20 Web Apps In 40 Minutes!

Some new and old favorites!

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Under The Heading...Quick & Easy Things To Try!

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Goo.gl - Shorten long URL's for your class! I find this especially helpful tool for Padlet URLs. Also a Chrome Extention!
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Extensity - Help Students Manage Their Google Extensions! This Chrome extension allows students to quickly turn their extensions on and off. Extensity
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Talk and Comment - Chrome Extension for Quickly Commenting on Student Work! talkandcomment.com
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Under The Heading...Gamification, Digital Games To Support Student Learning

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PHET Interactive Simulations - This website provides free interactive math and science simulations that engage student through an intuitive, game like environment where they learn through exploration and discovery. (An entire section on elementary math & science! Special note: The simulations build in Java don't work on a Chromebook because they have to be downloaded. They will work on teacher laptops, only you will want to download and use control>click to get around security warnings.

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/by-level/elementary-school (Free online, PhET iPad App is .99)

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FreeRice - FreeRice.com gets students thinking about helping others and ending world hunger while supporting their basic facts like multiplication and vocabulary.
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Geoguessr - I was recently reminded of this fabulous geography game. Geoguessr (App or Online) Students can see the world and guess the location to get points. They can gather clues from the signage, cars, and terrain. I encourage them to open a second tab in Chrome, to do research on languages & location signs that they are seeing. Super easy to introduce and just let students explore. Even host a little class contest for the high score! (Free Geoguessr Online & Geoguessr iPad App)

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Jeopardy Rocks - Students will love playing Jeopardy while learning any content! www.jeopardy.rocks (Online only)
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Under the Heading...Don't Forget These Great Options For Student Sharing And Creativity!

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Glogster - This web and/or app creation tool, http://edu.glogster.com gives students the opportunity to create interactive digital posters. Students can embed video, links, images to share their learning. Check out my sample about snow! http://ohe123.edu.glogster.com/sample-2 (Online & iPad app free with subscription of $39)
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Thinglink - Students can annotate images by embedding many types of rich media hotspots. This includes images, text, video, audio, and web links. www.thinglink.com/edu & Thinglink App
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Storybird - Free online only. Storybird give students the opportunity to create stories by inspiring them with artwork from illustrators from around the world. This easy to use free website makes creative writing engaging for students. Storybird.com (Free, Online Only & Storybird Chrome App)
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Google Tour Builder - This web-based storytelling/map building tool which gives students the opportunity to easily create and explore history and places around the world. https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/ (Free, Online Only)
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Sketchpad - Sometime students want to illustrate a story or sketch their notes. It is great to have a "go to" drawing program that is easy to use! Sketchpad is a free web based draw program. I really like the fact that it includes the layering feature for students to try. (Free, Online & Sketchpad Chrome App)
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Padlet - This digital bulletin board is useful for students to share their ideas with the world! Use Padlet for a class brainstorming session or class share! Don't forget that you can send the URL of the Padlet home to parents! (Padlet Free Online & iPad App & Chrome App)
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FlipSnackEDU - Quickly and easily turns student slide presentations or any PDFs into a digital flipbook! It is a fun way to share student work with parents! Put student work into Google Slides and download as a PDF! Caution: The free version allows only 15 pages, but that is actually 30 front to back pages. flipsnackedu.com
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Weebly - Students can create their own websites to share their learning throughout the year, or to share specific projects. www.weebly.com, iPad App & Chrome App
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Blogger - This web tool is part of the Google family of web tools. Students can create their own blogs to share their learning. (Online only @ www.Blogger.com
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Pixlr Express - This free "go to" photo editor is easy to use and doesn't require any student login. Students can quickly crop, resize, and add effects to photos. Online @ pixlr.com/express , iPad App & Chrome App
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Bitable - Students can make a video online for free with the video maker at Biteable.com. It is quick and easy for student to create presentations and movies. I've created a sample below. My only complaint is that the free version has a fairly large watermark logo. (online only)
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Bitable Sample - Regions

Under the heading - Free & Easy Online Reading!

In addition to MyOn & Newela, these eBooks sites offer your students options to keep their reading fresh and engaging!

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EPIC eBooks - Given the high price of eBooks, this is a tremendous gift to our students! Once a teacher creates their free account, they can add students. EPIC! works with a laptop, chromebook and iPad (with the free app). There are thousands of high quality fiction and nonfiction books. Teachers have the option to assign books for students to read and have them take teacher made quizzes. There are read aloud books and books that students can read to themselves. EPIC! even has lots of educational and "how to" videos! www.getepic.com , Epic App & Chrome App
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Unite for Literacy - This collection of web based eBooks can be read aloud in many different languages with a variety of text complexity and subjects that will interest elementary students. www.uniteforliteracy.com
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21. I know I'm supposed to stop at 20...just one more!

DK Findout - This web tool support curriculum and student research with engaging content delivery. Also included is teacher lesson plans & online quizzes. www.dkfindout.com/us & iPad App
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Bonus - Don't Forget Twitter & Instagram!

Use the class twitter or instagram to teach students about social media dos and don'ts. Have students take a photo & write a tweet or instagram for the class each day. Tweet authors to ask questions about the class read aloud books. Share with parents and the school!
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