If you are interested in other tools that could help your learning you may want to investigate some of the following:
These allow you to see maps of anywhere easily and in most cases overlay satellite images of the location as well. These tools can also help you visualise mapping and special data in new ways. The most well-known are Google Maps, and Windows Live Search Maps.
Online office tools
Google and others now offer free online tools that replicate the main functionality of the standard office programmes such as word processing and spreadsheets. These tools also often allow you to collaborate on documents with other users. Perhaps the most well-known of these tools is Google Drive (formally Google Docs) but Zoho also offers a wide selection.