Bob Bowman's Free Educational Technologies:Middle School Links
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  1. Beginner Tips - Learn how to use new technologies
  2. Free portable tinySpell™ - Interactive spelling checker
  3. Online Talking Dictionarist - Has online keyboard option
  4. Free Online Translation - Also has Virtual Keyboard
  5. Online Talking Calculator - PBS KIDS - See larger calculators on Math Page
  6. Balabolka - Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads text even in browser (saves sound file)
  7. QuotePad - Hotkey popup saves screen-selected text & cites its source - *HINT: copying title (in Firefox Menu:Tools:Page Info) will capture URL to bookmark
  8. - Cut & paste URLs or your text into its box area and every word you click on will be defined by your choice of dictionaries for medical, language...
  9. See OPEN (FREE) EDUCATION Opportunities - Plus find more free resources
  10. Online Tools and Productivity - New tools are here!
  11. See extensive list of Free Software below - FREE alternatives to commercial versions!
  12. See Free Educational Technologies Home Page - Check for additional links and messages
  13. Hampshire College offers free software bundle to all incoming students - open source .com - Get Yours HERE:


  14. Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites - A Cybrary for middle school and beyond
  15. Middle/High School Educators' Links from
  16. - Educational and Reform links for students and teachers
  17. Middle School SuperLinks Teacher's Page
  18. See printables and activities for kids at
  19. EdTechTeacher Technology Tools for Teachers - Also see Tools for Students
  20. Teaching Online Journalism
  21. Sites for Teachers
  22. Education - Wikipedia
  23. BUBL LINK: Catalog of Internet Resources - Via Internet Archive
  24. - Activities per grade level
  25. udutu - Free online authoring tool
  26. Project Management Tools - HubPages
  27. 10 Free Project Management Applications - Freelance Folder
  28. Top 100 Tools - C4LPT
  29. Collaborative Writing Using Blogs and Wikis
  30. Best Tools for Technology Integration
  31. Resource Articles from c4lpt
  32. Quality Tools - CRCSD
  33. Carousel for Physics - By Infinite Thinking
  34. - Ultimate Middle School, Home School and Lesson Plan Resource
  35. The Best on the Web for Teachers
  36. Free lesson plans, Educational Resources & Interactives
  37. Cool Cat Teacher Blog
  38. Social Tools in Schools Taking Root - An NSBA study suggests fears about the Web may be overblown
  39. EduPack for Educators
  40. Blackwell's Best - 4 Teachers
  41. 100 Awesome Classroom Videos to Learn New Teaching Techniques - Provided by Smart
  42. 100 Essential Web Tools for Homeschoolers - Note: Some links look good for regular teachers - From Smart
  43. Education Resources from Stetson Middle School
  44. Business Education/Computer Science Web Site for Middle School
  45. The Most Useful Web Tools - From®
  46. The Most Helpful Web Tools for Students
  47. 52 Handy Tools and Sites for Students - From Legal Andrew
  48. Middle School Technology via
  49. 21 Online Student Tools to Help With Research, Communication, and Organization
  50. Web 2.0 Backpack: Web Apps for Students
  51. Ditch The Backpack - 100 Essential Web Tools For Virtual Students - From elearning gurus
  52. Health Science Education Tools for Teens
  53. 69 Free or Open Source Tools For Students
  54. SparkNotes: Today's Most Popular Study Guides


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  55. See HOMEWORK HELPERS SECTION for help with research tools and topic areas


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  56. See STUDY SKILLS SECTION for effective ways to learn / memorize things


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  57. Bob Bowman's Business Section has free office software
  58. Download Contact Plus Personal - Free version is ad-sponsored
  59. Free software from, including Task Plus, Spam buster, etc.
  60. ShortKeys™: Windows Macro Utility, Lite Version - free
  61. See Star Office and other free suites which have word processors, spreadsheets, etc.
  62. Crimson: Free programming editor fits on disk - Many advanced features
  63. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
  64. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
    - See really outstanding selections here!
    - For home, office, and school


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  66. FREEWARE SECTION has related FREE software: spreadsheets, editors, etc.
  67. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX
    under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SAFE SEARCHING), etc., e.g. -

    Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page
    logo Click here to Search - For kids, teens, parents, and teachers

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