Computer Science 101: Using Scratch

May 21, 2009

A big thank you to Mr. Becker for working with our class all day!  Mr. Becker joined our class to introduce students to computer programming using MIT’s free software Scratch. Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your […]

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FOSS: Free and Open Source Software

January 29, 2009

I am encouraging the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) whenever possible.   If you don’t have a copy of Microsoft Office no problem, Open Office is a wonderful, powerful free office suite available for Windows, Linux or Mac.  I have also listed links for Mac and PC FOSS.  If you have a need, […]

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January 6, 2009

The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor   Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. We will be using Audacity this year because its easy to use and we can use it at school and at home for free! […]

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