Audio Recording

Audacity – Edit audio - record it and then take out mistakes, amplify fade in and out. 

http://www.audacityteam.org/

  

Audio Tools

Adobe Voice (now called Adobe Spark : Easy way of kids to attach a voice memo over an image. It can be a good presentation tool.
https://spark.adobe.com/about/video

Wavosaur
https://www.wavosaur.com/

 Audioboo
https://audioboom.com/


Audio Expert
http://www.audioexpert.com/

 Books/Reading

Book Creator: Best on Apple products. Allows kids to make their own books.
https://bookcreator.com/

 Goodreads: Makes reading social. Students can easily search each other’s reading list for ideas.
https://www.goodreads.com/


 Brainstorming Tools
Bubbl.us
https://bubbl.us/

 Wise Mapping  
http://www.wisemapping.com/

Mind42 
https://mind42.com/
 
Popplet 
http://popplet.com/

Chartle
https://www.onlinecharttool.com/

Slatebox 
https://slatebox.com/

Creately
https://creately.com/

Cartoon Making Tools
Pixton is a cartoon creation tool that allows its users to create great comics. Tool is very easy to use and does not require any artistic skills to work on it.
https://www.pixton.com/

Make Beliefs Comix Comic creator that allows users to create and print simple comics with a classic look.
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

 Strip Generator  Free with premium features web 2.0 site that allows you to create your own comic trips with little technology knowledge. Drag and drop. Its basic version only requires a sign up.
http://stripgenerator.com/

ToonDoo  Comic cartoon creator that allows users to choose from a wide variety of art in order to create completely original cartoons.
http://www.toondoo.com

Witty Comics!  Easy to use comic strip creator that allows you to create short comics with two character dialogues.
http://www.wittycomics.com

Comics Creator  Turn your personal photography into a real, full-length Comic Book! Comic Creator allows you to manually insert your pictures into our fully-customizable templates for the best, most creative comic book experience.
https://alternativeto.net/software/comics-creator/

Cartoonize It allows you to make a cartoon of yourself. You can cartoonize your photo in one click. It is very easy and totally free! Select your photo from the button below, and in the second step you choose the cartoon effect.
http://www.cartoonize.net/

 Cartoon, Pho.To  Caricatures and photo to cartoon in one click! Want to see a face in a photo change expressions and emotions? Upload a portrait photo and create a gif animated face online. Use picture to cartoon effect to get more fun!
http://cartoon.pho.to/

Dumpr  Create digital photo pencil sketch, just upload a picture and we will do the rest. Then print them out for your kids to paint over.
https://picjoke.net/en/tag/Sketch

 Portrait Iluustrator Maker  A service which provides character icons completely free of charge!
They are available for your blog site or SNS.
http://illustmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml


Collaborative Tools

 ProjectWriter. Can use to conduct engaging nonfiction group-writing projects with their students for Science, History, & more. Break whole units of study into smaller sections
https://www.boomwriter.com/projectwriter

  Wonderopolis  Fun and information-rich site. Each day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question and lets you explore it in a variety of interactive ways.
https://wonderopolis.org/
 
Padlet is a collaborative bulletin board tool that’s easy to use and fun to share. With Padlet you can add images, links, videos, and more.
 https://padlet.com/

Museum Box A tool for students to build a project focusing on an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
 
 Search Team - For small sized team to search together to achieve the best results.
http://searchteam.com/
 
 Mind42 - Web-based application - group of users can mind map their ideas.
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/01/08/mind-42/
https://mind42.com/

 Communication Collaboration (Oral and written):

Debate Graph
https://debategraph.org/Stream.aspx?nid=61932&vt=bubble&dc=focus

Show Document 
http://ww38.showdocument.com/
 
Scribblar 
http://www.scribblar.com/
 
Mind42 
http://www.mind42.com/
 

Computational Thinking:            

Computational Thinking - Code.org
https://code.org/curriculum/course3/1/Teacher

 Inspiring classroom activities | Teaching London Computing: A ...
https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/resources/inspiring-unplugged-classroom-activities/

Computer Science Unplugged
http://csunplugged.org/

Computational Thinking Webquest Teacher Page - Purdue University
https://code.org/curriculum/course3/1/Teacher

CSTA - Computational Thinking
http://www.csteachers.org/

Thinking Myself - Computational Thinking in K-12
http://games.thinkingmyself.com/

 Computational Thinking with Scratch - ScratchEd
http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/ct/

Computational Thinking for Educators - - Unit 1 - Introducing ...
https://computationalthinkingcourse.withgoogle.com/unit

Lesson Plans for Teaching Computational Thinking - Free Technology ...
https://computationalthinkingcourse.withgoogle.com/unit
 

Creativity Tools - Digital tools to spark creativity

Curiosity Machine Website that connects scientists and engineers with children inspiring them to be creative inventors. These challenges are hands-on projects inspired by the cutting-edge work of scientists and engineers.
https://www.curiositymachine.org/challenges/

Educreations - Creative tools to share ideas, collaborate-great for blended learning or flipped lessons.
https://www.educreations.com/

Socrative   Socrative is a quiz, survey and feedback tool. Learners can be are challenged to create their own activities. Students can construct their own digital reflection.
https://www.socrative.com/

Classtools.net   Online collection of tools to spark creativityCreate their own learning and reflection activities.  40 freely available tools and frequent new additions.  Best examples is ‘Fakebook’.
http://www.classtools.net/

Kahoot -  Allows students to create their own quizzes for classroom competition. Quizzes, or ‘Kahoots’, can be shared with a whole class who answer using any device from mobile phones to desktops.
https://kahoot.com/

Glogster -   Students start with a blank canvas and add graphics, hyperlinks, audio, video, and text. Appropriate for all subjects and grade levels. Visit the Glogpedia Library.
http://edu.glogster.com/

Wiki - Introduction on how to use wikis in education is available online at EduWikis. Lnks to free wikis for teachers, examples of educational wikis and related information in the wiki blog. Check out this link for diverse examples on a range of different wikis.
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/

Prezi   Similar to PowerPoint presentations but instead of horizontal slides on a background, all of the information appears on a themed template. The viewer zooms in and out of the parts of the presentation as it progresses. Students using Prezi interact more with the actual material and less with the bells, whistles, and animations of PowerPoint. This link is to a Prezi, created in less than ten minutes
https://prezi.com/

Voicethread   Voicethread is a so-called "Conversation in the cloud." Series of slides that are  shown on the screen. This link is to an individual student project that does not have any comments.  Feedback is provided to the student by classmates.
https://voicethread.com/



Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making:

10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/06/10-technology-tools-resources-teach-critical-thinking-skills/

Forensics
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/teaching-idea-showcase.html
 
Online Games for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
http://thinkonline.smarttutor.com/online-games-for-critical-thinking-problem-solving/
 
Critical Thinking - Cybraryman
https://cybraryman.com/criticalthinking.html

Lesson Plans for Creativity, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking
http://www.eds-resources.com/edcreative.htm

CSI Web Adventures for Students
http://forensics.rice.edu/


Curiosity and Sense-making:

Curiosity and Wonder 
http://go.newbaymedia.com/e/262762/blogentry-12466/3wp2j/484489759

 Curiosity Machine Review for Teachers | Common Sense Education
https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/curiosity-machine

 Cultivating Curiosity in Our Students as a Catalyst for Learning
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/cultivating-curiosity-in-our-students-as-a-catalyst-for-learning/

 Curiosity Makes You Smarter
https://curiosity.com/

Curiosity Machine: Hands-on Science Projects
https://www.curiositymachine.org/

Curious George STEM
https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/curiousgeorge/#.WjM0VDdG3cc

Curious George: Blast Off!
https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cg8.sci.phys.blastoff/curious-george-blast-off/?#.WjM0dzdG3cc

Curious George: Build a Wall
https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cg8.sci.phys.measup/curious-george-measure-up/?#.WjM0szdG3cc

Curious George: Sort It Out!
https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cg8.sci.phys.measup/curious-george-measure-up/?#.WjM0szdG3cc

Curious George: Tool Time
https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cg8.sci.phys.tooltime/curious-george-tool-time/?#.WjM0oTdG3cc

Curious George: Measure Up
https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cg8.sci.phys.measup/curious-george-measure-up/?#.WjM0szdG3cc

Curious George: Five Senses
https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cg8.sci.phys.measup/curious-george-measure-up/?#.WjM0szdG3cc


Digital Storytelling & Tools

Explee-Explee is a tool for creating animated video presentations.
https://explee.com/

My Storybook-  Create and share storybooks. Build their own stories from scratch using characters, images, different backgrounds, drawings and text.   Does not require any software download.
https://www.mystorybook.com/

StoryTop - Tool for Creating Cartoon Style Stories with Students
http://storytop.com/story/top/editor.htm#

My StoryMaker- Web tool students can use for digital storytelling projects. It is easy to use, free, does not require any software download, and  login is not required in order to save or share stories.
https://www.carnegielibrary.org/storymaker/

 Sock Puppets
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8

 Google Storybuilder
http://www.thetechieteacher.net/2017/03/5-ways-to-use-gone-google-story-builder.html

Buncee: Add images, text, video and interactive stickers to an existing product.
https://www.edu.buncee.com/

 Storybird
https://storybird.com/educators/
 

Storyboard That-Allows students to storyboard before writing. Chrome app.
http://www.storyboardthat.com/

VoiceThread
https://voicethread.com/
 
Zimmertwins at School
http://zimmertwinsatschool.com/

Digital e-Portfolio Tools

Create Customized Portfolio Websites

Portfoliogen.com is a great tool for teachers and student-teachers allowing them to create a customized portfolio website. Members get their own URL where they can organize all of their materials in one place.  SAMPLE:    http://www.portfoliogen.com/mbishop/
http://www.portfoliogen.com/

 Drawing / Paint Tools

Autodesk Design Academy  Large  library of engineering and design projects.  Use with Autodesk's catalog of digital design tools, all of which are free for educational users..
https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/autodesk-design-academy

 Deviant Art  Resembles Kleki but this one requires a sign up.
https://muro.deviantart.com/

Draw Island  Draw online : change sizes, colors and use shapes like rectangle, round,.... and save result.
https://drawisland.com/

Google Drawing  Integrated into Googlde Drive, drawings created through this platform are also available for download in different formats include PDF format.
https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179740?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Kloudz  Simple and yet powerful drawing tools -Resembles Google Draw but has different drawing features.

http://www.klowdz.com/

 Kleki  Drawing canvas where you can experiment with your drawings without having to sign up or install any software.
http://kleki.com/

Live Brush  Easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gesture. Fun and unique way to create graphics.
https://livebrush.en.softonic.com/?ex=BB-39.7

 Masterpiece   Gives students an opportunity to create their own images, while teaching them the value of intellectual property.
https://www.playosmo.com/en/masterpiece/

 Pixlr Editor  Allows you to draw pictures using a wide selection of drawing tools. It also lets you upload the images you have on your computer and work on them on its editor.
https://pixlr.com/editor/

Sketchfu  User friendly interface and is very easy to use. Need to open a free account to start using it.
http://sketchfu.com/

Sketchpad  Create sketches  using different fonts, sizes, and colors.
https://galactic.ink/sketchpad/

Sketchlot Free and works on browsers. Create an account and can join drawings shared by the teacher. Students can also create drawings and share with their teachers.
http://www.sketchlot.com/

Document Sharing Communities

Calameo
Free platform where you can publish your magazine, presentations or documents and share them with the world. It also lets you embed rich-media content to your publications like videos and audios.
http://en.calameo.com/


Edocr
Web tool that lets you lets you upload and share your documents with over 300 web services. You can also connect with other users through private messaging and many more.
https://www.edocr.com/

Scribd
Online library where you can search for, read, publish, upload and share documents and written words.
https://www.scribd.com/

Eight Free Tools to Share your Slideshows and Presentations
A review of 8 free websites where you can share and publish your docs and presentations.

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/8-free-websites-for-teachers-to-publish.html 






 
 


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