Check these sites out for use in or out of the classroom!!!


Useful Links


  1. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009
  2. Cool Tools for Schools Wiki
  3. Digital Citizenship - Teaching students about safely using the Internet
  4. Support Educational Blogging Wiki (includes examples of teacher blogs)
  5. Top Cool Free Tools on Web
  6. Free Polling Site
  7. Create Webinars - Share Presentations
  8. Free Photo Slideshows
  9. Live Journals
  10. cool tools
  11. wall writing
  12. Teacher Tube
  13. ALA Top Teaching and Learning Sites
  14. Education Podcast Network - over 1000 different educational podcasts
  15. Miss Training (Office 2K7) from Foxborough Public Schools
  16. Storybird-collaborative storytelling
  17. 7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Educators


Useful Web 2.0 Tools:

  1. Tiny URL - Tools to share web links using shorter web addreses
  2. Zamzar- free file conversion
  3. Google Reader - RSS Reader
  4. VoiceThread - Tool for conversations around media
  5. Blabberize - Creating a talking picture (quite literally)
  6. Voki - Create a talking cartoon of yourself
  7. Prezi - Free 3-D presentation tool
  8. Photo Peach - Free slide shows to go!
  9. Glogster - Free online posters
  10. Wordle - generates word clouds from text provided
  11. Slideshare - Upload and share PowerPoint presentations and documents
  12. Delicious - Social bookmarking website
  13. Audio Boo - Mobile & web platform for podcasting and uploading audio to share
  14. ipadio - broadcast from any phone to the Internet live (phone blogging = phlogging)
  15. 10 Other Word Cloud Generators -this is a blog giving URL's for word cloud generators (Wordle and others)
  16. Dipity.com -- free digital timeline
  17. Xtranormal.com -- free text to video website
  18. Screentoaster.com -- free screen recording of your computer
  19. Onetruemedia.com -- create free videos using pictures and other multimedia


Other Useful Resources:

  1. Technorati - Search engine for Blogs
  2. ISTE NETS Standards (see left side menu for link to NETS for students vs. teachers)
  3. external image pdf.png NETS_for_Teachers_2008_EN.sflb.pdf
  4. RIDE Website including lesson plan template
  5. Lesson Plan Template from RIDE website --> external image msword.png LessonPlanTemplate.doc




Useful Software:

  1. Jing Project - Free screen recording software

  2. Tech Smith - paid screen capturing and video editing software

    1. Camtasia Studio - screen capturing & video editing

    2. Snag It- screen capturing & picture editing

  3. Audacity - Free audio recording software

4. ALA Top 25 Teaching and Learning Sites
5. Shape Collage
6.Slide.com - create cute slideshows free
7. smilebox.com--create free slideshow
8. zooburst
9. Picnik for photo editing
Tools to use with your wiki www.quizlet.com www.sharepoint.com www.slideshare.com www.teachertube.com www.animoto.com www.schooltube.com www.flickr.com www.picturetrail.com www.picasa.com www.yoyogames.com www.mygame.com www.polldaddy.com www.surveygizmo.com www.cooltext.com www.logomaker.com www.ourstory.com www.snapjot.com www.voicethread.com www.voki.com www.gcast.com www.authorstream.com www.sliderocket.com