Below are a list of links to get anyone started with free software to begin getting more productive.
Google Docs. Open a Google account and use this free online service for creating, storing and sharing online documents. Enables users to use any computer with internet access to create, edit and save documents. Also, registered users may invite other registered users for group collaboration on a document.
Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office offers a free, stripped down version of its programs in the office suite for free. There are also free versions of its programs in the Apple Store.
Open Office. This is a free download. It is an open source Microsoft Office clone, that enables the creation of word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Opens and saves in Microsoft Office if desired.
Think Free. ThinkFree Online (web office), you can enjoy the office program through a web browser without installing a separate office program in your PC. ThinkFree Mobile allows you to view and edit office documents using your smartphone. For a fee, you can use a downloaded program called ThinkFree Office, which like the free online version includes Write, Calc, and Show.
Zoho. This free online suite includes online versions productivity tools. The free version includes 5GB of storage and enables file and folder sharing and syncing with your desktop. Tools include a word processor, spreadsheet tool, presentation tool, user management and document version history. Paid versions provide more features.
Products for Education
This section is created for schools looking for a comprehensive solution to their technology needs. Some products are free, but most are not. The DePorres Pages is making no claim or endorsement of any products listed below.
Google Cultural Institute. Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces. Create your own galleries and share favorite finds with friends.
Google Maps for Education. Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. Students who are taught geography are better equipped to understand how human and physical systems interact and to make informed decisions based on that knowledge.
Google Programs for Education. A searchable collection of programs offered by Google to help teachers and students alike.
Google Scholar. Broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources like articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions.
Google Search for Education. With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they’re just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.
Open Online Education. Open Online Education provides an open source, online education platform called Course Builder. Use it to create and deliver online courses that massively scale and get deep analytics about how your students performed.
Microsoft Youth Spark. Our commitment to empower 300 million young people with opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship.
Office in Education. Empower teachers and students with free email, web sites, online document editing, messaging, and web conferencing.
Skype in the Classroom. This is the educational website for using the popular Microsoft application, Skype, which allows video conferencing.
Edmodo. The largest K-12 network, Edmodo empowers you to build relationships with your students in an environment they know and love, collaborate with other teachers to improve learning outcomes, and discover new resources that unlock the full potential of your classroom and your own professional development. Edmodo is free for teachers and students—and always will be. Available online and for Android, iOS, and Windows.
Schoology. Schoology is not your typical learning management system (LMS). We have redefined the LMS to make online education a collective effort and to increase the overall impact of everyone involved in a student’s education. With an easy-to-use collaborative interface, our CODiE-award-winning solution and robust mobile apps empower engaging instruction and systemwide collaboration on any device.
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