Open Source Tools/ software are free for use and great ICT resources for teachers.
Please follow this link to the web page hostage several simple ICT tools that can be integrated with classroom teaching:
The list of programmes is linked here for easy reference
Free downloadable software for educational purpose
Childplay has a good selection of educational games, like learning how to spell with Pacman. Other educational games include simple maths activities, identifying sounds, and keyboard skills. Childsplay also has some fun games like Pong, billiards, and puzzles.
GCompris is an educational software suite for children aged 2 to 10.
- 2 + 2
2+2 maths for kids is a program aimed to help children’s education in the area of basic mathematical skills.
- Kid’s Abacus
Kid’s Abacus is a mathematics program that will help children to learn numbers and counting with visual graphics.
TuxMathScrabble is a maths version of classic word game “Scrabble” (Trademark of Hasbro, Inc) which challenges kids to construct compound equations and to consider multiple abstract possibilities.
- Tux of Math Command
Tux of Math Command is a mathematics drill game for kids aged 4 to 10.
JILetters assists children with learning the English alphabet and becoming more aware of the appearance of letters.
- Learn Letters
Learn Letters teaches children to know and make the 26 letters of the English alphabet.
- Roxie’s ABC Fish
Roxie’s ABC Fish offers an enjoyable edutainment game in which children easily learn their ABCs and numbers.
- Sebran’s ABC
It’s never too early for your child to become familiar with letters and numbers. Sebran’s ABC’s colourful pictures, pleasant music, and gentle games teach letters, numbers, simple mathematics, and rudiments of reading.
Arts and Graphics
BlockCAD is a program for building virtual models with Lego™-like bricks.
- Kea Coloring Book
The Kea Coloring Book is a fun and easy to use coloring book.
- Leah’s Farm Coloring Book
Children will have great fun with Leah’s Farm Coloring Book.
- Tux Paint
Tux Paint is a drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 with a variety of tools such as paint brush, rubber stamp, line tool, shape tool, text and label tools, and many special effects tools (‘Magic’ tools).
Geography & Astronomy
- Solar System 3D Simulator
Solar System 3D Simulator is a software application that generates a realistic solar system model and planets in three dimensions on the PC using advanced physics formulas. It can display the planets and their orbits, the sun and the moon.
- World Wind
World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth.
OOo4Kids is a fully functional office suite for kids 7-12 years of age.
- Kiran’s Typing Tutor
Kiran’s Typing Tutor teaches children typing skills and lets them improve their speed in a very easy way within the shortest possible time.
- Little Wizard
Children can learn computer development environment through Little Wizard.
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and to share your creations on the web.
TuxTyping provides two different games for practicing kids’ typing.
Each application has been thoroughly tested and verified by a team from the ICT in Education Programme, to ensure its effectiveness and safety. The tools have also been checked to make sure that they do not include any viruses, adware, malware or spyware.
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