Free Products and Services

Microsoft offers free tools to help engage students in a variety of subject areas—from moviemaking to collaboration to science and beyond. Teachers can download these tools for free, the majority of which require no special training.

Education Tools / Internet safety for tweens and teens

Help teens ‘own their space’ online with this free downloadable book written by security expert and author, Linda McCarthy. As an educator you can keep up with the latest computer and online safety issues and help your students stay safe.

Education Tools / Math Worksheet Generator

Easily create your own math worksheets with practice problems to give your students. This tool generates multiple math problems based on a sample, and then creates a worksheet that you can distribute.

Education Tools / Office Add-in for Moodle (OAM)

Uploading files to Moodle has never been easier. The Office Add-in for Moodle (OAM) is an add-in for Microsoft Office (versions 2003 and 2007) that allows teachers to open and save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to a Moodle website.

Education Tools / Flashcards

Check out this site where you can play with online flashcards. It keeps track of what you know, and uses that information to determine which card to show you next. It's memory optimization based on science combined with a fun, flashy look and feel.

Education Tools / Songsmith Free Trial

Bring out the musical creativity in your students with this free trial. Choose a style - from pop to jazz or R&B and have students sing into a PC microphone. Songsmith will generate musical accompaniment to match his or her voice.

Education Tools / Microsoft Interactive Classroom

Microsoft Interactive Classroom enhances the learning experience by increasing student engagement and supporting agile teaching practices.

Education Tools / Mouse Mischief

Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, letting students actively participate in lessons by using their own mice to click, circle, cross out, or draw answers on the screen.

Education Tools / Kodu Game Lab

Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.

Add-ins / Microsoft Mathematics Add-In

Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and OneNote makes it easy to plot graphs in 2D and 3D, calculate numerical results, solve equations or inequalities, and simplify algebraic expressions in your Word documents and OneNote notebooks.

Add-ins / Chemistry Add-in for Word

The Chemistry Add-in for Word makes it easier to insert and modify chemical information, such as labels, formulas, and 2-D depictions, within Microsoft Office Word.

Photo Tools / Windows Live Movie Maker

Make your classroom lessons even more memorable with a movie. Windows Live Movie Maker is the fast, easy way to turn photos and video clips into great-looking movies and slide shows you can share in class or on the Web

Photo Tools / AutoCollage

Have students gather images from the Web or snap their own photos on a subject. Then, they can create a unique piece of art using this free collage-making tool.

Photo Tools / Microsoft Photosynth

Students can explore famous places in the world with cinematic quality using this virtual, visual three-dimensional tour.

Photo Tools / Photo Story 3 for Windows XP

Bring a subject to life with music and pictures. This free, downloadable program has tools to enhance, crop, and rotate your digital photos. Students and teachers can easily create a slide show with just a few clicks.

Research / Bing Maps

Bing Maps offer breathtaking, bird’s eye views of the world that can enhance any project.

Research / Bing Search

The visual aspect of Bing makes searching the Internet a more captivating and rewarding experience for students.

Research / Bing Translator

This helpful tool easily converts what you have written into nearly any language you need. Cut and paste the text into the area indicated, and click Translate.

Science / WorldWide Telescope

Turn your computer into a virtual telescope and produce specialized and wonderful visualizations of astronomical and planetary data. Try the Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope today.

Collaboration / Windows Live SkyDrive

Gain access to 25 gigabytes (GB) of free, online storage. Use it for a student or teacher workgroup to upload and share documents in one central place, rather than trying to track them in e-mails.