16 Great Free Teaching Tools for Teachers

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Microsoft has some great free resources to help you better integrate technology into your classroom and turn  it into an engaging learning environment. We have gone through all of these resources and we 've found them very interesting and worth sharing with you. Check them out below and let us know what you think about them.

1- Flashcards

With Microsoft's Flashcards application, teachers and students alike can create, share and study flashcards online

2- Microsoft Office 365

 Free for schools, Microsoft’s Office 365 offers faculty and students exciting new ways to collaborate. Easy to administer and even easier to use, Microsoft’s Office 365 is backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from a world-class service provider

3- Photo Synth

Encourage creative learning in your classroom by using interactive 3D technology to tell personal stories and explore places, events, and activities. Microsoft Photosynth lets anyone reconstruct a 3D experience from flat photographs and offers both detailed synths and panorama experiences

4- Microsoft Mathematics 4.0

Equip students with the tools needed to grasp mathematical concepts by complementing your teaching with Microsoft Mathematics 4.0. This powerful computer algebra system has a friendly user interface and a step-by-step equation solver, helping students understand the path to a correct answer.. 

5- Math Worksheet Generator

It creates multiple math practice problems, from basic math to algebra, in seconds. You provide a sample math problem and the Math Worksheet Generator does the rest.

6- Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide

Storytelling is an ancient art that is undergoing a renaissance with modern technology. By incorporating digital storytelling projects into classroom learning you can reach today’s students and at the same time help them develop the skills needed to be successful in our complex, technology-rich world

7- Interactive Classroom

This PowerPoint and OneNote add-in lets you insert customized classroom polls (multiple choice, yes/no, or true/false) and notes into your presentations, while your students get to participate with subject material in real-time.                                                                                                                      
8- Sky Drive

Manage, store, and share your classroom documents all in one place, securely and easily, with Microsoft SkyDrive. It’s a password-protected hard drive in the cloud that you can use to store thousands and thousands of files

9- Chemistry Add-in for Word

The Chemistry Add-in for Word gives students and teachers an easier way to insert, modify, and present chemical symbols and data sources within the familiar Microsoft Word environment.

10- Microsoft Mouse Mischief

Mouse Mischief is a fun way to keep your students' attention and increase participation in the classroom. This PowerPoint add-in lets each student use their own mouse to click, circle, cross out, or even draw answers for lessons you present with PowerPoint.

11- Songsmith

Songsmith automatically generates musical accompaniment for anyone's voice and can help you teach music, math, and many other subjects in innovative new ways.

12- Microsoft Accessibility Technology for Everyone

Students with disabilities and learning style differences face unique challenges in learning and in life. Microsoft is dedicated to building accessibility into our products, and also providing accessibility resources for educators.

13- Worldwide Telescope

With Microsoft WorldWide Telescope, you can explore outer space in detail, studying the sky in a way that has never before been possible without powerful ground and space telescopes

14- Project Tuva

Project Tuva explores core scientific concepts and theories by presenting timeless videos through an enhanced Video Player that features searchable video, linked transcripts, notes, and interactive extras. 

15- Small Basic

Help your students start writing their first programs quickly and easily. With only 15 keywords and an inviting development environment, Small Basic is structured to help them succeed.

16- Digital Literacy Curriculum 

Help your students live and thrive in the 21st century digital world with Microsoft's Digital Literacy Curriculum. These e-learning materials help you teach and assess computer concepts and skills so your students can use technology to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.