Free Sites and Resources

eBooks and Word Tools
 
Scholar - Need resources for research papers?  Here is a place to start.
Librivox - Free audio books
CK12.org - Free textbooks online
Merriam-Webster - traditional definitions, Word of the Day
Urban Dictionary - Good slang dictionary.  Just be careful not kid friendly at times.
Wordle - Way to make word clouds.
Tagxedo - Word clouds in the shape of pictures.
Oh Life - Online journaling
Scribbler - Mark up web pages in realtime.
Storybird - Create online and printable books.
Evernote - Online note taking
Open Source Shakespeare - Resources for teaching Shakespeare
Online Literature Library - Literature resources
Zoo Burst - Create 3-D storybooks
Story Line Online - Free audio storybooks and activities

Collaboration Tools

          Poll Everywhere - Way to poll using the Internet or Cell Phones.
Delicious - Social bookmarking
Diigo - Social bookmarking
Tizmos - Social bookmarking with folders
Pearl Trees - Social Bookmarking

Only 2 Clicks - Graphical Bookmarking
Symbaloo - Graphical Bookmarking (Example)
Todays Meet - Back channel
Edmodo - Educational Facebook
Museum Box - Display case of your work. (Example)
PrimaryPad - Realtime collaboration
Plurk - Twitter substitute
Wikispaces - To help build wiki pages.
You Can Book Me - Online scheduler
Twiddla - Collaborative whiteboard
Skype for Education - A way to find other teachers around the world using Skype in their classroooms.
Murally - Collaborative space on the web
 
Online Storage

            Dropbox - Online storage of files and syncing between multiple locations
            Drop it to me - Online upload address to upload files to your Dropbox account
            Ge.tt - Publish and share files.

Google Tools 


          Books - Google's library of full text and sample books.
          Google Maps - Many different tools to see the world.
Google Lit Trips - View books through Google Earth.
Language tools - Translate text into many different languages and more.
Advanced Search - Use to look for files by file type.
News - Quick Google News Search.
Google Body Tour - Explore the human body.
Google Art Project - Explore museums around the world and famous painting.

Free Online Digital Tools

          Tiny URL - Shorten long URLs
Prezi - "Power Point on steroids"
Glogster - Online Posters
BigHugeLabs - A load of free crazy multimedia tools.
Library of Congress - for images, sound files, documents, and more
MultiURL - Create a URL to a bookmark
Weebly-Create websites
InstaGrok - Student search with quizzes, concept maps, and more.
Capzles - Social Story telling using pictures, sounds, and videos.

Blendspace - Teacher created digital content learning spaces.

Audio

Audacity - Free Audio Editing.
Jamendo - Free music
PartnersInRhyme - Royalty free and free sound effects
Voice Thread - Audio responses to images and videos.
Audio Expert - Online audio editing
Free Play Music - Free music to download.
iPadio - Use your phone to create audio files.
UJam - Sets your audio recording to music

Imaging


          Flickr - Online photo storage
          CoolIris - photo walls from search results
TagGalaxy - A cool way to see a collection of photos
Animoto - Free online slide show creator.
Mixbook - Create free online photobooks.
Pixlr - Online photo editing
Photo Story 3 - Free slideshow creator from Microsoft.
Blabberize - Make your pictures talk.
Sumopaint - Image creator
Make Believe Comics-Create comic strips with all types of characters
Draw a Stickman - Draw stick people to go along with the story.
Build Your Wild Self - Create a creature form your photos and parts provided.
Kerpoof - Build digital scenes.
iPiccy - Online Photo editor and add effects to photos.
Chogger - Draw comics, caption photos, take webcam pictures and add speech balloons.
Benettonplay - Create flipbooks, Doodle books, and more.

Video

            Jing - Free Screencast software.

            Zamzar - Free file converter, even for YouTube videos.
            
Video DownloadHelper - Download video right off of webpages.
            
Cover It Live - Live video streaming
            
Cue Prompter - Online Teleprompter
            The Living Room Candidate-Presidential Campaign Commercials
            DVD Video Soft-Free video converter
            TV411-Videos and web activities for different content areas
            PBS-Teacher resources, video clips, programming
            Xtranormal - Cartoon video creator.
            Voki - Cartoon avatars that speak per your writing. Can be embedded in SMART Notebook files.                (Voki Widget)
            Vimeo - Free online video storage

Testing and Assessment


            Shmoop - Online test prep
            Free Rice - Online questions to help you and help others
            Wordplay - Online Spanish vocabulary review site.
            Khan Academy - Math assessments and lessons
            PhET - Free Science simulations.
            Quizlet - Online flashcard and assessment builder.
            March 2 Success - Test prep site
            SideVibe - Turn any webpage into an assessment or review
            Jeopardy Labs - Create Jeopardy games to share (Example)
            Rubistar - Rubric builder
            Testmoz - Assessment builder
            Engrade - Online gradebook
            Proprofs - Online test building


Math Websites
            Kakooma - Online games and activities
            KenKen Online games and activities
            
Educational Video Sites
            Learn Zillion - Online videos for all subjects and grades to help teach subject matter
           Teacher Tube - Videos for the classroom
            Ed Ted - Taking Youtube videos and creating lessons from them, many already created


Other

            Donor's Choice  - Way to ask for mini grants
            Qwiki - Quick look at the latest headlines.
            Wolfram Alpha - Online converter tool
            Live Binder - Online trapper keeper (Example)
            Time Toast - Timeline builder
            Web English Teacher - Online resources for all content areas
            Thinkfinity - Resources for different content areas
            Super Teacher Worksheets - Printable worksheets
            Kaywa QR Code Generator - Created QR Codes of different sizes and information.
            Dispostable - Generates disposable E-istrations.
            WeatherSpark - Real weather data to be used iMail address for site regn the classroom.
            Common Sense - Information about Movies, Books, Apps, and more and their appropriateness for the classroom.
            Class Dojo - Classroom managagment tracker