Installing Additional Education Packages

As explained in "How To Sanitiue a Laptop" (please review it if you havent)
There are several contents that are part of the Labdoo ComputersWhen sanitizing a computer.

If you sanitized your computer following any of the Fast Restoration Metjods, the images you install already include these additional education packages, so you don't need to do anything else.

However, if you sanitized the computer using the Step-by-Step method, the following sections will guide you through the process of manually installing the additional education packages.

Installing the RACHEL Education Package

RACHEL is a free collection of powerful educational content available in a variety of languages. It includes packages such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, Edison for Robotics, CK-12 Textbooks, UNESCO's IICBA Electronic Library, MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, Great Books of the World, OLPC Educational Packages, or MIT Scratch, among many others. To get an overview of what the package includes, please refer to the project's page at or check OER2GO's list of educational software from

RACHEL takes about 20-25GB of disk space and it is recommended to install only on disk drives of 50GB or higher.

To install RACHEL, first you need to download the package into your local disk. If you are sanitizing a Labdoo laptop or tablet, we recommend that you install RACHEL by downloading it from In this FTP server, you will find zipped (compressed) files with extension *.tar.gz organized by languages (for instance, "EN" for English, "FR" for French, etc.). Download as many compressed files as you think are necessary for the destination school your laptops/tablets will be deployed at.

Installing RACHEL on a Laptop
Once you have downloaded the RACHEL package(s), create a new folder called "wikis" inside /home/labdoo/Public/ and unzip RACHEL there (the downloading and unzipping operations could take some time depending on the speed of your network and computer). Once unzipped, double click on the file /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/RACHEL-EN/bin/www/starthere.html to open a web browser that will take you to the start page of RACHEL.

To make access for users easier, we recommend to make the default web browser page point to RACHEL's initial page. For that, open the web browser (these instructions are for Firefox but similar steps apply to other browsers) and go to:

File => Open File
[ navigate to /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/bin/www/starthere.html ] => Open

Then go to:

Edit => Preferences
[ opens a window for the settings, click on "Use current Pages" and close the tab "Preferences" ]

Please repeat any of the configuration steps for both the 'labdoo' and the 'student' users (if they are both available in your laptop).

Note. The first folder "Wikipedia for Schools" is equivalent to the Xowa package; hence, if your Labdoo laptop already has Xowa installed, you can remove this folder from RACHEL, which will give you back 6,5 GB of disk space.

Installing RACHEL on a Tablet

The RACHEL package includes also an installation file for Android (apk file): Notice however that as long as you read the RACHEL content in a web browser from a tablet, it is not necessary to install this apk-file. That means that you can just copy and unzip the RACHEL file to the tablet and open the file "starthere.html" from the tablet's web browser. With this method, you can use RACHEL with any tablet (not just Android) just by using the tablet's web browser. Some tablets may not have enough built-in disk space to store RACHEL. If that's the case, you will need to include an external storage card and install RACHEL in it.

Note. RACHEL is much more than just content for a web browser as it also includes executable files. Some of these executable files may not be compatible with the Labdoo operating system. However, these additional programs do not take much disk space, and hence we recommend to leave them where they are so that schools abroad can still have the option to copy these tools to other compatible platforms and use them.


Installing Education Packages Using Scripts

In addition to installing the base Edubuntu education package, users are encouraged to also install a set of additional valuable education resources. These additional resources are installed by executing a set of scripts through a simple process described in this section. If you have questions or suggestions please write your messages directly in the Labdoo QA Team Wall.

List of Available Scripts

All Labdoo scripts can be downloaded from the FTP server
To execute a script the computer must be connected to the Internet.

Recommended scripts:

Additional helpful scripts (optional):

Scripts for special usages (usually only for experienced users):

The following steps describe how to install a script.

Step 1. Download a Script
- From a Labdoo laptop, open the web browser and go to this link:
- Right click with your mouse on the link of the script that you want to install.
- Select "Save link as" and save the file in the desktop of a Labdoo laptop (/home/labdoo/Desktop).

Step 2. Execute a Script
Open a terminal (press CTRL + Alt + T at the same time) and execute the following commands:

cd ~/Desktop
chmod u+x ./
sudo ./

(change the script '' for the name of the script you want to install.)

This will run the script and automatically install a new education software package.

Hint. Some scripts will ask for passwords or settings through the installation process. Please keep an eye on the screen to provide the necessary inputs.

Hint. Some scripts are fast, some need hours. It depends on the speed of your internal connection and on the speed of the laptop.

What scripts can do

What does the script do?

  • Installation of Edubuntu (educational software for children)
    • software for pre-school,
    • software for the primary school and
    • software for the secondary school
  • Additional software, which are not part of Lubuntu
    • Office Libreoffice
    • ClamAV virus scanner and update virus signature
    • programs for barrier free access for handicapped users (blind or deaf)
    • update and patch Lubuntu system
  • Add user student (student has less rights and is not able to damage the system)
  • helpful settings to optimize Lubuntu-Betriebssystems.

What does the script do?

  • install Xowa offline wiki Tool to enable access to 800+ offline wikis
  • license-free educational content (OER)
  • wikidoo - english offline wiki following UK-Curriculum
  • english eBooks (eBooks in other languages can be found on the FTP server or the external USB-disk/stick --> /Public/eBooks and can be copied from here)
  • multimedia language course English

What scripts can NOT do

What scripts are not able to solve

The Labdoo team is working to improve and extend capability of the scripts. At that moment the following steps have to be adjust manually:

General for all desktops and for all user (labdoo and student):

Firefox: 4 tabs should be added manually and pre-set in Preferences -> General

  • file:///home/labdoo/Public/manuals/index-manuals.html
  • about:startpage

Firefox: install add-on Fireclam (virus protection)
Calibre: import eBooks for die users labdoo and student

Add more plug-ins to the task bar (LXDEDesktop / Lubuntu):

Right mouse click on the task bar → Add/Remove Panel Items → +Add → select the plug-in you want → +Add →
Suggested plug-ins and their sequence from right to left:

  • Menu (already installed)
  • Application Launch Bar (already installedt)
  • Spacer (already installed)
  • Desktop pager (already installed)
  • Spacer (already installed)
  • Task Bar (already installed)
  • Volume control (already installed)
  • System tray (already installed)
  • Indicator Applets (already installed)
  • Keyboard Layout Handler (to be installed)
  • Resource Monitors (to be installed)
  • Network Status Monitor (to be installed)
  • Manage Network (to be installed)
  • Digital clock (already installed)
  • Application Launch bar (already installed)

The plug-ins can be moved within the task bar, right mouse click on task bar→ Add/Remove Panel Items → mark plug-in in window → click on Up or Down until the plug-in reached its position.


On the FTP server are wallpapers under that you can download and use freely. Depending on the desktop version that you have, copy the wallpapers into different folders (with file manager with superuser rights)

  • LXDE: /usr/share/lubuntu/wallpaper
  • Xfce: /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce
  • MATE to 4/16 LTS: /usr/share/background/Mate/desktop
  • MATE from 18.04 LTS: /usr/share/background/ubuntu-mate-common

Optional: Use the scripts in the hidden folder .scripts (if LXDE and Xfce desktops are installed simultaneously)

If case LXDE, Xfce and / or Mate are installed as desktops in parallel, we recommend

  • create a hidden folder /home/labdoo/.scripts
  • Copy the two scripts and there and make them executable
  • if case you are in Xfce Desktop: create a starter for both scripts, set icon, links, execute etc.

Without this measure, either starter and scripts would be double on the desktop. And will be confusing wich to execute with Xfce.

Optional: Xfce and / or Mate Desktop

In case you install Xfce 4 and / or Mate Desktop, several optimizations can be made, see

Important: For Lubuntu 14.04 LTS ff.: Keyboard Layout handler → right mouse click on Icon in task bar → settings → Important! Remove hook in „Keep system layout“, as otherwise you are not able to install additional keyboard layouts.

Important: For 14.04 LTS ff.: Use Light Locker to switch off the screen locker (for user labdoo and student)

only for Lubuntu 12.04 LTS

Browser: Standard browser in Lubuntu 12.04 LTS is still Chrome, later Lubuntu releases use Firefox as browser. To avoid user confusion you should install Firefox for Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and set Firefox as standard browser, please:

  • remove Chromium in application launch bar and add Firefox → right mouse click → change
  • Set Firefox as standard browser → Preferences → Preferred Application → Browser → Firefox (for both user labdoo and student)
  • optional: uninstall Chromium

For Lubuntu 12.04 LTS: The keyboard layout in Lubuntu 12.04 LTS was buggy. Due to this our script installs the program LXKeymap. Add a starter on the desktop to enable keyboard switching for 12.04 LTS.

Only if desktops Unity and Gnome are installed

  • Unity (Ubuntu Default Desktop)
  • Compiz: Optimize performance
  • Use CompizConfigSettingManager to set
  • General → OpenGL → Set to "Fast"
  • Effects → Switch Animation and Fading off (remove the hook)
  • Add 4 workspaces for both users labdoo and student → open System Settings → Appearance → behaviour → mark activate workspaces
  • Unity: To show the menus in a program window, not in the top bar (like Apple do), to be changed for both users labdoo and student → Open System settings → Appearance → Behaviour → show the menus for a window → mark "in the window's title"
  • User name is not shown in the top bar on screen → open a terminal → type → dconf-editor → Enter
  • In dconf-editor → apps → indicator-session → hook in show-real-name-on-panel → close window
  • remove Amazon Icon in application bar (right mouse click on the icon → remove)

Installing Xowa Wikis

The Tool Xowa allows access to more than 800 offline wikis so that children can read knowledge content even when they don't have access to the Internet. Remember that Xowa comes already pre-installed if you use the advanced sanitation guide. Otherwise, if you used the simple sanitation guide, you can manually install Xowa using the scripts as explained in this page.

Download XOWA as a zipped file from the Labdoo FTP server

Please check first if the needed Xowa wiki bundle is available as a tar.gz file from our FTP server If not, send an email to and we will try to prepare and upload the Xowa wiki bundle you need.

Once you download the tar.gz file from the FTP server above, please unzip it into the folder ~/home/labdoo/Public/xowa/wiki. Then run the script from (you can download this file and double-click on it) to allow access for all users.

Alternatively, if you want to download and install XOWA by yourself, there are 2 ways:

  • Version 1: only text, no pictures and no graphics (use this one if you have a small hard drive)
  • Version 2: includes version 1 plus linked pictures and graphics (recommended, as it is more user-friendly and informative, although it needs more disk space)

After you have installed Xowa, you can start it by double clicking on the Xowa starter icon that you will find in the laptop desktop.

There are 2 ways to install a specific wiki part of the Xowa suite. Scroll down the main page of Xowa, so you see "Links":

  • Import Online (supports version 1): Click in the column 'set up' on the Download link to start the download, which might last for some hours.
  • Import Offline (supports versions 1 and 2): This is the recommended method. We recommend to download by script -> select the needed wiki and language -> Category system: version 2 -> Import: click on Generate script -> repeat until your scripts contains all the needed wikis and then click on "Run script".

    A word of caution. Not every wiki is available in all languages, e.g. often wikivoyage is missing. When running an Offline Import you are able to select a non existing wiki and generate a script entry, but the script will crash when executing. So please check if a certain wiki exists first. Here is a trick on how to easily check: open 2 tabs on your browser (file -> New tab); use one tab to watch the online Import table, and the other tab to watch the offline import page; in the online page you are able to search for the needed language and wiki and quickly see if a certain wiki exists.

Matching Wiki Versions

The Xowa wikis can only be run with the same Xowa release that was used to download them. Labdoo updates Xowa every 6 months (in the beginning and in the middle of a year) to minimize the work for downloading wikis. So if you download new wikis at home and want to take a USB stick to an Edoovillage, ensure you do that with the same Xowa version that was installed in the laptops deployed at that Edoovillage.

Enabling Arbitrary Access to the Xowa Folder
Initially, only the default user 'labdoo' can access the manually installed Xowa wikis. To enable access for any other users, you can use a a script that you will also find in the desktop. This script is called (see this page). Please run this script every time educational content is installed in the folder /Public. The script starts without further input, runs for about 1 - 5 minutes, depending on the computer, and closes automatically.


BOKS- Community Development Classes

BOKS is a set of classes designed to help lift communities out of poverty. It involves the cumulative knowledge of doctors, nutritionists and agricultural experts who have worked among the world's poor, and pooling that information into a practical, and easy-to-use video curriculum.

We thank for granting Labdoo the right to freely distribute this curriculum with the Labdoo laptops. You can watch a brief class introductory on the video below:

You may download the zip file of the classes to be installed in your Labdoo laptops; however, please do not distribute this class material otherwise without prior consents from directly in order to avoid violating copyright laws.

We have BOKS in 4 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese and Swahili.

Some of the classes combine Christian teachings to help people overcome certain physical challenges; we have added a (C) in front of those classes. Please respect the laptop recipient school's cultural background and install the classes with care. Thank you!

Class Descriptions:

(C)1. The Importance of Safe Drinking Water (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
(C)2. How to Build Sufficient Latrines (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
3. Water Purification and the Moringa Tree (Beth Doerr)
4. Smokeless Cooking and Alternative Fuels (Beth Doerr)

1. How to Prevent and Treat Malaria (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
2. How to Prevent and Treat Diarrhea (Dr Daniel Fountain)
3. How to Prevent HIV (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
4. Caring for Sick Patients at Home (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
5. Overview of the AIDS Problem (Dr. Carolyn Klaus)
6. AIDS Prevention, Education and Treatment (Dr. Carolyn Klaus)
7. How People Who Have AIDS, Can Live with Those Who Don't (Dr. Carolyn Klaus)
(C)8. Latrines: How to Practically Help People Who are Suffering with AIDS (Dr. Carolyn Klaus)

1. A Dental Overview (Dr. Brent Wong)
2. Proper Oral Hygiene (Dr. Brent Wong)

1. Guarding Your Family's Health through Good Nutrition (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
2. Building a Strong Marriage (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
(C)3. Healthy Sexual Behavior (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
(C)4. Teaching Children — Part One (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
(C)5. Teaching Children — Part Two (Dr. Daniel Fountain)

1. Caring for Your Land (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
2. Overcoming Poverty through Effective Farming Techniques (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
3. Reforestation (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
4. How to Prevent Erosion from Destroying your Farm(Dr. Daniel Fountain)
5. Effective Methods for Raising Animals (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
6. Composting (Larry Yarger)
7. Rooftop Farming (Dr. Tim Motis)

1. Pregnancy Overview (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
2. Meeting the Needs of Pregnant Women (Dr. Daniel Fountain)
3. Childbirth (Dr Daniel Fountain)
4. Overcoming Pregnancy Complications (Dr. Daniel Fountain)

1. Nutrition (Dr. Michelle Shwinandan)
2. Immunization and Hygiene (Dr. Michelle Shwinandan)
3. Infant Development (Dr. Michelle Shwinandan)
(C)4. Toddler Development (Dr. Michelle Shwinandan)

1. Menstruation (Dr. Vanessa Reynolds)
2. Menopause (Dr. Vanessa Reynolds)

1-4. The 10 Seed Principle (4 sessions) (Dr. Ravi layakaran)

10. EFFECTIVE LIVESTOCK CARE (English Version Only)
1. Pens and Grazing Locations (Dr. Peter Quesenberry )
2. Clean Living Conditions (Dr. Peter Quesenberry )
3. Disease Prevention (Dr. Peter Quesenberry )
4. Examination of a Cow (Dr. Peter Quesenberry )
5. General Livestock Examination (Dr. Fred Gardner)
6. Animal Restraint Techniques (Drs. Quesenberry/Gardner)
7. Wound Treatment (Drs. Quesenberry/Gardner)
8. Internal and External Parasites (Dr. Peter Quesenberry )
9. The Basics of Animal Nutrition (Dr. Peter Quesenberry )
10. Fractures and Lameness (Drs. Quesenberry/Gardner)
11. Making Local Medicines (Dr Jean Reed)
12. Emergency First Aid (Dr Peter Quesenberry )
13. Working with the Local Community (Dr Jean Reed)

Installing Kolibri

Debian/Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and up - anything that's not end-of-life

Install from PPA repository
Use the following commands in Terminal to add the PPA and install Kolibri:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:learningequality/kolibri
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kolibri

Install from a .deb file
The advantages of downloading a .deb file is the portability: you can copy the file from device to device and install Kolibri without internet access.

Download the latest Kolibri .deb installer, or have it copied to your local drive. (Note: Visit to get the latest .deb installer)

Run this command from the location where you downloaded the DEB file:

sudo dpkg -i kolibri-installer-filename.deb

Wait for the installation to finish and run this command to start Kolibri:

kolibri start

Note: If you choose to install Kolibri as a system service, you will not need to start it manually.

When the command finishes, open the default browser at and proceed with the :ref:`setup_initial` of your facility.

Open Software on Ubuntu and locate the Kolibri. Press Remove.
Or from the command line: sudo apt-get remove kolibri.

When you use the PPA installation method, upgrades to newer versions will be automatic, provided there is internet access available.

For more information on the installation process, visit:

Installing Wikipedia for Schools

Wikipedia for Schools is a free subset of educational wikipedia content for children and schools. It follows the British curriculum for schools and is available in the languages of English (Release 2008 and 2013), Spanish, French and Portuguese. The English wikipedia for schools is part of the English RACHEL collection too.

Wikipedia for schools occupies about 6.5GB of disk space, except for the English Release 2008 which occupies about 2.5GB.

To install Wikipedia for schools, first download the package into your local disk. You can download the file in the required language from the Labdoo FTP server at Open the language folder you need (e.g. EN for English) and download the archive *wikipedia_for_schools* you need.

Installing Wikipedia for schools on a Labdoo laptop

Once you have downloaded the file, unzip it in the folder /home/labdoo/Public/wikis (the downloading and unzipping operations could take some time depending on the speed of your network and computer). Once unzipped, double click on the file file /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/xx/xx-wikipedia-for-schools/index.html (where xx is the country / language code ) to open a web browser that will take you to the initial page of wikipedia for schools.

To make access easier, we recommend to make the default web browser page point to the Wikipedia for Schools initial page. For that, open the web browser (this instructions are for Firefox but similar steps apply to other browsers) and go to File => Open File [ navigate to /home/labdoo/Public/xx/xx-wikipedia-for-schools/index.html ] => Open. Then go to Edit => Preferences [ opens a window for the settings, click on "Use current Pages" and close the tab "Preferences" ] . Please repeat any of the configuration steps for both the 'labdoo' and the 'student' user accounts that come with the Labdoo computer.

Overview Educational Content

This page provides an overview of the available Open Educational Resoures (OER) that might come with a Labdoo laptop. All content described below can be downloaded from the Labdoo FTP service: or can be found on a cloned Labdoo computer at /home/labdoo/Public/wikis or in folder /home/labdoo/Public/xowa/wiki.

Links to content in various languages: RACHEL, Wikipedia for Schools, English, Spanish, French, German/Deutsch, Arabic, Hindi, Nepale, Portuguese, Kiswahili/Swahili.

The educational content (although not all) is taken from different sources KHAN Academy and OER2GO project and over 800 wikis (using Xowa tool ). Please notice that except for some user manuals and video tutorials on how to use a Labdoo laptop, Labdoo images for cloning come without any content. That means that after you install the Labdoo image, you have to install the educational content that most suits your edoovillage according to language(s) spoken, the age of users, the size of your disk drive or specific demands from the teachers and students. This approach (a base image with no content plus separate installation scripts for the educational content) greatly simplifies the process of sanitizing laptops and tablets (making it scalable) and was explained in this conversation.

Of course you can also browse through the above mentioned web-site and download the content you need using the tool 'rsync'. But because not everybody knows how to use this tool, we prepared and packaged the content in a way that it can be easily viewed from any browser, and we have simplified the process of installing all the educational content in your laptops/tablets.


  • If not already done, create a folder according the language(s) you need, e.g. /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/EN for English and so on,
  • Download the index-file from and into the language folder you are working on, e.g. /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/EN/index-en.html,
  • open this index-file in a tab of the browser of your choice, e.g. Firefox, and save the tabs in the settings of your browser, so it will be opened and shown to the students at a school when starting the browser.

Download archive(s) and unzip to content folder

  • Download and unzip the archive(s) to the folder /Public/wikis/xx (xx = language code, e.g. EN, DE, FR, ES etc.) of user labdoo. You can download the archive(s) you need, just right mouse click and "Unpack to",
  • unpack and delete the archive, once it is unzipped.
  • When you run several installation please save the archives on a local server or external USB disc drive, so you do not have to download each time each file again.

Index file(s) for easier access
Labdoo prepared for each language an index file. You will find them in each language folder on our FTP server. Copy them into the local language folder on your laptop and the folder /Public.

Due to the amount of the content you have to pre-select the content you are going to install, may-be discuss the best content with the school or project partner. Or you copy the archives to an external device and the traveller/dootripper takes it to the school, so they can decide on site which content to use best.

Wiki/Content folder

Resources for teacher
UNESCO's IICBA Electronic Library (Teachers' resources)

Classification of content
P = Preschool / Primary school | S = Secondary / High school / Adults | T = Teachers' Resource |

Content is part of image... Example, read as follow: EN_250 = part of image EN_250 and so on.

RACHEL / wikis collection

  • All English content (EN) described below can be downloaded from here:
    Suggested path to copy and unpack the English content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/EN

    Either install Wikipedia for Schools (6 GB) or RACHEL (28 GB), as Wikipedia for Schools in English is part of RACHEL (EN).

  • The below listed English content is NOT part of the English RACHEL, so please decide if and what to use for your project:
    Hint: Copy the file into the above mentioned directory. Open this file in any browser and you will find a list and links of all the content, after unpacking it into the above mentioned directory

    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250

    Wikipedia for Schools (EN, 6 GB)
    This curated selection of articles from Wikipedia can be used offline by school children around the world. 6000 articles, 26 million words and 50,000 images make Wikipedia for Schools bigger than Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia put together!
    More details
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    English RACHEL Collection (EN, 26 GB)
    RACHEL is a complete collection of free educational content. „Wikipedia for schools“ is part of the RACHEL collection, but also educational documents of the Khan Academy (math and science classes), MedLine Medical Encyclopedia, Hesperian Health Guides, Khan Academy (health videos), CK-12 STEM text-books, Gutenberg World Literature eBooks, OLPC Educational Games/ Lessons, UNESCO Primary School Resources, MathExpression Math Videos, Learn to Type "Power Typing", Music Theory, MIT Scratch etc.
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    African Children Story books (start file depends on the name of language(s): [name_of_language].html or index.html for English plus South-African languages)
    African Storybook Project - These enjoyable, illustrated stories will assist young children as they learn to read. Gathered from African communities, they include characters and topics more familiar and relevant to children there..
    More details
    Algebra for Beginners: (start file: /pagefiles/index.html)
    Algebra2Go - Prealgebra
    More details
    EN_160, EN_250
    Cat and dog children books: (start file: /CatDog.html)
    Cat and Dog Books are funny and easy to read.
    More details:
    EN_160, EN_250
    Educational content Pre-School - class 8 (start file: /CoreKnowledge.html)
    The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Student readers, teacher guides, activity books, and other materials are available for Language Arts and History and Geography.
    More details
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    Pre-School books and videos to learn reading (start file: /content/index.html)
    Fantastic Phonics is a complete 16 week intensive reading scheme for schools and families, with 60 printable stories, multimedia and video.
    More details:
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    High quality books for beginning readers (start file: /MustardSeedBooks.html)
    Mustard Seed Books provide high quality books in English for beginning readers.
    More details
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    Bino and Fino - Nigerian cartoons (start page: /index.html)
    Bino and Fino - Nigerian cartoons - Teaching children around the world about African culture and much more.
    More details
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    Book Dash Books - African storybooks for children (start page: /index.html)
    Book Dash Books - African storybooks for children, available for anyone to freely print, translate and distribute. BookDash believes that every child should own a hundred books by the age of five.
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    English Children's Storybooks (start page: /index.html)
    English Children's Storybooks - A collection of storybooks in English from several sources. Enjoy!
    More details
    EN_160, EN_250
    Math Expression (start page: /index.html)
    Math tutoring materials including videos, study tips, practice questions and step-by-step solutions.
    For each lesson, read the study tips carefully and take note of the important concepts/ideas before watching the video. These tips will guide you in your math thinking strategies.
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    Women in African History (start page: /index.html)
    A collection of comics, biographies, and audiobooks on prominent women from African history.
    More details
    EN_80, EN_160, EN_250
    Feed the Monster - teaches your child the fundamentals of reading. (start page: /index.html)
    Collect monster eggs and feed them letters so they can grow into new friends!
    More details
    EN_160, EN_250
    Adults books and videos to learn reading (start file: /content/index.html)
    Fantastic Phonics for Adults is a powerful collection of literacy tools - including over 140 lessons and almost 300 videos.
    More details
    EN_160, EN_250
    125+ computer and software tutorials by, including MS-Office and Windows (2015) (start file: /index.html)
    Hundreds of high-quality illustrated articles and videos focusing on technology, job training, reading, and math skills, produced by the Goodwill Community Foundation.
    More details
    EN_160, EN_250
    openstax Textbooks (Post Secondary) (start file: en-openstax/OpenStax.html)
    A selection of post secondary textbooks for openstax (
    More details
    EN_160, EN_250
    College Credit Courses from World Possible (start file: /index.html)
    This is a collection of courses that can help you earn college credits in a variety of topics. The courses are gathered from a variety of Open Educational Resources, and reorganized by World Possible, the team that maintains RACHEL.

    College credits are granted through CLEP exams. The College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 40 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers, including in many prison facilities.
    More details

    EN_160, EN_250
    Saylor Academy Textbooks (start file: /en-saylor/content/
    Saylor Academy Textbooks, over 100 Free Textbooks covering a wide range of topics that can help with earning college credits.
    More details
    EN_160, EN_250
    training material Tanzanian exams (start page: /index.html)
    These test examples from The National Examinations Council of Tanzania are a useful guide for study and preparation.
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    training material The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (start page: /index.html)
    This collection of files will help you study for The West African Senior School Certificate Examination. These files are provided in both .docx and .pdf format and will require appropriate software to view.
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    Educate! - provides youth with skills training in leadership (start page: /index.html)
    Educate! - provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, along with mentorship, to start real businesses at school.
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    Siyavula - Mathmatics and Physical Science Textbooks and Teacher's Guides (grades 10-12) (start page: /index.html)
    Siyavula - Mathmatics and Physical Science Textbooks and Teacher's Guides (grades 10-12)
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    UNESCO's IICBA Electronic Library (Teachers' resources) (start file: /en-iicba/index.html)
    Teachers' resources from the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa.
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  • Spanish (es):
  • Spanish RACHEL collection (start page: /RACHEL-ES/www/index.html)
    Attention: The Spanish Wikipedia for Schools link inside the Spanish RACHEL does not work. Please install this wikipedia in addition, thank you.

    The below listed Spanish content is NOT part of the Spanish RACHEL, so please decide if and what to use for your project:

    Suggested path to copy and unpack the Spanish content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/ES

    Hint: Copy the file into the above mentioned directory. Open this file in any browser and you will find a list and links of all the content, after unpacking it into the above mentioned directory

    ES_80, ES_120 Biblioteca de Latino América (start page: /index.html)
    Excelente colección de materiales educativos y de referencia para América Latina.
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    ES_80, ES_120 Currículum Nacional Base Guatemala (start page: /content/index.html)
    El Currículum Nacional Base (CNB) del Ministerio de Educación de Guatemala (MINEDUC) es un esfuerzo monumental. Ha pasado una década desde que el MINEDUC inició la elaboración de un currículum basado en competencias en 2004, y en ese lapso se han desarrollado lineamientos, mallas curriculares y elementos de evaluación que tocan a todos los niveles desde el Inicial hasta el Bachillerato.
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    ES_80, ES_120 Aplicaciones Educativas para el Aula (start page: /index.html)
    Esta es una colección excelente de aplicaciones educativas que pueden ser útiles para facilitar el aprendizaje en diferentes temas.
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    ES_80, ES_120 Mustard Seed Children Books en Español (start page: /MustardSeedBooksSP.html
    Libros de buena calidad a un bajo costo para lectorres principiantes
    ES_80, ES_120 GCF en Español (start page: /index.html
    GCFAprendeLibre es un espacio virtual creado para ti, para ayudarte a crecer y alcanzar tus sueños. La misión de GCFAprendeLibre es crear y proveer educación y oportunidades para enriquecer a quienes desean mejorar su calidad de vida. Advertencia: Los ejercicios no funcionan todavía.
    ES_80, ES_120 ocomadera es un proyecto de mobiliario social (start page: /index.html
    Toco Madera - Tocomadera es un proyecto de mobiliario social, desarrollado en el ámbito de las actividades de investigación y extensión de la Escuela Universitaria Centro de Diseño (Farq/UdelaR) de Uruguay. El equipo responsable está compuesto por 5 diseñadores egresados de la institución. El proyecto, concebido dentro del formato de diseño de código abierto, apunta a proveer una solución de equipamiento doméstico a programas de asistencia social o a poblaciones ante situaciones de catástrofe.

  • French (fr):
  • There is no French RACHEL collection, so you have to install/use the needed content from the list below:

    Suggested path to copy and unpack the French content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/FR

    Hint: Copy the file into the above mentioned directory. Open this file in any browser and you will find a list and links of all the content, after unpacking it into the above mentioned directory.

    FR_80, FR_120 Hand painted children books from a Congolese artist (start page: /index.html)
    Les éditions congolaises Afrique Éditions présentent 16 nouveaux livres écrits et illustrés par Marie Wabbes.
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    FR_80, FR_120 Chat et Chien / Dog and Cat (FR) books (start page: /CatDogFR.html)
    Les livres chat et chien sont amusants et faciles à lire.
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    FR_80, FR_120 La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec (start page: /
    Textes d'auteurs appartenant au domaine public. 2329 volumes à ce jour!
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    FR_80, FR_120 Haïti Futur - Vidéos de sciences expérimentales (start page:
    FR_80, FR_120 Khan Academy - Plus de 2000 vidéos sur les mathématiques et la science (FR) (start page: /index.html)
    Plus de 2000 vidéos sur les mathématiques et la science, de la base à la avancée. Tout le contenu Khan Academy est disponible gratuitement sur
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  • German / Deutsch (DE)
  • We collected video tutorials, homepage and wiki content to learn German language offline, e.g. for immigrants.
    Wir haben Videos sowie die Inhalte von Homepages und Wikis gesammelt, damit man auch offline Deutsch lernen kann, z.B. für Seiteneinsteigerkinder.

    Path to copy and unpack the German content archives to / Pfad zum Entpacken der Deutschsprachigen Lerninhalte: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/DE

    Tipp: Kopiert die Datei in das o.a. Verzeichnis. Öffnet diese Index-Datei in einem Browser und ihr findet die Links zu den u.a. Lerninhalten, nachdem ihr diese im gleichen Ordner entpackt habt.

    Khan Academy Deutschsprachige Lernvideos Mathematik Mehr als 300 Videos für Mathematik, von Rechnen bis einfache Algebra. (start page: /index.html)
    Mehr als 300 Videos auf Mathe, von Arithmetik, um Vor-Algebra. Alle Khan Academy Gehalt an kostenlos zur Verfügung.
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    Khan Academy Deutschsprachige Lernvideos Mathematik (start page: /index.html)
    Arabische Lernvideos Deutschkurs von Deiaa Abdullah
    Informationen für Geflüchtete und Asylsuchende in Deutschland und Österreich mit Schritt-für-Schritt Dokumentationen, Videos, Bewerbungs Tipps, Lernblättern und Vokabeln in Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Arabisch und weiteren Sprachen. Information for refugees in Germany and Austria with step-by-step tutorials, videos, vocabulary, advice for job search and education in German, English, French, Arabic and other languages.
    (es gibt keine HTML Startseite, Zugang über Datei-Explorer oder die u.a. Datei index-de.html)
    Materialien für Deutschkurse und Informationen der Bundesregierung (es gibt keine HTML Startseite, Zugang über Datei-Explorer oder die o.a. Datei index-de.html)
    Materialien für Deutschkurse und Informationen (Project Re-Connect)
    Informationen für Geflüchtete und Asylsuchende in Deutschland und Österreich mit Schritt-für-Schritt Dokumentationen, Videos, Bewerbungs Tipps, Lernblättern und Vokabeln in Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Arabisch und weiteren Sprachen. Information for refugees in Germany and Austria with step-by-step tutorials, videos, vocabulary, advice for job search and education in German, English, French, Arabic and other languages. (start page: startseite.html)

  • Arabic (AR):
  • Suggested path to copy and unpack the Arabic content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/AR

    Arabic video tutorials Khan Academy لعربية
    أكثر من 1800 أشرطة الفيديو على الرياضيات والعلوم، من الأساسي إلى مرحلة متقدمة. جميع محتوى خان أكاديمية متاح مجانا على . (start page: /index.html)
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    as before, but high resolution videos (start page: /index.html)
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    Hesperian Health Guide دليل هسبريان الصحي
    دليل هسبريان الصحة هو مصدر غير ربحي للمعلومات الصحية و التثقيف الصحي لدعم الأفراد و المجتمعات في نضالهم لتحقيق الحق في الصحة. نحن نطور مواد سهلة القراءة يتم إنتاجها في العديد من اللغات (start page: /index.html)

  • Hindi (HI)
  • Recommended path to copy and unpack the Hindi content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/HI

    Hindi video tutorials (start page: to follow)
    Toys from Trash - Collection of Hindi videos. Create toys from household items.
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  • Nepale (NE)
  • Recommended path to copy and unpack the Nepali content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/NE

    Nepali / नेपाली video tutorials (start page: index.html)
    E-Paath is a collection of digital learning materials, designed and developed by Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal with government of Nepal's Department of Education. E-Paath has over 600 interactive learning modules (for grades 2 to 8) based on the national curriculum, which were conceptualized, designed and developed in Nepal. In addition, each lesson and activity has been tested and approved by the Curriculum Development Center (CDC) of Nepal.

  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Suggested path to copy and unpack the Portuguese content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/PT

    Khan Academy Portuguese video tutorials (start page: /index.html)
    Mais de 2000 vídeos em matemática e ciências, desde o básico ao avançada. Todo o conteúdo Khan Academy está disponível gratuitamente em
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  • Swahili (SW)
  • Suggested path to copy and unpack the Swahili content archives to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/SW

    Khan Academy on a stick - Kiswahili / Swahili video tutorials (start page: /index.html)
    More than 1000 vídeos about matematics and science, for beginnersa and experts. All video ttutorials of Khan Academy are online available for free or us our offline archive.

The Labdoo team and users would like to thank the Khan Academy and OER2GO for publishing the OER Open Educational Resources. In case of any question please send a mail to, thank you.

Ubuntu Software Center

You can also install additional applications directly from your computer by using the Ubuntu Software Center. Once your laptop is booted, log in and click on the menu icon, then click on 'System Tools' and then select 'Ubuntu Software Center'. (This path could be slightly different depending on the version of your Ubuntu/Lubuntu system.) This will open a search engine from where you can look for thousands of applications and from where you can download and install the ones you select. Enjoy the many free educational applications that you will also find in this software data base!

Figure. Install new applications by going to the Ubuntu Software Center.
(This view could be slightly different depending on the version of your Ubuntu/Lubuntu system.)