developed by Dr. David Hestenes and known as Universal Geometric Algebra or Geometric Calculus. This seems like a major oversight to make in 2016. I found a few references to Clifford Algebra but nothing for multivectors.

http://doc.sagemath.org/html/en/reference/algebras/sage/algebras/clifford_algebra.html

"Research on the design and use of
mathematical systems provides a guide for designing a unified mathematical language for the whole of physics that facilitates learning and enhances physical insight." D. Hestenes
http://geocalc.clas.asu.edu/pdf/OerstedMedalLecture.pdf

Some of the competitors are MAPLE, C++ and Java libraries, Mathematica/CLIFFORD and the no longer supported Matlab/GABLE prototype. This software usually doesn't use the notation system developed and used by Dr. Hestenes and is often confined to the narrow specialty of Clifford Algebra and quadratic forms.

Geometric Calculus International
http://erkenntnis.icu.ac.jp/gcj/gc_int.html

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The goal of the Tsugi project is to "build a scalable multi-tenant "tool" hosting environment based on the emerging IMS standards to help move the industry toward a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE)." It is a framework for IMS LTI tools by Charles Severance. http://tsugi.org/

There are versions in PHP, Java, and Node in development.
https://github.com/csev/tsugi/blob/master/docs/ABOUT.md
TSUGI. A Framework for Building Learning Tools. Welcome to the www.tsugi.org project. Its goal is to build a scalable multi-tenant "tool" hosting environment based on the emerging IMS standards to help move the industry toward a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE).
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This could be a Good Thing. Chuck Severance has done great work in the past. Worth watching.
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My library of open source physics at Singapore http://iwant2study.org/ospsg/index.php/interactive-resources/physics
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Oh yes they are great. Check it out and share
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Raspberry Pi-based Interactive Digital Signage for Showrooms and Campuses

"There is an Open Source version of server software at https://github.com/colloqi/pisignage-server. This does not offer user management feature and generally lags pisignage.com in terms of features."

Here's an example using the Pi Zero: http://pebblecode.com/blog/screen-saver/
Lean Digital Signage for Showrooms and Campuses.
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Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter idea. If you want to toy around with exactly how circuits would work, Lushprojects has a little web app for just that.
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"Unhangout is an open source platform for running large-scale, unconferences online." https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/
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One of the best options for 1:1 laptop programs in schools.
ubermix 2.4 is the latest release, bringing ubermix in sync with upstream Ubuntu 14.04.4 (Trusty Tahr) and adding a number of improvements, including: Updated installer key to newer kernel for better hardware support. The latest key should work with most current and near future devices, ...
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Mathics 0.9 released.  It is an open source alternative to Mathematica.

"Mathics is a free, general-purpose online computer algebra system featuring Mathematica-compatible syntax and functions."
Mathics : A free, light-weight alternative to Mathematica
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http://swirlstats.com/ "swirl is a platform for learning (and teaching) statistics and R simultaneously and interactively. It presents a choice of course lessons and interactively tutors a user through them. A user may be asked to watch a video, to answer a multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blanks question, or to enter a command in the R console precisely as if he or she were using R in practice. Emphasis is on the last, interacting with the R console. User responses are tested for correctness and hints are given if appropriate. Progress is automatically saved so that a user may quit at any time and later resume without losing work."

Here is the source code: https://github.com/swirldev/swirl
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It is used as part of the Coursera R Programming course - strongly recommended for R learners.
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Distro Astro is a Linux-based operating system for astronomers. http://www.distroastro.org/

Distro Astro contains software useful for classroom use. It includes desktop planetarium software such as Stellarium and Cartes du Ciel for simulating the position of the stars and planets in the sky, with built-in databases of celestial objects that let you find information about any object in the catalogs.
It includes software to calculate and predict astronomical events, such as XEphem, Astronomy Lab 2, AstroCC Coordinate Converter, and command line tools ephem and aa. It also includes Meteoracle for meteor showers, GPredict for artificial satellites, XTide for the tides, and Accurate Times for Islamic calendar calculations.
Gravitational simulators like Planets and Gravity allow you to play with masses, velocities, and orbits. Another program called Gravit is compatible but not included.
Programs like Where is M13? and StarPlot Viewer allow you to visualize the positions of stars and galaxies in 3-D space. Virtual Moon Atlas lets you study the surface of the moon using textures and overlays. OpenRocket lets you design model rockets.
The Digital Universe Atlas developed by the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History is compatible with Distro Astro but not included. Many other educational tools on astronomy and space science that are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS will also run on Distro Astro.
Distro Astro is a Linux-based operating system for astronomers.
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Web edition of the open source productivity suite still has a minimal feature set, but documents are editable in the desktop version LibreOffice
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