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Great Games & Activities

Assessment Tools

Differentiating through Creativity

Students can use these free tools to create products and projects for assignments that will allow integration of technology while motivating kids for the fun they are to use....

  • Jam Studio
    Create music and save files--be sure to click on the In the Classroom icon for additional information on accounts and saving
  • Odosketch
    Users can "paint" pictures, save images, watch videos of other works of Odosketch are being created
  • Story Bird
    Students can create their own books online
  • Fodey
    Create news paper clippings from research...or a number of other things on this graphic design web site
  • EduGlogster
  • Blabberize
    Make a picture talk...
  • Animoto
    Create a quick movie using your pictures and their music! And it is free!
  • PhotoPeach
    Another free slide show generator
  • GoAnimate
    You and your students can create animated cartoons to demonstrate understanding of a wide variety of concepts
  • AutoMotivator
    Create Motivational Posters!
  • Photofunia
  • Xtranormal
    Create avatar videos
  • MyEbook
  • PikiStrips
    Turn photos into comic strips
  • Bubblr
    More comic strips...add thought bubbles to photos
  • LetterPop
    Teachers and students can create a huge variety of publications...newsletters, photo albums, club announcements, product features...
  • Community Walk
    Create "information, interactive and engaging maps"
  • TimeToast
    Timeline creator
  • Tammy Worcester's List of Creativity Tools

Odds and Ends

Workin Online With Others

A few tools to help facilitate meeting/planning/exchanging ideas when you can't be in the same place...

  • Today's Meet
    Create onine meeting pages that can be available from 2 hours to a year...
  • iGoogle
    Make your own iGoogle account and see what awaits you!
  • Collaborize

Video file converters

Provided for your reference...please be sure to use any and all converters in compliance with copyright and use policies

Document Sharing/Converting

URL Shorteners

There are lots of reasons to shorten URLs...and there are tons of free services to do that. The first link is an article comparing Bit.Ly and Google's URL shorteners, followed by another link comparing multiple shortners, then links to a few of those that offer the most robust services, including statistics tracking and customizing options

And free for you from TEA

  • Project Share
    CLC-like statewide collaboration, free content resources, and much, much more...

Ideas from June 15th...


JING--The Possibilities!

The ways to use Jing are countless...it can be an instruction tool, a differentiation tool, an assessment tool...check it out and let your imagination run wild

Word Cloud Generators

Search Engines with a Twist

  • AllMyFaves
    A very cool visual website directory
  • Search-Cube
    A visual search engine
  • Quintura
    And another visual search engine
  • iSEEK
    Similar to Yippy formerly Clusty formerly Vivisimo, with very comparable search results and a far less awful name
  • Browsys
    This and Zuula (next link) are comparative search engines: they show results in severeal different engines in tabs across the top of the screen. Browsys shows the results in the original site page view,while Zuula...
  • Zuula
    ...shows the results in their own page format
  • Boolify
    Visual Boolean searches

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