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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