...and perhaps those with special needs in secondary schools, is Just2Easy .
I wrote about J2e some time ago, but returned to it recently to find it had been further developed. It still has the tagline Create : Share : Learn which indicates straight away its eminent suitability to education. It is, still, a brilliant suite of web-based software for word-processing, DTP and drawing, and creating web pages and web forms. Additionally, however, it now offers the facility to read text with a digital voice, and J2e Symbols, a function which pops up an image onto the screen which illustrates the word over which the mouse pointer is hovering.
"J2eSymbols is a fantastic educational resource. It can be set to work as you type or during the spell check function to help with the "which witch is which" problem. It can also be combined with our word lists."
It's simply brilliant for kids whose spelling is weak.
An icon on the netbook's bookmarks toolbar, linking to J2e, makes the device a very useful tool for primary kids or those with literacy problems. Of course, file storage is in the cloud, and the sharing of work with others on the web is an enormous bonus. For schools there is an annual cost, but I would not have thought that would be prohibitive - £75 per hundred students on role. I am sure they would get their money's worth.