Software Highlights

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Back from my vacation, and looking to catch up on many things, the largest of which is the Blog Project. But while I work on that there are some things of interest that happened last week in the world of software for education. Here is a rundown:

  1. Mellel got an update. This update is free to all recent (last three years) purchasers of Mellel. This version is a major upgrade as it adds in a better search and replace function, a new full screen mode (I like this feature for writing when I get distracted), and most importantly a new document format which will hopefully lead to Mellel docs being readable by Devon.(Mac Only)
  2. Neo Office Aqua is now available. This is a significant upgrade for those using this free office suite. Not only does it look nicer, but it also seems to run faster on my computer.(Mac Only)
  3. Google for Education is now available. A series of online apps focused on education, these can be used by educational institutions to have a set of features for students, like email and calendar. (Mac or PC)
  4. Easy Grade Pro has also been updated. This is one of, if not the, best grading programs out there. Personally I like using my own spreadsheet, but if you want ease of use, and paying for a grading program doesn’t bother you, this is probably the best choice. (PC or Mac).