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Friday, July 08, 2005

Introduction to Open Source Software (for Macintosh)

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

Introduction to Open Source Software - Macintosh OS X

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 FIRE & GIMP
fire.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
www.apple.com/macosx/features/x11/
fink.sourceforge.net
finkcommander.sourceforge.net

Other Cool Freeware (Not Open Source)
desktopmanager.berlios.de
www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/

Introduction to Fedora Core Linux
fedora.redhat.com

Closing Activity, Evals (Including CD)
www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=401801185508

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 afternoon... 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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