check it out tech in life show me the money career paths classes to take news events boring stuff home
Check IT Out

Games and Software

Various games and software are availble for free download:

AppMakr - A tool to design apps

Kodu - A tool to design games

Kinect Software Development Kit - Includes the Body and Mind game, which is used in a number of school districts to teach math.

Microsoft Student - Microsoft Student provides homework tools and information to reinforce in-class learning and encourage your kids' success in school. Microsoft Student makes it easy to find the right tool to produce high-quality homework-in less time.

Learning Essentials for Office - An Office add-on for students and teachers, filled with templates, tutorials and toolbars.

Microsoft Reader
- Experience electronic reading - choose from thousands of books to download.

Microsoft Producer - A free add-in, Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 makes it easy to capture and synchronize audio, video, slides and images-creating engaging rich media presentations viewable in a browser.

Windows Movie Maker - Create home movies and learn how to create, edit, and add special effects to your home movies and then how to share them with friends and family.

Microsoft Photo Story 3 - Create slideshows using your digital photos. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and caption.

Microsoft DreamSpark - Professional-level developer and design tools at no charge.

AutoCollage 2008 - Create beautiful collages of your favorite pictures with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Microsoft Image Composite Editor - Create a high-resolution panorama incorporating all the source images at full resolution.

PhotoSynth - Stitch your overlapping, panoramic digital photos together automatically to create exciting 3D worlds you can browse.

Virtual Earth - See your school, playground and home town in 3D. Be sure to click on the word "3D" on the map to install the 3D viewer into your browser.

WorldWide Telescope - Fly around the universe visiting stars, planets, nebula, our sun, the Martian surface and the moon. Listen to star tours by WALL-E and the Ring Nebula given by a 6 year old boy (Look for Tour - Ring Nebula in the menus).

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio - Program and run your own robots in a 3D virtual environment.

Microsoft Songsmith - Ever thought of writing your own music? Most people never get a chance to try... but we want to give everyone a piece of the songwriting experience, so we've developed Songsmith, an application that lets you create a complete song just by singing!

SmallBasic - Bring the "fun" back to programming. SmallBasic provides a small and easy to learn programming language in a friendly and inviting development environment.

Code Academy - This website allows students the opportunity to work throgh several tracks to be introduced to computer programming and web design.