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Productivity Software



Publisher's Documentation:

The California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is offering a comprehensive set of tools to support teaching and learning in California classrooms.

Calaxy, this free suite of tools, includes blogging,videoconference scheduling, wikis, an asset management module, as well as a a file sharing system where educators can upload videospodcastsimages and documents. Thousands ofThinkfinity resources are also available in Calaxy.

Calaxy is an excellent tool to share lesson ideas, upload student learning objects, disseminate best practices, and more! Messaging and social networking functionalities help you connect with other educators in the K12HSN Trusted Community.

Make sure you take advantage of these free resources provided by the K12HSN and the California Department of Education.



Google Docs


Publisher's Documentation:

Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. There's no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer.


Google Docs For Educators 


Learning Suite



Publisher's Documentation:

Learning Suite by Microsoft is a set of innovative applications for

education that create a robust, creative and collaborative

learning environment for students and educators. It includes a

new, integrated interface that lets you access all these

applications in one place, where they are grouped around four

categories aligned to how you work. It makes managing your

tools simpler.


Microsoft Partners in Learning:

Free Tools



Publisher's Documentation:

Microsoft Partners in Learning hosts free Educator-created 

tutorials on how to use technology in the classroom to engage

and empower learners and free tools for use in your classroom.


Ribbon Hero 2:

Clippy's Second Chance


Publisher's Documentation:

Ribbon Hero 2, the sequel to the original Ribbon Hero,

invites students to learn about features of Microsoft Office by

playing—and competing in—clever, fun games. Every game

challenge exposes students to more Office features, many of

which can help them be more efficient and get their school

work done faster. Ribbon Hero 2 also brings back Clippy, the

original cartoon Office Assistant, for a whirlwind tour of different

time periods on a stolen time machine, complete with a game

board and challenges for reaching the next level. Points are

awarded for using basic features as well as newly introduced

features during the game, encouraging students to discover

and learn on their own.