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Learn Tab

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None of the 5 icons above represent applications. Web Learn is a link to, a website which offers an interactive educational experience for Irish students and teachers. Clicking on the first 4 icons takes you to the following pages respectively.

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Science page

The science tab has 2 applications available labelled Periodic Table, and Planetarium.

Periodic Table is Kalzium, a KDE program which provides lots of information about the Periodic System of Elements. Besides a graphical display of the periodic table, it offers pictures, energies, chemical data, and atom models of each element, as well as other miscellaneous information such as the year of the element's discovery. Students may particularly like the timeline feature, which allows them to explore the elements that had been discovered by a particular year.

The Planetarium icon is the KStars application, a graphical desktop planetarium for KDE. It depicts an accurate simulation of the night sky, showing planets, stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae, comets, asteroids and much more. It has the core set of features needed by amateur astronomers, such as natural colour sky simulation, night vision and star charting modes; SAO star, Messier, NGC and IC catalogues by default plus the potential to add additional ones; equatorial and alt-azimuthal coordinates; and lots more.

Language page

The typing icon is "Tux Typing", an educational typing tutor for children. It features several different types of gameplay (such as finger exercises, typing short, medium and long words) at a variety of difficulty levels.

The next icon, Letter Game, represents the KMessedWords application. This is a a simple mind-training game, in which you have to "figure out" the word that has been given in the program.

The other icon is everyone's old favorite, the classic Hangman game. KHangman is aimed at children aged 6+, and has four levels of difficulty.

Math page

Fraction Tutorial is KBruch, a small program to practice calculating with fractions. Students are offered 4 different types of exercises; solving a given fraction task, comparing 2 fractions, converting a number into a fraction, and factorizing a given number into its prime factors.

The "TuxMath icon" launches "Tux of Math Command", an educational math tutor for children starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. The game consists of lessons in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The Geometry icon is Kig, an application for interactive geometry. It allows students to explore mathematical figures and concepts as well as to serve as a tool for drawing mathematical figures.

The final icon is labelled "Function Plotter". This is the KmPlot application, a mathematical function plotter, with a powerful built-in parser. KmPlot can plot functions simultaneously and combine them to build new functions.

Paint page

Paint is the mtPaint application written by Mark Tyler. This is a painting program designed to create pixel art and manipulate digital photos. Unlike the vast majority of applications bundled with the Eee PC, MtPaint uses the GTK+ toolkit (which is the toolkit used by GNOME).

The other application in this section is Tux Paint, an interactive paint program designed for children three years and up.

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Read ahead

1. Introduction
2. Components - Part 1
3. Components - Part 2
4. General Operation
5. Software Introduction
6. Internet Tab
7. Work Tab
8. Learn Tab
9. Play Tab
10. Settings & Favorites Tabs
11. Additional Software
12. Final thoughts
13. Additional Screenshots
14. Appendix

Last Updated Sunday, January 13 2008 @ 11:16 AM EST

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