A last piece of Free February Appy-ness with a new piece of free software for teachers from Microsoft every day in February. Many of these items are unknown heroes, but they all share two things in common: 1) They are useful for teachers or students and 2) they are free.
Okay, after 28 days hard slog to get through 28 free applications for teachers, I thought I’d take it a bit easier on the bonus day of the month. I’m sure you can find a teaching and learning use for this, but how about a gratuitous tip for a free bit of software:
Microsoft Flight simulator in the classroom
Now anyone can enjoy the fun, freedom and adventure of flight. Feel the power at your fingertips as you take to the skies and launch into thrilling missions and exciting challenges over the free-to-play Big Island of Hawaii.
Take the Controls
Customise flight controls to match your students’ skill level, choose exciting missions or just take off and explore the sky. Immerse yourself in the thrills and challenges of an ever expanding adventure, where each new plane soars with the power and handling of its real world counterpart.
Got a Mouse? You Can Fly!
Jump into the adventure of flying with no special hardware or past experience. With just a click of the mouse, you can see all available missions and locations, view the planes, track and share accomplishments, or take to the skies!
Where can I find out how to use it?
Like any other plane, there’s a handbook you can download