Software Suggestions

What software choices are available?

One of the most exciting things about consistent student access to technology that makes this type of initiative truly valuable at this time is the incredible array of software available, much for freewith access to the internet. While some software use may be guided by the teacher, students will also be able to choose the tool they prefer to use to perform the task.  Below are a few options currently available, but more are added regularly so all are encouraged to regularly check the web for new options.

Office Software – word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tool+

Google Docs
http://docs.google.com
also includes easy access to form creation All platforms, cloud based Free
OpenOffice.org
http://www.openoffice.org/

All platforms, download Free
Libreoffice.org
http://www.libreoffice.org/

All platforms, download Free
Kingsoft Office
http://www.kingsoftstore.com/kingsoft-office-freeware.html

All platforms,download Free
Zoho.com/productivity
http://www.zoho.com/productivity-apps.html
has a notebook and planner feature All platforms, cloud based Free
Microsoft Office
http://portal.microsoftonline.com 

All platforms Free for IH students

 

Presentation Software

Prezi
http://prezi.com/

All platforms, cloud based Free
Animoto
http://animoto.com/

All platforms, cloud based Free
Glogster
http://www.glogster.com/

All platforms, cloud based Free
GoAnimate
http://goanimate.com/

All platforms, cloud based Free
123-Slideshow
http://123-slideshow.com/

All platforms,download Free
Photoshow
http://www.photoshow.com/maker

All platforms, cloud based Free
Voicethread
http://ed.voicethread.com/

All platforms, cloud based $

 

Organization Software

Evernote
http://evernote.com/

All platforms, cloud based Free
OneNote
http://www.microsoft.com/office/onenote/

All platforms, cloud based Free
Zoho.com/productivity
http://www.zoho.com/productivity-apps.html
Notebook app All platforms, cloud based Free
Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/
File synchronization All platforms, cloud based Free
GoogleDocs
http://docs.google.com

All platforms, cloud based Free


Security Software

* Anti-virus software is required to be installed on all windows computers brought to school

Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/microsoft-security-essentials.aspx
Antivirus Windows Free
AVG
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
Antivirus Windows Free
Avast
http://www.avast.com
Antivirus Windows/ MAC Free
Prey Project
http://preyproject.com/
Anti-THEFT All Free
Computrace (Lojack)
http://www.absolute.com/lojackforlaptops/home
Anti-Theft All $ (also includes a hardware-based solution)

 

Other Software

Skype
http://www.skype.com
Video/Text All platforms, cloud based Free
Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Voice Recording All platforms, cloud based $
Discounts at www.JourneyEd.com/ER
Diigo – http://www.diigo.com/
Delicious.com –http://delicious.com/
Social Bookmarking All platforms, cloud based Free

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