Teacher Resources

 

 

Classroom Tools
Marco Polo Resources-Thinkfinity
look at tabs for Educator and Student
Timelines
World History, disasters, health/science, etc.
Capzles Timelines (Social Storytelling)
embed your timeline on a website
Visual Thesaurus
custom lists, vocabgrabber, teacher accts.
Enchanted Learning
printables and research activities
Busy Teacher's Cafe
printables, classroom management, graphic organizers, etc.
USA Today--Education Online
Activities to go with the newspaper
The Artist's Toolkit
cool interactive art activities
List of Science Websites
tools, lesson plans, and resources
4Teachers
teacher tacklebox-locate webquests and thinkquests and other tools
TeAchnology
lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, games, etc.
Alphabet Bingo
Sign up for use of ESL-HQ is FREE!
worksheet, flashcard, and game creator
Primary Teacher Tools
printables, games, crafts, etc.
Flashcards-Flashcard Machine
can post on website or link from Powerpoint/FlipCharts
can add graphics and sound to flashcards
Flashcards - Study Stack
can be exported to cell phone or iPod
Flashcards-Quizlet
various activities with stacks
 
Photo and Clipart /Audio Tools/Conversion Tools
Pics4learning.com-free images
NISD Contributors Gallery-Pave Website
go to Resources--Photo Gallery
EduPic-free images
Cyclops - free images

School Clip Art - free images

Ookaboo- free images
free pics of everything on Earth
Veezle - free stock images

Open Clip Art Gallery - free images

Picsearch - images
must obtain appropriate permissions/needs district filtering

FreePhotoBank - free images
link back to site

Morguefile - free images
Find Icons - free icons
 
Audacity (manual) - audio
edit audio clips from your computer -should be installed on all Murnin computers
Picnik - photo editing
Adobe Photoshop Express - photo editing
Zamzar.com
convert files
Any Video Converter
video and audion converter
Great for the SmartBoard or Promethean Board!
 
Collaboration Projects

Approved for teacher/student use by NISD
pbwiki
Wikispaces
Wikis in Plain English
(how wikis work)

Approved for teacher/student use by NISD
Edublog
Classblogmeister
Blogs in Plain English (how blogs work)

Gaggle
student email accounts (need permission form)

Flat Stanley
this includes an example of how to coordinate groups on one project

Kidblog.org - for student blogging
Corkboard
Collaborate to add notes to a cork board!
Wallwisher
Collaborate much like Corkboard-Demo available
 
Web 2.0 tools are interactive web tools that link new technologies with user empowerment to develop social networking opportunities, project collaboration, share information, and disseminate news. These are tools that are readily available on the web and are manipulated by the user for a variety of purposes. Wikis and blogs are also Web 2.0 tools.
NISD Web 2.0 Collaborative - list of 2.0 sites

Flash Earth
an online alternate to Google Earth

Newsmap
a different way to look at top news events
Scirus
searches scientific info only
iCue
news stories past and current
VoiceThread
VoiceThread for Educators
a new form for discussions
Wordle
"word clouds"-great for brainstorming & more
Tagxedo
similar to Wordle; shape art-must download app
Tagul
like Wordle; shaped art
Tag Crowd
frequency of words; uses URL
WordSift
integrates Visual Thesaurus; photos; analyze speeches
VocabGrabber
analyzes text; generates lists of vocabulary
Tag Cloud Generator
downloadable flash word clouds
ImageChef
Create a poem within a shape
Blabberize
Make a talking picture
Blist
online shared database
Voki.com
talking avatars to use with educational tech apps
Evernote
life organizer
Animoto
creates videos from slide shows

Skype
turn in a request to me including a statement of the educational purpose for use

XtraNormal
create videos with one or more avatars-teacher supervision

Drop.io
online database for community contributions
Glogster
digital posters
SumoPaint
online drawing application
Survey Monkey
online survey software

Portrait Illustration Maker
Avatar Creator-Access with teacher login

Tiny URL
shorten URL addresses for citations
Storybird
Create online storybooks
myebook.com
Create online storybooks
BIG HUGE LABS
trading cards, cubes, etc.
PowerPoint/Presentation Tools
Prezi.com
online presentation tool
Slideboom
presentations on the web
Screen Toaster
screen capture tool
Suggestions: Upload a PowerPoint to VoiceThread and get feedback from viewers or put your PowerPoint slides in Animoto to create an exciting slideshow
Professional Development