TECH TOOLS

Dropbox

http://www.dropbox.com/

Save all of your files in the cloud!
 
Delicious

http://www.delicious.com/

Social bookmarking network
 
Google Voice

http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html#utm_source=en-ha-na-ussk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20voice&utm_campaign=en

Provides you with a phone number, you hand out this number and you can choose
where you have it ring (home, office, cell all 3, etc.)
Will also transcribe voicemail. Can control who gets to you without giving out your
phone number.

Skype for Educators

http://education.skype.com/

Free community for teachers and students to collaborate with other teachers and
classrooms around the world.
 
4 Teachers

http://www.4teachers.org/

Website for locating lesson plans and ready-made technology activities for teachers
to use in the classroom.
 
Audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Create audio files for presentations and digital stories.
 
Badge Maker

http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/badge.php

Create a badge in less than 30 seconds. Great idea for student of the week, teacher’s
helper, etc.

Be Funky

www.befunky.com

Allows you to access your photos from various websites and apply special effects to
them.

Bubble Snaps

http://www.bubblesnaps.com/

Add thought or speaking bubbles to your digital images.
 
Busy Teacher’s Café

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/

K-6 resource site for busy teachers includes ideas, lesson and printables.
 
Children’s Picture Book Database

http://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/

Resource for teachers to design literature-based thematic units using picture books.
Cool Iris

www.cooliris.com

It’s just that…a cool way to catalog your images.
 
 
Crappy Graphs

http://crappygraphs.com/ 

It's a website you can use to make very simple line graphs or venn diagrams.
Nothing fancy about it.
 
Create A Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

Online resource for creating various graphs (bar, pie, XY, line and area).
 
Discovery Education Classroom Resources

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/

Puzzlemaker, lesson plan library and more.
 
Donor’s Choose

www.donorschoose.org

Teachers create an account and make a wish list. Donors search through the requests
and choose the project they wish to support. It’s that easy.
 
Education World

http://www.education-world.com/

Variety of lesson plans and resources for all grade levels.
 
Florida Center for Reading Research Activities

http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/SCAindex.shtm

Lesson plans and materials for student center activities addressing comprehension,
phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary and fluency.
 
Freeplay Music

www.freeplaymusic.com

Free audio files to be used for digital storytelling.
 
Fun Photo Box

http://funphotobox.com/

Online photo editor with humorous effects.
 
Graphic Organizers

http://www.worksheetlibrary.com/subjects/graphicorganizers/

A wide selection of graphic organizers to enhance learning.
 
Google Classroom

http://www.thegoogleclassroom.com/

Overview of the many free tools offered by Google.
 
Holiday Insights

http://www.holidayinsights.com/

This day in history…bizarre celebrations…holidays around the world…
 
I Love That Teaching Idea!

http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com

Creative, ready-to-use ideas for the classroom.
 
iRubric

http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm

Free site of pre-made rubrics for all subjects/grade levels or create your own.
Jamendo

www.jamendo.com

A community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Common
licenses.
 
Jam Studio

www.jamstudio.com

Create audio files for presentations and digital movies.
 
Jing!

http://www.jingproject.com/

Allows you to do three things: screen capture, record what is happening on your
screen and instantly share it via email, IM or websites.
 
Next Vista for Learning

www.nextvista.org

A free online library and teacher and student made videos to support the curriculum.
 
Online Stopwatch

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

A variety of online timers including egg timers, a stopwatch and a bomb countdown.
 
PBS Teachers

www.pbs.org/teachers

Lesson plans, multi-media files and more for all grade levels and subjects.
 
Picnik

http://www.picnik.com/

Edit photos online.
 
Pics 4 Learning

http://www.pics4learning.com/

A library of copyright-free images to use in presentations or digital movies.
 
Pivot Stickfigure Generator

http://www.snapfiles.com/GeT/sTiCkFiGuRe.html

A downloadable application that allows you to easily create animated stickfigures.
 
Primo PDF

http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx

Convert any printable file to PDF format.
 
Power Point Games

http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/PPT-games/

Templates for “Are you smarter than a fifth grader?”, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy,
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Twenty Questions, Guess the Covered Word, Hollywood
Squares and Concentration.
 
Quizlet

http://quizlet.com/

The end of flashcards, pre-made or make your own.
 
Ring Clock

http://www.cybersalt.org/images/stories/swf/clocks/ringclock.swf

It’s just cool…a clock with a twist.
 
Rubistar

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

Website for creating rubrics for all subjects.
 
Simple Diagrams

http://www.simplediagrams.com/home

Desktop tool that helps you express yourself quickly and creatively.
 
Smilebox

www.smilebox.com 

Create slideshows, ecards, scrapbooks, photo albums or postcards with your own
photos.
SnipIt

http://snipsnip.it/

Insert a youtube link and shorten the clip to your favorite part.
 
Superkids

http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/index.shtml

Math worksheet creator.
 
Tag Galaxy

www.taggalaxy.de

A cool way to search for images on the Internet.
 
Teacher Tube

www.teachertube.com

Like You Tube, but its content is created by and for teachers.
 
Thinkfinity

http://www.thinkfinity.org/

Free standards-based educational resources for all grade levels.
 
Time Me

www.timeme.com/

Online timer, virtual stopwatch.
 
Tiny URL

http://tinyurl.com/

Changes long website addresses to a shorter version that is more practical for
emailing.
 
Zamzar

www.zamzar.com

Convert files to fit your format without needing to purchase software.