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November 1, 2007

Freebies…

Filed under: education,Study skills,Support Services,Technology,Uncategorized,Vermont Tech — learningspecialist @ 6:34 pm

I was going to write about access stuff today and I may yet, but since yesterday was Halloween- one of my favorite times of year in my neighborhood- and the spirit of freebies is still upon me, I will share a couple of well recommended sites for downloading free software. the first one is called Game Giveaway of the Day  http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/

It has only recently started back up and has a nice list of games- mostly puzzle games now- with several that are suitable for younger children. The download process was simple and I now have a full featured demo version of a game called Arxon. I am sure I will enjoy it – if only for a little while.

There is a companion to this site called Giveaway of the Day http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ that offers more utilitarian software choices- some of which are quite complex. There is a link to this site on the sidebar.

Antoher great resource is Software for Starving Students http://softwarefor.org/ which give the downloader a CD full of great stuff- OpenOffice, Foxfire, some software deveoted to study skills like flashcards and a host of others. What is nice about it is that all these great programs are in one place- with links to the original site so you can see what you are getting. If you want to see the list of what is available you need to go to the Frequently Asked Questions Page. You don’t even have to be a student to appreciate some of the things the developers have gathered together. It is very cool.

Speaking of study tools, I came across another flashcard program, the Study Stack.  http://www.studystack.com/   This is an online flashcard program, but it has much more! You register- it is free- and enter the data you need to memorize. Once you have done that, you can access that data through flashcards, a hangman game, a crossword puzzle…you can even have it sent to your cell phone so that you can practice in those odd moments between class or while you are waiting from someone.

Freebies are fun to find and share…let me know how you like these and if you have any others!

Robin

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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for blogging about StudyStack. Feel free to email any comments or suggestions, as I’m always trying to find ways to improve the site.

    Comment by John Weidner — November 2, 2007 @ 3:58 am | Reply


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