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Some Free February Appy-ness with a new piece of free software for teachers from Microsoft every day in February. Many of these items are unknown heroes, but they all share two things in common: 1) They are useful for teachers or students and 2) they are free.

Learning Suite

This month I’ve shared Free February Appy-ness, with a new free application from Microsoft for teachers every day. Any other year, I’d have saved the best until last, and the 28th Feb would have been the day to share it. But, darn it, this is a leap year, so there’s one more day to find an app for. Somehow, I don’t think that’s going to be a problem.

So for my penultimate moment of February Freebies, I’ve come up with something very useful - a way to get some of the 27 apps that I’ve already listed onto your classroom computers easily!

For every piece of software I’ve listed this month I’ve given you a download link, so that you can pop off and get them. But what if you want to install a bunch of them onto all of your student and teacher laptops? That’s where Learning Suite comes in…

Learning SuiteThe Learning Suite is a collection of many of your favourite free Microsoft applications in a simple download application. It allows users/IT managers to select the applications you wish install and tells you which ones you already have.

It doesn’t have all of the apps I’ve listed, but it does have some extra ones - like Community Clips - that I haven’t listed!

Another useful feature is that as we add resources to the Learning Suite in the future, it will automatically update itself every time you run it. Enabling you, your colleagues and your students to have access to the latest free resources from Microsoft as and when they appear.

Where do I get the Learning Suite from?

You can download the Learning Suite directly from the Partners in Learning website