OPEN SOURCE SOFTWAREThis page is dedicated tofreesoftware programs that replace costlier versions of similar software.That means no license fees!!!

Veyon -classroom management software (instead of SynchronEyes by SMART) was designed for use in schools, so it has a lot of possibilities for teachers and librarians, such as:
* see what's going on in computer-labs by using overview mode and make snapshots
* remote-control computers to support and help other people
* show a demo (either in fullscreen or in a window) - the teacher's screen is shown on all student's computers in realtime
* lock workstations for moving undivided attention to teacher
* send text-messages to students
* powering on/off and rebooting computers per remote
* remote logon and logoff and remote execution of arbitrary commands/scripts

Moodle (instead of the costly Blackboard)
"Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company."
  • Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
  • Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses (known as blended learning).
  • Many of our users love to use the activity modules (such as forums, databases and wikis) to build richly collaborative communities of learning around their subject matter (in the social constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use Moodle as a way to deliver content to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and assess learning using assignments or quizzes
  • For a demo (as a teacher) Click on Moodle Demo

SketchUp Pro - Through the generosity of Trimble SketchUp, Ohio public schools are permitted to install Trimble SketchUp Pro, a 3D graphics software program, on educator workstations, in school computer labs, and on other school-owned computers. To get access, a district representative needs to complete the application.