On my website I have a link to NotePad, a simple version of Finale, the notation writing program that I have been using for years. You would think I would be better at it, but that’s another story!
The Finale website has announced that in the next several weeks, NotePad will not be free to download, but will be available for $9.95. You might want to tell your students that it will only be free for a very short time.
[Edited: it is now free again.]