Web Tools for Everyone to use:Collaboration ToolsPresentation ToolsVideo ToolsVocabulary BuildingWord Clouds

Collaboration (Wikis, Blogs, Social Media, Etc.)

Blog_in_Plain_English.jpgBlogs in Plain English - A short video introduction to blogs: how they work and why they matter. ~ C. Westover


edmodo.png - Edmodo - • Secure and trusted environment • Social learning for classrooms • Share ideas, files & assignments • Mobile access and messaging

Answer_Garden.png - Answer Garden - AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.
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Twiducate - twiducate.com is a free resource for educators. Developed in 2009, our goal is to create a medium for teachers and students to continue their learning outside the classroom. We attempt to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners in a social networking environment.

wallwisher-logo.jpg- WallWisher - Wallwisher is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. A wall is basically the 'web page' where people actually post messages.

edublogs_logo.png- EduBlogs - Free and no email required for students! Blogs strike the perfect balance of providing information anytime and anywhere, social networking and interaction, and the ability to openly share thoughts and achievements. One popular way to use an Edublog is to make regular updates about assignments, events, and anything going on in class. Blogs like these keep students and parents informed and extend the classroom to any place with access to the web. Students love to blog too, and doing so can engage students in their learning and extend collaboration with classmates and even people all over the world! Edublogs are great for group projects, ePortfolios, school newspapers, reflection journals, class websites, and much more!

voicethread.jpgVoice Thread- Talk about and share your documents, images, and vidoes. This takes blogging to a different level! Use the site for discussions, to provide recognition, to instruct, etc. Use the site for free or pay a modest fee for additional options. - Kelly Wegley

Stixy.jpgStixy
- Think of Stixy as your online bulletin board. Create as many Stixyboards as you like, one for each project. Use Stixy to easily organize and share. - Brian Geniusz
crocodoc.pngCrocoDoc - Invite anyone to collaborate on PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint slides online. Share review, mark-up and collaborate. - Brian Geniusz
fccheaderlogo.jpgFree Conference Calls - Free conference calls are simple and easy to use, requiring only a name and an e-mail address to receive an instant account. Once you enter your name and e-mail address, you will be instantaneously provided with a dial-in number and access code for immediate phone conferencing. Your teleconferencing line is available to you 24/7 and there is no need to schedule or make reservations. Each conference call account accommodates 96 callers on an unlimited number of 6 hour free conference calls.



Video Tools
Go Animate - Create your own video animation for FREE!


blabberize.pngBlabberize - This is a slick web program that can take a still image and make it talk with you voice. Just click on my picture to see what it can do.

NBC_Learn.gifNBC Learn - NBC Learn is the education arm of NBC News. We are making the global resources of NBC News and the historic film and video archive available to teachers, students, schools and universities.

Clip_Syndicate.jpgClip Syndicate - ClipSyndicate™ is the leading video syndication platform that enables broadcasters and other video content producers to realize new revenue streams and extend their brand beyond their traditional market to the Internet. Video syndication is a win-win-win for the content producer, the web publisher and the advertiser.By joining ClipSyndicate’s distribution platform, content providers can further monetize their clips, web publishers have a new source for fresh, relevant content, and advertisers can access a highly targeted audience in a rich video experience.

Animated_Explanations.gifAnimated Explanations - A website full of animated movies, interactive tutorials and instructional videos, all free for you to view and to embed in your website. Simply select an animated explanation and follow the instructions to integrate it in your site.

animoto.jpgAnimoto - Upload your photos and this website will create a video from those photos. 30 second videos are free, a membership buys longer videos and more features. - Brian Geniusz

tv_thinktv.gifThink TV by PBS - Think TV's educational mission extends beyond broadcast programming; we offer creative, powerful instructional classroom tools including media-on-demand, multimedia materials, and professional development opportunities to thousands of our region's teachers, caregivers, parents, and students. We are the community's classroom. - Brian Geniusz



Word Clouds



tagxedo-blog.jpgTagxedo - turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

worditoutLogoX320Y100.pngWord It Out - Simply enter some text and create your word cloud! Customise many settings - Share your word cloud (or keep it secret!) - Embed it on your own website. - Brian Geniusz

Wordle.gifWordle - This is another "word cloud" site. Use it as an advance organizer, to summarize, or to compare and contrast documents. Isn't it great to have options? - Kelly Wegley (Worthingway & TWHS)




Presentation Tools




hero-mousemischief-home.jpgMouse Mischief- Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, letting you insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into your lessons. Students can actively participate in these lessons by using their own mice to click, circle, cross out, or draw answers on the screen.


prezi.jpgPrezi - An Alternative to Power Point -
Prezi is zooming sketches on a digital napkin. It's visualization and storytelling without slides. Your ideas live on stage and on the web. Check out the many reusable Prezi available, too! - Brian Geniusz and Kelly Wegley (Worthingway & TWHS)
mb.gifMuseum Box - Put items in a virtual box to support an idea or describe an event, a person, or a historical event. You can upload and display a variety of media including text, images, video, sound, and external links. An engaging way to use primary and secondary sources. Martha Mickey (Colonial Hills)



Vocabulary Building


Weboword.pngWeboWord - a fun little website designed to help students learn new vocabulary words. Each of the vocabulary words on WeboWord have cartoon drawings depicting the meaning of that word. Students are encouraged to submit their own drawings to Weboword. Weboword also offers crossword puzzles for students to try.

Vocabulary Map Graphic Organizers - An amazing collection of hyper-linked thinking tools/graphic organizers and content specific tools. - Cindy Westover

Voycabulary - VoyCabulary makes the words on any webpage into links, so you can look them up with just a click--in the dictionary of your choice. - Cindy Westover

Headmagnet - A smart vocabulary tool which adjusts to the students needs by repeating only the missed words.

Literacy through Art - Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image-Making Within The Writing Process. ~CWestover

external image reindeer.jpgMake your own Pop-up books - From the famous pop-up book artisit Robert Sabuda, a collection of pages students could make to form pop-up books, cards, or short stories. Students may also use these methods to design their own version of a pop-up book and then use it as a vocabulary building tool. Way cool site!

Make_Beliefs.png - Make Beliefs - From the creator of Make Beliefes "I envisioned MakeBeliefsComix.com as a place for you to come to and have fun by creating your own world of comic strips. My hope is that by giving you a choice of characters with different moods and the chance to write words and thoughts for them, you will tap into your creativity and explore new possibilities. After all, there is no greater force in life than the power of the imagination to free us from our immediate problems and to spur our energies to find solutions to our befuddlements."

fundsnet.gif- Fundsnet Online Services, one the most comprehensive Fundraising & Grantwriting information sites of its kind on the Internet today, is a privately owned Web site created in 1996 for the purpose of providing Nonprofit Organizations, Colleges and Universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.


Zoho.pngZoho - Zoho Challenge is a powerful, feature-rich software that automates and streamlines online test creation, distribution and evaluation/scoring process. Zoho Challenge is ideal for Schools, Teachers, Coaching Centers and Organizations to quickly and efficiently administer tests for students, employees and candidates.

Google Apps for Educators - At Google, we support teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. That’s why we’ve assembled the information and tools you’ll find on this page. Here, you’ll find a teacher’s guide to Google Tools for Your Classroom. And to spark your imagination, you'll find examples of innovative ways that other educators are using these tools in the classroom. While you’re here, you can sign up for the quarterly Google for Educators newsletter, as well as check out the latest from The Infinite Thinking Machine, a Google-sponsored, WestEd-produced blog for educators, by educators. Since we launched the Google for Educators site, we've heard from many of you that you'd like an easy way to communicate with us, and more importantly, with your fellow teachers. To that end, we've launched a new community with the Google for Educators Discussion Group. Visit often to learn of new announcements from us and to share any of your ideas. We'll be adding features and content to Google for Educators regularly in coming months, so be sure to check this page often.

Icon_Finder.pngIcon Finder - Iconfinder provides high quality icons for webdesigners and developers in an easy and efficient way. IconFinder is an icon search engine which launched in 2007 with the goal to supply webdesigners and developers with icons. With millions on icons downloaded every month it is among the most popular icon sites.

Gliffy.gifGliffy - With Gliffy online diagram software, you can easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. Our online diagram editor makes it easier than ever to create great looking drawings.

Easy_Poster.pngEasy Poster Printer - A Freeware software program that can turn any image into a multi-page poster. Just load the image and select how many pages you want it to be, then press print. You could turn any image into a wall sized mural!

chogger-logo.pngChogger -
Chogger lets you create and share web comics online!
You can build comic strips by adding drawings, photos, and speech balloons. It's easy! Give the comic creator a try now!

Super_Teacher_Tools.jpgSuper Teacher Tools - In the site, you will find a variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools for educators.

What_2_learn.pngWhat 2 Learn - Welcome to What2Learn – the award-winning games-based learning website. The fun, FREE and effective way to learn. Play 25,000 learning games, tests and quizzes or make your own.

Google_for_teachers.jpgGoogle for Teachers- Offers dozens of free resources that teachers and students can use to improve their learning experiences. This guide is intended for teacher who would like to know more about Google Search, Google Docs and Google Maps.


freeologylogo.pngFreeology - Free Stuff for teachers. This site houses a large number of free worksheets, games, journal topics, quote posters etc.

Royalty_Free_Music.pngRoyalty Free Music - Who says you can't get something for nothing? Royaltyfreemusic.com offers a variety of FREE high-quality royalty free items, including royalty free stock footage, royalty free sound effects, royalty free clip art, royalty free images, royalty free photos, and of course, royalty free stock music. Our free Royalty Free Music section provides you with the resources you need to complete a variety of educational, personal, and non-profit projects. Need to put together a school presentation by tomorrow? Check out our collection of free royalty free stock photos and free Powerpoint music for images and slideshow music that are certain to impress your teacher.


myStudiyo.jpgMyStudiyo - MyStudiyo is THE place to create professional looking quizzes for your website, or blog. It takes just a few minutes to make a quiz and seconds to add it to your site. Any quiz you make is hosted on our site and is available to play for free anytime.

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eTech Ohio Presentation:
I talked to a few people at our meeting at Worthingway and I told them I would upload the Keynote (Mac version of PowerPoint) of what I saw at eTech Ohio this year. I exported it as a PowerPoint and the video did not transfer because the Quicktime version was too large of a file. I will show the Keynote at our next meeting if anyone is interested. If you have any questions about any of the content, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at stisdale@worthington.k12.oh.us . Here it is:

-Shane Tisdale (Worthingway)

Aviary.pngAviary - This is a slimmed down version of Photoshop but Aviary is FREE. Creation on the fly. Photo editing, logos, web templates, color palettes, screen capture and more. - Brian Geniusz

millennials-quiz-logo-medium.gifHow Millennial are You? - is a quiz developed by the Pew Research Center. The fourteen question quiz is designed to assess how much you are or are not like the average member of the Millennial Generation. - Brian Geniusz

Exploratree.gifExploraTree - Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too. - Brian Geniusz

certificate_street.jpgCertificate Street - Printing out award certificates has never been easier! Just download, fill out & print.
100% Free. No registration required! - Brian Geniusz


polleverywhere-265x300.jpgPoll Every Where -
Live Audience Polling using your cell phone. Ask your audience a question. They answer using SMS text messages, Twitter, or the web. See real-time results in your web browser or PowerPoint. No extra texting charges for this service. They have a free plan and educator discounts. - Brian Geniusz

google-voice-logo.jpgGoogle Voice - (Still invite only, so email me if you're interested) Communicate with students and parents through texting or voicemail (for free) without actually giving them your phone number. It has customizeable access levels for outside numbers. -Keith Day

Jeopardy_Labs.gifJeopardy Labs
-JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running. Not interested in building your own jeopardy templates? Well that's cool too. You can browse other jeopardy templates created by other people. It doesn't get any better than this! - Brian Geniusz

Webtools4u2use - A wiki site with tutorials on easy and free web tools for educators. Originally developed for media specialists, it is rapidly becoming a highly visited site for all teachers.

diigo.pngDiigo (research tool)- Annotate, archive, organize and share research and knowledge. ~C. Westover

Education_Oasis.jpgEducation Oasis The teacher's day-by-day calendar of events. A day-by-day guide with links to lesson plans and websites for holidays, historic events, and special events.

Scrib_link.gifOnline WhiteboardLimited but a nice option if you do not have a smartboard or mimio. -kristen watson

buildyourselfwild_thumb.jpgBuild Yourself Wild - Another online avatar site but this one can be made with animal parts! - Julainne Bierl


Cross Content Web Sites:


teacherdomain.gifTeachers Domain (WGBH) - Teachers' Domain is an extensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development. Free to register and use. - Brian Geniusz

Cross Content From iTunes

Rhythm, Rhyme, Results
. Go to iTunes and type it in. This is a great resource using Hip Hop and RB to help teach Math, Language Arts, Science, and History. When you buy the album, it also gives you a digital booklet that can be printed to use as a resource. I often print the lyrics to let students read as the song plays. Pricing: $9.99 for each album. Contact me if you have any questions.

-Shane Tisdale (Worthingway Middle School)

Edutopia Getting Digital Starters Easy-to-use [digital] tools will help you build your classroom community, survey students to bring out their ideas, and make learning more collaborative. ~C.Westover



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