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Departments

Technology Resources

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

  • Prezi 
    • Innovative way to share presentations without PowerPoint.
  • Blabberize
    • Make your images talk…that’s right.
  • Wordle
    • Create a beautiful aggregation of any amount of text.
  • VoiceThread
    • You just have to experience this one.
  • Voki
    • Get your own avatar and even have it talk with your voice.
  • DoInk
    • Create animations using this simple website.
  • Tagxedo
    • Like Wordle but a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images.
  • GoAnimate for schools
    • State of the art animation tools for schools.
  • Empressr
    • Rich media presentation tool.
  • ToonDooSpaces
    • Easily publish custom comic strips.

Images and Video

  • Animoto
    • Make beautiful videos from images in a snap.
  • Flickr
    • Popular photo-sharing site now lets you print.
Audio
  • Audioboo
    • Easily to record and share audio.
  • Aviary Myna
    • Make your own music or remix just about anything else.

Communication & Collaboration

Content Publishing

  • Glogster
    • Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friends.
  • GoogleSites
    • Make your own website while knowing nothing about websites!
  • WordPress
    • Content publishing system. It’s gone way beyond just blogging.
  • Wallwisher
    • An online notice board maker (or bulletin board if you choose).
  • Weebly
    • Create your own website or blog, very easy to use.
  • Wix
    • Easily make your own flash-based website.
  • Wikispaces
    • Crowdsourcing at its finest. Like Wikipedia, Wikispaces is very helpful.
  • PBWorks
    • Thousands of educational wikis and workspaces (build your own!)

Social Networking

  • Ning
    • Despite a new cost-based membership program, Ning allows you to have your own social network.
  • Twitter
    • The micro blogging service that many love or hate.

Content Inspiration, Creation, & Sharing

  • Slideshare
    • Don’t waste your presentation after it’s over, share it with millions!
  • Popplet
    • An easy way to share visual ideas.
  • GoogleDocs
    • The top real-time document creating and editing cloud-based system.
  • Zoho
    • A great alternative to Google Apps.
  • Kerpoof
    • Cool way to make a movie, card, picture, and share it all.
  • Myebook
    • Virtually publish your book and sell it.
  • Bitstrips
    • Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others.
  • Atmosphir
    • A build-your-own video game.

Online Bookmarking

  • Spicy Nodes
    • Innovative way to organize your web visits.
  • Delicious
    • One of the top social bookmarking sites on the web.
  • Diigo
    • Popular social bookmarking site.

Online Learning Environments

  • Edmodo
    • Social learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with tech.
  • Schoology
    • Learning management, online education tools, and much more.

Online Learning Tools

  • Bubbl.us
    • Free application to brainstorm online.
  • GoogleEarth
    • View anywhere in the world anytime
  • Primarypad
    • Web-based word processor.
  • Online-Convert
    • Convert anything to anything (audio, video, text, etc.)
  • EasyBib
    • The free automatic bibliography and citation maker.
  • Scratch
    • Create and share stories, games, art, etc.
  • Crocodoc
    • Annotate and edit PDFs.
  • Khan Academy
    • Watch and practice videos on math, science, and social studies topics.

Literacy

  • Storyjumper
    • Easy way to create your own stories for kids and bring them to life.
  • ReadWriteThink
    • Tons of classroom resources and PD goodies.
  • Storybird
    • Build your own stories (with images) and share them with others
  • Word Magnets
    • Phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercise.
  • Brightstorm English
    • Instructional videos on writing and grammar.

Numeracy

  • SmartKiddies
    • Creative math and other educational problems to help everyone learn.
  • Brightstorm Math
    • Math videos for algebra, geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus.
  • Wolfram Education Portal
    • You will need to install the CDF Player, but WOW!
  • Algebra Help.com
    • A collection of lessons, calculators, and practice created to assist students and teachers of algebra.

Social Studies

Science

Best of the Web for Elementary

Language Arts

Math Science Social Studies English as a Second Language

Best of the Web for Secondary

Advanced Algebra
Algebra
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
Art
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Computer Science
Differential Equations
Earth / Space Science
Economics
English Grammar
Environmental Science
Physics
Pre-Calculus
Probability
Psychology
Spanish
Statistics
Trigonometry
US History
World History Writing