Teacher's Picks: Free Online Tech Tools

  • Lingro

    Paste the web address of any foreign language website into the link, select (the language used in the article)-English, and Lingro will return you to the page. Now you can click on the words you don't know for an instant translation!
  • Wonders Research: Images you don't have to site!

  • EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker

    Create a Works Cited page instantly.

  • Quizlet

    Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.
  • Languages Online Game Maker

    Download this free software to create your own interactive review games!  
  • Letter James

    "To whom much is given, much is required."
    Have you wondered how I put my own phrases into images? Letter James!
    The English version of the website does not allow Spanish and French accents and punctuation, so once you get used to navigating the site and making your own images, go to letterjames.de.  It is in German but is structured the same and will let you use all of the punctuation you need. Have fun!
  • Tagxedo

    Tagxedo makes word clouds in different shapes. You paste a text into the window, then words that occur more often are larger in the picture.
    A great tool if you want to figure out the main ideas of a text. You can also tagxedo an essay you have written to see if you have overused certain words.
  • Prezi

    Way more interesting than PowerPoint.  This Prezi shows you how to do it!
    Here are a few examples of what you can do:

  • Ahead

    This is like Prezi, except that you can upload as many files as you want.  Ahead lets you upload nearly any type of file. Once you upload files, insert them into the presentation, then use the eye tool to select the path.
    See an example we used in class here
    And this presentation is all about the verb "Ser".
  • Storybird

    Write your own online story book with illustrations!
    1. Create a free account at storybird.com. Log in to your email, open the confirmation email, and follow the link to complete registration.
    2. Click on Start a Storybird, then See More Art. Choose an artist whose illustrations you like, then click on Start a Storybird with this art. Drag the pictures you like to your online storybook, then add your story. Use this link for help with Spanish accents and symbols. Be sure to save as you add new pages!
    3. When you're finished with your story, go to the drop down menu on the top right and click on Publish this Storybird. Select This Storybird is: Public, then Publish.
  • Voki

    You can choose from hundreds of characters, and Vokis speak Spanish and French!
    Here are a few we have used in class for spelling practice
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    You can use your own voice too. Speak into a microphone or call Voki on your phone to record.