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Mulitmedia and Presentation

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....

  • 4 free photos
    Free Photos offers public domain and free stock images that are able to be previewed and downloaded (and used in presentations, handouts, etc.) at no cost.
  • Compflight
    another free image sight.
  • Icon finder
    free icons/ images
  • Aviary
    Edit images, create mind-blowing effects, design logos, find colors, collaborate, and more.
  • Blabberize
    upload any picture and add your own voice and information!
  • Photo Peach
    Create slide shows--free site but requires registration
  • Glogster
    an site to create online posters--can include text, images, music and videos. This is the educational version of the site.
  • Animoto
    Animoto is an amazing tool that allows teachers or students to create multimedia presentations that are simple to make and really cool to watch.
  • Story Bird
    Kids can create their own books online
  • Fodey
    Create newspaper clippings from research...or a number of other things on this graphic design web site
  • Vocaroo
    Record and send voice messages
  • ABCya! Animation
    Students (grades 3 and up) can make an animated film slide by slide. Easy to use!
  • ABCya! Animation Classic
    A simpler version of the Animation site from above
  • Go Animate!
    Create your own cartoons!

Great Games & Activities

  • Harper Collins
    Gives an alphabetical list of book titles and offers a downloadable teaching or reading guide for each book
  • Into the Book
    Interactive game where students learn about the comprehension strategies (Making Connections, Visualizing, Questioning, etc.)
  • Storynory
    Audio stories available for download
  • Electrocity
    Students set up and run a city through a simulation
  • ABCya!
    Great site that lists all kinds of education games and activities that have been created and/or approved by certified teachers.
  • Spelling City
    Interactive site with games and activities using a teacher list or a pre-set list of words
  • ReadWriteThink
    Great interactive site for organizational tools for language arts instruction
  • Quizlet
    Create and/or share flashcards and quizzes
  • Go Animate!
    Create your own cartoons!
  • Visuwords
    Great vocabulary resource
  • 7 Habits for Kids
  • Go Noodle!

Book Lists

Scholastic's Book Lists- Great resource of books arranged by topic, grade, author and more!

Book Wizard- Find and level books

Themed Book Lists

Mentor Texts for Writing Traits- Book lists to teach use when teaching each trait


Assessment Tools

  • Kahoot
    Simple to use and fun way to give students questions to answer.
  • Go Noodle
  • Class Tools
    A variety of tools...including templates that can be used for a variety of assessments (FOR and OF), including Random Name Picker, time lines, Venn Diagrams, Coin Flips, Timers, and more...
  • Doodle
    Use the "Make a choice" tab...
  • Poll Everywhere
    Clicker system by phone...
  • Brain Breaks

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