Smore Resources and More

For the Technology Savvy Teacher

Great Educational Websites:

Wolfram Alpha

An ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. Enter your question or calculation, and watch it compute the answer. Based on a new kind of knowledge-based computing..

Prezi


Create maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings and present in a nonlinear way. Move beyond the slide.

Creaza

An integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work. Integrates professional and user-generated content, creative tools and a social network. Share work and can give comments and suggestions.

Snag Films

An educational assortment of videos. This site is student friendly, only allowing access to videos that are beneficial for their cognitive growth.

Be Funky

Upload a photo and turn it into a sketch, avatar or cartoon with a few simple clicks.
Embed into any webpage.

Kideos


A destination for kids to safely watch videos online. Each video has been screened before making it onto the site.

Questionaut

Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Maths and Science on this magical mission to recover your friend’s hat.

If it Were My Home

A gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use the country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare and begin your exploration.

Scribble Maps

Use Google Maps to draw, annotate and customize your map.

Clay Animator

Create your own claymation or stop motion animations.

Great Educational Videos:

Below I have listed five educational songs that may come in handy in the classroom. I have included videos that touch on the following topics: photosynthesis, three ring government, fractions, water cycle, animal classification.
THE PHOTOSYNTHESIS SONG
SchoolHouse Rock Three Ring Government
Fractions 2nd / 3rd Grade - Down On the Farm
water cycle
Animal (Classification) Song

Great Educational Podcasts:

TED Talks Kids and Family

Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Stories for Kids

Fun read-aloud stories for children. http://www.smartutor.com


My Baby Monsters

Listen to the stories of a child, then add your own ending. In addition to fun, this collaborative storytelling podcast and free coloring pages (created by a six-year old girl and her dad) is an educational blend of playful learning and technology designed to help children, their parents, and educators around the world enhance their communication skills.

Crazy Dave's Kid Show

Crazy Dave's Kid Show is a professionally produced children's call-in program. Parents can have their family participate in this podcast for kids by emailing crazydaveshow@gmail.com If you love podcasts for kids or children's podcasts you are definitely going to love this show! It's kid podcasting at its finest!

Candlelight Stories Audio for Kids

Candlelight Stories presents free audio stories for kids. We produce classic tales and modern originals. Many of our stories feature original music and sound effects. Since 1995, CandlelightStories.com has been producing some of the finest audio stories for children.