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Table of Contents (as of 25 April 2013)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 10
INTRODUCTION: WHY USE OPEN SOURCE? 11
CHAPTER ONE: LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM 13
Part 1: Linux Distributions 13
Section 1: Edubuntu Linux 14
Section 2: UberStudent Linux 14
Part 2: Linux System Administration 15
Section 1: Linux/UNIX File Structure 16
Section 2: Your Home Folder 17
Section 3: System Settings 19
Section 4: The Synaptic Package Manager 20
Section 5: Step-by-step Package Installation and Removal 21
Section 6: User Account Management 22
Part 3: System Security 23
Section 1: Anti-Virus for Linux 24
Section 2: The Update Manager 25
Part 4: Linux to the Rescue 26
Section 1: DOS/FAT16/FAT32 26
Section 2: NTFS 29
Part 5: Emulating Microsoft Windows 30
Online Resources 31
Documentation 31
Distributions 31
Other Education-focused Linux Distributions 32
Utilities 32
Microsoft Windows Emulators 32
Anti-Virus 33
Forums 33
References 35
CHAPTER 2: CURRICULUM 37
Part 1: Language Arts 37
Section 1: Vocabulary 37
Primary 37
Primary/Intermediate 37
Primary/Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondar4y 37
Section 2: Writing 38
Primary/Intermediate 39
Part 2: Mathematics 39
Section 1: Numbers and Relationships 39
Primary 39
Primary/Intermediate 40
Section 2: Geometry 40
Primary/Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary 41
Secondary/Post-Secondary 41
Section 3: Algebra 42
Secondary/Post-Secondary 42
Section 4: Logic 43
Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary 43
Secondary/Post-Secondary 44
Section 5: Computer Programming 44
Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary 44
Part 3: Science 47
Section 1: Biology 47
Secondary/Post-Secondary 47
Section 2: Chemistry 47
Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary 47
Section 3: Earth/Space Sciences 49
Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary 49
Section 4: Physical Science 50
Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary 51
Part 4: Social Studies 51
Section 1: Geography 51
Intermediate/Secondary 51
Section 2: History 52
Intermediate/Secondary 53
Section 3: Economics 53
Intermediate/Secondary 53
Part 5: The Arts 53
Section 1: Graphic Design 53
Section 2: Multimedia 55
Part 6: Bible Studies 57
Online Resources 60
Language Arts 60
Mathematics 60
Science 62
Social Studies 63
Arts 63
Bible Studies 64
References 65
CHAPTER 3: PRODUCTIVITY 69
Part 1: LibreOffice 69
Section 1: LibreOffice Writer 70
Section 2: LibreOffice Calc 71
Section 3: LibreOffice Impress 71
Section 4: LibreOffice Base 72
Section 5: LibreOffice Draw 72
Part 2: Internet and Communication 72
Section 1: Web Browsers 73
Section 2: Email Programs 74
Section 3: Chat Clients 75
Section 4: FTP Software 76
Section 5: BitTorrent 77
Section 6: Web Development 78
Section 7: Blogging 79
Online Resources 81
Office Suites 81
Web Browsers 81
Email Programs 81
Chat 82
FTP Software 82
BitTorrent 82
Web Development 82
References 84
CHAPTER 4: AIDS TO LEARNING 87
Part 1: Special Education 87
Section 1: Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 87
Part 2: Learning Environments 87
Part 3: Skill Builders 90
Section 1: Typing TutorsKeyboarding 90
Section 2: Occupational Therapy 91
Part 4: Graphic Organizers 93
Section 1 Mind Maps 94
Online Resources 97
Special Education 97
Educational Environments 97
Skill Builders 97
Occupational Therapy 98
Graphic Organizers 98
References 99
CHAPTER 5: GETTING ORGANIZED 101
Part 1: Curriculum Planning 101
Part 3: Library Management 104
Online Resources 107
Curriculum Planning 107
Organization Tools 107
Library Management 107
References 108
APPENDIX A: THE GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 109
APPENDIX B: LINUX ON A BUDGET 131
Part 1: Window Managers 131
Part 2: Thin Clients 134
Part 3: OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) 135
Online Resources 137
Window Managers 137
Thin Client Software 137
Open Source Hardware 137
References 139
APPENDIX C: PLAYING DVDS IN LINUX 140
References 143
INDEX 144