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Ten Linux apps that get top marks from schools

Aug 02, 2009, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"1. ATutor
If you are a teacher, you should definitely look at ATutor. It is online software that allows you to manage courses and that gives students a way of keeping track of coursework.

"With ATutor, you can post assignments, tests, grades and more. Students can create accounts and keep track of their particular classes and assignments. Students and teachers can also keep in touch with one another via email and messaging.

"2. iTalc
iTalc is a powerful didactical tool that allows you to watch and control computers for educational purposes. You can show demos and even lock computers to get the attention of your students.

"iTalc will also allow you to reboot or shut down machines remotely. And unlike other more costly tools, iTalc is free and released under the GPL. iTalc also supports Linux and Windows XP and will soon support Windows Vista."

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