OSX Educational Applications?
June 2, 2005 8:32 PM Subscribe
I run a computer lab in an elementary school. I use a very few programs to teach a lot of important skills- mostly about thinking, writing, and organizing one's thoughts and time, and only secondarily 'teaching kids to use technology' (as if such a thing was actually necessary.) We're getting a bunch of new macs next year, so we'll be migrating to OSX. I tend to hate 'kids software' and prefer using well designed adult software. What essential OSX app.s are cool, simple, and worth using with kids?
posted by carterk to education (8 answers total)
OK, right now I'm using a 1995 version of Kid Pix (heads and shoulders better for my purposes than any newer version), Appleworks WP, DR, DB and SS, Simpletext (for HTML), Powerpoint, Inspiration... that's about it. I'm eager to step outside of my comfort zone and would love to hear ideas from non-educators.