In this section, TheFreeSite.com offers our 2020 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.
Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Excel, Word, OneNote PowerPoint, as well as other classroom tools. To get started, follow the instructions at this site. (Note: you'll need a valid school email address to get started).
Looking for free online courses? This is a free learning platform for education and skills training. Alison offers over 1,500 courses, all free to complete. New courses are added weekly. Course categories include technology, language, science, health, business, math, marketing, and more. Some of the courses offer free digital certificates.
Looking for free college textbooks? A nonprofit charitable corporation, OpenStax publishes peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are free online. These textbooks are being used in over half of U.S. colleges and universities, as well as over 100 other countries. Subjects include math, science, social studies, business, and more.
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.
Looking for a scholarship to help you pay for school? A popular free scholarship search provider, Fastweb offers loads of resources to help you find a scholarship, as well as info on financial aid, jobs, internships, and more. Scholarship info is available here for all types of students, from high school freshman to returning adults. Anyone who is at least 13 years of age can become a Fastweb member for free.
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, Windows, VMware Fusion, and more. You can also search for your school to see which software offers are available to you. (International availability).
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.
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.
Follow the instructions to request free school supplies from Rentacalc. There are three free items available for faculty currently teaching in the U.S.: rulers, pencils and erasers. Students can take a shot at winning a free TI graphing calculator or a JanSport backpack. For students, there is also a free protractor offer available (see site for details).
(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).
Ready for a trip down memory lane? At this site, you can browse and view hundreds of thousands of high school yearbooks for free. Here, you can find classic photos of friends, family and even your favorite celebrities. Note: to view the yearbooks, you'll need to register (which is free).
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.
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.
(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).
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.
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.
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.
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.