Writing and Publishing Tools
And a few other neat applications
Free Research Tools
ipl2 - PC
instaGrok - PC and APP
Boolify - PC
Boolify is an educational Boolean search tool aimed primarily for elementary and middle school children. It is designed to teach students the basics of a good search using popular search engines.
Users drag and drop tiles depicting search parameters (OR or NOT) onto the display screen. Resulting web links are listed below the display area. The visual clues provide a mental model of the logic behind the search process.
The purpose of teaching students how to use the Boolean operators of “OR” and “NOT” during searching online is to either narrow or expand their search results. The Boolean operators help to create a relationship between the keywords used in the search and to modify the results.
Newsela - Free - Informational Text
Print What You Like - PC
Screen Captures and Mark Up Tools
Padlet - PC - Free
Here is an example from an 8th grade science class that I shared a couple of years ago.
Flipsnack - PC - FREE
Goggle Hangouts on Air - Create a live Event
Below you can view projects that were guided and created by Kelly Fischer - Fayette County's District Technology Coordinator - Thanks Kelly!
You can also view visitors by location.
Haiku Deck - PC or App
This example was taken from the brilliant Kelly Fischer - District Technology Resource Teacher Office of Instructional Technology, Fayette County Public Schools
Check out her great ideas for biographies at Biographies and Beyond