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    Table of Contents (as of 3 March 2013)

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS    9
    INTRODUCTION: WHY USE OPEN SOURCE?    10
    CHAPTER ONE: LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM    12
    Part 1: Linux Distributions    12
    Section 1: Edubuntu Linux    13
    Section 2: UberStudent Linux    14
    Part 2: Linux System Administration    15
    Section 1: Linux/UNIX File Structure    15
    Section 2: Your Home Folder    17
    Section 3: System Settings    19
    Section 4: The Synaptic Package Manager    19
    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    23
    Section 2: The Update Manager    24
    Part 4: Linux to the Rescue    25
    Section 1: DOS/FAT16/FAT32    26
    Section 2: NTFS    29
    Online Resources    30
    Documentation    30
    Distributions    30
    Other Education-focused Linux Distributions    31
    Utilities    31
    Anti-Virus    31
    Forums    31
    Linux Forums    32
    General Hardware and Software Forums    32
    References    33
    CHAPTER 2: CURRICULUM    35
    Part 1: Language Arts    35
    Section 1: Vocabulary    35
    Primary    35
    Primary/Intermediate    35
    Primary/Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondar4y    36
    Section 2: Writing    37
    Primary/Intermediate    38
    Part 2: Mathematics    38
    Section 1: Numbers and Relationships    38
    Primary    38
    Primary/Intermediate    39
    Section 2: Geometry    40
    Primary/Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary    40
    Secondary/Post-Secondary    41
    Section 3: Algebra    41
    Secondary/Post-Secondary    42
    Section 4: Logic    43
    Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary    43
    Secondary/Post-Secondary    44
    Section 5: Computer Programming    45
    Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary    45
    Part 3: Science    48
    Section 1: Biology    48
    Secondary/Post-Secondary    48
    Section 2: Chemistry    48
    Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary    49
    Section 3: Earth/Space Sciences    51
    Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary    51
    Section 4: Physical Science    52
    Intermediate/Secondary/Post-Secondary    52
    Part 4: Social Studies    53
    Section 1: Geography    53
    Intermediate/Secondary    53
    Section 2: History    55
    Intermediate/Secondary    55
    Section 3: Economics    55
    Intermediate/Secondary    55
    Part 5: The Arts    56
    Section 1: Graphic Design    56
    Section 2: Multimedia    58
    Part 6: Bible Studies    60
    Online Resources    63
    Language Arts    63
    Mathematics    63
    Science    65
    Social Studies    66
    Arts    66
    Bible Studies    67
    References    68
    CHAPTER 3: PRODUCTIVITY    72
    Part 1: LibreOffice    72
    Section 1: LibreOffice Writer    73
    Section 3: LibreOffice Impress    75
    Section 4: LibreOffice Base    75
    Section 5: LibreOffice Draw    76
    Part 2: Internet and Communication    77
    Section 1: Web Browsers    77
    Section 2: Email Programs    79
    Section 3: Chat Clients    81
    Section 4: FTP Software    82
    Section 5: BitTorrent    83
    Section 6: Web Development    85
    Section 7: Blogging    86
    Online Resources    88
    Office Suites    88
    Web Browsers    88
    Email Programs    88
    Chat    89
    FTP Software    89
    BitTorrent    89
    Web Development    89
    References    91
    CHAPTER 4: AIDS TO LEARNING    94
    Part 1: Special Education    94
    Section 1: Individualized Education Plan (IEP)    94
    Part 2: Learning Environments    94
    Part 3: Skill Builders    98
    Section 1: Typing Tutors    98
    Section 2: Occupational Therapy    99
    Part 4: Graphic Organizers    101
    Section 1 Mind Maps    101
    Online Resources    104
    Special Education    104
    Educational Environments    104
    Skill Builders    104
    Occupational Therapy    105
    Graphic Organizers    105
    References    106
    CHAPTER 5: GETTING ORGANIZED    108
    Part 1: Curriculum Planning    108
    Part 3: Library Management    112
    Online Resources    115
    Curriculum Planning    115
    Organization Tools    115
    Library Management    115
    References    116
    APPENDIX A: THE GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE    117
    APPENDIX B: LINUX ON A BUDGET    139
    Part 1: Window Managers    139
    Part 2: Hardware    143
    APPENDIX C:  PLAYING DVDS IN LINUX    145
    INDEX    147