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Adding Spark to Your Lessons with Free Open Source Software

Use free software to make your lessons engage students and save money

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

Alternatively to search through our open courses visit our find a course page.


Suitable for: Teachers and subject leaders who want to learn how to implement free software to add interest to their lessons.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8228WW

This is an essential course for teachers in Key Stage 2 and 3 who are looking for free alternatives to enable students to experience a range of software. Teachers who want teach their students to work with multimedia (photo, video, audio and text) without purchasing costly multimedia suites will also benefit.

  • Use a variety of free and open source software that can replace costly alternatives
  • Create videos, podcasts, websites, blogs and images
  • Use a variety of free websites to support topic work and different subject areas engaging students in their work
  • Create opportunities for whole class participation, including instant feedback and assessment through the use of interactive tools
  • Give students access to a variety of tools they can use at home
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