Tool      What Does it Do?  Resources
Wordle This site allows users to create word clouds. These word clouds can be generated by submitting a URL of a site, by copying and pasting the text for the word cloud, and/or simply typing in the words that the user wants to appear in the word cloud (with a frequency number to emphasize certain words). Video Tutorial:

Wordle for Elementary Teachers


Other Resources:

45 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom
Tagxedo Tagxedo allows the user to create word clouds using a shape. It is similar to Wordle, but offers users a few more choices. Video Tutorial:

Tagxedo


Other Resources:

101 Ways to Use Tagxedo
Padlet Teacher can sign in using Google account, and this site is available as a Google app in the Chrome Web Store. Once the teacher logs in, the teacher creates a wall and posts a question or something which causes students to post ideas, thoughts, videos, images, etc. in response.

This can also be used as a Digital Parking Lot for trainings - participants can leave questions for the presenter and other participants can offer their own insight.

Sample:

Technology Tools
Tackk This is available as a Google app from the Chrome Web Store (allowing users to log in with their Google account). It can be access through the URL as well.

Video Tutorial:

Tackk | Create awesome classroom Web content

Kahoot! Teachers can create questions where students can answer using a mobile device or a laptop. The teacher sets up the questions (which can include images and YouTube videos), the answer choices, and selects the correct answer. Then the students log in to this site and enter the game pin to begin the quiz.

Video Tutorial:



Smore Page

Kahoot!
TodaysMeet The teacher can create a “room” where students can post replies to a question or questions. It can be used to check for understanding when students are not comfortable sharing responses in front of the class. The room expires after a set time which is decided by the teacher when the room is created. No registration or login is required.

Some ways it can be used are to:

  • make sensory observations about something
  • post questions they might have about a unit
  • add details to sentences

Video Tutorial:

Todays Meet
EduCanon EduCanon works with YouTube, Vimeo, and TeacherTube. It allows the user to add questions throughout the video and then assign this to a class. This tool also allows users to login using the Google account.

Smore Page:

EduCanon


Sample:

Thomas Jefferson
ThingLink (EDU) This tool allows the user to add an image (uploaded, URL, flickr, facebook), and then links can be added onto the image. These links can direct the viewer to another web page, a video, or text.

Teachers can register with their Google account. With ThingLink for Education, the teacher can create an account and set up student accounts.

Smore Page:

ThingLink


Sample:

Texas State Symbols
Safeshare.tv This tool allows teachers to show a YouTube video and remove the other suggested videos. It also gives the teacher the option to choose a start and end time (sometimes you only want to show a particular clip). Then the video can be shared, emailed, or posted.

Here is an example:
Original YouTube Video
Safeshare Version

Video Tutorial:

Tutorial - Safeshare.tv Basics
Google Font Generate any text in Google font.