Omnitux aims to provide various educational activities based on multimedia elements (images, sounds, and text). Possible activity types are associations, puzzles, counting activities, etc. There is support for multiple languages and multiple screen resolutions (by using SVG vector graphic files and high quality bitmap files). Omnitux activities are described in XML files, so it is possible to create new activities without modifying the program.
Memo is a recursive acronym standing for Memo Enables Memory Optimisation. Memo's purpose is enhancing its user's ability to remember foreign words and phrases by regular repetition of a properly chosen material. Memo can be used to regularly send email messages containing packs of words or phrases to be translated by the receiver. The user replies to the mail by filling in the answers. Memo parses the reply and updates its internal database with the user's results. Sets of questions for every test are chosen based on the user's performance in previous tests -- the words that are most difficult for the user are sent more frequently.
StatPlanet Map Maker is a program for creating interactive thematic maps and graphs. Data is read from an external file (.CSV) which can be easily edited. Customization options include specifying the zoom level, creation of selectable regions, changing the map colors, and adding country mouse-over text.
Vocabularium creates Spanish-English podcasts to help with vocabulary learning. A vocabulary topic and the subtopics which you want to include in the podcast can be selected. The program outputs a WAV file (or MP3 if Lame is installed) that reads a list of Spanish words and phrases with English translations based on that topic. Several vocabulary topics are built into the program. Under Windows, Vocabularium is designed to work with any SAPI 5 voice. Under Linux and Mac OS, it currently works with Cepstral voices, including the free demonstration versions.
eduMagnet can search and access different online video sites (YouTube, Blip, TeacherTube, RSS, German public TV, etc). Students and pupils can create playlists of lectures and talks and play educational content using an embedded video player (MPlayer). As an OLPC project eduMagnet is developed for the sugar OS, but can also be used in any Linux environment using GTK. Students may synchronize playlists to the online platform eduMagnet.org so that other users can subscribe to their playlists. Access to new online video sites can easily be added using python plugins ("Magnets").