Tech Tools

Free online tools to help you integrate technology into your curriculum

 

*Animoto

http://animoto.com/ allows you to create slide shows of photos with music.

Aww Whiteboard

https://awwapp.com  Invite people to collaborate with you and save your work as a png file.

Chogger

http://chogger.com  Make a comic to tell a story or to show what you have learned.  Include your own photos!

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx  Create various graphs, including bar, line, and pie graphs.

Easelly

http://www.easel.ly  Create an infographic from a template or from a blank slate!

*Flipsnack 

http://www.flipsnack.com/ Create online books from PDFs or jpegs with virtual “page-turning” action. 

*Glogster

http://edu.glogster.com/ Create a digital poster featuring your text, audio, video, and images.  Check out some great examples before you get started: Rosa Parks, Landforms, Moon Landing.

Inklewriter

http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter Create an interactive story, with branches, like the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books.

InstaGrok

http://www.instagrok.com/ This search engine shows results in an engaging visual interface.  Results include videos, images, and websites, along with related keywords.  Click the keywords for "Key Facts" about that term.

*Jing

http://www.jingproject.com/ 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

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com  Make your own comics.  You may save the PDF to Google Docs.

Mindmaps

http://www.mindmup.com  Create Mind Maps to organize your thoughts.

Motivational Posters

http://bighugelabs.com/motivator.php Upload a photo and enter your own text. Download the jpg for free or order prints online.

*Music

http://www.jamstudio.com allows you to create your own music. It’s very simple to use and you can choose your chords, instruments, volume of each instrument, and tempo of the music.

Newspaper Generator

http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp is an online program that will make your article look just like it's in a newspaper.

Photo Editor

http://fotoflexer.com/ is a free online photo editor which allows you to add animated stickers, shapes, and special effects to your photos.

PicMonkey Photo Editor

http://www.picmonkey.com Use the collage option to create projects with photos and text.

*Quadblogging

http://quadblogging.net/ offers opportunities for students to interact with students in other schools around the world.

Story Jumper

http://www.storyjumper.com/ allows you to create your own digital storybook!

*Storybird

http://storybird.com allows you to use their online collection of art to illustrate your own stories.

Tagxedo

http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html allows you to create word clouds in a variety of shapes.

Text to Speech

http://vozme.com 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

http://www.thinglink.com Create hotspots in images so that a click will link the user to text, videos, and websites.

Today's Meet

http://www.todaysmeet.com/ 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

http://vocaroo.com 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

http://www.voki.com/ allows you to create talking avatars!

WatchKnow

http://www.watchknow.org/ is a database of free, educational, online videos.  Search by keyword or by category.

Wonderopolis

http://wonderopolis.org/ has the answers to things you wonder about!  Browse or narrow it down by grade level and subject.

Wordle

http://wordle.net 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

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/Word_Mover/ Drag and drop to create poetry with words from famous speeches, existing word banks, or from your own collection of words.

Write Comics

http://writecomics.com/  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.