Free is Fabulous

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Goals

1. Become familiar with useful free Web 2.0 tools and resources available online.


2. Identify useful applications of these tools in the classroom or work environment.


3. Allow pedagogy to drive the technology.

Helpful Classroom Tools:

Online StopWatch - http://www.online-stopwatch.com/


Random Name Picker - http://www.classtools.net/main_area/template_loader.php/?fruit_machine


ClassTools - Fakebook, Fake SMS, Fake Tweet, Lights Out, Time Line


Twiddla - Web-based meeting playground


Worksheetworks - http://www.worksheetworks.com/


Class Dojo

www.classdojo.com


Improve Behavior

Improve specific student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.

Engage Students

Quizzizz

http://quizizz.com/


Socrative

http://socrative.com/


Shared Quizzes:

Space~ SOC-679292

First Day of School~ SOC-679346

80's Trivia~ SOC-416620

American Revolution~ SOC-679318

Cartoon Trivia Quiz~ SOC-786053

Christmas Songs Trivia~ SOC-679351


Socrative Space Race With Other Schools or Classes



Kahoot!

https://getkahoot.com/ - Teacher

https://kahoot.it/ - Student


Zondle

https://www.zondle.com/


Sumdog

http://www.sumdog.com/


Todays Meet

http://todaysmeet.com/


Padlet

http://padlet.com/


Linoit

http://en.linoit.com/


Polling/Communication

a. Poll Everywhere – http://www.polleverywhere.com

b. Cel.ly – http://cel.ly

c. Text The Mob - http://textthemob.com/

d. letsgovote - http://letsgovote.com/

e. classpager - https://www.classpager.com/


Texting

a. Remind101 – http://www.remind101.com – free, easy, can set up classes and meets AUP


b. Cel.ly – http://cel.ly – free, easy – can set up groups (classes) they are called "cells", follows AUP that it keeps numbers private.
Can be used not only for texting but also polling.


c. Groupme - group text – https://groupme.com

d. Pulse.to
e. Broadtexter
f. Swaggle.mobi
g. Wetxt
h. Sendgm
i. Joopz
j. ClassPager
k. ClassParrot
l. Sendhub
m. Kikutext
n. gText

Create a Web Page in Minutes

Smore - The days of posting a flyer around the neighborhood are over. Smore helps you create amazing pages that you'd be proud to share.

www.smore.com


Smore Directions


Wix - Create free websites.


Google Sites


TacKK

Tackk-Tackk allows you to customize and edit your message the moment you visit the homepage. Simply click and start typing. There is no login required. It's just like tacking a flyer to a telephone pole. You must create a login if you want your tackk to not disappear after one week.

http://tackk.com/


Tildee - Create a Tutorial in Minutes

http://www.tildee.com/



Scratch - Teach Your Students to Code

https://smore.com/g21t


Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online.

Imagine, program, and share at scratch.mit.edu.


Online Study

a. studystack - Create studystacks or have students create studystacks

b. quizlet - Create flashcards and study games.

c. https://studyboost.com – Create study batches or direct students to those already created

d. http://www.studycell.com – Create flashcards online to study using your phone, can share – have students create and share with the class or the teacher can create and share.


Online Puzzle Makers

Create and use with your SMART board or share in Google Drive! Save a tree.


Word Search Maker 1


Crossword Puzzle Generator 1


Discovery Education Puzzlemaker - Many types of puzzles can be created here using your content without logging in. You can choose from Word Searches, Criss-Cross, Double Puzzles, Fallen Phrases, Math Squares, Mazes, Letter Tiles, cryptograms, Number Blocks, or Hidden Message. They even have pre-made puzzles.


National Geographic - This has to be one of the best all around resources I've ever used.



National Geographic Kids - All I can say is WOW! - Check it out!


PuzzleHouse - Free online puzzles in varying degrees of difficulty


Jigzone

You Tube

You Tube can be a great tool to use in the classroom. BUT, as you know sometimes the comments or suggested videos are not classroom appropriate. There are several free tools that can help you prevent showing something inappropriate.


"Tools to Clean Up"

1. View Pure - my favorite, easy to use!

2. Quietube


"Tools to Download"

1. Keepvid

2. Save You Tube

3. Clipnabber

4. Deturl


"Other Useful You Tube Tools"

1. You Tube Education

2. Tube Chop

4. Embedr

5. Embed Plus

6. Tube Replay

7. You Tube Instant Search

8. You Flow

9. You Tube Time

10. aTubeCatcher


"Fun Tools"

1. You Tube Time Machine

2. Yooouuutuuube

3. You Tube Doubler

4. Dragontape-Video Mixtapes

5. VidToMP3

6. TurnTubeList

7. TubeSpy

8. TestTube

Free Resources

Great Resources

1. Library of Congress Digital Collections - Great resource for American History & culture, Performing Arts, Historic Newspapers, Prints and Photos, Early Sound Recordings and much more.

2. Smithsonian

3. National Geographic

4. National Geographic for Kids ---I LOVE this site! Great things for all classes and things you can use with your SMARTboard.

5. 3D Toad - Cool Interactive Site.

6. Teacher Created Resources


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

From the Federal Government this site includes animations, primary documents, photos and videos covering: Arts & Music, Health & Phys Ed, Language Arts, Math, Science, World Studies, U.S. History Topics, and U.S. time periods from 1607 - Present!

Free Posters!

Quit Tobacco - A few free and some you pay postage

Print a Poster - Free printable educational, motivational and inspirational posters

Free Water Resources of the United States Posters

Websites for Teachers

ABC Teach

A to Z Teacher Stuff - Themes, Subject ideas, lessons, tips and more

*Microsoft in Education - Academic savings, Webcasts, classroom resources, lesson plans, teacher guides, free software!

QuizStar - Free online quiz making

RubiStar - Free online rubric creator

Freeology.com - Free school stuff

Free Certificate Creator

Classroom Freebies - This is a site that is a blog where teachers post their best resources everyday!

Stuff Ya Gotta Try! - Every subject and SMARTboard stuff galore!

Super Teacher Ideas! - Teaching ideas, lessons and activities.

Getting Organized- A teacher's organization website. She knows how to do it!


Free Books!

Books for FREE!!!

http://books.google.com Google Books


http://www.gutenberg.org Project Gutenberg


http://bit.ly/booksources


Brain Teasers

Photo Resources

1. www.flickr.com - This has a built-in Creative Commons search filter that will only return freely available images.

2. http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons - Using this URL, you can eliminate one step. From this page you can see the various levels of copyright friendly photos because the photographers have given levels of permission in advance. Look at the symbols to know which level you need.

3. http://labs.creativecommons.org/demos/search/ - Creative commons doesn't mean copyright free, but mostly it gives you the right to use for free with attribution and nothing else.

4. www.pics4learning.com

5. Library of Congress - Digital collection is full of great things other than photos!

Online Photo Editing

Online Music Resources

Sound Effects

Online Slideshow Creation

SMART Resources

Digital Video Creation

Animoto

Animoto - Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and shockingly easy!

http://animoto.com/education


Sample Assignment for Animoto: http://goo.gl/Sqtzd


Educreations

Teacher what you know. Learn what you don't know.


http://www.educreations.com/

Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Collaboration and Communication - Build a PLN

Google Docs - Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. It also was a storage service but has since been replaced by the before-mentioned Google Drive. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.


Edmodo - Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts. They provide a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content and access homework, grades and school notices.


Twitter - Twitter is an information network that brings people closer to what’s important to them.


Pinterest - Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.


DropBox - Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.