Looking for educational software to install on raspbian

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by samwich41 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:39 am
I am sending some raspbian/raspberry pi 3 computers to some poorer communities abroad. I'd like to preload the computers with some cool software for learning. Things like teaching how to type, spelling, learning English, basic coding, science, history etc.

Can anyone direct me to such educational software for me to install on raspbian computers?

This is for kids aged 10-18.
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by fruitoftheloom » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:41 am
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by MarcScott » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:33 am
There's a version of Ubuntu called Edubuntu that comes with lots of education packages. You can see a list of what is included here - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Edubuntu/AppGuide

They might not all be included in the Raspbian repositories however, and you'll need to test them all.
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by ghans » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:45 am
https://packages.debian.org/stable/education/
(don't download packages from the website , use APT
or Add/Remove Software directly from the Pi instead).

You might want to look into "Sugar" too , which
was developed for the OLPC project and used to
be available in previous Debian/Raspbian releases.


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by ejolson » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:31 pm
samwich41 wrote:I am sending some raspbian/raspberry pi 3 computers to some poorer communities abroad. I'd like to preload the computers with some cool software for learning. Things like teaching how to type, spelling, learning English, basic coding, science, history etc.

Can anyone direct me to such educational software for me to install on raspbian computers?

This is for kids aged 10-18.
You might also consider setting up a Pi powered WiFi hotspot with a local copy of Wikipedia and other educational materials. See, for example

https://akhenakh.github.io/gozim/

http://worldpossible.org/pi/
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by ericb » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:29 pm
Hello,

FYI, I ported OOo4Kids and OOOLight (enlighted OpenOffice.org) to ARM (raspberry pi 3 - should work both on 2 and 3), as .deb archives.

Please contact me in private if you are interested. ( or by mail using contact at educoo dot org )

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by pi4pi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Hi,
I am not sure if you want to learn C.

Originated as a teaching and learning tool for non-computer science major students, Ch aims to make learning C/C++ as simple and easy as learning Basic. It is used by teachers, students, engineers and scientists around the world to learn math, computing and C/C++.

Ch now supports Raspberry Pi, Pi Zero and Pi Zero W and is free for Raspberry.

you can give it a try here:
http://www.softintegration.com
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by zmillerUCDavis » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:50 pm
Check out C-STEM Studio for Raspberry Pi.

http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu/c-stembian/
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by eckirchn » Sun May 21, 2017 4:30 am
Does anything exits like fedora's "dnf groupinstall education" such that I could just install all educational packages? I am aiming for an install for a 3-7 y/o. I could do a package by package install (based on fedora) and see what hits and what misses but that would not be ideal.
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by jesica1 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:44 am
what about the latest version update?
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by ghans » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:56 am
Raspbian ships older versions of software just like Debian due to the "freeze" a stable release goes through.
You will not get new versions inside a stable release , even security fixes will be backported.

The only solution is to tediously build from or switching to distributions
which evaluate this stability/features trade-off differently : Ubuntu , Fedora/Arch , Gentoo (mentioned in ascending order of update frequency / distance from upstream).


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by Jayce » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:56 am
MarcScott wrote:There's a version of Ubuntu called Edubuntu that comes with lots of education packages. You can see a list of what is included here - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Edubuntu/AppGuide

They might not all be included in the Raspbian repositories however, and you'll need to test them all.


Would this all work flawlessly on Ubuntu mate OS on Pi 3?
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