With this second "(KDEApps2) » from the series of articles on "KDE Community Apps" We will continue our exploration of the catalog of free and open applications developed by them.
In order to do so, continue to expand knowledge about them to all general users of GNU / Linux, especially those who may not be using «KDE Plasma » Be «Desktop Environment» main or sole.
For those interested in exploring our initial publication related to the topic, you can click on the following link, after finishing reading this publication:
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About KDE and its Apps
"The KDE community is an international team that develops and distributes open source software. Our community has developed a wide variety of applications for communications, work, education and entertainment. We put a special focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a dynamic and open atmosphere for experimentation. " What is KDE?
"Use KDE software to surf the web, stay in touch with colleagues, friends, and family, manage your files, enjoy music and videos, and be creative and productive at work. The KDE community develops and maintains more than 200 applications that work on any Linux desktop, and often on other platforms as well." KDE Applications: Powerful, Cross-platform, and for Everyone
KDEApps2: Applications for Education
Education - KDE Applications (KDEApps2)
In this area of Education "KDE Community" has officially developed 25 applications of which we will mention and comment, textually and briefly, the first 10, and then we will mention the remaining 13:
Top 10 apps
- Articulate: A pronunciation trainer that helps to improve and refine the pronunciation of a foreign language by the student.
- flash: An electronic game published in 1978 that challenges players to recall sequences of increasing length.
- Singer: An interface for powerful mathematical and statistical packages. Cantor integrates them into the KDE Platform and provides an elegant worksheet-based graphical user interface.
- GCompris: A set of high-quality educational programs containing a large number of activities for children between the ages of 2 and 10.
- KAlgebra: An application that can replace your graphing calculator. It has numerical, logical, symbolic and analysis functions that allow you to calculate mathematical expressions on the console and graphically represent the result in 2 or 3 dimensions.
- Calcium: A program that displays the periodic table of the elements. You can use Kalzium to find information about the elements or to learn about the periodic table.
- Kanagram: A game based on word anagrams: the puzzle is solved when the letters of the mixed word are put back in the correct order.
- KBruch: A small program to practice the calculation with fractions and percentages. To do this, different exercises are provided and you can use the learning mode to practice with fractions.
- KGeography: A geography learning tool that allows you to know the political divisions of some countries (divisions, the capitals of these divisions and their associated flags, if any).
- KHangMan: A game based on the well-known hangman pastime. It is aimed at children six years of age and older. The game has several categories of words to play with, for example: Animals (words related to animals) and three categories of different difficulty: easy, medium and hard.
Other existing apps
Other apps developed in this field of Education by the "KDE Community" are:
- king: Interactive geometry.
- kiting: Japanese reference / study tool.
- klettres: Learn the alphabet.
- KmPlot: Plotter of mathematical functions.
- kst: Tool for visualizing and plotting large data sets in real time.
- KStart: Planetarium for the desktop.
- KTouch: Typing Tutor.
- KTurtle: Educational programming environment.
- KWord Quiz: Card Trainer.
- labplot: Graphics and data analysis software.
- Marble: Virtual globe.
- Minuet: Music learning software.
- Parley: Vocabulary tutor.
- rocks: Rocs graph theory.
- Step: Interactive physical simulator.
In short, with this second revision "(KDEApps2)" of the existing official applications of the "KDE Community", and specifically on those in the field of Education, we hope that knowing and applying some of these apps about various GNU / Linux Distros contribute to the use and the massification of so robust and fabulous software toolkit how beautiful and hardworking Linuxera Community offers us all.
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