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Welcome to the world of free and open software applications

The digital world is full of offerings, software applications, web tools, digital resources and is open to teachers and students to dive into it and learn. Such learning is not only becoming familiar and comfortable and competent in the use of different digital methods, but also strengthening ones own capabilities for self-learning and peer based learning.

In the ICT textbook you would have been introduced to many processes of learning using ICT which require the use of different software applications. This page will give you an organized representation of the different software applications used in the textbook, organized by the themes of ICT.

You can approach the applications through the text book and the hand book, to learn every tool as it becomes necessary to transact the text book. You can independently explore the applications as well! This section intentionally includes many many more applications than is required in the text book, which you may learn at your pace and inclinations.


Basic digital literacy

Explore a computer

Learn Ubuntu

Learn Tux Typing

Learn Tux Paint

Learn Image Viewer

Learn VLC Player

ICT for connecting and learning

Learn Firefox

Learn Gmail

Learn Thunderbird

ICT for generic resource creation (text)

Learn Gedit

Learn Freeplane

Learn Libreoffice Writer

Learn LibreOffice Calc

Learn LibreOffice Impress

Learn PDF Shuffler

Learn Okular

ICT for generic resource creation (graphic)

Learn ScreenShot

Learn Kolor Paint

Learn MyPaint

Learn Tupi

Learn GIMP

Learn Inkscape

Learn Sozi

ICT for generic resource creation (audiovisual)

Learn Audacity

Learn Record my Desktop

Learn Open Shot video Editor

Learn Kdenlive

Learn FF multi convertor

ICT for resource creation - subject specific (maths and science)

Learn Geogebra

Learn TurtleBlocks

Learn PhET

Learn Stellarium

Learn Kalzium

Learn Avogadro

Learn Easy Java Simulation

ICT for resource creation - subject specific (social science and languages)

Learn Marble

Learn KGeography

Learn KLetters

Learn KWordquiz

Learn Kanagram

Learn Translators

Learn Dictionaries

Learn OSM

ICT for resource creation - publishing

Learn Flickr

Learn Google Photos

Learn Wikimedia Commons

Learn GoogleDrive

Learn Youtube

Learn Vimeo

Learn Yourlisten

Learn Soundcloud

Learn Slideshare

Learn Geogebratube

Learn Mediawiki

Navigating across the applications

Click on Explore an application to get a list of all applications you can explore. You can click on any of the links on this page to open the application you want to explore

Each of the nodes in the mind map below will link to a strand of technology learning. "Click to Learn" on a particular node (on the red arrow) to navigate to that application. Happy Exploring!!

Download concept map of applications

Teachers toolkit

You can refer to the 'Teachers toolkit to create OER using FOSS applications', to self-learn how to use text, image, animation, audio and video editors to create and revise OER. You can also learn how to publish OER created by you, on your own site, or on popular OER sites.