BYOT Software Suggestions

iTech 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 free, with 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 many more exist on the web.

Office Software – word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tool+

Microsoft Office   http://portal.microsoftonline.com   Free on up to 5 machines in house
Google Apps    http://apps.google.com

Presentation Software

Prezi   http://prezi.com
Animoto   http://animoto.com
Glogster   http://www.glogster.com
GoAnimate   http://goanimate.com
123-Slideshow   http://123-slideshow.com
Photoshow   http://www.photoshow.com/maker
Voicethread   http://ed.voicethread.com

Organization Software

OneNote  http://portal.microsoftonline.com   Downloads free with the school license
Evernote  http://evernote.com

Google Drive   http://drive.google.com    Cloud storage
Dropbox   http://www.dropbox.com


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

Microsoft Security Essentials    Pre-installed on all current Windows systems >windows 7
AVG   http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
Avast   http://www.avast.com

Prey Project   http://preyproject.com    ANTI THEFT
Computrace (Lojack)   http://absolute.com/lojackforlaptops/home   ANTI THEFT

Other Software

Skype   http://www.skype.com    Online Video Calling/Conferencing
Audacity  http://audacity.sourceforge.net   Sound recorder
Diigo   http://www.diigo.com    Social bookmarking


 

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