We've added some great new applications and updates to the EeePCs and community sites that we'd like to make you aware of. EeePC programs will automatically install on your EeePCs the next time they connect to the network.
- Google Earth: Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. Great for all sorts of classroom activities across a variety of disciplines. For a great example and lesson materials on erosion, see David Lindsay's Post here.
- Pencil: Pencil is an animation/drawing software that lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Saves files in Flash format (swf) which is easy to embed in a Student Community blog. Could be used for a number of creative activities and demonstrations in the classroom.
- Multimedia support for StarOffice: Software to support a variety of audio/visual media within StarOffice documents and presentations, including a number of video and audio formats. All media types kids can create on their EeePCs using the Sound Recorder (Audacity) and Webcam are supported.
- Scratch support in the Student Community: The Student Community now supports playback of Scratch projects directly in a student blog. A number of students have already posted their projects. For an example of a Scratch project in the blog, click here.
Posted by Jim Klein @ SWATTEC | 1 comment(s) |