kubajz (964091) writes "My kids (grades 2 & 4) need to spend a lot of time practicing basic math, touch-typing and English as a second language (and Czech, but I don't expect Slashdot help here).
They also love to play computer games. I generally dislike cheap "edutainment software", but there are some cool games I stumbled upon — like The Typing of the Dead for touch-typing, Bidmas Blaster for math or JoyTunes for playing the recorder.
My preference is Windows and free or cheap, but others might be interested in other OSes and more expensive options. Feel free to include any modern-day "SimCity"s, but please refrain from anything equally or more serious than the Khan Academy. So, what bits of software do fellow Slashdotters use for areas like their offspring's math practice?" top
You walk through the glass door to the lobby. You see a reception desk with a secretary, a sofa with a slashdotter, and a huge LCD screen with some presentation.
SIT DOWN; LOOK AT LCD
You sink your bottom into the soft leather of the sofa next to the slashdotter. SYNTAX ERROR NEAR 'LCD'
LOOK AT SCREEN
You look at the silent LCD screen. It is split into several sections. One of them is a video of recent news; you're not able to tell whether it's an RSS video feed or a live TV channel. Another section of the screen seems to by cycling through a playlist consisting of short clips about the company and various Powerpoint slides. The top left corner has some static text followed by current time, and a text of an RSS feed is scrolling across the bottom, telling people about the events happening at the company today.
ASK SLASHDOTTER "how did they create such a nice presentation for the LCD screen?"
You ask: "How to create an unattended presentation similar to this one, ideally using free or open source software, either in a browser or in-" and you stop there because you are afraid to say "Windows" while sitting in the same sofa as the slashdotter."