A few days ago the boys of the KDE project announced the release of the new version of GCompris 2.0 which is a free learning center for preschool and elementary age children.
The package provides more than 170 mini lessons and modules, whichThey range from the simplest graphics editor, puzzle, and keyboard simulator to math, geography, and reading lessons. GCompris uses the Qt library and is developed by the KDE community.
Main new features of GCompris 2.0
In this new version we can find that added an option for younger children in the Magic Ha lessont, plus the solar system lesson provides the opportunity to use Earth days and years for all planets.
In the lessons of geography, all maps have been redesigned and updated and also added new images and an improved visual design for games and lessons in Hanoi, Lost Letter, Money, Photo Hunter, Simple coloring and Tangram.
Another change that has been introduced in this new version of GCompris 2.0 is in the «Analog Electricity» lesson, new levels of training were added.
On the other hand, it is mentioned that the translations for some languages have been improved, in addition to the fact that the project has been completely translated into Ukrainian and it is estimated that the availability of the Belarusian translation is 83%.
A new dataset has been added to the programming lesson, including looping.
In addition to this, it is also mentioned that in this new version new lessons have been added:
- Baby mouse for toddler’s first computing experience.
- Vari (Oware) is an implementation of the logical board game of the same name.
- Positions is a lesson in understanding the concepts associated with the absolute and relative position of an object.
- “Route coding”: the child is asked to establish a set of directional commands for the hero to follow along the proposed path.
- “Decoding a path” is an inverse problem, offering to determine the path of movement along a set of commands.
- “Quantity Determination” – You must calculate how many items are required to represent a given quantity.
- “Learn Decimal Numbers” is a lesson that explains the concept of decimal calculus.
- «Decimal addition and subtraction»: learning operations of addition and subtraction in decimal numbers.
- «Ordered sequences»: it is proposed to decompose the numbers in descending and ascending order.
- “Sort letters”: It is proposed to sort the letters in alphabetical order.
- “Sentence parts distribution” – rearrangement of parts to get the correct sentence.
Finally, if you want to know more about it about this new released version, you can consult the details in the following link.
How to install the GCompris educational suite on Ubuntu and derivatives?
For those who are interested in being able to install this suite on their systems, they should know that the compilations are already ready to use and are available for both Linux, macOS, Windows, Raspberry Pi and Android, you can do so by following the instructions that we share with you below.
The installation can be done in our system with the help of Flatpak packages, so we must have the support to install applications of this type.
To install, we are going to open a terminal in the system with Ctrl + Alt + T and in it we are going to execute the following command:
flatpak install --user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.kde.gcompris.flatpakref
Subsequently If we want to update or check if there is an update and install it, we just have to type the following command:
flatpak --user update org.kde.gcompris
And ready with it, we will have installed this suite in our system. To run it, just look for the launcher in our application menu to start using it.
In case of not finding the launcher, we can execute the suite in our system from the terminal, we just have to execute the following command:
flatpak run org.kde.gcompris