OOo4Kids and Educoo provide a great value to the office ecosystem, their unique approach to target good and well qualified basic education software for K-12 is definitly something that teachers and schools around the world ought to adopt. OOo4Kids best practices are what makes free software movement so great. They have the resources to target issues that commercial entities might think too risky. At the same time, this market could mature into something that can be more appealing as time go by.
OOo4Kids provides the unique advantages of having an adaptive interface which makes users learn step by step the ways to generate and interact with documents, basic maths and other more fine-tuned targets.
Also the engineers at Educoo has been pretty agile adapting it to other educational efforts such as the One Laptop per child project which is one of the most revolutionary movements to elevate the education level around the world.
At the same time, I think OOo4Kids could become one of the best used software products if it’s target correctly because of the relative simplicity of the program. It might not look like much but having an office suite that can scale at the user speed is something that can help everyone have a better understandment of how users interact with technology and make it more open to the rest of all.
You can find more information about OOo4Kids at http://educoo.org