Open Sankore is an interactive classroom technology tool designed to bring a simple-to-use whiteboard within reach of the average teacher. This tool empowers teachers with the ability to seamlessly develop and deploy courses.
Open-Sankore is a free interactive whiteboard software that is a great technology tool for any classroom. Open Sankore is an open source, multiplatform (MAC, Windows, and Linux) educational tool, built for teachers and students. Open Sankore’s creator’s promises that this tool is compatible with any type of interactive hardware. For the price of free, Open Sankore allows users the ability to perform some of the functions as her pricy rivals such as Promethean and Smart Board. Open Sankore definitely brings interactive whiteboard-technology within reach of a wide audience.
Open Sankore is totally free. All you need to do is to download the software and start making presentations.
Importing files into Open-Sankore
Open-Sankoré program gives you the option of enriching your course content by importing flash animations, images, audio, videos, or by including existing .pdf or .ppt documents.
Files created in Open Sankore may be exported into a number of file types including PDF.
Open Sankore as a portal (http://planete.sankore.org/xwiki/bin/view/Search/WebHome) through which resources created with Open Sankore may be shared with other users. This is similar to the Smart Exchange that SmartBoard Has and Promethem planet by Promethean Board.
Short Learning Curve
Open Sankore is pretty easy to get started with. Download the software, and start clicking aroubnd and you will get a hang of it in no time.
Numerous Tools and Application
I had some issues with Open Sankara using my Wacom tablet. The alignment was off a number of times messing up my records. This primarily happened when I recorded over an extended period of time.
Open Sankore has crashed on me a number of times. This usually happens when I trying to work too quickly inside the software.
Limited File Import Formats
Open Sankore does come up short when it comes to importing popular file formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
From the Publisher
A universal program
Open-Sankoré is a multiplatform, open-source program that is compatible with every type of interactive hardware. It is also translated into many different languages. Its range of tools is adapted to all users: from beginners to experts.
Much more than just a program...
The program is part of a broader international ecosystem of teachers dedicated to interactive digital teaching.
The Sankoré community lets you quickly access content and rich, varied digital teaching resources. Full, scalable tutorials let you quickly learn the Open-Sankoré software.
A program dedicated to teaching
In addition to commenting, drawing, and highlighting, the Open-Sankoré program gives you the option of enriching your course content by importing flash animations, images, audio, videos, or by including existing .pdf or .ppt documents.