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Is there a LOGO interpreter that actually has a turtle?

This is not a repeat of the now infamous "How do I move the turtle in LOGO?" Recently, I had the following conversation with my five year old daughter: Daughter: Daddy, do you write programs? ...
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Android application to learn English for small kids

Please recommend me an android application that teaches English for small kids (max 5 years). It is okay if it's not free. My kid can't read, so this tool should teach through images. I have tried ...
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Programming environment to teach kids about the concepts of programming

I'm looking for a self contained application that would assist in teaching basic programming concepts to 4th graders (9-10 years old). NOTE: I'm looking for an actual application that would help in ...
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A simple student examination open-source web software?

I need a (possibly simple and web-oriented) open-source software to ask a class of students some "open" questions (i.e., with open answers, not a "quiz"...), to be able to evaluate the level of their ...
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Android educational games for small kids

Please recommend me games for small kids (4-5 years) Requirements Android platform Tablet optimized No Ads! No in-app payments! Educational Good for kids from 4 to 5 years Free or paid Good ...
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Real time interactive whiteboard for tutoring math

I ran this for a month on Math Educators, with no good answers. I'm now reposting here. I'm looking for a web app for tutoring math remotely to high school and junior high kids that ideally has the ...
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A game to learn how to use the Linux command line

I'm looking for a game that helps to learn the very basic commands of Linux/Ubuntu in a fun way (somehow like vim-adventures). The game should be user-friendly to someone who has never touched Ubuntu ...
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Brain trainer — exercise perception, cognition and memory

There are several apps for perception, cognition and memory training. Can you recommend one that: is based on some scientific background has a recognizable / measurable benefit doesn't get boring to ...
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Game to learn piano play

I want to start learning piano, but I would like to do this in interactive kinda way. It would be nice to have some game with some kind of achievements, multiplayer, progress etc. and ability to use ...
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Is there truly free of charge or open source electronic grade book for teachers/schools/parents?

I am writing a seminar dissertation about new educational tools. I covered few tools which enhance fast learning but now I want to write about electronic grade book. I am Master of IT and this is part ...
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Software to make Khan Academy style video tutorials, on Ubuntu

What are the options for the drawing part of training videos on Khan Academy? I am looking for something better than KolourPaint (which is similar to mspaint on Windows), but not as complex as GIMP. ...
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Educational games to master unix command line?

Looking for recommendations, for some simple trainer style games to improve my command line skills. Could be something similar to https://www.learnshell.org/, or even simpler. At the most basic level,...
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A realistic educational software for simulating electronic circuits in linux

Is there any High-School level software for Linux which can simulate simple electronic circuits, (e.g. flip-flop circuit), and run them? Kicad is not an easy to learn software and cannot be used for ...
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Free audience response system

I'm looking for a free (gratis good, open source preferred) audience response system. By this I mean a system whereby one person (the teacher or presenter) can create polls, and collect responses ...
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A Database Management System that understands Relational Algebra Queries

I am a Computer Science student and we are currently learning Relational Algebra. I wish to be able to write Relational Algebra Queries and test to see what they return. Thus, I am looking for a ...
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VLE/LMS capable of displaying and scoring custom question types?

I need an open source VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or LMS (Learning Management System) that is capable of displaying custom-made question types to students in the form of tests and that can also ...
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Flashcard app that supports freehand drawings?

There are dozens of flashcards study applications for Android. However, the most lack of the possibility to add freehand drawings to a flashcard on the device. I'm looking for a good app that provides ...
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Personalized storybook-like program that parents and teachers can change the pictures but not the text

I want to create a storybook and give it to other users who then should be able to alter the images of the storybook but not the text. This storybook will be retasked to teach autistic and ...
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App to practice investing money?

I'm looking for some sort of practice software or game where I would be given some (fictional) money and I would use that money to invest in shares or stocks or something and see how much money I ...
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App that shows root words and other words derived from that root

English is not my native language and my vocabulary is really poor. I'm currently taking Building a Better Vocabulary course. Professor, in that course, introduced a wonderful method for learning ...
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System for self-evaluation and practice of mathematics

I'm looking for a package to implement a small online learning environment. The public are new students at our university who may want some extra classes in mathematical topics. There are two parts: ...
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Online schedule planner for single student lessons

I haven't found any solution to a common problem: Teacher has some time slots to teach N students (single and small group lessons). Every student has a school schedule (= constraint) Now, enter ...
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Document management + email SaaS for BYOD school

Intro Currently I am trying to upgrade the current system we have in school. So I am thinking that a good education app should be used. After doing my homework I came across Google Apps for ...
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List of possible English words with some letters missing

Are there any websites where I can find the list of possible English words from a word with some letters missing? Example word : "O_" From "O_" (two letter word starting with O), the following list ...
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Coursera like webapp with emphasis on student activities followup and encouragement

I am trying to build an app like Coursera, with high emphasis on student activities follow up as a way of encouragement. So I am mainly concerned with the ability to have a newsfeed that shows ...
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(open source) course management web software

I'm looking for a few alternatives for a course management web software. It should be able to: manage courses online generate a website with all courses allow online booking with an adjustable form ...
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Software to create exams

I'm currently designing exams in a country of South America. I have to do some tests in a number of educational centers. I have about 500 questions in word, and all the answers I have ordered so that ...
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Web app for learning American Sign Language

What web application is most suitable for learning the common non-English visual language used by the educated U.S. Deaf community?
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Mobile, hands free (audio only) ear training

I have a commute that lasts 20-60 minutes. During that commute, I want my Android phone to play ear training exercises for me. Since I will be driving, it is required that I do not need to interact ...
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Free/Libre geography game for learning where something is located on a map

I’m looking for a geography game that can help learning where cities/countries/rivers/seas/etc. are located on maps. Ideally the game would have this workflow (but it’s not necessary to be exactly ...
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Looking for more simple LMS alternative to Moodle

I am looking for free and blind-friendly LMS for our non-profit organization. My needs are following: 1) database of students - not only current ones but possibly also potential one (for example ...
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A teaching tool for grade 1 - 5 United States history

I'm a horrible American. My expat child is now about to progress to the third grade, and has received nearly zero education on United States history. She doesn't get it at school, as naturally, ...
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Add real-time subtitles during lecture, projected on-screen

Is there software that could be used to allow someone to type a translation of a lecture as it was being given and to display that translation on a projection screen? Requirements: The displayed ...
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Programming software for kids [closed]

I have a 10 year old nephew who enjoys computers and seems be interested in the how they work. I'm a programmer and would like to encourage him to try out programming but getting a 10 year old to ...
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Free binary file editor that shows byte values in binary and/or decimal

I would like to find a "hex" editor that can show the value of each byte in binary or decimal. This would be useful in my freshman class where students have not yet learned the binary or hexadecimal ...
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A software that helps in building up the calculation ability?

I need a software to practice basic maths such as 21 * 21 , 453 + 234 etc. so that I can improve my calculation speeds. Is there any software for Linux which can help me achieve that? The software ...
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High quality educational reading and math games (K-4)

I grew up on Schoolhouse Rock, Jumpstart, and Math Blaster. I'm looking for comparable applications, but without the Windows 98 requirement. Requirements: Educational for reading or math subjects, ...
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Animated video overlays for educational videos

Can anyone recommend software for creating overlay animations for educational math videos like this one: https://youtu.be/cuaOfuiD2Ks For those who can't watch the video: I want to be able to ...
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Android app for feedback on plosives and sibilance?

My girlfriend's son is speech delayed, and has problems pronouncing 'b's, 'p's, and 's'es. Is there an Android app that will give some feedback based on plosives or sibilance sound? I think getting ...
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English pronunciation software for a learner

I am trying to improve my English pronunciation and I would like to know about the best solution / software available, which accepts English words / sentences as text input, and thus I can listen to ...
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App that allows to set tasks, due dates and also supports third-party calendars?

I'm looking for a Mac app for college that allows you to write in your homework, set due dates and also allows third-party calendars (ics preferably). I've been searching for days to find one that ...
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Teaching basics of programming to a smart 3-year old?

What is the best software that could be used to teach some basics of programming to a smart 3-year old?
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Touch-typing tutor for Windows XP?

I am looking for a "touch-typing" tutor that runs on Windows XP. Background: I am involved in a local development project in rural central Africa, and we would like to include some skills training in ...
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Android app for learning to read in Georgian

I'd like once to learn the basics of Georgian, but I was stuck with the alphabet. I've found some apps that were providing example Georgian sentences with transliterations, but those were only ...
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Suggestions for an app to help me memorize a large amount of information which I'll need to know for my exams

I am preparing for competitive examinations where I have to cram up a lot of data. Dates, events, who's who, technical terms, etc. So its necessary for me to keep revising them in a planned manner. ...
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Software for mechanical simulation of partial-tooth gears

I'm looking for an application that is: desktop (Windows or Linux) or web able to do mechanical simulation of rotary parts such as gears, rods and belts perfect accuracy is not necessary does not ...
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Vocabulary building browser extension

Are there any extensions for browsers where I can add words and build vocabulary to learn added words later? I currently use Google Translate extension for Chrome, which is very useful. If I read an ...
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Framework or CMS to build e-learning webapp

I'm searching for a framework or CMS that could provide me these features on a webapp: A way to create presentations (slides) A way to create multiple choice questions A way to create a course from ...
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Android spelling game

I am looking for an Android game whereby I can connect am external keyboard to my Android tablet and have a one-year old have the names of the keyboard keys be sounded out in the selected language for ...
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Career Recommendation System for Schools

I am assisting a charity in the running of a series of career guidance sessions for children typically between the ages of 10-18 years old. Hence we are looking for system that can be used to help ...