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Back to School Freebies 2017

In this section, TheFreeSite.com offers our 2017 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, scholarship resources, 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.

Free scholarship search

Looking for money for college? A popular resource, Scholarships.com offers a free college scholarship search, as well as loads of helpful financial aid info for parents, educators and students of all ages. The site has an easy-to-use approach to finding and applying for scholarships. It's handy whether you're in high school, college, or are a non-traditional student. The scholarship data here is updated daily.

Free software for students

Are you a student looking for free software? At this site, you'll find a roundup of free software offers for students at participating schools. Titles include Microsoft Office, Professional Plus, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, VMware Workstation and Fusion, and more. You can also search for your school to see which software offers are available to you. (International availability).

Cuts for Kids

Remington College is offering complimentary haircuts to children under 17 during the month of August. Appointments are recommended, but not necessary. The haircuts are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Participating campuses are available in Cleveland, Ohio; Columbia, S.C.; Dallas, Texas; Webster, Texas; Lafayette, La., Greenspoint, Houston, Texas; and Mobile, Ala.

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).

Free Online Proofreading

A handy free resource for students, PaperRater offers an online proofreading service. It checks your paper for grammar mistakes and offers suggestions to help improve your writing. The service also has a "Plagiarism Checker" that compares your text to billions of online documents, so you can find out if your paper is original.

Saylor Academy

This nonprofit organization offers nearly 100 free and open full-length online courses at the college and professional levels. Courses here are available for career advancement, degree completion, professional development, or for casual learning. The courses provide free digital certificates of completion.

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).

Free Math Resources

This site offers a handy roundup of free mathematics resources for students, grades K-12, as well as graduate and post-graduate students. Tools here include formula calculators, tests and quizzes, simulation software, and more.

Khan Academy

A useful free educational site for parents and teachers, Khan Academy offers learning resources for various topics, including math, science, computer programming, history, economics, and more. The site offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard.

Free Code Camp

This popular "open source community" offers over 1,000 hours of coding lessons. Here, you can work through self-paced coding challenges, build projects and earn certificates. You can also develop your skills by working on projects for nonprofits. It takes around 2,080 hours to complete Free Code Camp's "Full Stack Developer" certificate (which translates into one year of full-time coding).

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.

National Autism Association toolkit

(Note: this offer is intended for school administrators, teachers or aides working with individuals with an autism diagnosis). The National Autism Association is offering a "Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit," which is a "free-of-charge safety toolkit for educators in need of wandering-prevention tools. (U.S. only).

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.

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.

Guru99

Want to learn how to code? This popular site offers a big roundup of video tutorials that help you learn coding by practice. Topics include Java, SQL, Linux, Apache, SAP, Excel, testing, test management, and many more.

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.