Installing Additional Educational Packages

As explained in "How To Sanitize a Laptop" (please review it if you haven't seen it)
There are several contents that are part of the Labdoo Computers when sanitizing a computer.

If you sanitized your computer following any of the "Fast Restoration Methods", the images you install already include these additional educational 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 educational packages.

Installing the RACHEL Education Package

RACHEL is a free collection of powerful educational content available in several languages. It includes packages like 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 a 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 you installing 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 school of destination 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 RACHEL's start page.

To create easier access for users, we recommend you 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 on 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): However, notice 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 in 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 is the case, you 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 Labdoo's 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 educational 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 (LAN or WLAN).

There are scripts for the installation of further learning software, learning content and codecs (please note the legal situation). We strongly recommend the use of these scripts to upgrade a pure Lubuntu installation:

Additional helpful scripts (optional):

There are scripts that are only useful in certain cases (optional, only for experienced users):

The following steps describe shortly how to install a script:

Step 1. Download a Script
- From an already sanitized 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 '' to the name of the script you want to install.)

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

Hint. Some scripts will ask for passwords or settings through the installation process. Please be aware if you need 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, i.e. further educational software for children suitable for children
    • Learning package for pre-school,
    • Learning package for primary school
    • Learning package for secondary school
  • Additional programs, that are not included in Lubuntu
    • Office package "Libreoffice"
    • ClamAV virus scanner and update virus signature
    • Programs for barrier free-access for handicapped users (blind or deaf)
    • update and patch of Lubuntu system
  • Add user student (student has less rights and can not change the system so quickly.)
  • Useful settings and optimizations in the Lubuntu operating system..

What does the script do?

  • The Xowa offline wiki Tool with access via 804 offline wikis
  • License-free educational content (OER)
  • Wikidoo - English offline wiki following UK-Curriculum
  • English eBooks (eBooks in other languages are stored on the external hard disk under /Public/eBooks and can be transferred from there))
  • Multimedia language English course

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

Over 800 offline wikis are available via Xowa tool. This allows children to read in wikis even when they do not have internet access. We install a Wikipedia suitable for children called Wikidoo.
In the Labdoo images, Wikidoo and Xowa are already included with 4 wikis (Simple English), otherwise, it can be installed by script, see a href="../content/installing-education-packages-using-scripts".

Path to Xowa: /home/labdoo/Public/xowa
Path of the Xowa Wikis: /home/labdoo/Public/xowa/wiki

To start Xowa there is already a Xowa starter (Xowa icon) on the desktop, which can be started by double-clicking.
If you need more wikis, you can download them from our FTP server or from Xowa itself:

Download a wiki as a zipped file from the Labdoo FTP server

Please check first if the required Xowa wiki bundle is available as a tar.gz file on 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 zipped "tar.gz" file from the FTP server above, please unzip it into the folder ~/home/labdoo/Public/xowa/wiki. Finally, the script is executed (by double-clicking; this gives all users access to the contents in the /Public folder).

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

  • Version 1: text only, no graphics or pictures (please pay attention to the size of the wiki in the table, can range from 100 KB to 40 GB); images can be installed for a wiki version 1 via Import Offline (see below).
  • 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 download Wiki. To do so, start Xowa and scroll down to "Links" on the main page of the program:

  • Import Online (corresponds to version 1): Start Xowa → scroll down to links → Import Online → scroll down to the wiki list → search for the English name of the language → in column set up click on the link download → download starts, may take hours depending on wiki size → last delete the folder /dump in /home/labdoo/Public/xowa/wiki.
  • Import Offline (supports versions 1 and 2): This is the recommended method. We recommend to download by the script → scroll down to links → Import Offline → select the desired wiki and language → Category system: version 2 → Import: click on Generate script → repeat → until the script is complete, then click on "Run script".

    Be careful! Not every wiki is available in every language, often Wikivoyage is missing. If you click on a non-existent wiki during offline import, a script will be created, but it will crash during execution. So please check if the Wiki exists. Here is a trick: Open 2 tabs (file → New Tab); with one you go to the online import table, with the other to the offline import page. In the online page, you can search for the language and wikis by clicking Edit →. This way you can quickly see if a specific wiki exists.

Matching wikis to Xowa
The Xowa wikis can only be used with the same Xowa version that was used to download them. Labdoo updates Xowa version every 6 months (at the beginning and middle of the year) to minimize the work of keeping wikis up-to-date.

So if you download new wikis at home and want to take a USB stick to an Edoovillage, make sure you do this process with the same Xowa version that was installed in the laptops deployed at that Edoovillage.

Clean up:
After importing, there is a subfolder /dump in the folder /xowa/wiki. This trash contains downloaded wikis to delete after the installation because they only block space unnecessarily.

Rights of the Xowa folders
Initially, only the default user 'Labdoo' can access the post-installed Xowa wikis. To ensure that the user student also has read rights, the script is located on the desktop. Please execute this script every time you have installed the learning content.
To do this, execute the script in the terminal or the quick version (works with this script): right mouse click on → Open with / Open with → Xterm (if Xterm is not offered → Open with / Open with → system tool → Xterm). The script starts without further input, runs for about 1 - 5 minutes, depending on the computer, and closes automatically.

English wikis:
If the hard disk (HDD) is not large, but you still want to upload as many English Wikis as possible, go to (That's why the children have the Wikipedia Wikidoo filtered for children). The other English wikis together take up to10 GB, while en.wikipedia alone needs about 30 GB!

Especially for hubs in the DACH region:
On request, ready Xowa wikis for frequently used languages are available in zipped form on the FTP server.
Download zipped wiki → unpack it and move it into the folder /home/labdoo/Public/xowa/wiki → Set the rights of the Xowa folder correctly on the desktop using the script →.sh (see above)
Have a look at h (in it you may find subfolders for the respective Xowa version) Maybe your language is already included. If not, send an email to

A Xowa version for Android mobile phones and tablet PCs is in the works. This will enable us to provide children with wikis on mobile devices in the future.

Download Xowa (for experts only)
from the FTP server: (but it is strongly recommended to use this installation script
Xowa Sourceforge:


BOKS- Community Development Lessons

BOKS is a set of lessons 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 introductory lesson on the video below:

You may download the zip file of the lessons to be installed in your Labdoo laptops; however, please do not distribute these lessons' material without having prior consent from in order to avoid violating copyright laws.

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

Some of the lessons include Christians' teaching to help people overcome certain physical challenges; we have added a (C) in front of those lessons. Please keep the recipient school's cultural background on the laptop and install the lessons carefully. Thank you!

Lessons' description:

(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 Help People Who are Suffering from AIDS (Dr. Carolyn Klaus)

1. 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 Wikipedia for Schools

Wikipedia for school is a filtered, freely available subset of Wikipedia, according to the British curriculum. Wikipedia for schools is available in English (en, release 2008 and 2013), Spanish (es), French (fr) and Portuguese (pt). The English wikipedia for schools is already part of the English RACHEL collection. Wikipedia for schools needs about 6.5GB disk space.

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 zip 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*.

Installing Wikipedia for schools on a Labdoo laptop

Once you download 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/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 create access easier, we recommend making the default web browser page point to the Wikipedia for Schools' 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/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 Open Educational Resoures (OER) usually included in a Labdoo laptop. You can download all the content described below from the Labdoo FTP service: or find it on a previously cloned Labdoo computer at /home/labdoo/Public/wikis or in the folder /home/labdoo/Public/xowa/wiki.

Links to content in several languages: English, Spanish, French, German/Deutsch, Arabic, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Nepale, Portuguese, Kiswahili/Swahili.

Most educational content was taken from different sources such as KHAN Academy aswell as 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 do not include any type of content. That means that after you install the Labdoo image, you have to install the educational content that suits best for your Edoovillage according to the spoken language(s), the users' age, your disk drive's size or specific demands from the teachers and students. This approach (a base image with no content plus separate installation scripts for the educational content) significantly simplifies the process of sanitizing laptops and tablets (making it scalable) and is explained in this conversation.

Of course, you can also browse through the above-mentioned website and download the content you need by using the tool 'rsync'. However not everybody knows how to use this tool, that is why we prepared and zipped the content in a way that is easily viewed from any browser, and we simplified the process of installing the educational content in your laptops/tablets.


  • Create a folder if you haven't, according to 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 using the browser of your choice, e.g. Firefox, and save the tabs in its settings, so someone can open it and show it 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.) with the user: Labdoo. You can download the archive(s) you need by right-mouse clicking and selecting "Unpack to"
  • Unpack and delete the archive once it is unzipped.
  • If you run several installations 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 an easier access
Labdoo prepared an index file for each language. 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 about to install and maybe discuss with the school or project partner which content suits best. Another option is to copy the archives to an external device and the traveler/dootripper takes it to the school, so they can decide on-site which content suits best.

Wiki/Content folder

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

  • English (EN):
  • English images (EN) Classi-
    Wikipedia for Schools (EN) P/S Many Children around the world can access offline to this selection of articles from Wikipedia at school. It includes 6000 articles, 26 million words and 50,000 images which make Wikipedia for Schools bigger than Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia put together! More details
    RACHEL (EN) P/S RACHEL is a complete collection of free educational content. „Wikipedia for schools“ is part of the RACHEL collection, aswell as 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.
    African Story Books P African Storybook Project is enjoyable, it consists on illustrated stories that assist young children while they learn to read. Thy are gathered from African communities and include characters and topics that are more familiar and relevant to children.
    More details
    Algebra for beginners P/S Algebra2Go - Prealgebra. More details
    Cat and dog (EN) P Cat and Dog Books are funny and easy for children to read. More details:
    Core knowledge (EN) P/S/T The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series provides comprehensive and rich-content materials for learning, based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Language, Art, History, Geography and other learning materials are available for student readers, teacher guides and activity books. More details
    Pre-School books and videos to learn reading P Fantastic Phonics is a complete 16 week intensive reading scheme for schools and families, with 60 printable stories, multimedia and video. More details:
    High quality books for beginning readers P Mustard Seed Books provide high quality books in English for beginning readers. More details
    Bino and Fino - Nigerian cartoons P Bino and Fino - Nigerian cartoons - Teaching children around the world about African culture and much more.
    More details
    Book Dash Books - African storybooks for children P 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.
    English Children's Storybooks P English Children's Storybooks - A collection of storybooks in English from several sources. Enjoy! More details
    Math Expression P/S 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.
    Women in African History P/S A collection of comics, biographies, and audiobooks on prominent women from African history. More details
    Feed the Monster - fundamentals of reading P/S Collect monster eggs and feed them letters so they can grow into new friends! More details
    Adults books and videos to learn reading S Fantastic Phonics for Adults is a powerful collection of literacy tools - including over 140 lessons and almost 300 videos. More details
    125+ computer and software tutorials S 125+ computer and software tutorials by, including MS-Office and Windows (2015). 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
    openstax Textbooks (Post Secondary) S A selection of post secondary textbooks for openstax ( More details
    College Credit Courses from World Possible S This is a collection of courses that help you earning college credits on various topics. The courses are gathered from various 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
    Saylor Academy Textbooks S Saylor Academy Textbooks, over 100 Free Textbooks covering a wide range of topics that can help with earning college credits. More details
    training material Tanzanian exams S These examples-tests from The National Examinations Council of Tanzania are a useful guide for study and preparation. More details
    training material The West African Senior School Certificate Examination S 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. More details
    Educate! - provides youth with skills training in leadership S/T Educate! - provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, along with mentorship, to start real businesses at school. More details
    Siyavula - Mathmatics and Physical Science Textbooks and Teacher's Guides (grades 10-12) S/T Siyavula - Mathematics and Physical Science Textbooks and Teacher's Guides (grades 10-12). More details
    UNESCO's IICBA Electronic Library (Teachers' resources) T Teachers' resources from the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa. More details
    Xowa Simple English wikis S/T Xowa wikis in Simple English. Read more here
    All English Xowa wikis, except Wikipedia S/T All English Xowa wikis, except Wikipedia (due to its size). Read more here
    English Xowa Wikipedia S/T English Xowa Wikipedia. Read more here

    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.

  • 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 additionally, thank you.

    The Spanish content below listed is NOT part of the Spanish RACHEL, so please decide if and what you want 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

    Spanish images (ES) Classi-
    Biblioteca de Latino América P/S Excelente colección de materiales educativos y de referencia para América Latina. More details
    Currículum Nacional Base Guatemala P/S 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. More details
    Aplicaciones Educativas para el Aula P/S Esta es una colección excelente de aplicaciones educativas que pueden ser útiles para facilitar el aprendizaje en diferentes temas. More details
    Mustard Seed Children Books en Español P/S Libros de buena calidad a un bajo costo para lectorres principiantes.
    GCF en Español P/S 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.
    Toco Madera P/S Toco Madera 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.
    Todas las wikis españolas de xowa S/T Todos los wikis españoles de Xowa. Leer más aquí

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

    Content is part of image... ES_120.

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

    There is a suggested path in order to copy and unpack the French content archives, please go 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.

    French content / images (FR) Classi-
    Hand painted children books from a Congolese artist P/S Les éditions congolaises Afrique Éditions présentent 16 nouveaux livres écrits et illustrés par Marie Wabbes. More details
    Chat et Chien / Dog and Cat (FR) books P/S Les livres chat et chien sont amusants et faciles à lire. More details
    La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec P/S Textes d'auteurs appartenant au domaine public. 2329 volumes à ce jour! More details
    Haïti Futur Vidéos P/S Haïti Futur - Vidéos de sciences expérimentales.
    Khan Academy (FR) P/S 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 More details
    Tous les wikis espagnols Xowa S/T Tous les wikis espagnols Xowa. En savoir plus ici

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

    Content is part of image... FR_100.

  • German / Deutsch (DE)
  • We collected video tutorials, homepage, and wiki content to learn the 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.

    Lerninhalte (Deutsch, DE) Altersstufe DE_
    Khan Academy Deutschsprachige Lernvideos Mathematik P/S Mehr als 300 Videos auf Mathe, von Arithmetik, um Vor-Algebra. Alle Khan Academy Gehalt an kostenlos zur Verfügung. More details
    Arabische Lernvideos Deutschkurs von Deiaa Abdullah P/S 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.
    Materialien für Deutschkurse und Informationen der Bundesregierung P/S 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.
    Materialien für Deutschkurse und Informationen (Project Re-Connect) P/S 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.

    Classification of content
    P = Vorschule / Grundschule | S = Sekundarstufe I/II / Erwachsene | T = Lehrer (Teachers' Resource) |

    Lerninhalt ist Teil des Images... Refugees_DE_120.

  • Arabic (AR):
  • There is a suggested path in order to to copy and unpack the Arabic content archives, just go to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/AR

    Arabic content, not part of any image Classi-
    Arabic video tutorials Khan Academy لعربية P/S أكثر من 1800 أشرطة الفيديو على الرياضيات والعلوم، من الأساسي إلى مرحلة متقدمة. جميع محتوى خان أكاديمية متاح مجانا على | More details
    as before, but high resolution videos (HD) P/S أكثر من 1800 أشرطة الفيديو على الرياضيات والعلوم، من الأساسي إلى مرحلة متقدمة. جميع محتوى خان أكاديمية متاح مجانا على | More details:
    Hesperian Health Guide دليل هسبريان الصحي P/S 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

  • Hindi (HI)
  • There is a suggesteed path in order to copy and unpack the Hindi content archives, just go to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/HI

    Hindi content, not part of any image Classi-
    Hindi video tutorials P/S Toys from Trash - Collection of Hindi videos. Create toys from household items. More details

  • Indonesian (ID)
  • There is a suggesteed path in order to copy and unpack the Indonesian content archives, just go to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/ID

    Indonesian content, not part of any image Classi-
    Bahasa Indonesia Storybooks P/S Buku Cerita Indonesia- Kumpulan buku cerita dalam bahasa Indonesia dari beberapa sumber. Nikmati!

  • Nepale (NE)
  • There is a suggesteed path in order to copy and unpack the Nepali content archives, just go to: /home/labdoo/Public/wikis/NE

    Nepali content, not part of any image Classi-
    Nepali / नेपाली video tutorials P/S 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

    Portuguese content, not part of any image Classi-
    Khan Academy Portuguese video tutorials P/S Mais de 2000 vídeos em matemática e ciências, desde o básico ao avançada. Todo o conteúdo Khan Academy está disponível gratuitamente em More details

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

    Swahili content, not part of any image Classi-
    Khan Academy on a stick - Kiswahili / Swahili video tutorials P/S More than 1000 vídeos about matematics and science, for beginners and experts. All video ttutorials of Khan Academy are available online and for free or us our offline archive.

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

    Ubuntu Software Center

    You can also install additional applications directly from your computer 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 can also find in this software database!

    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.)