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Academic Software

Post links to sites you have found that have interactive learning activities. If you find some good sites for academic software, post them at the bottom of the page.
  • You can also post links to videos that show how this sort of software can be used in the classroom. You might find these on the UNI INTIME website.



Authoring Systems


Desktop Publishing

Microsoft Office

Graphics


Reference



Tutorials and Drill and Practice


Educational Games

  • Punctuation Paintball This is a really cool game that I found with a variety of levels so that students of different ages can use it. The Advanced stage is really great for working on punctuation in dialog. --Nicole
  • Type To Learn 4 - Download your own version of Type To Learn 4. Available for Mac or Windows. Each download is 1 GB so it might take as much as an hour. The links are at the bottom of the page. (NOT FREE, but AWESOME!)
  • Interactive Math Activities- Large Collection of Math Activities.
  • Gamequariam- The site that swims with learning fun. This site contains several math, science, and reading activities.
  • Knowledge Matters - Excellent educational games in many subject areas (NOT FREE, but AWESOME!) -- @sethdenney

Simulations

Special Needs


Brainstorming/Concept Mapping

  • Visual Thesaurushe Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning.
  • Webspiration - An online visual thinking tool.
  • Gliffy - Free, Online diagram editor for creating flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, etc.
  • FreeMind - Free, downloadable diagraming software.

Good Sites for Finding Academic Software

  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
  • Best of History Web Sites
  • Academic Superstore - This was a good site I found for searching for academic software in specific areas. - Jarod.
  • Merlot - Find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials. Share advice and expertise about education with expert colleagues. Be recognized for your contributions to quality education.
  • NASA Online - Award-winning videos on Science, Math and Technology
  • Student Discounts - Academic software discounts for students, teachers, and employees of accredited learning institutions. Products from Microsoft, Adobe, Corel and Symantec. - Nate
  • StumbleUpon - Create an account, tell it what you're looking for, and it will give you great sites found by other users -- @sethdenney
  • Delicious-Search tags that are related to what you need.