Tech Tools

Free online tools to help you integrate technology into your curriculum


*Animoto allows you to create slide shows of photos with music.

Aww Whiteboard  Invite people to collaborate with you and save your work as a png file.

Create a Graph  Create various graphs, including bar, line, and pie graphs.

Easelly  Create an infographic from a template or from a blank slate!

*Flipsnack Create online books from PDFs or jpegs with virtual “page-turning” action. 

*Glogster Create a digital poster featuring your text, audio, video, and images.  Check out some great examples before you get started: Rosa Parks and Landforms.

Inklewriter Create an interactive story, with branches, like the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books.

*Jing allows you to quickly create tutorials of screen actions because it records the motion of your mouse or stylus, along with your voice. Jings may be saved as files to put on your website or sent via e-mail.

Makebeliefscomix  Make your own comics.  You may save the PDF to Google Docs.

Mindmaps  Create Mind Maps to organize your thoughts.

Motivational Posters Upload a photo and enter your own text. Download the jpg for free or order prints online.

Newspaper Generator is an online program that will make your article look just like it's in a newspaper.

Photo Editor is a free online photo editor which allows you to add animated stickers, shapes, and special effects to your photos.

PicMonkey Photo Editor Use the collage option to create projects with photos and text.

*Quadblogging offers opportunities for students to interact with students in other schools around the world.

Story Jumper allows you to create your own digital storybook!

*Storybird allows you to use their online collection of art to illustrate your own stories.

Tagxedo allows you to create word clouds in a variety of shapes.

Text to Speech is a program that will read lines of text to you. Simply copy and paste the text into the box, select a male or female voice, and click Create mp3.

*ThingLink Create hotspots in images so that a click will link the user to text, videos, and websites.

Today's Meet is a free chat room that takes about 2 minutes to set up and does not require an account. The chat room can be set to expire in 2 hours, 8 hours, a day, or more.  You create a unique URL and share it only with those who are invited to join the chat.

Vocaroo is easy-to-use recording software that allows students to record their voices and send the file home in an e-mail. The file may also be put in a blog by embedding the code (copy and paste the code into the blog).

Voki allows you to create talking avatars!

WatchKnow is a database of free, educational, online videos.  Search by keyword or by category.

Wonderopolis has the answers to things you wonder about!  Browse or narrow it down by grade level and subject.

Wordle is an online tool that will create a word cloud from any text.  Size of the font is determined by the frequency with which it appears in the text.

Wordmover from Read Write Think Drag and drop to create poetry with words from famous speeches, existing word banks, or from your own collection of words.

Write Comics  Create your own comic strips!


*Please Note:

Most of these sites may be used for free online.  Sites with an asterisk (*) require registration.  Students MUST ask their parents or guardians for permission before registering with an online site or submitting ANY personal information online.