Tools from Microsoft

Microsoft® offers tools and technologies to help you motivate and captivate your students.

Windows Live™ Movie Maker
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A fast, easy way to turn photos and video clips into great looking movies and slide shows you can share
with your class, on the Web, or on DVDs.

Try the AutoMovie feature to create a movie in about a minute.

Microsoft® Visual Experience - WorldWide Telescope (install or web client)
Bring together imagery from the world’s best ground and space-based telescopes. Students can use their PC to explore the night sky by seamlessly panning and zooming to distant planets and stars.

Microsoft® Photosynth™
Lets you take photos and stitch them together. Students can explore famous places in the world with cinematic quality and interactivity. Students can also discover ancient cities and contemporary events with a virtual visual tour.

Songsmith™ (install)
Brings out musical creativity in the classroom.
Choose a musical style from pop to reggae, sing into a PC microphone and Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match the singer’s voice. The tool is as fun as a karaoke machine, but can go further in inspiring student songwriting.

Bing™ Maps
Can give you a breath-taking, bird’s eye view of Paris, France or directions to the nearest school supplies store.

Photo Story 3
Available for Windows® XP, this free downloadable program has tools to enhance, crop and rotate your digital photos. Create a photo slideshow with a few simple clicks, and bring a subject to life with music and pictures.

Office Live Workspace
Online tool to collaborate on and contribute to a project. Students and/or teachers can share one document or a calendar, and add comments or review ideas from others in the group. The group leader decides who has access to view or edit the material that is posted.

Windows Live SkyDrive
Offers a generous 25 gigabytes (GB) of free, online storage. Use it for a workgroup to upload and share documents in one central place, rather than bouncing them around in emails. For personal photos and files, store and access them with a password

Automatically create collages from your images

Microsoft Mouse Mischief
Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, letting you insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into your lessons.