There are many useful tools available for free. All you have to do is find them!
http://www.openoffice.org/ Free software suite with many of the same components as Microsoft Word
https://www.libreoffice.org/ replaced open office 2016
http://docs.google.com Free online document server – edit, share, collaborate, store – all online – all free.
http://gaggle.net Online documents incorporated into gaggle student email system using zoho
http://gmail.google.com Free email server with lots of room! Over 7 GB for email and attachments.
http://www.wix.com/ Amazing free flash web design and web site hosting.
Sample web site my class made in 15 minutes for Wayne State Web Wizardry Contest