Here are sites for tools you can use in your classes:

General Information

Online Teacher Toolbox - lots of great teacher tools for everyone
Big Deal Book - amazing resources! Grants, lessons, web tools.
Hot Chalk - learning management system for K-12 - easy to use!
Intel Education Tools - check this site out for neat tools from Intel
One page guides to Web 2.0 tools
freetech4teachers Larry Ferlazzo's blog ilearntechnology
Jim's tipline - lots of great posts about Web 2.0 tools
thinkfinity - great place to find lesson plans
Mr. Duey Raps - rap music for almost every subject that your students will remember
teach-nology, rcampus and rubistar - helps you create (and often find) rubrics
Web2.0 Guru wiki
The 2.0 Teacher
Cool Tools for Schools
Web 2.0 Smackdown Resources
Project Tomorrow
findfixshare - great resource blog
need a pronunciation of a word?
Why not start a quote wall or use quotes as a warm-up for your classes? Check outquoteland brainyquote quotegarden or quotationspage
Want to find out if a website is up or down? Check out Is up?
Need to create a list for signing up? Check out signupgenius or

Search EnginesClustyMicrosoftLive searcheyeplorerkngine.comtineye.comCheck out the Google translator and Google tools for educators!

Writing Tools

Create que cards -create the cards, quiz yourself, print them out. Save the file for use each year.
Create note cards with noodlebib (may cost $), notestar, evernote, my-stickies
Trading Cards -imagine using this in your classroom for historical figures, characters in a novel, etc.
Electronic postcards
Want to detect plagiarism in a document? Go to chimpsky
Want to know how to cite internet materials? citationmachine
etherpad where you can have students collaborate on writing with each student seeing their changes in color!
Primary access - where students can make books and zooburst
Check out your sources: 21cif

Visual Tools

Watch documentary films for free on your PC at
Check out free videos at Alternatives to youtube Open Culture Websites for Videos
Safarimontage - preloaded with the finest educational video content available, including Schlessinger Media, PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, Scholastic, Disney Education, BBC, Sesame Street and more. You can easily upload and manage your own video content by using SAFARI Montage CreationStation™. CSD subscribes so you will need to talk to your Tech Associate if you do not know how to log on to it or use CreationStation. -great site for all subjects (lots of great matter for real life science and math) -comprehensive site providing FREE Video lectures, Animations, LiveOnline Tests, Audio lectures etc in the fields of Biology, Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine etc.Capture screens or video and save as avi files using JING screencast-o-matic microsoft encoder screenjelly screentoasterShowing a movie in class? Check the moviesheets database for handouts to use with your movie.Want to move video from your cellphone to the web? qikShare Powerpoints using authorstream - upload your powerpoints but keep the animation
Make your own cool pictures with aviary lunapic picnik or Gimp
downloadtoolz - if you have a video you want to embed in another program or just use embedit.inblabberize - upload your pictures and make them talk!bighugelabs thinglink MagicstudioVideo editing tipssumopaintsimplebucketShare pictures with others at imageloop and troovi (anybody you provide URL to can upload in one place!)Make videos from pictures with animoto onetruemediaCreate an interactive poster with glogsterOnline Teleprompter - for use when making movies or podcasts!kerpoof makebeliefscomix pixton bitstripforschools or toondo - create comics for use in class! Or, try The Hero Factory to create your own superhero! Another great site to make comic strips or comic books is -panoramic views that are embeddable from all over the world.create photo collages in shapes stained glass collage www.bighugelabs.comPowerPoint to FlashCheck out these 28 cool tools for PHOTO EDITING!mapwing- create a virtual tour with your photos - how cool is that?prezi and ahead - for presentationsWant to download a YouTube? Check out YouTube Downloader and if you want to eliminate those offensive thumbnails, go to safeshare.tvTo edit YouTubes, check out tubechop.comDVD Burner needed? Check out DVD FlickWant to eliminate extraneous print on a web page? printliminatorNeed a free tool that is similar to photoshop? Check out www.pixlr.comCreat slideshows easily using photopeach smileboxOverwhelmed and want something to help explain how to use these visual tools? Check this out!

Audio Tools

Check out this wikipage for some great information on digital audioAudio Dropboxes -students record an audio file and can send it to you. Site has good instructions. Excellent for ESL or Modern Language learners.Embed an audio player in your webpage with mioplanet mediacollege quicktimeWant to have text read to you and be able to embed it in a document or create a podcast without editing the sound? readthewords.comvoki - create your own talking avatar for use on your wiki or blog.ipadio - blog from your phone directly to the Internet with your voice.
To download audio copies of novels try:

Copyright Free Music & Videos

Video Sites:
pics4learning wpclipart Library of Congress
Need to edit video for your flipcam or MovieMaker? Check out creaza and jaycut

Wikis & NING

wikispaces. To find out how to start a wiki at this site, click here. If you want more advanced wiki features, click here.
Eduwikis project
NING (no longer free!)wiggioclustrmaps feedjit- to track your traffic


Garageband for Windows
Educational Podcast Network
podbean.commagix music maker


weblogg-ed apply at NO PUBLIC ACCESS!
edublogs.orgeasyjournal.comblogsome.comInstructional uses of blogsshoutem.comeduperience.comshelfari.comweeblywebs.comwix

QR code generator!


E-texts: itunesU Moodle mapacourse


News Aggregator

Temporary E-mail


CutePDF writer
zamzar.comvideo conversionformat factoryvideo download helper mediaconverter
virtual field tripsHistorical field tripsmapacourse (click on ecourse maps)
gaggle.netTextMarksMake a poster or slice a posterEducational/teacher cartoon websites nieonlineNeed a digital dropbox for your students homework? Check out - for book reviews


CollaborationWant to conference with students in another location?cilc
Global COINYackPack
100 People Foundation
TIG - taking it global
epals.comSkype with another classroom

Concept Mapping Tools

Digital Media Scoring Guide


Digital Books

PDF Flash

Flashcard DB
Flashcard Exchange
Flashcard Machine


readwritethink - lots of neat tools for games
Game Templates and more
Jeopardy Archives
Questions Unlimited
Knowledge Master


Ordered Lists can be used in any class as a way to show sequences
Quizzesyacapaca create quizzes, student surveys and lots more!Hot Potatoescreate quizzes, crosswords, lots of neat stuffthat quiz - to help you make quizzesclassmarkerQuizstarkubbutestmozQuizinatorLots more!
Social SitesSocial bookmarking, group collaboration and highlighting of web pages, guided web research, and "browser-based" teacher feedback on web-projects via highlighting and floating annotations with diigo
Social bookmarking with delicious
Check out edmodo, edu20, and schoology which are just for education.
Share with others at twitter

Spelling Review Tools

spelling city

Surveys and Polls

Create a survey
polleverywherepollauthorityadvanced survey


xtimelinetimetoastdipity (be careful - not censored)timeglider
Typing SkillsNeed to refresh student typing skills?
Check out:
typeracer rapidtyping Lots more!
VocabularyHere are a few sites for making crossword puzzles:varietygames crosswordpuzzlegames awesomeclipartforkids teach-nology edhelper vocabahead
More vocabulary fun for your students:
word clouds! - be careful with this site. It is not moderated for obscenities. - allow your students to define words using videotagxedowordsmyth

Webquests jog the web

Virtual Maps

Place the State
USA Geography Maps
More Interactive Maps
Online Atlas


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