DreamSpark is a program that provides verified high School and College students with professional-level developer and design software for download, at no cost. Along with the software, the DreamSpark site includes links to FREE learning content on Windows development, Web design, Web development, and Windows Phone development.
Student verification is done through multiple means, with the most popular one being the college-provides .edu email address of the student. Since High School students may not have a school provided .edu email address, an educator/teacher from the High School can be verified and will be provides with up to 200 access keys to the DreamSpark site that bypass student-verification. Students can obtain these access keys from their teacher at the high School, log-on to DreamSpark site to enter the access key at http://bit.ly/DSActivate and download the software from DreamSpark.
The steps for Educator/teacher sign-up at http://bit.ly/DSDownload