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NEWSschool.com eEdition of our local paper Its available to you for FREE. Call Shirley Benzler at 925-943-8102 OR sbenzler@bayareanewsgroup.com.  NEWSschool.com 
Converttube Save videos from Youtube to popular video formats http://www.converttube.com/ 
Educational Wikis Resource for starting your own Wiki http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ 
nVu Open source web page creator similar to Dreamweaver  
Web 2.0 Tools Website that indexes all the great new web tools you can use http://www.go2web20.net/  
New York Times for Students Let your students read about current news and events! With Knowledge Tools, The NY Times provides built-in dictionary and geography help with tough words and places! http://www.nytimes.com/learning/index.html 
Audacity Sound editing software http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ 
Zamzar Online file conversion http://www.zamzar.com/ 
Ubuntu Linux Operating System Linux operating system that is easy to install and use http://www.ubuntu.com/ 
Scribus A powerful desktop package similar to In-Design, Quark and Pagemaker http://scribus.org 
INKSCAPE  A vector-based graphics editing package similar to Freehand and Illustrator. http://inkscape.org 
Gimp A full-featured, digital imaging application similar to Photoshop. http://www.gimp.org/ 
Windows Live Free PC safety scan Online virus scan http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm 
Ed 1 Stop Web portal service that acts as a personal gateway to both subscription-based services and free educational Web sites. http://www.ed1stop.net 
SF Chronicle eEdition User name: kbarrere Password: cie  http://eedition.sfgate.com  
IHMC CmapTools free downloadable easy concept map builder http://cmap.ihmc.us/download/ 
The Best Free Software of 2009 from PC Magazine http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2338804,00.asp 
Podcasting WIKI Learn how to podcast http://neccpodcasting.pbwiki.com/ 
Educational Wikipedia for Schools Articles have been checked for accuracy and appropriateness http://schools-wikipedia.org/ 
School Tube Youtube for schools and moderated by teachers http://www.schooltube.com/ 
Google Tools Great free tools from google http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ 
Wordle Really cool way to show word frequency- try it!!! http://www.wordle.net/ 
Skydrive Free online file storage from Microsoft http://windowslive.com/online/skydrive?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_skydrive_032009 
PUSD Professional Development Videos & Forms PUSD professional development resource center http://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/departments-es-pd-forms.aspx 
PUSD teacher resources  http://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/resources-teachers.aspx 
Open Office Open source versions of word, excel, powerpoint, and more! www.openoffice.org 
University of Arizona List of Educational Sites The following is a list of existing online educational sites that provide free academic resources to K12 educators.  http://learn.cs.arizona.edu/display/iiceval/Educational+Sites 
edmodo.com Classroom management system. Teachers can post bulletin boards, post documents, give quizzes, etc. on the website for students to see. www.edmodo.com 
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