Learning Resources

3D Modeling:

  • Homestyler: Measure and design architecture easily. (C)

  • My Sketchup: Easy 3D modeling software available for Chromebooks. (C)

  • CO Spaces EDU: Create anything in 3D with CoSpaces, or dive into them in virtual reality. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Art and Graphics:

  • Photopea: Online Photo Editor to edit photos, apply effects, filters, add text, resize pictures (C)

  • Pixlr Editor: A robust browser photo editor (similar to Photoshop) for all your editing needs. (C)

  • Google Arts and Culture: Explore art and history from around the world. (A)

  • Homestyler: Measure and design architecture easily. (C)

  • Toontastic 3D: Draw, animate, and narrate their own adventures, news stories, school reports, (I)

  • Stop Motion Animator: Create stop motion animation sequences using a webcam. (C)

  • Interactive Color Wheel: Learn the fundamentals of color theory. (A)

  • Sumo Paint: free online Flash-based image editor similar to Adobe Photoshop. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Assistive Technology:

  • Read and Write Google: support tools to help gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including: text to speech, text highlighting, and dictionaries. (C)

  • Grammarly: make sure your messages, documents, and online posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. (C)

  • ChromeVox: is a free screen reader that brings the speed, simplicity, and security of Chromebooks (C)

  • Mote: Chrome extension that lets you easily add voice comments and feedback to shared documents. (C)

  • Voice Dream: for students and adults with reading disabilities such as dyslexia and ADD/ADHD, blindness, low vision, and anyone else who wants any text.. (I)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Audio Learning:

  • Flipgrid: Video discussion community for your classroom that supercharges your students’ voices. (A)

  • GarageBand: turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio (I)

  • Mote: Chrome extension that lets you easily add voice comments and feedback to shared documents. (C)

  • Smart Music: Enables West Oak students to practice their music and get feedback. (A)

  • Storyline Online: Professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities. (A)

  • Twisted Wave: Easy to use and powerful audio editor. (A)

  • Toontastic 3D: Draw, animate, and narrate their own adventures, news stories, school reports, etc. (I)

  • Tellagami: iPad app for 30 second video presented by your avatar created. (I)

  • Lit2go: A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. (A)

  • WeVideo: Make and share videos using cloud-based online video editing software. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Classroom Management:

  • Class Dojo: Communication app for the classroom, connecting connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. (A)

  • Go Guardian: Software helps schools easily manage Chromebooks, teach more efficiently, and protect students online. (C)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety:

  • BrainPop Jr: Animated Educational Site for Kids.

  • Common Sense Media: Empower your students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online.

  • Digital Bytes: teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas.

  • Interland: an adventure-packed online game that puts the key lessons of digital citizenship and safety into hands-on practice.

  • Nearpod: an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.

  • NetSmartz: internet safety presentations tailored for specific audiences parents and communities, tweens, teens, and younger children.

  • SafeKids: “3 Rs” of Internet safety: Rights, responsibilities and risk management.

  • Wide Open Schools: A collection of free distance learning activities and resources for kids, families, and teachers.

Digital Lesson Libraries:

  • Flipgrid Library: Find Topics created by the Flipgrid community to start your discussion. (A)

  • Hyperdocs: templates designed to ease teachers into the HyperDoc creation process, and provide a starting point.

  • Mystery Science School Closure Planning: K-5 science lessons easiest ones to do from home (A)

  • Nearpod Lesson Library: 7,500+ ready-to-run K-12 lessons in all subject areas. (A)

  • OER Commons: explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum. (A)

  • Prodigy: unique learning experience through an interactive math games. (A)

  • Wide Open Schools: A collection of free distance learning activities and resources for kids, families, and teachers. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Digital Whiteboards:

  • Jamboard: collaborative, digital whiteboard makes it easy to create without boundaries and share ideas. (A)

  • MyViewBoard: online digital interactive whiteboard collaboration app compatible with Viewsonics (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Geography and History:

  • Executive Command: take charge as POTUS in fast-paced civics sim. (A)

  • Google Arts & Culture: Explore art and history from around the world. (A)

  • Google Maps: satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views (A)

  • Google Earth: search the Earth, take guided tours with Voyager, explore in 3D. (A)

  • Google Expeditions: choose an expedition and invite your classroom to join in on a virtual field trip. (I)

  • iCivics: well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms. (A)

  • Library of Congress: the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. (A)

  • myHistro: Watch and read thousands of fascinating timelines, or create your own. Complete with text, video and pictures to create a dynamic timeline mashup. (A)

  • National Archives: the rich stores of material that make up the National Archives of the United States are available to all. (A)

  • Nearpod: an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.

  • Tour Creator: makes it easy to build immersive, 360 tours right from your computer. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

G Suite:

  • Google Calendar: a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google (A)

  • Google Classroom: simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. (A)

  • Google Docs: Create, edit and collaborate with others on documents. (A)

  • Google Forms: Create, edit and collaborate with others on surveys or assessments. (C)

  • Google Keep: Capture inspiration when it strikes! Keep is simply the quickest way to offload ideas, thoughts, and to-dos without losing focus. (A)

  • Google Mail: email service developed by Google. (A)

  • Google Sheets: Create, edit and collaborate with others on spreadsheets.

  • Google Sites: Create, edit and collaborate with others on your very own website (C)

  • Google Slides: Create, edit and collaborate with others on slideshows. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Keyboarding:

Learning Management Systems:

  • Google Classroom: free web service developed by Google for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. . (A)

  • Seesaw: student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Research and Organizational Tools:

  • Custom Search with Google: Create your own custom search engine for classroom projects and research. (A)

  • Easy Bib: Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.

  • Google Keep: Capture inspiration when it strikes! Keep is simply the quickest way to offload ideas, thoughts, and to-dos without losing focus. (A)

  • Google Sheets: Organize information within Google's spreadsheet application. (A)

  • Google Trends: See the latest trends based off of global web-searching. (A)

  • Google Search Tricks: Learn from Common Sense search tricks for research. (A)

  • Data GIF Maker: Make animations from data analysis. (A)

  • Knoema: World and regional statistics, national data, maps, rankings. (A)

  • Library of Congress: largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. (A)

  • Mystery Science: Free easy science lessons (A)

  • National Geographic: Brings geography, social studies and science to life using real-world examples. (A)

  • National Archives: the rich stores of material that make up the National Archives of the United States are available to all.

  • Nearpod: an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.

  • Newsela: is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject.

  • Quizlet: Search millions of study sets or create your own flashcards, games and more. (A)

  • OER Commons: explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum. (A)

  • Slideshare: hosting service for professional content including presentations, infographics, documents, and videos (C)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Screencasting:

  • Flipgrid: Video discussion community for your classroom that supercharges your students’ voices. (A)

  • MacBook: View three ways to make a screencast on your Macbook (C).

  • Screencastify: Chrome extension with limited screencasting. (C)

  • WeVideo: Make and share videos using cloud-based online video editing software. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

STEAM:

  • CO Spaces EDU: Create anything in 3D with CoSpaces, or dive into them in virtual reality. (A)

  • D76 Coding Dashboard: Collection of Coding resources to strengthen student computer science and reasoning skills. (A)

  • Homestyler: Measure and design architecture easily. (C)

  • My Sketchup: Easy 3D modeling software available for Chromebooks. (C)

  • Mystery Science: Free easy science lessons (A)

  • Pixlr Editor: A robust browser photo editor (similar to Photoshop) for all your editing needs. (C)

  • Tynker: Learn to code with our easy-to-learn, visual programming courses. (A)

  • WeVideo: Make and share videos using cloud-based online video editing software. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Student Response Systems & Class Collaboration:

  • Flipgrid: Video discussion community for your classroom that supercharges your students’ voices. (A)

  • Google Classroom: simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. (A)

  • Kahoot: Free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages! (A)

  • MyViewBoard: collaborative digital whiteboard by Viewsonic. (A)

  • Nearpod: an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.

  • Padlet: From your hobby to your career, your class notes to your final exam, your mood board to your runway show, padlets help you organize your life. (A)

  • Plickers: Powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices (I)

  • Quizizz: Quickly share and grade quizzes. (A)

  • Slido: interactive Q&A and polling platform for meetings and events.

  • Socrative: Quickly assess students with prepared activities or on-the-fly questions to get immediate insight into student understanding. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Templates:

  • Google Docs: Doc templates available within the top section of the app. (A)

  • Google Sheets: Sheet templates available within the top section of the app. (A)

  • Google Slides: Slide templates available within the top section of the app. (A)

  • Hyperdocs: templates designed to ease teachers into the HyperDoc creation process, and provide a starting point.

  • Slides Carnival: Professional free presentation templates for Google Slides and Powerpoint (A)

  • Nearpod: an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.

  • OER Commons: explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum.

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Video Filming and Editing:

  • Wevideo: make and share videos in this cloud-based online video editing software. (A)

  • Adobe Spark: free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages. (C)

  • Common Sense Media List: view a list of apps from Common Sense Media on the topic of video. (A)

  • YouTube Kids: a range of educational videos for the pre-K and early elementary school-age set. (I)

  • PowToon: cool presentation tool lets students turn slides into video animations (C)

  • TouchCast Studio: helps you produce broadcast-quality interactive videos without expensive equipment (I)

  • MediaBreaker Studios: free, online tool that gets students to critically remix YouTube videos. (C)

  • iMovie: a video editing software application developed by Apple Inc. for macOS and iOS devices. (I or Mac)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Virtual Field Trips and Virtual Reality:

  • 360 Cities: kids with the opportunity to see stunning panoramas videos across the globe.

  • Access Mars: you can see the actual surface of Mars, recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

  • Animal Webcams: Symbaloo of various live webcams of animals and their habitats. (A)

  • GEZ.LA: offers more than 140 virtual field trips, ideal for remote learning. (C)

  • Google Arts & Culture 360 Videos: experience culture in 360. (A)

  • Google Arts & Culture Street View: tour famous sites and landmarks. (A)

  • Google Earth: search the Earth, take guided tours with Voyager, explore in 3D. (A)

  • Google Expeditions: choose an expedition and invite your classroom to join in on a virtual field trip. (I)

  • Nature Works Everywhere: free resources such as lesson plans, videos, Virtual Field Trips, and interactive garden tools. (A)

  • Nearpod VR: allows educators to take their classes on virtual field trips around the world on any device.

  • Skype in the Classroom: online community that enables thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens. (A)

  • Stellarium: kids can explore over 60,000 stars, locate planets, and watch sunrises and solar eclipses.

  • Tour Creator: makes it easy to build immersive, 360 tours right from your computer.

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device

Writing Integration:

  • Google Docs: collaborative web based word processing core app within G Suite for Education. (A)

  • Google Sheets: collaborative spreadsheet core app within G Suite for Education. (A)

  • Google Slides: collaborative web based presentation core app within G Suite for Education. (A)

  • Google Sites: collaborative web based website creation core app within G Suite for Education. (C)

  • Google Forms: collaborative web based survey, assessment, forms core app within G Suite for Education. (A)

  • Google Classroom: simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. (A)

  • Book Creator: is a simple tool to create ebooks on iPad, Chromebooks and on the web. (A)

  • Mote: Chrome extension that lets you easily add voice comments and feedback to shared documents. (C)

  • Storybird: discover an endless library of free books, picture books, & poetry or use simple tools to create books in minutes. (C)

  • Gone Google Story Builder: Create your own. Docs story. (A)

C: Chromebook or Computer Only I: iPad Only A: Any Device