Free Online Textbooks
-Easy to download. Aligned to the California State Standards. Free
-Free audiobooks from the public domain. People volunteer to read, so some are amazing and some are not.
Sites to Encourage Writing
-Students get 1 free movie per email. They choose the characters, write the dialogue and choose the scenes.
Dvolver movie maker
-Students choose backgrounds and characters to make a short comic movie. Free
Make belief Comix
-Lets students choose characters, background and write the dialogue for the talk balloons. Easy to use and they can email the results. Free
-Easy to use blog site that can be private or public. Free
-Easy to use blog site. Free.
-A free word processing program that saves work online and allows you to share your stuff with others. Free
-A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents and videosand allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways. Free
Introductions to Computer Programing
-An introduction to computer programing designed by M.I.T. for 4th/5th graders. They can build games and stories. Free
-Developed by Carnegie Mellon to give children command over three-dimensional characters like the ones found in video games. Like Scratch, Alice focuses the children’s attention by giving them tiles with instructions that advance the plot of a story. With tiles like “jump” or “turn,” a student can tell a skater what to do. Free
-Powerful 3D modeling software that lets students create, modify and share 3D models. There are a lot of video tutorials to walk you through learning the program. Tutorials. Free
-Create three-dimensional images that can be animated. Students can create working stories and simple games with its elaborately rendered 3-D worlds, just like the professional game designers and moviemakers who also use the tool. Tutorials. Free
Unreal development Kit
-Create terrain, in game cinematics, particle effects and cut scenes for your video game. Import your character from Blender and you have a rockin' video game.
-Software for recording and editing songs. Tutorials.
-Cheap program that allows students to practice math skills.
-Short movies about the magic of math and science. Free
-Short videos about math concepts. Free
Online classes and content
BBC Language Program
-Interactive language program with audio clips, videos and a whole lot more. Many languages. Free
-Super cheap classes offered to high school student by CSU Dominguez Hills. Student must meet GPA requirements. $3.50 a class
Youtube for Schools
-School appropriate videos for students on a wide variety of topics. Free
-Educational apps reviewed by teachers who have used them.
Elementary Age students
-Interactive phonics program that teaches students to read. Reads out loud to them. Just enough to keep them interested, but not enough to distract them.
-interactive story building program for K-4 students