Tech Tips 2Day

November, 2014

Welcome to Tech Tips 2Day ! There is a helpful tip, hint, link, app, program, or whatever for each school day during the month. If you have a helpful tip you would like to share, send it to Jim and it may be used in a future edition of this publication.

For past issues, click here.

ABC Teach

Teaching Extras is one our popular categories. We offer bulletin board materials, desk tags, border trims, calendars, and everything you might need to make your classroom and learning centers come alive. Our printable letters, book report forms, certificates, classroom labels save you time. We have ready-made word walls, posters , flashcards, lapbooks, and more. Laminate for longer use.

Clipart etc.

Welcome to quality educational clipart. Every item comes with a choice of image size and format as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects. No advertisement-filled pages with pop-up windows or inappropriate links here. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 educational clipart items in a single, non-commercial project without further permission.

Language Teaching ClipArt Library

This library consists of about 3000 images which we hope will be useful in the teaching of basic vocabulary in a variety of languages. The characters and objects depicted are as culturally neutral as we could make them.

This is not a huge resource of graphics; its purpose is to provide a set of those graphics most basic and useful for low-level language-teaching, and at the same time, to make them as easily searchable as possible.

The 3000 images consist of 1500 pairs. One member of each pair has a transparent background just big enough to fit the image, the other has a white background 110 by 110 pixels.

Blank and Outline Maps

A collection of free blank outline maps for each of the countries of the world to print out for educational use.

Graphic Organizers

Help your students classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.

Graphic Organizers 2

Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas.

Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you’ve downloaded an organizer, type in your comments and print it out.

Each graphic organizer includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom.

National Geographic Education

NG Education's AP Human Geography page offers a compilation of resources available for both students and teachers. Make use of multimedia, videos, maps, and photos to support your course.

Success Certificates

Design & Print Your Certificate in Seconds! Free Printable Award Certificates – High Quality Professional Certificates For School, Sports, Business & Clubs!

Bookrix: Publish books

BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers eBook distribution services to independent writers. Our users can share their writing, connect with other readers, and discover new books and authors – all in one place. We make eBook publishing easy and indie reading fun!

Set up a private chat room

Start A Free Private Chat. Fill out this form to create a chat room immediately – only for you and people you invite.

Sticky Notes and Photo Sharing

Take a note right away wherever you are. Access lino from your home, office, or even on the road and post a sticky note online whenever you need! By creating a group, lino becomes an ideal tool to share your ideas with your friends and colleagues.

Simple and effective online collaboration

Collaborate Live, Right Now. Online whiteboard, real-time audio, document upload, text-chat and more. The perfect online tutoring platform.

Document Sharing and Web Meetings with a Single Click

For tutors, students, companies and individuals. App-based web meetings

Share documents online

Upload (from your computer, server, web or other source), share, discuss and annotate on a wide range of documents, including Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint®, Adobe® PDF, text, image and video clip files.

Share an online whiteboard

Brainstorm with co-workers, document client requirements with online collaborative whiteboards. A wide range of tools let you annotate, mark-up, and add comments. Annotations can be printed or saved.

Share your screen

Hands-on training just got easier with ShowDocument’s Screen Sharing and Screen Capture features. Show students, colleagues or clients in real time any application that’s running on your computer.

Co-edit documents

Co-edit, collaborate and work on document type files (e.g. DOC, RTF, TXT) with colleagues, business partners, clients or anyone else connected to the Internet.

Use a chat translator

Don’t let language barriers get in the way … ShowDocument’s real-time translator you select the language in which you wish to communicate, and translates all incoming text instantly.

Share Google Maps

Giving directions? Need to point out where a hard-to-find office is located? Simultaneously view and annotate Google Maps™ with others, show locations and mark routes.

Voice, video and text chat

Experience web meetings as they should be … with integrated voice, video and text features. Replicate in-person meetings with anyone, anywhere. All you need is a computer that’s connected to the Internet.

Share web pages

Working on a new website or web-based application? Take a snapshot of a web page share it with colleagues or clients. You can review and annotate it together, and then save it as a PDF.

Share YouTube videos

Watch YouTube™ videos with colleagues or students online. ShowDocument lets you pause the video and annotate the still video image – a critical teaching aide!

Create a huge wall poster

Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed. Once you're happy with your selection, you can download the PDF file containing your newly created images and print each one massively blown up, resulting in a huge pixel poster to stick on your wall

Newspaper clipping generator

The Newspaper Clipping Generator. Very cool. Check this out.


Enter a phrase and Phrasr will find images to illustrate each word.

Google Earth to create a quiz

Use Google earth to find images of places, and then create a quiz about the image.

Build a book in minutes

Your words. Our art. Amazing stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write. Readers will encourage you along the way.

Collaborize Classroom

A free collaborative education platform for students and teachers. Extend discussions to a structured and private online community.

Digital Dialects

The Digital Dialects website features free-to-acess online games for learning 70 languages. Within are games for learning phrases, numbers, important words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets. This website runs best with Macromedia Flash Player.


Answer questions on topics such as geography, English, and math. For every correct answer, the site donates food to a country in need.


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