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Friday, July 08, 2005

Introduction to Open Source Software (for Windows)

Here is the outline for this morning's class, including the links.

Introduction to Open Source Software - Windows XP

HOUR ONE



Welcome, Intros, and Opening Activity
mark.blogspot.com

History and Concepts
www.opensource.org
www.gnu.org
Google the history of open source!

Introduction to Firefox
www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Introduction to GAIM & GIMP
gaim.sourceforge.net
www.gimp.org


HOUR TWO


www.openoffice.org

Introduction to Open Office: Writer
Introduction to Open Office: Impress
Introduction to Open Office: Calc
Introduction to Open Office: Draw, Math, Basic, & Base



HOUR THREE



How to locate more Open Source Software
sourceforge.net

Other Cool Freeware (Not Open Source)
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Introduction to Fedora Core Linux
fedora.redhat.com

Closing Activity, Evals (Including CD)
www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=990971185512


LESSON IDEAS



Learning to Solve Problems with Technology: A Constructivist Perspective
by David H. Jonassen
www.prenhall.com/jonassen/


I hope that everyone enjoys the class this morning... and that Educational Technology and Life subscribers enjoy the links as a self paced introduction to Open Source Software.

Thanks for reading.

-Mark

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