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Teaching Tools

Bookends This is a fantastic blog that reviews books by Cindy
Dobrez and Lynn Rutan.
Book Hook Links to everything about books and authors.
ClassDojo is currently free software that offers a behavior management system.
Collaborize Classroom Provides a private space for you to
collaborate with your students. It also provides participation
reports.
Discovery StreamingContains thousands of videos and video
clips that can be downloaded or streamed on your computer.
Also contains an assignment builder, quiz builder, and writing
prompt builder.
Evernote is a program that lets you save and sync notes, web
pages, files, images and more.
HowJSay is a free online talking dictionary of English
pronunciation.
LibriVox provides access to free audiobooks from the public
domain.
Library of Congress Teacher Page Links to primary source
documents, lesson plans, presentations & activities, themed
resources and collection connections.
Library of Congress Ideas shares 10 things you can do for fun
and learning on the Library of Congress site.
Michigan Authors and Illustrators DatabaseConnects you to
Michigan authors and illustrators from around the state and their
work.
Polldaddy allows you to create free polls and surveys.
Poll Everywhere an audience response system that uses
mobile phones, twitter, and the web.
REMC 7/MediaNet Provides 24 hour access to media booking.
They have DVDs, Playaways, streamed videos etc available.
Remind 101 a safe way for teachers to text message students
and keep in touch with parents.
Rubistar a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.
Socrative a student response system that allows teachers to
engage their classrooms in educational exercises and games
via smartphones, laptops and/or tablets.
Teacher's Channel Special YouTube channel for teachers
containing videos relevant to education and curriculum.
TedEd Lessons Worth Sharing Ted talks relevant to education
and curriculum.
Thinkfinity Eduction resources in all curriculum areas from
research resources to lesson plans.
Wingclips Movie clips from popular movies that teach
character traits i.e. persistence, acceptance, confidence etc.
Worldwise Schools Classroom resources based on Peace
Corp volunteer's experiences around the world to expand
student understanding of the world.
21 Things4Teachers provides instruction for integrating
technology into the classroom and into lessons.

Web 2.0 Tools

Please be aware that some of these tools require students
to be 13 years old for use.

Alice Education software that teaches computer programming in
a 3D environment.
Animoto Turns photos, graphics, video clips and music into cool
into fun videos.
BigHugeLabs allows you to do fun stuff with graphics such as motivational
posters, calandars, movie posters, magazine posters, collages etc!
Blabberize allows you to make pictures talk.
Corkboard Me This provides a virtual corkboard that would lend itself well
to brainstorming with students. Clicking on the board adds a sticky note
where you can type an idea which can include a link. Pictures can also be
dragged and dropped onto the board. The board can be embedded into a
website or blog.
Glogster Allows the user to create an interactive poster including
graphics, text, music and embed video.
GoAnimate Allows you to create an animated video cartoon.
Kidblog Allows teachers to set up simple blogs for their classes.
MakeBeliefsComix is an easy to use educational comic strip creator.
Photo Peach Automatically makes slide show in seconds. You can
upload photos, pick music, and add captions in the show, and more!
Prezi A communication tool that helps you organize, present and
share your ideas in a non-linear fashion.
Proust This site provides a way for people to write and share their story.
Scratch a programming language that allows you to create interactive
stories, games, music and art.
Tagxedo Allows you to create "word clouds" with pizazz i.e. different
shapes.
ToonDoo allows you to create your own comic strips.
Weebly Provides a way to easily make a website.
Wordle Creates "word clouds" from the text you provide.
Xtimeline allows you to view, create, share, and discuss interactive
timelines.
Xtranormal Instantly turns your words into a 3D animated movie.
Yodio Allows you to add voice to your photos using your computer or
your smart phone.

Research Tools

Awesome Library organizes the web with 37,000 carefully
reviewed resources.
Destiny Website OPS online card catalog
ipl2 provides access to information you can trust covering all
subjects.
Library of Congress This website provides access to a wealth
of information in all curriculum areas.
MeL the Michigan electronic Library providing access to all
types of authoritative databases.
PBS Learning Media provides access to trusted classroom
ready curriculum resources.

Tech Tools

BeQRious A free QR code generator.
fur.ly allow you to shorten multiple urls into one.
Google URL Shortner
Slideshare allows you to upload PowerPoint presentations and makes
them embeddable in a website.
Calibre allows you to manage your e-books on your computer from any
source and upload them to your reading device. This is a great program.

Useful Equipment

LiveScribe- Using this smart pen you can write notes by hand
and then download them to a computer. It works with Evernote.
LeapMotion- A gadget that allows you to control your computer
with gestures.
Sifteo- Cubes that wirelessly communicate with which you can
play 30 different games.

Apps for Smart Phones, iPads

Destiny- OPS online card catalog, contact Bev for login information
Encyclopedia Britannica- OPS database, contact Bev for login information
Follett Digital Reader- for Follett ebooks owned by the high school
Red Laser- QR code reader
Words Lens- language translator
CloudOn- lets you access information, use everyday applications like
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and share files.
​Rockmelt- graphical web interface
APPitic- site contains a list of 36 great apps for education.