Teacher Freebies


Categories for Resources Listed Below
Computer Software - Resource that must be installed on a computer
Web-Based - Resource that requires Internet access but no installation of software on your computer


Computer Software Resources - Installation Required

PowerPoint Add-in Microsoft Mouse Mischief - Want a set of classroom clickers? Can't afford them? Then create interactive presentations with PowerPoint using Microsoft Mouse Mischief. This add-in for PowerPoint helps to create question slides that students can answer with a mouse. Download and install here - http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief/

Audacity - Free audio editing and recording software
AcidExpress - Creating your own music
Photo Story 3 - Windows only - Bringing your photos to life - Creating digital stories
Windows Movie Maker - Windows only - usually pre-installed on computers with Windows operating systems
TuxPaint - Paint program for young children
Paint.net - Image editing
ArtRage
Picasa - Google image editing software
Lego Digital Designer - Building the model of your dreams
XMind - Brainstorm and mapping tool
Hot Potatoes - Creating interactive Web exercises in various formats (multiple-choice, short-answer, crossword, etc.)
Scratch - Creating Stories, Games, and Animation
Format Factory - Converting audio, video and graphics to other formats
GeoGebra - Dynamic mathematics software
Free Geobra Teaching Materials Main Page
Free GeoGebra Math247 Materials
iTunes
WordWeb- Find synonyms or make sure you are using the correct meaning of the word without leaving the application you are in

Free Screen Capture Software - Installation Required
Jing
Gadwin
Wink
PicPick

Web-Based Resources - Internet Access Required

Digital Storytelling
Kerpoof
Animoto
Tikatok - Write, Illustrate and Publish your own story
Myths and Legends Story Creator
Seussville Story Maker
Create a Silly Story
Smilebox
Creaza
Storybird - Collaborative Storytelling

Word Cloud Tools - Visualizing text
Wordle
WordSift
WordItOut
Tagxedo
Tagul

Photo Editing
Photoshop Express
Photofunia- Great for photo effects
Watermarks
Citrify
Fotoflexr
Picnik
BeFunky
Big Huge Labs
Watermark.ws
Dermandar - Online panorama creation tool

Online Paint and Drawing Programs
Sumo Paint
Bomomo
Sketch and Paint
Odosketch
Pixlr
Crayola
Imagingation Cubed
National Gallery of Art
Mr.Picassohead
Aviary
Splashup
FlockDraw - Collaborative drawing

Draw Online with your Voice
http://www.zefrank.com/v_draw_beta/index3.html

Create Graphics Online
Kingstyles

Charts and Graphs Creation
Create A Graph
LovelyCharts
Chartle

Design
Gliffy
FlockDraw - online collaborative sketching and drawing
Cacoo

Mind Mapping
Mindmeister - also has an app for the iPod/iPhone
Popplet - also has an app for the iPad
Bubbl.us
TheBrain
SlickPlan
Mind42
DropMind
SpicyNodes
ThinkLinkr

Presentation Tool
Prezi - Zooming presentation editor
Sliderocket -
Acrobat Presentations

Word Processor
Buzzword

Timelines
Read-Write-Think Timeline - No login required but can only print when finished
xTimeline - Requires login
Timetoast Timelines - Requires a login

Polls/Quizzes
My Studiyo - Click here for example
Poll Everywhere - Allows texting from cell phones
Poll Daddy
Easy Poll

Surveys and Forms
Survey Monkey
Wufoo
Google Forms (part of Google Docs)


Other Online
Voki - Click here for example
Sketchcast
Visual CV
Spelling Practice
RhymeZone
Write Rhymes
Visual Dictionary
VisuWords
Yodio
Wordle
Scribble Maps
Google Forms
Beginning Typing
TypingWeb
TypeRacer
Singing Science Songs (Be aware of copyright issues)
Quizlet - Creating flash cards online
Flashcards Database
WidGenie - tools for presenting data in a widget
Europe Map Puzzle
Online CV Creation
Interactive Citation Game - APA and MLA Citations
Wallwisher
Graphing Calculator

Online Collaboration Tools
Scribblar
Dabbleboard
CoverItLive - live blogging

Online Communication and Learning Platforms
Edmodo- Private communication platform for teachers and students
Schoology
Canvas
Kubbu

Website Creation
Google Sites
Weebly
Bloust - Getting Started Guide for Bloust
Teach-nology
Classnotes online
ClassJump
SchoolRack

Music
Musipedia
Loop Labs - create your own music online
iNudge - create your own music online

Free Literature
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. You can:
  • Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
  • Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer,
  • View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen,
  • Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.
LibriVox - Attempting to record every book in the public domain
SpokenWord.org - Search engine to find audio and video spoken word recordings on the Internet
Free Classic Audio Books
Open Culture Free Audio Books

Free PowerPoint Lessons - Downloads
PowerPoint Palooza - Free to use, remix, and post to a website
Pete's PowerPoint Station

Create a Virtual Classroom
WizIQ

Widgets for Embedding
WordAhead
Widget Box- samples here

Multimedia Resources - Images, audio, video - Most under Creative Commons licenses
Creative Commons Search
Flickr
LiteFlick
Edupic
ccMixter
Jamendo
SoundJay
Free Stock Footage Videos
Kitzu Kits
Grandma's Graphics
Unprofound.com - royalty-free photos
imagebase - Free Photos


Royalty Free Background Images
Texture Vault

Alternatives to Google
Spezify
WolframAlpha

Screen Capture Add-ons for Firefox Web Browser (Have Firefox running when installing add-ons)
FireShot
ScreenGrab
Kwout

Online Screen Capture
Screenr

Comic Strip Creators
Read Write Think - Comic Creator
ToonDoo
Bitstrip
MakeBeliefsComix
Piki Kids

Teacher Helpers - Web-Based
ForAllRubrics
Visual Ranking Tool
Rubistar - Quick way to create your own rubrics
Online Egg Timer
Make Your Own Graph Paper
Screencast-O-Matic
Convert PDF Documents to Word
MailCatch.com - Disposable email addresses
http://www.jotform.com/index.php?new - Creating and embedding forms on your Website
PrintFriendly - Making any Web page print friendly
Peace Corps Language Lessons
DEE-TXT-ER - Decode text messages
MultiURL
Plagium - track plagiarism
Convert.Files
Wordnik - discover all the words and everything about them
Converticious
Team Maker
Memorize Now - helps you to memorize text when preparing a presentation or speech

URL Shorteners:
http://is.gd/
http://bit.ly
http://su.pr
http://tinyurl.com
http://trunc.it/

URL Expanders
http://unshortn.com

Misc.
YouCube - http://www.universaloscillation.com/youcube/
Zui Tube (Kid Friendly Videos) - http://video.kidzui.com/

PowerPoint Templates
TemplatesWise
http://etc.usf.edu/presentations/

Learn To Type
BBC Typing Game - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
FreeTypeingGames.net - http://www.freetypinggame.net/
Learn to Type for Kids - http://kids.learn2type.com/