Here's an overview of some of the most useful open-source software programs for educators. These applications and descriptions come from Aaron Tyo-Dickerson, coordinator of the Model Schools Program for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Ithaca, N.Y.; (TheOpenCD project); and the Consortium for School Networking's "Primer on Open Technologies in K-12 Education."


Productivity tools


OpenOffice.org
http://www.openoffice.org

OpenOffice.org is a full-featured productivity suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, web page editor, presentation program, and database tools. Notable features include the ability to create mail-merged documents from Outlook or Mozilla address books,

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