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2016 School Freebies

In this section, TheFreeSite.com offers our 2016 roundup of school freebies for teachers and students. Items in this section include free offers for the classroom, school supplies, teaching materials, homework help, learning materials, books, special educational offers, offers for educators, and more. Be sure to check back with us throughout the school year, as we'll be adding new offers here on a regular basis.

Homeschool Math

This site offers a good selection of free resources for use in homeschool math teaching. Here, you'll find a worksheet generator, a math curriculum guide, math textbook for grades 1-5, teaching tips and more.

DVDs for educators

This is an offer for teachers. Follow the instructions to request your choice of two free DVDs for use in the classroom. The DVDs include segments from John Stossel's TV program. The DVDs are Region 0 (worldwide), with English and Spanish subtitles. (U.S. only).

SitSpots sample

(Note: this offer is for educators only). Look for the "free sample" link and complete the form to request a sample of SitSpots, a "classroom management and teaching tool product." The sample is available "for the purpose of testing the compatibility of SitSpots on your carpeting." (U.S. only).

Typing.com

Are you learning to type? This is an excellent free resource aimed at both teachers and students. For students, Typing.com is designed for all grade levels and ages. For teachers, Typing.com offers a curriculum that is suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Codecademy

Would you like to learn how to code? This popular site offers free online courses in computer programming, where you can learn via interactive lessons. The languages offered include JavaScript, PHP, Python, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Ruby, and more.

Fourth Grader's Park Pass

Follow the instructions to get an "Every Kid in a Park" pass that gives children in the fourth grade free access to national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and more.

The Mutopia Project

This site, run by volunteers, offers a big collection of free sheet music that you can output on your printer. Artists include Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and more. The site includes a search engine that lets you browse by artist, or by instrument.

FreeTypingGame.net

Would you like to learn how to type (or improve your touch-typing skills?) The free "typing tutor" at this site offers 30 typing lessons that progressively teach the keyboard. Here, you'll also find fun, interactive, touch-typing games and tests. No downloads, installations, or registration is required to use this site.

FormulaConversion.com

A free service that offers thousands of metric conversions, along with helpful features like algebraic steps for unit conversions. You can also save your conversions to a "Favorites" feature. The site also includes a currency converter and a GPA calculator, which lets you save and organize your GPA inputs.

PolishMyWriting.com

Would you like to improve your writing skills? This handy site checks your text for any problems, including spelling, style and grammar. It detects mistakes in your writing and offers helpful suggestions. It's free for personal use.

Free HTML Lessons

Would you like to learn how to code your own Web pages like a professional? This handy resource offers a series of 21 free lessons in HTML (the language used to create Web pages). Written in easy-to-understand English by programming guru John Gilson, the lessons start with basics for beginners and progress to advanced coding topics.

Scholastic Freebie Corner

Scholastic.com, the education site, has a "freebie corner" that has a roundup of free classroom materials and special offers. Content includes printables, lessons and student activity sheets.

Excel Math DVD

(This offer is intended for school administrators, teachers, and parents who want to learn more about Excel Math). Follow the instructions to request a Excel Math DVD, which "contains an overview of Excel Math plus training and instructional strategies."

Curriki

At this site, you'll find a nice roundup of free, high-quality education resources and curricula to teachers, students and parents worldwide.

Class Central

A helpful resource, this site offers a roundup of MOOCs (free online courses from universities around the world that are offered to anyone with an Internet connection). Hundreds of subjects are offered, including business, medicine, music, literature, the humanities, and more.

Project Gutenberg

A marvelous resource that rounds up the world's free public domain books and makes them freely available as e-texts that you can download. Although you won't find the latest bestsellers here, (or any books still in copyright), you will find a treasure trove of classic books, from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others.

Surface Languages

Would you like to learn a new language? This site offers free learning resources for 30 languages. The site offers sound files with thousands of words, phrases and expressions, spoken by native speakers. Here, you'll also find online tests to help you improve your language skills.

Kids Skate Free

At this site, you can register for free skating passes for kids. Details of the offer vary by each skating center. This site offers a search engine to help you find local skating centers that participate in this program.

4kraftykidz.com

This site offers loads of free, fun activities and content for children. Here, you'll find free coloring pages, craft ideas, birthday party plans, educational resources, and more.

MC MCSE

This site offers a treasure trove of free learning resources for Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and CIW certifications. The content here includes study guides, online practice exams, forums, news and more. MC MCSE also features a good roundup of other free certification sites.