The Resource Cafe
Resources, Tools, and Ideas for Teachers
Resources & Examples
On this site, instructors can find clipart, animated clipart, PowerPoint backgrounds, PowerPoint templates, and more. This is a PowerPoint template, used to create an announcement, then saved as a picture.
Georgia On My Mind | Ray Charles by concordmusicgroup
Smore can be used to create newsletters for students, parents, or colleagues. These can incorporate images, sound, video, calendar events, embedded links, and more. The Smore to the right was used as a student newsletter.
This website compiles PDF or Word documents into a flipbook to read. This is a great way to present multiple documents to stakeholders. Below is an example of a flipbook:
This website can be used to create cartoons that can be used in courses.
Glogster is an interactive poster program. It can be used to display images, files, sound clips, video, etc. This is a great tool to present a large amount of information in a creative way. Click the link below to see a sample:
Animoto is a video creator program. Use images and text to create a video set to music. Ideas for using this program could include almost anything. Videos 30 seconds or less are free, but a subscription will allow more time and template choices. Below are some samples:
The Giver - A Novel Overview:
Teacher Bio Video:
National Public Radio
Nikki Giovanni's Tweet Poem - NPR Tell Me More by National Public Radio
This can be used to create charts, graphs, and other graphic organizers. It is free and easy to use! This might be used to show information to students, or to have students present material.
Toys in My House (One I Created)
Homerun Leaders by Season Since 1901
Popular Female Cat Names
Use Voki to create talking avatars. These can be used in presentations, announcements, etc. Vokis can be linked or embedded, and can incorporate typed text or voice messages.
Sample for Students
Chic & Trendy Demo
Jing is a free program, which can be used to take screen captures and annotate images, or to record videos under 5 minutes in length. These videos can be used to give tutorials, respond to questions, explain assignments, or show process on a desktop. Watch the demo video below for more ideas.
Delicious is a website that allows the user to collect and organize bookmarks. Users can include a description and tags to make the tool easier to find.
Mrs. Kelly Gardner
I have been working with GaVS since 2007. I am an English/Language Arts Instructor, but I have also been a part of several other areas including: developing courses, mentoring teachers, reviewing courses, grading credit recovery, and blogging. I received the GaVS Master Teacher certification and was a 2012 & 2013 Teacher of the Year finalist. I have enjoyed growing with Georgia Virtual School and look forward to what lies ahead.