Free Software Available Online For your Classroom

 

GIMP is a popular open-source image editor originally developed for Unix/Linux. Often lauded as the "free Photoshop," it does have an interface and features similar to Photoshop. Because it's volunteer-developed beta software, stability and frequency of updates could be an issue. http://gimp.org/downloads/#mirrors

Online drawing website: Color & Paint- http://www.billybear4kids.com/Learn2Draw/PaintProgram/drawing.htm

Help Freda the Frog Color the Rainbow- http://storyplace.org/preschool/activities/colorstory.asp

A fun game to help students learn the colors of the rainbow. Starfall- http://starfall.com

II.        Freebies

http://www.tucows.com/

http://www.download.com/

http://freebies.about.com/od/teacherfreebies/Teacher_Freebies.htm

Virtual Home Design

 

III.      Office Suites

IV.      Mind Mapping
http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download
http://www.thebrain.com/#-47
http://www.imindmap.com/
http://www.justclicklocal.com/
www.mindmeister.com

                    http://www.mapyourmind.com/freesoftware.htm

                    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/free-mind-maps.html

                    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/FreeMind.html

                    http://www.peterrussell.com/MindMaps/MMSoft.php

V.        Paint

http://www.freebyte.com/graphicprograms/#editors

 

VI.      Classroom Management
http://moodle.org/
www.4teachers.com

                    http://www.teachervision.fen.com/
                   
http://www.articlecity.com/articles/education/article_670.shtml
                   
www.mashable.com/2007/07/22/online-collaboration/ 
                   
Google Docs

VII.     Programming

http://www.alice.org/

http://education.mit.edu/starlogo/

http://scratch.mit.edu/

 

VIII.   Free VR
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7639525

http://www.sketchup.com/