also has a Windows
utility that calculates the percentage and letter grade
for tests, quizzes, or assignments. The user can choose to use the
default grading scale or use their own.
is two Vancouver teachers, Peter Findlay and Doug Colpitts. They
a series of excellent programs for teachers and schools, including AType,
Games, and Silhouette. Programs
are for sale, only
affordable school-wide license versions; there are free demo downloads
of many programs.
helps make computer-based multiple-choice quizzes.
makes intermediate-level math homework and worksheets,
mixing and matching problem levels and type: Mac classic OS
is a free program for making Powerpoint-like presentations mixing text,
sounds, and images.
management system for producing Internet-based course web sites with
versions for Windows, Mac
OS X, Linux, Unix, and Netware.
Kurisu - A
text based program
that creates quizzes from text files. Mac OS X
MyMind - A
mapping software program.
is for coaches:
manage and publish sports schedules, tournament schedules, etc. For Mac
allows you to
import users into a Mac OS X Server, create their folders and
automatically create links between teachers and students according to
their classes. A client-based tool also allows teachers to send
documents and collect them through a simple interface.
a simple quiz
program intended for use with groups, preferably using a video
projector connected to your Mac. (Mac OS X)
is an Open
Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Educators can quickly
assemble, package, and redistribute Web-based instructional content,
easily retrieve and import prepackaged content, and conduct their
courses online. Students learn in an adaptive learning environment. Windows
makes computerized flash cards from word lists for vocabulary or
foreign language practice.
Imp(Mac OS X) "is an authoring tool and
learning program. It allows you to create your
own dictionaries and offers several different types of tests. Build
your own lessons for language learning or other several categories.
'Learning Imp' is a highly effective study tool suitable for
elementary, secondary, high school and college students. You can create
unlimited tests on any subject yourself, either by manually entering
questions and answers. The application is highly intuitive and simple
Teachers Report Assistant: "Free
time saving utility for teachers who word process student reports.
Produces professional sounding, individualized report cards in the
shortest possible time. The program uses a set of statements written by
the teacher or downloaded from the net which can then be tailored to
suit individual students."
and tutor software is a language
teaching program for Windows. Within minutes, Language Coach lets you
design lessons for your students to help them practise what they have
been learning in class. The students can then open these lessons on
their own computers or on the schools' workstations to practise the
expressions you have recorded as a drill."
Speech Grader: "a Microsoft®
Excel®-based software program designed to help public
speaking and speech instructors grade student speeches in the classroom
quickly and effectively".
FreeMind is mind mapping
software to help visualize ideas
Graph Paper Maker lets you
create custom sheets of graph paper. Mac (classic), Mac OS X, and
is the ultimate study aid for Mac OS. Create, memorize and print
multimedia, multilingual flashcards, quizzes and tutorials, including
video, picture and sound identification, or spelling tests with speech.
For Mac OS 9, OS X, and Palm.
Mac OS X or Win)
"onCourse allows you to track your students, courses and
enrolments comprehensively. Manage: web site pages, students,
enrolments, invoices, tutors and much more."
is "a Web-based assessment software (e-exam Computer Based Testing -
CBT) well suited for both Internet and intranet environments. TCExam
replaces the old pencil-and-paper testing systems and simplifies the
entire exam cycle, including generation, execution, evaluation,
presentation and archiving."
is "a free student information system for public and non-public
schools. Centre is a web-based, open source, student management product
with features that include student demographic info, scheduling, grade
book, attendance, report cards,eligibility, transcripts, and more"
PHP-based, it should be usable with any computer platform.
like Inspiration or Kidspiration for 'mind-mapping' you may want to
check out the free FreeMind
or IMHC Cmap Tools programs.
is a website with free math testing, grading, and record keeping for
teachers and practice tests for students: arithmetic, inequality,
fractions, geometry (area and perimeters).
Canadian Teachers is a site where
parents, and students can find links to various offers for free
materials, lesson plans, software, catalogues, samples and so forth,
it's intended as a partial antidote to the prevalence of US material in
many freebie sites.
definitions and pronociations with instant look-ups in a range of
reference cites, from a medical dictionary to the Columbia Encyclopedia.
Britannica Online no longer provides
encyclopedia articles free, only short summaries. A better choice,
perhaps, is the free Wikipedia
encyclopedia or its
that both these projects alone anyone to enter information, which can
sometimes be problematic, but generally these are very good reference
sources, and an interesting project).
claims to be "he world's most powerful tool for managing student data."
Windows, Linux, Mac OS X versions; can be used with any web browser
is a website filled with resources about programming games at
Earth is a wonderful tool for looking at cities, natural
attractions, longitude and latitude and more. For Win 2000/XP and OS X.
Google Earth Tutorials
are a set of online videos and lessons on how to use Google Earth--
with curriculum ideas for grades 1 to 7 (free registration required).