Twelve Techie Gifts

for you and your students.

Let's count down to the holiday break by sharing tech tools!

The First Day

Photos for Class

Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class!

The World's easist way to search for safe, creative commons images and cite them.

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Giving feedback to students in real time is easy with Kaizena Add voice comments and written comments in Google Documents and Google Presentations. Your students will see your comments when they open their document or presentation. Kaizena will notify students via email as well. Sending personal feedback has never been easier.
Kaizena for Google Docs Getting Started Video

Tackk is a web tool that allows you to create beautiful web pages similar to Smore, Tackk is a free service that works well to show off student projects and class assignments. You do not have to create an account to start using Tackk, and web pages stay up for seven days without creating an account. Once you create an account, web pages stay up indefinitely. Check it out below!
An Introduction to Tackk for Educators


Thinglink makes any image interactive. Add websites, pictures, videos, documents and more to your image with just a click of the mouse. In the example below, click on the fire, stocking, book, and other icons to see all the resources added to the vintage Coca Cola Christmas image.
In the example below, click on the holly and play icons to see all the resources added to the image from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
It's FREE: Take a moment and check out Thinglink for Education.

How to:

Thing Link How-to Video

The Fifth Day


Padlet is a virtual wall that allows users to post any type of information. Need to collaborate on a project? Just go to Padlet and click on the wall to add resources and ideas. You can share the Padlet and invite others to add their ideas. Padlet is one of my favorite tech tools!

Here's a how to video:
How to use Padlet

The Sixth Day

Smithsonian's History Explorer

Smithsonian's History Explorer offers lessons and activities, interactives and media, museum artifacts, teacher resources and web links to amazing resources.

National Museum of Natural History: Student Orientation Video:

National Museum of Natural History - Student Orientation Video

The Seventh Day


What are you wondering about? Wonderopolis allows students to explore their natural curiosity. Every day a new wonder is posted with an informative video, a detailed explanation and a test your knowledge section. The educator sandbox has teacher resources searchable by grade and subject. You can submit your own wonder of the day and vote for your favorites. CampWonderopolis includes interactive lessons for students as well.

Check out the wonder below!

The Eighth Day

Ed Puzzle is an innovative tech tool that allows you to edit your own video or a pre-existing video by embedding quizzes and adding your voice. Are you thinking of flipping your classroom? Ed Puzzle is the perfect tool! You can even download data that shows quiz results for each student.
Imagine K12 EDpuzzle
Try out Ed Puzzle:

The Ninth Day

Super Quiz is a Google Sheets add-on tool that allows you to create self-grading quizzes using Google forms. If you like using Flubaroo to grade your quizzes, you will love Super Quiz. It is Flubaroo on steroids!
Super Quiz Video Overview (w. Annotations)

The Tenth Day



SoapBox is a student response system. You can create polls, question and answer discussions and determine who needs extra help by using the confusion barometer. Students remain anonymous, and you can download the results into a spreadsheet. SoapBox is similar to Kahoot except the questions do not have to be timed. Try it out!

The Eleventh Day

Science Net Links

Science Net Links provides lessons for K-12 classrooms with interactive resources and programs your students will love. You can search by grade level and subject.

Students can also explore the amazing apps available from Science Net Links:

Meet Science NetLinks!

The Twelfth Day

Adobe Voice

Ready to tell your story? Use Adobe Voice to turn photos in beautiful slideshows narrated by you or your students. This is a free app for the iPad!

Check it out at:

Adobe Voice: Show your story. In minutes.