Here are the programs I use the most.
PROGRAMS:For me, knowing Microsoft Word has
really helped me in my writing. It has also helped me design some websites.
is a great program for teachers, because it's possible to really jazz
up your presentations with it.I have used PowerPoint
a lot, and it makes a so-so lesson much more interesting - especially
for visual learners.
At first, I could
not afford to get full versions of these programs. I went to the Microsoft
website and downloaded try-out versions. They didn't cost me anything.
Microsoft also has
great support, artwork, and templates that you can use for free.
COREL: I find
Corel design programs very handy in making artwork. You can find Corel
programs very reasonably, especially if you are willing to try an older
version. Here is the Corel website. I use a Mac, and the Corel programs
can be glitchier than on a PC, but you can't beat the Corel artwork they
include with their Draw programs.
ADOBE SOFTWARE: Adobe makes programs that work with each other, such as Pagemaker (now
In-Design), Photoshop, and Illustrator. I use Photoshop every day. I used
to use Pagemaker a lot at my graphic design job. Check here for downloads
on these great programs.