Downloadable Educational Freeware
Free educational software for Windows that you can download and install on your own computer.
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Chase dangerous monsters, wind your way through dark tunnels - all while you learn your multiplication! Timez Attack is a first person shooter game where you use math to fight your opponents instead of weapons!
Tipp10 is a simple but effective free typing tutor. It logs and analyzes a whole list of very detailed information that can help you understand where you're making most of your mistakes and how you can improve.
Small Basic is a simplified version of Microsoft's programming language Visual Basic, suitable for kids and beginners. It includes dozens of lessons and exercises that explain basic programming concepts in detail.
Microsoft now offers an impressive, free application called Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 that will help you solve complicated algebraic equations, geometry calculations and even advanced calculus formulas and graphs like integrals and derivatives
Soup Toys takes the concept of physics and transforms it into a software tool that lets children (or children-at-heart) play around with objects that actually interact with the world around it in a manner that obeys all of the laws of physics.
OOo4Kids is a scaled down version of Open Office for. It has a simple interface and fewer features than Open Office. OOo4Kids is geared towards the 7 – 12 age groups.
The Amazon Kindle is, by far, one of the most popular ebook readers in the world. It is very easy to set up the free Kindle software for PC to encourage kids to read more often and even on their own, just for fun, without the need to buy expensive hardware.
Please note: Yenka is free for home use only
Yenka is a highly interactive, visual application that teaches students fundamental concepts in mathematics, science, technology and computing.
RekenTest is an arithmetic quiz program that tests your skills in operations such as addition and subtraction, the multiplication tables, decimals, money problems, percentages and fractions.
If you or your child need to remember information for an upcoming test or exam, the free Memory Lifter automated flash card system may be the answer. Memory Lifter is a free flash card program that presents flash cards using various sensory outputs and using a special display technique that enhances a student's ability to remember.
The Power Tab Editor is freeware that lets you generate or compose any sort of music that you want. The music is portrayed on normal musical notation at the top, and tabular notation on the bottom. It allows you to write any kind of music that you like, and then it will play it back to you in MIDI format.
WordWeb is a free tool that you can install on any of your home computers or your laptop, and it provides you with a powerful tool for looking up words, finding synonyms and more. Best of all, WordWeb can handle a number of different languages, which is more than many paid dictionaries offer.
Fast typing is a skill that is extremely useful in life, although not all children get properly trained in typing. While many schools often try to offer typing to some degree, usually funding and resource limitations either limit or prevent typing classes.
If you are a math or science teacher, or you are an educator for any group of children who need to understand the concept of the graphical representation of formulas, then the free graphing calculator for Windows by the Runiter Company is exactly what you need. This amazing free calculator software will accept any multi-variable formula and will instantly plot it on a 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional axis.
A classroom computer should be carefully monitored for all activity that takes place on it, so that teachers can review the activity to make sure that it falls within the acceptable use as defined by both the school and the parents. A useful, free and open source application that can help with that is an application called KidLogger.
Zoodles.com is a simple, safe, and free web browser for young children, created by a team of educational professionals with your child's Internet safety in mind. Kids love the Zoodles browser because it offers them a virtual toybox full of educational, entertaining sites that are age- and interest-specific.
Immue Attack is a high tech 3D computer game that teaches how the human body and the immune system work. In this game, you program a nanobot to teach all cells in the body how to fight bacterial and viral infections. A great game for high school science students.
Stick animations are a fun and simple way to create your own stories in pictures. Add people, animals, letters and objects and move and bend them a little in each frame, and with very little effort you have built an entire movie!
The site Bluecowgames.com offers free, high-quality coloring activites for kids. The activites are available both online and in a downloadable format. You will also find very easy animal jigsaw puzzles and memory matching games.
Anki is a free spaced repetition flashcard program similar to SuperMemo available for several operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, Edubuntu and Fedora.
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A wealth of free online resources can assist teachers in finding strategies for incorporating new teaching ideas into their classrooms. Here are some great possibilities: