Favorite Instructional Webtoolsby Kristie Johnson
Bring your visual storytelling to the next level
Add text, web link, video & audio hotspots on top of your image and 360 content.
Easy editing on desktops, tablets, and smartphones
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Host a webinar for free. www.bigmarker.com Join and host web conferences with online groups who share your passions and interests. Share what you know & love today!
Engage students in your interactive multimedia lessons through the use of most any connected device, with iOS/ Android apps or via any device with a web browser. classflow.com ClassFlow
PicMonkey is an online photo editing website. www.picmonkey.com PicMonkey Editor is an easy to use online photo editor. Apply filters, add photo frames, add text to your photo, remove wrinkles, whiten teeth and more.
Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster. Use Skitch within Evernote. evernote.com Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.
Design flyers to spread information online. www.smore.com Looking for fast and easy mailing lists? Get stylish, effective results in 5 minutes or less.
Canva is a great online design tool. There is also an iOS app for Canva. www.canva.com Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Create online pages with Tackk. tackk.com Tackk is a place to connect with friends, be creative and have fun conversations.
Build infographics, presentations, or videos via Visual.ly. visual.ly Create engaging infographics, videos, and ebooks for your marketing campaigns. We make premium content creation fast, simple, and affordable.
Blendspace is the easiest way to blend your classroom with digital content. www.tes.com Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
ThingLink is the leading platform for creating interactive images and videos for web, social, advertising, and educational channels. www.thinglink.com Seamlessly make your images, videos, and 360 content interactive with text, links, images, videos and over 70 call to actions, creating memorable experiences for any audience.
Make any video a lesson with EDpuzzle. edpuzzle.com Make any video your lesson. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding.
Teachers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. Free and paid version available. www.zaption.com Zaption provides free interactive video tools and ready-to-use video lessons to engage learners. Our video platform is perfect for K-12, higher ed & training.
Turn your photos and music into stunning video slideshows. You provide the photos, you pick the song, and we'll add the magic. Give it a try - it's fast, free and shockingly easy. animoto.com Create engaging videos with Animoto's easy video tool for educators. Combine photos and video clips to make recaps of school events, fundraising videos, and class projects.
Prezi is cloud-based, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. Create or edit on the go, then auto-sync across all your devices with ease. prezi.com
Meet Haiku Deck, a completely new kind of presentation software. We make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun. www.haikudeck.com Presentations That Inspire. Meet Haiku Deck, a completely new kind of presentation software. We make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun. Get Started.
Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. padlet.com You'll feel like a superhero
To use Kaizena you do have to authorize it to access your Google Account. With the authorization step completed you can open any document, highlight a selection of text, and record your comments for students to listen to. www.kaizena.com undefined
Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners. b.socrative.com
With PollEverywhere one can create real-time experiences for events using mobile devices. www.polleverywhere.com Poll Everywhere is the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue… conferences, concerts, classrooms, and company off-sites — anywhere with internet. We've been working to end 'death by PowerPoint' and raise the bar on presenting since 2008. More than 4,000 schools and 100,000 teachers poll with Poll Everywhere. Our customers include universities like MIT, Stanford and Harvard. Companies like Microsoft, Google, TED, McDonalds, Starbucks, and over 50% of the Fortune 1000 use Poll Everywhere.
Create interactive game-based quizzes for your classroom reviews. create.kahoot.it Create a game of Kahoot! here. Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!
Quizlet's flashcards, tests, and study games make learning fun and engaging for students of all ages. quizlet.com
With intuitive features and unlimited storage, quickly create groups, assign homework, schedule quizzes, manage progress, and more. With everything on one platform, Edmodo reinforces and enhances what you're already doing in the classroom. www.edmodo.com Edmodo is an easy way to get your students connected so they can safely collaborate, get and stay organized, and access assignments, grades, and school messages.
Get the wiggles out with free brain breaks for your classroom. www.gonoodle.com
Create free online polls with Flisti. flisti.com Create your own online poll for free without signing up. Easy to share in Twitter, Facebook or embed to your site or blog.
VoiceThread is a cloud application that allows users to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Users can comment using a microphone, webcam, text, phone or audio-files. Share or keep VoiceThread private. voicethread.com Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
Cool Text is a FREE graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work. cooltext.com Logo and Graphics Generator - Cool Text
Mix text, audio, video, images, graphics and more from your files, our pre-designed graphics, or around the web using the inbuilt Web picker browser, yielding high-impact content with simple elegance with Glogster. edu.glogster.com The creative visual learning platform that every educator and student deserves.
Make any webpage print friendly. www.printfriendly.com Make a Printer Friendly & PDF version of any webpage.
Organize your resources in one online binder. www.livebinders.com LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the web, create an online binder for content curation
Upload content (PDF files, documents) and publish online or embed. issuu.com Millions of readers find and share the magazines, catalogs and publications they love on issuu.
Convert file types without having to download software. www.zamzar.com Free online video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter. No download or account required.
QuickScreenShare.com is the simplest way to share screens with anybody. quickscreenshare.com Quick Screen Share
Online workspace with notebooks that sync across devices. evernote.com Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to collect inspirational ideas, write meaningful words, and move your important projects forward.
The easiest way to scribble and share maps. www.scribblemaps.com Easily Create and Share Maps. Share with friends, embed maps on websites, and create images or pdf.
RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics. rubistar.4teachers.org
With Weebly, one easily can create a unique website, blog or online store. www.weebly.com Weebly is the easiest way to create a website, store or blog
With ClassTools one can create free games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds. www.classtools.net Create free educational games and tools in flash
Computational knowledge engine www.wolframalpha.com Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science, nutrition, history, geography, engineering, mathematics, linguistics, sports, finance, music...
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For innovative ways to implement technology in the classroom, follow or subscribe to Confessions of a Technology Nerd. confesstechnerd.blogspot.ie
BlogLovin' lets you follow just the blogs that interest you. www.bloglovin.com
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Create gorgeous word clouds with this free tool. wordart.com Tagul is an online word cloud generator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease. It's free for personal use.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. www.wordle.net Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds
ABCya is a word cloud service for elementary kids. www.abcya.com word clouds for kids
Download Pea Fonts all in one click. kevinandamanda.com Free Handwriting Fonts
Great handwriting fonts by Kimberly Geswein. www.kimberlygeswein.com Kimberly Geswein Fonts
Need to find what font looks best with your text? Use WordMarkit to choose a font. wordmark.it Wordmark.it helps you choose fonts by previewing a word of your choice with the fonts installed on your computer.
Today's Meet gives everyone a voice. Create a room and share the link for others to join in the conversation. todaysmeet.com TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice
SlideShare has grown to become the world’s largest community for sharing presentations and other professional content. www.slideshare.net Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.
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