8 Free Tools for Teachers from Microsoft

Microsoft has been doing its share recently in the free software category. Here are some of its free products and add-ons that maybe useful for teachers. 
  1. Interactive Classroom – lets teachers insert polling questions into PowerPoint presentations
  2. Microsoft Mathematics – a graphing calculator that plots in 2D and 3D, step-by-step equation solving, and useful tools to help students with math and science studies.
  3. Mouse Mischief –   a PowerPoint add-on that enables teachers to create and insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into PowerPoint lessons.
  4. Movie Maker (Windows Live) – creates movies and slide shows from photos and videos.
  5. Photostory – turns photos into digital slide shows.
  6. PhotoSynth – generates a three dimensional model of digital photos and a point cloud of a photographed object.
  7. Worldwide Telescope – enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world.
  8. SkyDrive – stores and shares files, and photos up to 5GB.