LibreOffice is a free alternative to more expensive office software packages such as Microsoft Office, which are used in many education systems.
Here are some free tools, known as extensions, that can make LibreOffice programs like Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, and Base easier to use for teachers and students.
Extensions are like adding tools to your toolbox. Once installed, they are available for use in future documents you create with this program. In this way, extensions are similar to what other communities call add-ons, plug-ins or apps.
- WorksheetMaker extension or add-on for LibreOffice Writer
- MuseScore Sample Manager or LibreOffice Writer add-on
- TexMaths extension or add-on for LibreOffice Writer
- Chemistry and Science Extensions or Add-ons for LibreOffice Writer
- VRT network hardware extensions or add-ons for LibreOffice
- BINGO card extensions or add-ons for LibreOffice Calc
- OpenCards extensions or add-ons for LibreOffice Impress
- OOoHG Map and History Gallery extension or extension for LibreOffice
WorksheetMaker extension or add-on for LibreOffice Writer
Depending on how you teach, this WorksheetMaker extension for LibreOffice Writer can be a resource for your curriculum or classroom. With this tool, you can create a solution sheet and then hide or show solutions to make it easier for you, such as creating a key for your worksheet.
You can use them as print or digital resources.
MuseScore Sample Manager or LibreOffice Writer add-on
Music teachers or students may find it useful to use the MuseScore Sample Manager for LibreOffice Writer, which allows you to create great music recordings provided by MuseScore.org.
Note the following requirements on the download site: “You must first install both MuseScore and GraphicsMagick or ImageMagick (to automatically trim extra spaces in samples). All these programs are supported on Windows, MacOS and Linux. To use the ABC function, you need to install abc2xml and xml2abc. †
TexMaths extension or add-on for LibreOffice Writer
Math teachers or students who need to create math equations or expressions may be interested in adding the free TexMaths extension to LibreOffice Writer.
Check out another option for math teachers or students: Dmaths extension for LibreOffice Writer.
Microsoft Office has come a long way when it comes to math notation, so you might as well check out some Microsoft Office tips and tricks for math students.
Chemistry and Science Extensions or Add-ons for LibreOffice Writer
In science classrooms, you can use this chemistry extension for LibreOffice Writer. This tool inserts chemical formulas as diagrams as images. It requires an internet connection and you can enter formulas of SMILES, InChIKeys or any name. Click to learn more about these tools.
For creating visual charts or worksheets, you may also be interested in the Chemistry Lab Gallery extension for LibreOffice.
Also, as you pass by, pay attention to the gallery elements shown in the image of the first slide in this presentation. You will notice several scientific images that may come in handy for your projects or lectures.
VRT network hardware extensions or add-ons for LibreOffice
If your lessons or lessons include computer topics, you may find a reason to download this VRT Network Hardware Extension for LibreOffice from VRT.org. The diagram elements are similar to what you might experience using Microsoft Visio (a diagramming tool only found in some versions of the package).
This chart extension can of course also be useful for business institutions.
BINGO card extensions or add-ons for LibreOffice Calc
Many teachers use bingo games for draft assessments. This BINGO card extension for LibreOffice makes creating printable cards a breeze. It works by making a randomization of the values you choose.
This extension is supported for English, German, Greek, Portuguese and Spanish.
OpenCards extensions or add-ons for LibreOffice Impress
Are you or the students you work with learning with flashcards? Many students and teachers find it useful.
This free OpenCards extension for LibreOffice Impress is great for studying alone, in a group, or in front of a large group, such as conducting a study or assessment session with a class or group.
OOoHG Map and History Gallery extension or extension for LibreOffice
Social science educators and students may be interested in this free OOoHG Map and History Clip Gallery extension for LibreOffice, which adds over 1,000 new images for use in LibreOffice programs, organized into nearly 100 theme categories.
They are offered in raster and vector graphics.