1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Free downloads

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by becktonboy, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    Pivot Stick
    Google Earth
    Stop Motion Animator

    and those are just the ones in school that will install easily on our network
  2. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    The list is endless. I'd look at Linux software, much of which has a Windows Port.
    It lso tends to be clean. Some software is full of **** like adware and toolbars and so on (see the row over uTorrent) ; Linux stuff being O/S doesn't have stuff hidden in it. If they try someone will just recompile it without it :)
    Add : OpenOffice, Lame/Audacity, Firefox and Thunderbird, Inkscape ....
  3. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    ooh, forgot Audacity, use it with Y5+6
    Photostory looks promising but haven't implemented yet...
  4. Thanks for those. I have used Photostory on a course and I liked it but have not been able to load it at school yet - loads of problems with the computers but that is another story!
  5. ict04

    ict04 New commenter

    Had some success with 'Stykz' (http://www.stykz.net/), looking at TISFAT (http://noshbar.xtreemhost.com/tisfat/index.html)

    For some design-type activities - lego-style software is useful - Lego Digital Designer (http://ldd.lego.com/) or the alternative BlockCAD (http://blockcad.net/)
  6. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

    google sketchup
    Helium frog
    Not that I use all of above....
  7. I put together a quick Web Page of programs that you can get for free and it's quite a list:
    If you are planning to go to BETT on Friday13th January then I'll be doing a session on using Open Source and Free software if you are interested. To be honest apart from Microsoft Office and Photoshop Elements I generally manage to teach nearly all my ICT lessons with Open Source software and if money were really tight I could replace those with Open Office, Paint.net and The GIMP.

  8. stupot101

    stupot101 Established commenter

    forgive me if this appears to be a silly question....(someone else may have the same problem)

    I have downloaded Komposer and the Mind-mapping software, Xmind. Winzip has extracted the files..... what should I look for to install...can't seem to find any obvious installation procedure (.exe files?)
  9. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    if you go here http://kompozer.net/download.php there is a column saying "Windows" (also one for OSX and one for Linux) with installer underneath it ?
    http://www.xmind.net/downloads/ (XMind) has a big button with "Windows Installer" next to it.

  10. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    Kompozer fans might also want to look at BlueGriffon (Kompozer's successor) and Maqetta (an online WYSIWYG HTML editor)
  11. stupot101

    stupot101 Established commenter

    The X mind download works - installed (although thanks to autismik, a better link)

    However, Komposer still only opens up the extracted files, and when O try to open Komposer (application file) it refuses to install, with the error message of a missing .dll file. Am I missing something here.... It wasn't as difficult as this to install a vesion a few years ago, for a pendrive. However, I am using Windows Vista

    Many thanks by the way
  12. Thanks for suggestions. I should have added - this is for primary school.
  13. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    You are using the wrong file. You want the file kompozer-0.8b3.en-US.win32.exe which is available from the download page. This runs a standard Windows installer.
    Further more it runs on wine (I've just tried it on ArchLinux) so it's unlikely to have any ultra complicated tricky use of Windows that would stop it working on Vista.
    (These days wine is getting more reliable than Windows !)
  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter




    Open Office

    AVG Free Antivirus

    Google Earth

    Super (file converter)

    AML Free Registry Cleaner

    K-Lite Codec Pack

Share This Page