The education tag should be used for questions, concerning the use of the computer as a tool in education.

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Is there a project to motivate schools to use Ubuntu?

Is there any global or EU project for motivating schools to use Ubuntu and Linux in general? I'm trying to find a way to better motivate my co-workers in primary school to use Ubuntu in our small ...
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Teaching Ubuntu/Linux to my Kids [closed]

I have 2 soon-to-be middleschoolers. We have always used Windows- I have had some experience with Ubuntu, though , thanks to my brother. One of my computers got a virus and it wiped out my Windows. So ...
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Is there a software that periodically lets me do mental arithmetic exercises?

I am aware of my lazy nature and need to push myself towards doing some basic mental arithmetic from time to time. Therefore, I am looking for a software that periodically asks me to do a short mental ...
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Can I use “powered by Ubuntu” stickers legally? [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu (the 14.04, not any edubuntu or any other ubuntu flavour) in my college lab desktops. I was willing to put a "powered by Ubuntu" sticker on all of them. I want to know ...
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How can I block one or more websites from the command line, especially for Google Chrome?

I teach in a school and have a cart of laptops that I set up with Edubuntu 12.04. I am using LanSchool to monitor their screens, remotely control them, blank their screens, etc. The functionality is ...
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Is there a kdeedu package alternative in 15.04

The package kdeedu is no longer available in Ubuntu 15.04. Is there an alternative to the kdeedu package in Ubuntu 15.04? Prior to release 15.04, this package included a suite of KDE educational ...
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What software exists for learning the English language in Ubuntu?

I'm searching for software to learn and improve in the English language. But i can't find the proper software. Specifically, I'm looking for vocabulary software to improve my word range, like ...
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How would I think of this solution? [closed]

I recently encountered a problem while using Wubi to install Ubuntu 14.04 from within Windows 7, and I found a great solution here. I could have never figured that out by myself, though. Where ...
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School management software on Ubuntu

Can anybody suggest software that runs on Ubuntu to manage a high school. Software would need to hold a database of students as well as generating reports based on marks entered. Please provide ...
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KAlgebra load problem

I want use KAlgebra on Unity. But loading of this program waste more time and after approximately 10 minute it be loaded but on any operation it freeze again. CPU load is so high when it is trying to ...
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best distribution for classroom instruction [closed]

What is the best Ubuntu distribution for classroom instruction to teach Linux basics? -- More details: I have been using Linux as a single user for many years and have been pushing my University to ...
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Edubuntu software for Windows

I need to install the Edubuntu software on Windows system not a Ubuntu system. Won't all the programs run on any system? How do I get just the Educational programs?
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Looking for a screen monitoring program for a high school computer lab

As the title says, I'm looking for a screen monitoring program for a high school computer lab that works with either Mint 14 or Lubuntu 12.04. I can't seem to find anything in the software ...
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Use a proxy which connects to the school proxy

How to get my computer use a proxy ON my computer, which connects to the school proxy ? The reason I ask this, is because I need all programs on my computer, absolutely the whole system to go through ...
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(VRML) Files, How to Render

How can i render (VRML) Files. From here http://csi.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/ak/immel/script/redirect.cgi?filename=http://csi.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/ak/immel/tutorials/orbitals/vrml.html http://csi....
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Learning programs for Kids

I am installing Ubuntu in 2 schools that hold at least 1000 kids and wanted to know what programs are available in Ubuntu to teach this Kids. This kids range from ages 4 to 13. Programs that help in ...
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Classification and search software for linking relevant content on local machine to curriculum

What I'm thinking about is basically a classification system, for use in classifying educational content such as videos, PDFs, wikipedia pages, and also local applications and linking it all to ...
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Does there exist a CLI spaced repetition program?

I'm aware of anki and mnemosyne, but not of any way to get them to run in a terminal.
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Where can I find educational Ubuntu materials to “spread the word”? [closed]

I'm IT Member of Gulshan.e.Noor Library and Reading Room and we are planning to give a FREE ubuntu seminar to a local audience which is free of cost. This will be an educational approach. If anyone ...
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Courses on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to hold some sort of introductory sessions to Ubuntu and more advanced study if it goes well. What topics and content should I cover? Personally, I learned the ropes as a curious person poking ...
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Schools and ubuntu [closed]

Why do schools not use ubuntu? I'm assuming it is because not many people use it (hmm...) and people aren't really familiar with it. It is free and really fast, so I'm not sure why... I haven't ...
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Are there any good typing tutors? [closed]

Are there any good typing tutor applications available for Ubuntu?
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Teaching bash to beginners who only used Windows [closed]

I'm supposed to give an introduction to using the shell (i.e. bash) to total beginners. Which is the most basic/useful stuff I can teach someone within 1 1/2 hours without demanding too much? Here ...