Tools for Teachers

I originally made this page for myself. There are many times that people share great sites with me or when I read about sites to try, but I don't have the time to try them out. So I post them here to try when I have time. Those sites marked as favorites are ones that are very useful with the 2nd and 3rd graders that I teach. I have left other sites here that look great for older students. As I become aware of new tools for teachers, I will post them here. Please feel free to leave comments about any tools you have tried or any unique uses for older applications.

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http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/start.aspx Roleplay as a scientist or an organism Science Interactive   
http://www.ixl.com/ Not free, but great resource for math! Math Interactive   
http://animoto.com/ Make music videos from your pictures free. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://bookbuilder.cast.org/ Create or differentiate books for students.  All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/guessthenumber.html Guess the number Math Interactive   
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/DogBone/gamebone.html K-2 Fun way to learn number sense Math Interactive   
http://demo.moodle.net/ Experiment with a Moodle Site All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.icivics.org/games/branches-power# Interactive: Role play the 3 branches of government Social Studies Interactive  July 19, 2010 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/adventures/index.shtml Primary level adventures to practice conventions. Language Arts Lesson Resource  July 21, 2010 
http://www.voki.com/ Make yourself a talking avatar. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://simplybox.com/index/education Capture screen shots  All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/ Find ready-made active flipcharts for active boards. All Subjects Lesson Resource   
Holey, Moley: Mapping our World  Social Studies Interactive   
http://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/thermometer.html Interactive: Thermometer to teach temperature Math Interactive  July 8, 2010 
http://disney.go.com/dxd/index.html?channel=108602#/disneygroup/hotshotbusiness/ Interactive: Disney Economics Social Studies Interactive  July 21, 2010 
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ Record sounds. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/toolsforadventure/games/index.html Great site to practice reading all kinds of maps. Social Studies Interactive  May 27, 2010 
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/cafe/base.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Role play internet safety All Subjects Interactive  June 6, 2010 
http://www.wordle.net/create Make word clouds (Must copy with Jing or Simplybox) All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/conservationcentral/walk/walk1_broadband.html Role Play as a Scientist Science Interactive   
http://delicious.com/ Tag, save and share your favorite sites to view on any computer. All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/teachers/Teachers_Landing.aspx Get funds to buy resources. All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.softschools.com/ Generate free worksheets and games. All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.bannersketch.com/?pid=generator&pag=1&opt=2 Banner Making Tool Online (Free) (Downloadable) All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/conservationcentral/walk/walk2_broadband.html Role Play as a Scientist: Walk in the Forest Science Interactive   
http://timerime.com/ Make an embeddable multimedia timeline. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2010/06/04/tried-and-true-tips-for-working-in-the-11-environment/ Advice for building online curriculum All Subjects Lesson Resource  June 7, 2010 
http://www.jason.org/digital_library/9575.aspx Interactive: Explore Landform Creation Science Interactive  July 19, 2010 
http://cutmp3.net/ Cut MP3s Online for Free All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.bigbrainz.com/VideoTour.html A fantastic online free video game to learn multiplication. Math Interactive   
http://www.jingproject.com/ Record or take pictures of computer screen. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.epubbud.com/ Write ebooks for iPads or other readers. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.oup.com.au/__data/assets/file/0019/154045/Numberline.swf Interactive Numberline Math Interactive   
http://www.openclipart.org/detail/6946 Open Source Clip Art All Subjects Multimedia Creator  June 29, 2010 
http://www.engineeringinteract.org/interact.htm Interactive Site about light, sound, forces, the solar system, and electricity. Science Interactive   
http://docsteach.org/ Create online activities for students using primary source documents. Social Studies Interactive  August 1, 2010 
http://sites.google.com/a/charlton.k12.ga.us/christina-keene/Home Regions and Habitats of Georgia 2nd & 3rd Standard Project-Based Learning Web Quest All Subjects Lesson Resource  May 9, 2010 
http://www.tagxedo.com/ Create word clouds within shapes. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.exploratorium.edu/music/index.html Learn about the science of music Science Interactive  April 30, 2010 
http://www.quizinator.com/ Make and store quiz questions All Subjects Lesson Resource  May 19, 2010 
http://www.physicsgames.net/ Interactive Physics for Kids Science Interactive  May 27, 2010 
http://bomomo.com/ Flash painting tool All Subjects Interactive   
http://sites.google.com/site/georgiaregions/ Regions of Georgia (2nd Grade Standard)  Social Studies Lesson Resource  May 9, 2010 
http://www.acaletics.com/new_homework.html#flashcards Free Web-based Math Flashcards Math Interactive  May 27, 2010 
http://www.edistorm.com/ Group Brainstorming Tool All Subjects Interactive  May 19, 2010 
http://shop.sherston.com/freebees/act/CaptCactivity/loadcaptc.htm Map Skills: Scale, Grid, Compass Points Social Studies Interactive  May 19, 2010 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/homophones/flash0.shtml Homophones Language Arts Interactive  May 3, 2010 
http://www.capzles.com/ Create multimedia projects All Subjects Multimedia Creator  May 27, 2010 
http://kidsknowit.com/ Recommended by Heather Tucker. All Subjects Interactive  May 9, 2010 
http://www.starfall.com/ Reading Resources Language Arts Lesson Resource  May 19, 2010 
http://www.kerpoof.com/ Kids' Publishing Center All Subjects Multimedia Creator  April 28, 2010 
http://www.bigpicturesmallworld.com/funstuff/biggames.shtml Collection of global issues games Social Studies Interactive  May 27, 2010 
http://www.littleanimation4kids.com/la4k.html Fun games for active board Math Interactive  June 7, 2010 
http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html Play the Oregon Trail Social Studies Interactive   
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html More Virtual Manipulatives Math Interactive  May 15, 2010 
http://teacher.tenmarks.com/logout Math videos that are embeddable Math Lesson Resource   
http://www.meegenius.com/ Personalize a book or let the book read itself or both. Language Arts Lesson Resource  July 21, 2010 
http://www.admongo.gov/ Understanding Advertising Social Studies Interactive  May 15, 2010 
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html Virtual Math Manipulatives for Primary Grades Math Interactive  June 29, 2010 
http://jmathworksheets.com/ Worksheet and Puzzles Math Lesson Resource  May 14, 2010 
http://chogger.com/ Write and publish comic strips Language Arts Multimedia Creator  April 29, 2010 
http://www.tpet.co.uk/#/home Free Printable Resources All Subjects Lesson Resource  May 19, 2010 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/investigate/weather_maker.htm Interactive Weather Maker from Scholastic Science Interactive  July 2, 2010 
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/idioms/index.html Students must pick the correct idiom to complete the sentence. Language Arts Lesson Resource  August 8, 2010 
http://www.pimpampum.net/en/content/bookr Create books with flicker pictures All Subjects Multimedia Creator  May 27, 2010 
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/literacy/wordclasses/adjectives.asp The Adjective and Idiom Detective Language Arts Interactive  April 28, 2010 
http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animation.html Science Animations (High School) Science Lesson Resource  May 19, 2010 
http://www.smarttutor.com/home/ Many free resources. Some are interactive All Subjects Interactive  May 27, 2010 
http://www.22frames.com/ ESL: Learn idioms and phrases in context with video. Language Arts Interactive  June 7, 2010 
http://lightningbug.com.au/index.htm Site with tools that help develop the young writer. Language Arts Lesson Resource   
http://www.ipadio.com/ Make free podcasts from any phone.  All Subjects Multimedia Creator  June 7, 2010 
http://flixtime.com/ Like Animoto, but can add voice over without recording it first All Subjects Multimedia Creator  May 27, 2010 
http://www.texaslre.org/branches_game/branches_game.html Branches of Government Review Game Social Studies Interactive  June 7, 2010 
http://www.willyoujoinus.com/energyville/ Role play providing energy for a city while keeping it clean Science Interactive  August 1, 2010 
http://www.magictreehouse.co.uk/ Answer questions about the books. Language Arts Interactive  May 15, 2010 
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/ Great for active boards. Science Interactive  November 18, 2010 
http://www.archive.org/details/FedFlix Embeddable free movies made by the government All Subjects Lesson Resource  June 1, 2010 
http://morguefile.com/ Pictures without need for attribution All Subjects Multimedia Creator  April 30, 2010 
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/ Links to multiple interactive websites. All Subjects Interactive  April 28, 2010 
http://sepiatown.com/index Old photos from Google Maps All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://funschool.kaboose.com/gamesFiles/flash/kaboose/mathPopper/popper.swf Active board addition practice game. Math Interactive  June 6, 2010 
http://www.dreambox.com/play_samples Free sample games for math Math Interactive  June 1, 2010 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/index.htm Students make scrapbooks for characters Language Arts Interactive   
http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/index.php Easy to read history for kids. Social Studies Lesson Resource   
http://camstudio.org/ Record computer screen All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.storyjumper.com/main/classroom Book Writer for Kids. Language Arts Multimedia Creator   
http://blogs.msdn.com/mousemischief/ Make powerpoints interactive with inexpensive wired or wireless mice. All Subjects Interactive   
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ National Geographic All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.kidwings.com/index.htm Kidwings: Learn about Birds Science Interactive   
http://www.gieson.com/Library/projects/games/matter/ Interactive Trangrams Math Interactive   
http://kasmana.people.cofc.edu/MATHFICT/all.php A literature database to teach math Math Collection of Sites   
http://explorethecycle.com/ Explore recycling. Science Lesson Resource   
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ Interative math drill games Math Interactive   
http://worditout.com/word-cloud/make-a-new-one Make word clouds All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.rhymes.net/ Search for rhyming words that includes illustrations. Language Arts Lesson Resource   
http://www.neok12.com/ Another safe video source for kids. All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://jaycut.com/ Easy video editing online. Clips are embeddable. All Subjects Multimedia Creator   
http://www.ctkmathgamesforkids.com/ Collection of math games. Math Collection of Sites   
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/math.html Basic math practice Math Collection of Sites   
http://nieonline.com/aaec/cftc.cfm# Comics in the Classroom All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.clipsyndicate.com/playlist/show/8178/homepage_channel News Clips All Subjects Lesson Resource   
http://www.puzzles.com/ Collection of math puzzles Math Collection of Sites   
http://www.nasaimages.org/ Embed NASA pictures and videos. Science Lesson Resource   
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/ Nasa for Kids Science Lesson Resource   
http://www.kideos.com/video/schoolhouse-rock-grammar-rock-adjective Safe videos for kids. All Subjects Lesson Resource   
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