Software Resources


The following software is being provided as a resource only. The Hamilton School District does not provide support for resources provided on this page.

alt Open Office – software for word processing,
spreadsheets, presentations, and database files
that work transparently with Microsoft Office suite.

alt Download OpenOffice

ms-office-logo Microsoft Office Compatibility Packs – open files created with Microsoft Office suite 2007 or later and Microsoft Works.

alt Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
alt Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter

Windows_Essentials_logo Windows Essentials, including Windows Movie Maker – bring your digital photos to life.

alt Download Windows Essentials

alt Gimp – a graphics manipulation package
compatible with Photoshop.

alt Download Gimp

alt TuxPaint – a drawing program for children ages
3 to 12 with features similar to KidPix.

alt Download TuxPaint

alt Audacity – an audio editing package.


alt Download Audacity

solo SOLO Suite – a literacy suite of the most popular assistive technology accommodations, including a text reader, graphic organizer, talking word processor, and word prediction.


alt Windows XP/Vista/7

alt Mac OSX 10.4 or later

alt SMART Notebook – the software used to design lessons for Smart boards. The district’s educational license allows district staff to load this software on personal computers. Only for up to version 11.4. Key code is found in a text file within software download.


alt Download SMART Notebook

alt SMART Notebook Key

microsoft_security_essentials Microsoft Security Essentials – an anti-virus and anti-malware program for Windows.


alt Windows XP/Vista/7

sophos_shield Sophos for Mac Home Edition – an anti-virus and anti-malware program for Macs.


alt Mac OSX 10.4 or later

snap_read_logo Snap&Read – an accessible toolbar that reads any text on-screen as it floats over any application.


Download Download Snap&Read


Scratch_logo Scratch – create and share your own interactive stories, games, music and art.


Download Download Scratch

pivot logo

Pivot Animator – gives you the possibility to create an animation by moving the joints and nodes of stickfigures.

Download Download Pivot                         

Cartoon Story Maker – make 2D screen based cartoon stories to illustrate conversations and dialogues.


Download Download Cartoon Story Maker

 dreambox DreamBox Learning – online mathematics resource for middle students in STAR math.

Download DreamBox Learning