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Free Microsoft applications demonstrated by Microsoft education team at their Reading Campus on 11th June 2010.

Free Microsoft applications demonstrated by Microsoft education team at their Reading Campus on 11th June 2010.

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  • 1. Microsoft Applications
    FREE
  • 2. Photosynth
    http://photosynth.net
    Take photos and then combine to make 3d view
    Geotagyour synths
    Add to bing maps
  • 3. Bing Maps
    http://www.bing.com/maps/explore(doesn't work with Chrome)
    Map apps
    - overlay tweets onto maps
    - todays front pages
    - photosynths (ShinfieldJunior school)
    - World Tours 
    - Health maps for the US
    Build your own map apps 
  • 4. Bing Visual Search
    http://www.bing.com/visualsearch?FORM=Z9LH4 
    Similar to Pivot but web based
    (Only appears to work on IE and Firefox)
  • 5. Community Clips
    http://www.officelabs.com/projects/communityclips/Pages/Default.aspx
    Screen recorder
    Sits within PowerPoint, excel and word in Office 2007/2010
    Can also works as a standalone app in taskbar
  • 6. World Wide Telescope
    http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx 
    Software + services
    Small download that links to the cloud to get up to date information
    Click on stars gives further details about them, links to articles about the stars
  • 7. Pivot
    http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/pivot/
    Filtering and sorting data graphically
    Create your own collections
    Create in excel then convert in to a collection
  • 8. Deep Zoom
    Interactively view high resolution images
    Create your own Deep Zoom images
    deep zoom composer -http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=457B17B7-52BF-4BDA-87A3-FA8A4673F8BF&displaylang=en
    Example – Hard Rock Cafe
  • 9. SkyDrive
    http://skydrive.live.com/
    25Gb free online storage 
  • 10. Office Web Apps
    Web apps for word, excel, PowerPoint and one note 
    Collaborative editing of docs
    Simultaneous editing of docs
    http://lifehacker.com/5561225/comparing-office-2010-desktop-and-office-web-apps-in-pictures
  • 11. Bing Translator
    http://www.microsofttranslator.com
    Translateon the website or in Live Messenger (Tbot), invite into a conversation with a foreign speaker
    Translator widget that can be embedded in to SharePoint or a website.
  • 12. Windows Live Essentials
    http://download.live.com/
    • Live Writer
    write blog posts offline and post directly to blog 
    • Live Photo Gallery
    huge amount of tools
    panoramas 
    photo fuse etc
    • Live Movie Maker 
    Change speed         
    trimming         
    stop frame animation 
    starting to get closer to iMovie          
    new versions only on Win7 and Vista, old versions will work on XP
  • 13. Maths Worksheet Generator
    http://www.educationlabs.com/projects/MathWorksheetGenerator/Pages/default.aspx
    Put in an example sum and it will then generate a maths question sheet.
    From simple sums to quadratic equations
    Works from office 2003
  • 14. Photo Story
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx
    Convert images into a video, add sound and animations.
    Export to mobile phones.
  • 15. Songsmith
    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/songsmith
    Songsmithgenerates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice.
  • 16. AutoCollage
    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/projects/autocollage/
    Image processing program which automatically creates collages of your pictures.
  • 17. Kodu
    http://fuse.microsoft.com/kodu.html
    Visual programming language made specifically for creating games.
    Works on both X-Box 360 and Windows PC.
  • 18. XNA
    http://creators.xna.com/en-GB/
    Cross platform, XBox/Windows PC/Windows Phone
    Marketplace for phone & XBox
    Free for students
    Racing game - download play/modify (http://creators.xna.com/en-GB/starterkit/racinggame)
  • 19. DreamSpark
    https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx
    Free access to developer and designer tools for students
  • 20. Ribbon Hero
    http://www.officelabs.com/ribbonhero
    Add-in for office 2007/2010
    Training
    Challenges
    Link to Facebook
  • 21. Mouse Mischief
    http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief
    Multiple mouse input to PowerPoint
    25 maximum mice
    Office 2007/2010
  • 22. Flashcards
    http://flashcards.educationlabs.com/
    Create and share flashcards online
  • 23. pptPlex
    http://www.officelabs.com/projects/pptPlex/Pages/default.aspx
    Non-linear PowerPoint presentations.
    Zoom in and out of sections of a presentation.
  • 24. Partners in Learning
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/teachers
    http://uk.partnersinlearningnetwork.com
    http://youtube.com/user/innovativeteach
    Global community of educators.
    Resources and support for using Microsoft technologies.
  • 25. Accelerators for IE8
    Translate with Bing
    Map with Bing
  • 26. Digital Literacy Curriculum
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/schools/curriculum-resources/digital-literacy-curriculum.aspx
    5 modules
    2-3hrs per module
    Digital literacy certificate
    Entry level 3 qualification
    34 different languages
    Teacher resources if using in school
  • 27. The previous applications might be free BUT, the system requirements might mean that you will need to update either Windows or Office to get them to work!