Golem Python Framework is a Python game framework for developing and learning. It can assist a student of programming by providing opportunities to write programs with interestingly visible effects, despite their simplicity. Golem provides a Web-based interface that can be used even by very early students to learn the basics of thinking with computer code by teaching a visible character on the screen to perform various tasks. Golem is based on Python, and allows a student to use all of Python's features. It attempts to hide the intimidating face that computer programming can present. Learners who are too advanced for the Web interface can use Golem as a powerful Python development framework that is effective for developing cross-platform 2D games.
Theano is a Python library that allows you to define, optimize, and evaluate mathematical expressions involving multi-dimensional arrays efficiently. Theano features tight integration with numpy, transparent use of a GPU, efficient symbolic differentiation, speed and stability optimizations, dynamic C code generation, and extensive unit-testing and self-verification. Theano has been powering large-scale computationally intensive scientific investigations since 2007. But it is also approachable enough to be used in the classroom (IFT6266 at the University of Montreal).
Open Allure plays interactive text-to-speech scripts fetched from blogs, wikis, or local text files. As part of the interaction, it can call a Web browser to display Web pages, opening the possibility of text-to-speech voice-overs that span multiple Web sites (for providing tours, giving instructions, etc.). Voice quality and language depend on what is available from the OS via StaticSay on Windows, Say on Mac OS X, or eSpeak on Linux.
DoudouLinux is a system specially designed for children 2 years and up. It is available as Live CDs and USB keys as well as ARM images. The main goals are to be as easy to use as a game console, provide as many kid-oriented applications as possible (currently around 50), drive small children into mastering computer use from age 2, be natively in child-friendly language without any action, be simple for Dad and Mom too (no administration, no updates; it’s a read-only system). It includes Web content filtering.
Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth: you can pan and zoom around, and you can look up places and roads. A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article. It's also possible to measure distances between locations or watch the current cloud cover. Marble offers different thematic maps: a classroom-style topographic map, a satellite view, street map, earth at night, and temperature and precipitation maps. All maps include a custom map key, so it can also be used as an educational tool for use in classrooms. For educational purposes, you can also change the date and time and watch how the starry sky and the twilight zone on the map change. Marble also features multiple projections: choose between a flat map ("Plate carré"), Mercator, or the globe.