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SCHOOL

The most popular software requests we've gotten involve education; children and adults in school and homeschooling parents. We can't cover every possible scenario, but these pages should help most on their scholastic journey.

Tux in School
The absolute quickest and easiest way to add bunch of good educational software is to install one of the Edubuntu meta-packages. These educational application bundles integrate well into the C4C Lubuntu ReSpin.

Edubuntu

Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T)

PreSchool
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-edu-preschool -y
Primary
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-edu-primary -y
Secondary
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-edu-secondary -y
Tertiary
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-edu-tertiary -y

You may install more than one (even all) of the Edubuntu packages



Calibre Fritzing Calibre
CLEANUP MENU ICONS
The E-Book Viewer, LRF Viewer and Fritzing's icons don't show in the menu. The following instructions will fix this by changing the shortcuts to show the full path.
Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T)
Type (or copy and paste): gksu pcmanfm
This will open the file manager as root
Change Places to Directory Tree
Directory Tree
Navigate to /usr/share/applications, select applications
Select the shortcut for E-Book Viewer
Right-click E-Book Viewer and open in Leafpad
Notice the icon line, Icon=calibre
Change it to:
Icon=/usr/share/app-install/icons/calibre.png
Save. "X"out.
Right-click LRF Viewer. Open in Leafpad.
Change the same icon line to the same path to the icon
From Icon=calibre
to:
Icon=/usr/share/app-install/icons/calibre.png
Save. "X"out.
Right-click Fritzing.
Right-click Fritzing. Open in Leafpad.Directory Tree
Change the icon line from
Icon=fritzing
to
Icon=/usr/share/app-install/icons/fritzing_icon.png
And to clean up the menu, also change
Categories=Development;IDE;Electronics;
to
Categories=Education;
Save. "X"out.


Note: Because so much of online education is video based; please also see our VIDEO section.

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