Downloadable Educational Freeware
Free educational software for Windows that you can download and install on your own computer.
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The Internet has revolutionized research papers. Students no longer need to toil over reference books in the library; multiple sources of information can be uncovered in just a few mouse clicks. Word processing programs that point out spelling and grammatical errors further simplify the process. However, programs like Zotero can help a great deal.
The concept of intelligence is hard enough to teach young students, but by using the technology of artificial intelligence, it's possible to teach the topic in a simple way.
Even after students learn how to type, the process of typing can be a slow process. They may still spend time hunting down keys and getting confused as they move from one row of the keyboard to another. Keyboard Training helps change the way students type by encouraging them to type faster.
Being a parent of preteen or teen children can be very rewarding, but it can also have its challenges. One of those challenges is when kids start using computers.
When it comes to learning a language, you can buy an expensive language learning program and go through years of training and exercises or you can take a simpler, less expensive approach. Learning with Texts is one such option. This free software can help you learn a new language fast.
There are a lot of great ways to bring unique learning experiences into the classroom. You can bring educational videos and documentaries into the classroom, or even playing games. In fact, games are a tremendous way to make students excited about learning. In addition to playing games, there are fantastic lessons that you can integrate into the process of creating games as well.
Ear training helps musicians learn to recognize chords, rhythms, pitches, intervals and more by listening to them. GNU Solfege is free music software designed to help with ear training. With this simple program, your students can go through a series of exercises and tests to learn how to identify various elements of music.
One of the most common methods students use to study for an exam is through flashcards. Flashcards are especially useful to learn special terminology in different areas of study. Software like the Cabra flashcard program gives you the ability to offer that sort of study session in your classroom.
Both parents and educators are always interested in new brain training techniques to help young children learn more effectively. An amazing app called Brain Workshop can help.
By using the open-source eBook virtual library called eLibrary, you can catalog all of your books so that your students can easily find something interesting to read. eLibrary is a bit unique because it gives you the option to not only collection and organize e-books, but also any regular books that you might have as part of your library.
Vym (View Your Mind) is a mind map application that provides students with a way to better organize notes and plan out the path of research or papers for class in a way that can help even the most complicated topics make sense.
Installed on a classroom computer or as a freeware application that your students can install on their own computer, the RADLab provides a way to perform radiation experience without risking actual radiation exposure in the classroom.
As students learn about the elements, Periodic Table Classic can help them understand the Periodic Table a little more. The interactive software provides students with detailed information about each element. Images of the elements in their natural state are also included.
K9 Web Protection is an Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device. It is free for home use, and costs $1.25 per month and computer for educational organizations (June 2012).
Understanding how to establish a good argument for your belief is a valuable skill that all students should learn. One excellent free tool that can help students do this is called Argumentative.
OpenTeacher allows language teachers to develop customized vocabulary tests for students. The application is very easy to set up and use, and the tests themselves exist as individual files. So, once a teacher has created and saved a language vocabulary words test, the teacher can then distribute the file to all students to take the test.
Klavaro is a free open source application that can teach students learn how to type. The beauty of this application is that it takes students through 4 stages of learning how to type in one simple application. All four stages are immediately displayed when you first install and run the program.
Artha is a free, open source cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet. Is is available for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows. For a given word, the possible relatives shown by Artha includes Synonyms, Antonyms, Derivatives and many more.
Find That Word is a free word search puzzle maker that lets you easily and quickly incorporate vocabulary words or terms that you want students to learn, into a professionally made word search puzzle.
Biogenesis introduces students to the fascinating world of molecular biology. The program literally simulates an actual microscopic world where living things - unicellular organisms - travel, collide, reproduce and die all in front of your eyes.
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