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    Brian Huxtable

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    Know of other apps that didn’t make the list? Let’s hear it. : )

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    TJ333

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    I work in k-12 so not all of these programs will be of use but:
    TuxPaint, Tux of Math Command, and Tux Type are all available from sourceforge.net and are art (like MS paint) math, and typing pratice program for younger children.
    ArtRage Free Edition tries to emulate the effect of using traditional paints and other media on the computer.
    7zip for archives.
    GeoGebra lets you do goeometry and algebra.
    Google Sketchup has been popular for 3d modeling though some teacher have been interested in using Sweet Home 3d.
    http://www.harmonyhollow.net/teach/ has a number of tools that teachers are using with classroom projectors.

    This year we added Stellarium (Cool constellation viewing program), Hot Potato 6 (assignment maker) and CMap Tools (mind maps) but I have not had much feedback about them yet.

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    Brian Huxtable

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    Excellent additions. I’ve been thinking about adding a section specifically for classroom tools but I wanted to talk to instructors in the field, so to speak. Thanks for the contributions!!

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    Andrew Single

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    I’d recommend you check out Media Player Classic Home Cinema Edition to use instead of VLC. I’ve found it to have a much cleaner UI, and to be more stable.

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    Brian Huxtable

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    Ha! Didn’t even know of MPC, looks interesting. While it isn’t cross-platform it does indeed look much cleaner than VLC. I’ll need to check it out. Thanks for tip!

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