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Open source game creation software: No programming or coding is required! Make HTML5 and natives games for Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and Mac OS X. Quickly build and share your games on mobile (Android and iOS) and on the web.
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Blocks-based programming app for android to help kids learn programming. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.catrobat.catroid
Open source https://github.com/Catrobat/Catroid
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Following on from our prior article and one more step in my lifelong (?) quest to rectify all the sillines that goes into teaching computing to kids, comes BLOCK PROGRAMMING II – EVEN BLOCKIE…
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Using Twine, an open source tool for telling interactive nonlinear stories: http://twinery.org/2
An interactive storytelling tool called Twine hooks students into deeper learning through the empathy of creating a choice-filled historical narrative with multiple outcomes.
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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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"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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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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"Paperwork is an open-source, self-hosted alternative to services like Evernote, Microsoft OneNote or Google Keep"
In this article, we will explain how to install Paperwork on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. Paperwork is an open-source, self-hosted alternative to services like Evernote, Microsoft OneNote or Google Keep and it is built on top of Laravel 4.2. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Login to your VPS via SSH ssh user@vps_IP Update the system and install n...
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SimpleNote, a note taking app for iOS, android, Linux, etc., is now open source
At Automattic, we have a saying: We don’t make software for free, we make it for freedom In this spirit, we are announcing today that all of the official Simplenote client apps are now Open Source …
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I have been very impressed by H5P, and have seen just how effective it can be. Perhaps most importantly, many different people, of all ages and in all roles, really enjoy using it – both as l…
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It should work with pretty much any theme, but you can ask on the H5P forum https://h5p.org/forum There is also a H5P plugin for Moodle if your school by chance uses that learning management system: https://h5p.org/moodle
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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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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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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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