Esta es una colección de herramientas tecnológicas para todas las áreas. Sé que faltan muchas más, pero para comenzar y tenerlas en un sólo lugar las comparto.
Si deseas colaborar con herramientas que no están aquí, bienvenidas sean. Espero que sea de mucha ayuda para todos.
APLICACIONES EN GRUPO
- Sites (Crear páginas Web)
- Documents (Crear documentos en concepto de Word, PowerPoint, Excel, y más)
- Libros (Busque en el contenido de los libros)
- Académico (Busque documentos académicos)
- Grupos (Cree listas de distribución y grupos de debate)
- Traductor (Visualice páginas web en otros idiomas)
- Alertas (Reciba noticias y resultados de búsquedas por correo electrónico)
- SketchUp (Construye modelos 3D de forma rápida y fácil)
- Blogger (Exprese sus opiniones en línea)
- Skype (Haz llamadas de voz y vídeo gratis a cualquier persona que disponga de Skype)
- GoogleEarh (Acerca la imagen desde el espacio a una calle: viaja por el mundo.)
- Calendar (Organice su agenda y comparta eventos con sus amigos)
- Talk (Envíe mensajes instantáneos y llame a sus amigos desde su equipo)
- Picassa (Encuentre, edite y comparta sus fotografías)
- Write (Equivalente a Microsoft Word)
- Calc (Equivalente a Microsoft Excel)
- Impress (Equivalente a Microsoft PowerPoint)
- Draw (Editor de gráficos)
- Base (Equivalente a Access)
GENBETA.COM (Web + Softwares de todo tipo)
- Statushq (Microblogging para grupos de trabajo)
- Collectivex (Grupos de trabajo colaborativo privados)
- Education (Elemental, Secundaria, Adultos, Biblioteca, Online y más)
- Blender 3D.org (Equivalente a Maya, 3DSMax)
- Audacity.net (grabar todo tipo de pista, sonido y editable)
BAJAR LIBROS EN PDF
- Biblioteca de la Organización Mundial de Comercio La librería de la OMC pone a su disposición más de 400 títulos sobre cuestiones relacionadas con el comercio que abarcan desde estudios sobre temas económicos hasta obras sobre la solución de diferencias. Se pueden adquirir todas las publicaciones recientes de la OMC, así como una gran variedad de obras de otros editores.
- Biblioteca E-Lis E-LIS. E-prints in Library and Information Science.
- Biblioteca Electrónica El portal argentino del conocimiento científico. A través de la Biblioteca Electrónica de Ciencia y Tecnología los investigadores argentinos tienen acceso, desde las Instituciones habilitadas, a los artículos completos de más de 11.000 títulos de revistas científico-técnicas y más de 9.000 libros.
- Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes La Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, nacida el 27 de julio de 1999 por iniciativa de la Universidad de Alicante, Banco Santander y la Fundación Marcelino Botín, se desarrolla en la actualidad bajo la tutela de la Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, que preside el escritor Mario Vargas Llosa. Su objetivo es la difusión de la literatura y las letras hispanoamericanas en el mundo, y ofrece en la actualidad a través de la Red libre acceso a sus fondos, compuestos por miles de registros bibliográficos en diferentes modalidades (texto, imagen, vídeo, audio y formatos combinados).
- HFU Free Resources Herbert Fletcher University e-resources.
- RCD Library Our Learning Resources guides provide information about the services and resources offered by: Library Information Common, Learning Support Services, Distance Learning, Computer Learning, and Confluence Campus.
- Pidgin.im (Une todos los clientes de Trillian, AIM, MSN, Yahoo and ICQ)
- Blip.tv (Crear canales de TV)
- Camtasia Relay (Grabar y distribuir conferencias y presentaciones)(TRIAL)
- Talkshoe.com (Grabar podcases y charlas)
- VideoLAN.org (Equivalente a Windows Media Player, PowerDVD)
- BigBlueBotton.org (Sistema de Conferencia, compuesto por catorce elementos: private and group chat, web participant, presentation, voice participants, web cam, desktop sharing, and more)
- Convertmytube.com (Convierte vídeos de YouTube en lo que sea)
- Filsh.net (Convertidor de archivos. Convierte vídeos de YouTube en mp3s…)
- Text2mindmap.com (Convertir texto en un mapa mental)
- Vozme.com (Pasar texto a mp3)
- Youconvertit.com (Lo convierte todo)
- Zamzar.com (Convertidor de archivos)
CONVERTIDORES DE IMÁGENES
- ICOConverter.com (Convierte imágenes en el formáto PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP)
- CutePDF.com (Convertidor a PDF)
- PDFUndo.com (Convertir archivos pdf a Word)
- Guardarcomopdf.com (Lo pasa todo a PDF)
- htm2pdf.co.uk (Convertir páginas web a pdf)
- Neevia (Convertidor de pdf a jpg)
- PDF Creator (Crea automáticamente documentos en formato PDF desde aplicacionesen Windows. Funciona como una impresora más y al enviar un documento a esa salida genera un archivo PDF.)
CREACIÓN DE DOCUMENTOS
- 10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Most are crap, but some are promising. Check out these free web-based Photoshop alternatives.
- Aviary.com Aviary is a suite of powerful creative applications that you can use right in your web browser. We’re on a mission to make creation accessible to artists of all genres, from graphic design to audio editing. Let Aviary and Worth1000 artists perform design services for you.
- Illustration softwares Most often Adobe Illustrator can be just too complicated or expensive for the average user or someone doing graphic design casually. If you are looking to get a great program that will be fun and easy to use look no further. There is a vast “open source” online community where you can download such programs for free. Below are descriptions of ten of the most comparable illustration softwares that are in the same vein as Adobe Illustrator.
- Scribus.net Equivalente a PageMaker, InDesign, QuarkXPress
E-LEARNING Y EDUCACIÓN
- Wordcicle (Sistema de e-learning para cubrir las necesidades de maestros y estudiantes.)
- Interact (Entorno educativo para e-learning.)
- Moodle (CMS para cursos de educación y e-learning. )
- eConf (Software open source para e-learning escrito en Java.)
- Docebo (Plataforma de e-learning.)
- Dokeos (Sistema para la administración de e-larning.)
- Site@School (CMS para portales de escuelas primarias.)
- Campus GPL (Plataforma de e-learning.)
- ATutor (LCMS (CMS para educación) de código abierto.)
- EClass (Kit open source para e-learning.)
- SyndeoCMS (CMS especialmente utilizado para educación.)
FOTOS CREATIVE COMMONS
- Gettyimages.com (Buscar fotos con licencia libre)
- Inkscape.org (Equivalente a Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, CorelDraw or XaraXtreme)
- Calendar bighugelabs.com (Crear un calendario con fotos)
- FreeScreencast.com (Crear y compartir screencasts)
- Revo.com (Desinstalar programas)(TRIAL)
- Screenshot (Capturas de pantalla en Firefox)
- Twitterfeed (Integrar feeds en Twitter)
- Widgetbox.com (Todo tipo de widgets) (TRIAL)
- Wyew.com (Pizarra digital)
ICONS | VECTORS – FREE
- Curso Básico de Mapas Mentales Los mapas mentales nos permiten abordar los temas importantes más eficazmente, nos ahorran tiempo, facilitan la generación de ideas y estrategias y mejoran nuestra capacidad de planificar y gestionar.
- Mind-iT We specifically designed MindiT to promote rapid collection, management, and access to online information.
- MozillaThunderbird.com (Equivalente a Outlook, Outlook Express)
- Mutopia.org (Bajar, imprimir, desarrollar, y distribuir música)
- PDFreaders.org (Equivalente a AdobeReader)
- Google y Google Scholar (Escribir una frase)
- The Plagiarism Checker (Busca a través de Google)
- Articlechecker (Busca a través de Yahoo y Google)
- Plagium (Busca a través de Google en varios idiomas)
- PlagiarismDetect (Verificar documentos enteros)
- Duplichecker (Verificar documentos enteros como de extractos)
- SeeSources (Busca en la Web las fuentes de extractos y documentos enteros)
- Doc Cop (Verifica y puede comparar las similitudes entre dos documentos)
- WCopyFind (Escáner que comprobar la similitud entre dos documentos, pero no puede buscar en la Web)
- Víper (página Web comparar lado a lado, el texto sometido contra él potencialmente plagiado)
- SafeAssign/MyDropBox (Se utiliza con Blackboard y cuando lo carga Blackboard y SafeAssign comprueba estos trabajos contra su base de datos de fuentes de materiales)
- PAIRWise (Puede comparar dos documentos mientras busca en Internet documentos similares. Sin embargo, en PAIRWise está diseñado para el uso institucional y requiere amplios servidores)
- BookletCreator.com (Crear folletos a partir de un pdf)
- FeedJournal.com (generar un periódico con el contenido de un blog)
- Issuu.com (Convertir pdf en revistas virtuales)
- Uniflip.com (Convertir pdf en revistas virtuales) (TRIAL)
- MagCloud.com (Hacer e imprimir revistas)
- Makebeliefscomix.com (Hacer tiras cómicas superguays
- Tabbloid.com (Hacer periódicos de blogs (sin imágemes)
- TypoGenerator.net (Hacer carteles)
- Youblisher.com (Publicar con efectos de sonido y rodaje de páginas)
- GIMP.org (Equivalente a Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro)
PROCESADOR DE PALABRAS
- KOffice (Suite de oficina para el entorno KDE (Linux). Incluye KPresenter, KSpread, KWord, Kexi y más utilidades.)
- AbiWord (Procesador de textos con licencia GPL. )
- OxygenOffice (OxygenOffice Professional. Suite de oficina OpenOffice con variantes.)
PUBLICIDAD Y ROTACIÓN DE BANNERS
- Bannerfish (Servidor de banners y publicidad bajo licencia GPL.)
- Openads (Software para publicidad en sitios web.)
- Getting the Most Out of QR Codes Using URI Schemes Lately, everyone has been talking about the potential of the QR code. It has become the Internet’s equivalent of traditional barcodes (like those you’d find on physical goods at your favorite retail store).
- Kaywa QR Code QR-Code Generator
- EclipseCrossword (Crea crucigramas)
- Freetypinggame.net (Site para practica de lecciones de mecanografía)
- Google Maps (Mapas 2.0)
- Wordki.com (Diccionario de inglés)
- OrangeHRM (OrangeHRM es un software para la gestión de recursos humanos)
- EduDemic » Every Teacher’s Must-Have Guide To Facebook
- 12 Ways to Use Facebook Professionally
- 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom | Online College Tips – Online Colleges
- Facebook como apoyo a la docencia presencial
- Facebook | Educators using Facebook
- 7 Things You Should Know About Facebook | EDUCAUSE
- Facebook Applications for Learning – 2009 – ASTD
- How higher ed is using Facebook Pages | Academica Group Inc. – Marketing Insight for Higher Education
- 10 Facebook apps that teach you something | Webware – CNET
- 101 Facebook Apps for Students | Online Schools and Degree Programs
- Top 10 Facebook Apps: Work – ReadWriteWeb
- Facebook Apps and Libraries’ Friendly Future » SlideShare
- iLibrarian » Hottest Facebook Groups for Librarians
- iLibrarian » Top Ten Facebook Apps for Librarians – Part Three
- iLibrarian » Top Ten Facebook Apps for Librarians – Part Two
- iLibrarian » Top Ten Facebook Apps for Librarians – Part One
- Courses on Facebook Guide for Instructors : Edumorphology
- Tame The Web » Blog Archive » Facebook Presentation by Cliff Landis
- Best Practices for Educators Using Facebook : Edumorphology
- John Jones: Using Facebook for course management, pt. 1
- John Jones: Using Facebook for course management, pt. 2
- Penn State College of Education : Penn State Professor Will Use Facebook.com to Teach Class
- The Facebook Classroom: 25 Facebook Apps That Are Perfect for Online Education – College Degree.com
TWITTER. Twitter ha alcanzado en los círculos académicos como una poderosa herramienta en la educación. Utilice estas herramientas gratuitas para usar Twitter con sus clases.
- Atlas. Utilice esta herramienta para ver un mapa de los tweets en una lección de geografía interactivo.
- TwitterLocal. Concéntrese en una ubicación geográfica específica para averiguar lo que la gente se acerca Twitter en ese lugar.
- Twitxr. Una gran manera de documentar un proyecto en su Twitter, utilizar esta herramienta para enviar fotos desde un teléfono móvil a su cuenta de Twitter.
- TwitPic. Los estudiantes pueden ver las fotos de todo el mundo por una mirada de primera mano en los lugares más allá de las aulas.
- Búrlarte de mí. Permite que los estudiantes juegan estos juegos divertidos y educativos de Twitter en clase.
- Twiggit. Esta herramienta combina con Twitter y Digg es una gran manera para que los estudiantes encontrar interesantes artículos de prensa.
- QuoteURL. Si la clase es crear un proyecto con varios tweets diferentes, utilizar esta herramienta para ponerlos juntos en una sola página.
- TweetScan. Una buena alternativa a la búsqueda de Twitter, escribir palabras clave en esta herramienta y han tweets que coinciden con sus palabras clave por correo electrónico.
- Tweetizen. Comience su propio grupo de usuarios de Twitter o conectarse con un grupo que ya va fuerte. Esta es una excelente manera de encontrar expertos en un campo específico.
- Twrivia. Obtener una pregunta de trivia diario con esta herramienta Twitter.
- Plinky. Cada día, esta aplicación ofrece un sistema en la forma de una pregunta o desafío. Tienen respuesta los estudiantes mediante la publicación de textos, fotos, mapas o imágenes en respuesta a la pregunta.
- @ EarthquakeNews. Este feed de Twitter es proporcionada por el Centro de Terremotos del USGS y envía tweets en cualquier terremoto que golpea a todo el mundo y registra más de 2,5.
- Twittories. Los estudiantes pueden practicar la narración, cuando participan en este proyecto que pide a cada persona para agregar 140 caracteres para contribuir a la historia en curso.
- Twitterbookgroup. Haga que los estudiantes toman parte de este grupo de lectura o un modelo único de su cuenta después de éste en el que un libro se publica cada mes y los participantes dejan sus pensamientos en el libro en un tweet.
- Edmodo. Si aún no lo ha adoptado Twitter, use este microblogging privado similar a Twitter, que está diseñado especialmente para profesores y estudiantes.
TASK MANAGEMENT TOOLS
TRABAJO EN EQUIPO
- Ourproject.org (Facilita el trabajo en equipo, promoviendo reuniones, intercambio de ideas y soluciones, con la condición que los resultados del proyecto queden libremente expuesto)
- ProofHQ.com (Revisar documentos de forma colaborativa)
- (xy)write it! (Elaborar documentos de forma colaborativa)
- Blurb.com (Crear un libro en colaboración)
- Protagonize.com (Escribir historias de forma colaborativa)
- Wiggio.com (Crear grupos colaborativos)
- Windows Movie Maker (Creación y editar videos)
- BigBluebutton* is built for Higher Education. It enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students. BigBlueButton is an active open source project that focuses on usability, modularity, and clean design — both for the user and the developer. The project is hosted at Google Code. BigBlueButton is built by combining over fourteen open source components.
*note: Epignosis has created a module that provides integration of BigBlueButton conferencing in eFront Open Source Learning Management System. BigBlueButton is a free web-conferencing tool with text chat, audio and video capabilites, a virtual whiteboard and many more presentation and conferencing features.
- OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. You can use your microphone or webcam, share documents on a white board, share your screen or record meetings. It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your server with no limitations in usage or users.
OpenMeetings Key Features Mini Demo
- Mikogo is a free desktop sharing tool full of features to assist you in conducting the perfect online meeting or web conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to share any screen content or application over the Internet in true color quality with up to 10 participants simultaneously, while still sitting at your desk.
- Yugma free web conferencing allows anyone, anywhere to instantly share their desktop and ideas online with others. To start hosting your own meetings you have to sign up for FREE. Your Yugma Free web conferencing account allows you to invite up to 20 attendees.
- Using WebHuddle, you have options and flexibility. Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise’s existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle’s optional voice over IP. WebHuddle also offers recording capabilities — presentations can easily be recorded for playback over any web browser for those who missed the live meeting.
- With Vyew you can give a presentation to a hundred people online or post a document you’ve been working on for review by your colleagues at the convenience. Vyew is extremely flexible alloying you to bring online collaboration and conferencing into your workflow on your terms.
- Dimdim delivers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards and web pages while sharing your voice and video over the Internet – with no download. With the Free edition you can get 10 person meetings, 1 way video, standard support, Dimdim branded rooms, and public meetings.
*note: Epignosis has created a module that provides integration of Dimdim conferencing in eFront Open Source Learning Management System.
- Adobe® ConnectNow is a great way to share ideas, discuss details, and complete work with others all online. Reduce travel costs, save time, and increase productivity with a web conferencing solution that’s easy to access and simple to use. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser. There’s no installation required, so getting started is easy and Free.
FUENTE: Manage ur Contents.blogspot
- Sendspace.com (Puede enviar documentos de gran tamaño)
- MetMail.com (Direcciones de correo desechables)
- Nowdothis.com (Generar una lista de tareas inmediatas)
- Wordle.net (Nubes de texto atractivas)
- Headlinealley.com (ver noticias inmediatamente)
- Screedbot (Generar texto a máquina)
- YourMailingListProvider.com (Hacer y distribuir mailing lists)
- YouTorrent.com (Buscador de torrentes)
- Más programas (Más programas gratuitos)
- Manigraphx.com (Pasar imágenes a alto contraste para hacer camisetas)
ENLACES DE PÁGINAS WEB PARA EDUCADORES
- Starfall.com http://www.starfall.com/n/N-info/educators.htm
12 FREE ONLINE QUIZ MAKERS TO CREATE ONLINE QUIZZEShttp://www.quiz-creator.com/blog/2009/09/free-online-quiz-creator-tools-create-online-quizzes/Welcome to our Training & E-Learning Zone, where you will find lots of information about training and E-Learning, along with tips & tricks, customers and insights into what’s going on here.I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after days’ collection. These apps will help you make quizzes for online use for free. Do you know of any other free online quiz makers that can be helpful? Please add your favorites in the comments.
|PROPROFS||ProProfs Quiz School makes it easy to create quizzes, tests and exams online with color and images. It is a totally free online quiz program. Users can create a quiz, share it with others, and view results instantly. View sample > *|
|CLASSMAKER||ClassMarker provides 3 packages quiz testing option, only ClassMarker Standard package is free online service. Users can be used to create online quizzes for individuals or entire groups. But, only registered use can take the quizzes. If you want to non-registered users to take your quizzes, you should upgrade your account. View sample > *|
|QUIZ CENTER||Quiz Center is a free and comprehensive quiz-making application on the Web! Without any Web development background whatsoever, you’ll be able to make online quizzes that provide instant feedback to you and your visitors. You also can grade quizzes online. View sample >|
|QUIZBOX||QuizBox is a free online quiz builder that can be used to make quizzes for blogs and websites. The builder allows users to choose the number of questions as well as the number of multiple choice answers. View sample >|
|MYQUIZCREATOR||MyQuizCreator is a 100% free quiz tool quickly creates quizzes for blogs, websites, and MySpace profiles. However, you can only create as most as 15 questions for your quizzes, no multimedia supported. View sample >|
|EASYTESTMAKER||EasyTestMaker is a FREE online test generator to help you create paper-based tests. You can build multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true/false questions with it. However, you can only create and print the test – other features are available if you upgrade your account with fee.|
|GOOGLE DOCS||Google Docs is a favorite thing for many users which is a totally free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application. Users are able to create online quizzes with the form application for free. You can view this tutorial to create quizzes. View sample >|
|QUIBBLO||Quibblo is a social networking site where you can create and take fun quizzes and surveys, view results on a chart and compare your answers to others’. You also can share quizzes with others and embed quizzes on your blogs. View sample >|
|EQUIZZER||eQuizzer is a web-based quizzing program which allows ingle teacher to create custom quizzes free that can be taken online. Schools who wish to have a separate URL and single student database will incur fees based upon enrollment. View sample >|
|QUIZILLA||Quizilla is a user generated online quiz website which you can make personality quizzes and test for free. The quizzes you created can be embedded on your MySpace, blog, Facebook or any other page on the internet. Also, the quiz host on quizilla.com is free for others to take it. View sampe >|
|QUIZZ.BIZ||Quizz.biz lets users play hundreds of quizzes and create quizzes for free. It is made for bloggers and webmasters who wish to create and integrate quizzes to their sites for their visitors. View sample >|
|MYSTUDIYO||MyStudiyo is a free quiz creation and quiz sharing website for users to create great-looking quizzes for website or blog. With just a few minutes you can make multimedia quizzes. Any quiz you make is hosted on mystudiyo.com and is available to play for free anytime. View sample >|
|Generally, these free online tools are good tools for you to create quizzes for free. If you want to get more advanced functions, such as adding math symbols, customizing feedback, inserting images and sounds and other powerful functions, you can try to use QuizCreator.|
|10 EFFECTIVE & LUCID FREE ONLINE LOGO GENERATORShttp://blog.triphp.com/design/10-effective-lucid-free-online-logo-generators.html Every web developer knows the pain creating logos cause, especially if you’ve got little to no knowledge with Photoshop. Well there’s only one solution to that, what’s that then? The hiring of a professional designer or there is an alternative you might be interested in. Today I’ve gathered together eleven of the most popular and reputable free online logo generators. They are in no particular order.|
|ONLINE LOGO MAKER||The professional free logo maker makes ends meet whenever you are in need for a customizable free modern logo generator online.|
|SIMWEBSOL WEB 2.0 LOGO GENERATOR||An extremely basic panned out website with various tools you can use to create your own web 2.0 logo. This site enables you to create that professional web 2.0 look that nearly every website requires.|
|COOL TEXT LOGO & GRAPHICS GENERATOR||Cool Text has been a logo and graphic company since 1998, so it naturally has a lot to offer with the twelve years’ experience in the business. However with a minimalist design and layout it is hard to get lost throughout the site.|
|THE LOGO CREATOR||An example of a classic website producing free online logos. However this website lets you produce web 2.0 logos as well as the old classic logos we see Google only using.|
|LOGO EASE||Cool Text has been a logo and graphic company since 1998, so it naturally has a lot to offer with the twelve years’ experience in the business. However with a minimalist design and layout it is hard to get lost throughout the site.|
|FLAMINGTEXT||Extremely easy site to use although the majority of fonts and colors are very dull.|
|LOGO YES||LogoYes portrays a professional and sleek service however it is free and you can produce your own logos with ease.|
|AAA-LOGO||AAA Logo is a complex website which provides yet again professional logos for free, but the only problem the majority of visitors will have is that you must download the software.|
|COOL ARCHIVE||This website provides the largest archive of logos throughout the web which can help you decide on the colors and layout for your logo. It can prove to be useful for some inspiration or a font download.|
|THE PC MAN LOGO CREATOR||Here is yet another website that provides a good logo generator for free however you have to download this one; it’s as easy as ABC!|
|FREE ONLINE BUTTON MAKERS, CREATORS, & GENERATORS – MEGA LIST OF FREE BUTTON GENERATION TOOLShttp://www.allwebdesignresources.com/webdesignblogs/graphics/free-online-button-makers-creators-generators-mega-list-of-free-button-generation-tools/|
|ZEN CART OSCMAX BUTTON GENERATOR||(Free Online Tool) OsCommerce button generator will let you Generate ALL osCommerce buttons instantly using different options, Choose font, font color, font size, font padding, uppercase etc. Choose from more than 50 button templates, Choose from variety of oscommerce modifications: Oscommerce MS2.2, CRE Loaded, Zen Cart, OscMax or even input your own text you need for buttons and even upload your own button template and generate all buttons at once.|
|ADAM KALSEY FREE ONLINE BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) Call it a badge, sticker, button, or whatever you’d like. Create yours on the Adam Kalsey Button Maker site. Pick some colors, enter some text, and you’ll get a button you can download for your site.|
|BUTTON BROWSER||(Free Online Tool) With this button maker, you can create your own anti-pixel buttons.|
|BLOG FLUX BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) You see those 80×15 buttons everywhere. Blog Flux’s Button Maker lets you make some yourself. Fiddling around with Photoshop or any other graphics editor can be a pain. Make 80×15 or 88×13 buttons with a few clicks.|
|BUTTON BOOST||(Free Online Tool) The button boost site is one of my favorite button generator tools. You can either use Button Boost’s template buttons or use the generator to create your own.|
|BUTTONATOR||(Free Online Tool) A really nice button creation site. Buttonator offers you some free button choices and paying members can select from more button styles.|
|COOL ARCHIVE BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) A free button maker tool to create very simple web site buttons.|
|COOL TEXT’S FREE WEB BUTTON DESIGN CREATOR TOOL||(Free Online Tool) With the Cool Text’s Free Web Button Designer tool, you can choose the type of button that you want, what text the button should say, colors, text size, and more. Create cool buttons for free.|
|CREATING ONLINE – FREE ONLINE IMAGE MOUSEOVER / ROLLOVER BUTTON GENERATOR||(Free Online Tool) This free online mouse over button generator makes it so easy to create custom rollover or mouse over buttons or images for your web page. You may use any two images of your choice. Open the rollover button generator to view sample and create your own custom rollover code.|
|DEV DUDE CSS TEXT BUTTON AND TEXT FIELD GENERATOR TOOL||(Free Online Tool) This is a unique web button generator in that it is a css text button creator. All you need to do is enter in all the variables and then you got your css text web button.|
|DYNAMIC DRIVER WEB BUTTON MAKER ONLINE TOOL||(Free Online Tool) Use this online tool to easily and visually create those popular “XHTML valid” micro buttons (80×15). You can also opt for the larger 88×31 button instead.|
|EKSTREME WEBSITE BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) This page allows you to make your own website button. Several complete Unicode fonts are available for use with the Enhanced Website Button Maker.|
|FLASH BUTTONS||(Free Online Tool) Easy and fast to create Navigation Menus! Instantly add your Text and Links to any of the animated buttons that are listed on the site. This Flash button creator is a webmaster tool that will add both functionality and flavor to your site.|
|FLASH VORTEX||(Free Online Tool) Create free menus, buttons, and banners with Flash Vortex free Flash maker tool. Assign your text and link to a simple icon button. Many icons to choose from. Button with animated email icon. A big flashing button generator, which can be used to prompt your visitors for action, or any other purposes you can think of … and many more options.|
|FREE WEB BUTTON GENERATOR||(Free Online Tool) A free online tool to generator multipurpose web buttons for your web site. There is also a free web site menu generation tool that is very nice.|
|FRESH BADGE||(Free Online Tool) This site is to create web 2.0 badges for your site, but they can easily be used as buttons instead. Quickly refreshe your site/blog, sales page, or scrapbook with your own uniquely designed and very web 2.0 badge or web button.|
|GLASSY BUTTONS||(Free Online Tool) An online button generator for designing colored glassy or shiny button images (glassy buttons) for use in web design or logo creation. Now featuring rollover effects, custom fonts and images!|
|GRAPHICS GURU FREE BUTTON GENERATOR||(Free Online Tool) Generate a 80×15 brilliant button free, also known as “antipixel buttons” or “badges”, very popular buttons. Create your own “80×15 brilliant buttons FREE edit a few easy settings text and color then click “Generate” and a little 80×15 .png image appears the way you wanted it. You can save it and upload it to your web site!|
|HEL4WEB FREE 80×15 WEB BUTTON GENERATOR||(Free Online Tool) If you are in need of some tiny 80×15 pixel web buttons, then help4web is for you. They offer a free 80×15 pixel web button creator tool online.|
|HOOVER WEB DESIGN – FREE BUTTON GENERATOR||(Free Online Tool) If you are a beginning webmaster then making web buttons can be a challenging task. Hopefully this free web button generator will make the job of making web buttons a whole lot easier.|
|LIKNO WEB BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) The free version of Likno Web Button Maker is a great alternative to the full version of their program.|
|LUCA ZAPPA BRILLIANT BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) The “80×15 brilliant buttons”, also known as “anti-pixel buttons” or “badges”, are the very popular buttons especially used by bloggers. This is a free web button generator for webmasters to use.|
|MAKE BUTTON||(Free Online Tool) Make your own free buttons and banners with this free online graphics tool. You can select the button type to generate the sort of button that you are wishing for. Enter the text you want to appear on the button. Select the color of the text and button’s background. Click the “Make Button” to make your own free buttons with online web button generator.|
|MY COOL WEB 2.0 BUTTON GENERATOR||(Free Online Tool) Make your own Web 2.0 button or badge with the My Cool Button Web 2.0 Generator. There are 3 shapes, 50+ fonts, and 170+ icons to choose from when you are generating your new Web 2.0 button.|
|ONLINE BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) Use this tool to easily create those popular 80×15 micro buttons you see on web sites everywhere. Dynamic Drive is now offering a free online tool to easily and visually create those popular “XHTML valid” micro buttons (80×15). You can also opt for the larger 88×31 button instead. Enjoy!|
|PHP FREE BUTTON GENERATOR FROM SOURCEFORGE||(Free Online Tool) A basic PHP button generator tool to make some useful web buttons.|
|RSS BUTTON GENERATOR TOOLS||(Free Online Tool) A RSS Button is a small image banner/badge/button/label/sticker (80 pixels wide x 15 pixels high) that has been adapted by the blogging world in order to keep blogs neat and consistent. With this page you can create your own RSS styled buttons. Fill in the text fields, select some colors (right/left boxes), select from over 100 TTF fonts (this large selection of fonts is what makes our Button Maker different from the rest – we find that the ‘album’ font looks best for small text) and create your free button for download!|
|THE FREE WEB STUFF – WEB BUTTON MAKER||(Free Online Tool) Web button maker allow you generate online free web 2.0-styled web buttons, which can be used with any web layouts or templates as graphic user interface (GUI) elements. Currently button maker supports four popular button styles: vista, mac, gel and plastic.|
|TOMA WEB||(Free Online Tool) Toma Web’s Online Free Button Maker Tools is easy. There are just 3 easy steps to create the button of your choice. First select the colors for your button, and then set its size, caption and font properties. Next, click the button at the bottom of their page and… “Presto!” Your very own custom gif button will appear and be available for download for the next hour.|
|12 SITES TO CREATE CARTOON CHARACTERS OF YOURSELFBy hongkiat | Web 2.0http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/11-sites-to-create-cartoon-characters-of-yourself/If you are not comfortable using real photos to represent yourself in any online profiles and avatars, why notcreate a cartoon characters of yourself? It’ll definitely be fun and unique to others when you are representing yourself in a cartoonized way in any online profiles and avatars, anywhere from Gravatar to MyBlogLog, blog profiles, Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, etc. Thanks to many free web services, you don’t have to pay an artist for your cartoon illustrations. All you have to do is upload your photo, or perform some mix and match. Here’s 11 websites that allows you to create a cartoon character of yourself.|
|PORTRAIT ILLUSTRATION MAKER||Portrait Illustration Maker is a service which provides character icons completely free of charge! They are available for your blog site or SNS. If you’d like to save the completed avatar, right-click on the icon. And then select “Save Picture As…” from the menu.|
|WEEWORLD||Create a cartoon character to represent yourself in WeeWord games (WeeMee) or just export it for anywhere else.|
|MEEZ||Social entertainment website that allows users to create their own animated avatars, or “3D I.D.” graphics, for the Web, to play casual games with their avatars, and to use them in customizable Rooms on social networks like Facebook.|
|SIMPSONIZE ME||Turn yourself into a Simpson character.|
|CARTOON ME||Cartoonize yourself as simple as uploading your photo, Cartoon Me will do the rest.|
|JOYSTIQ MII CHARACTERS||Think of it as creating Mii characters, but online so you can use it anywhere.|
|MYPLAY||By far, one of the most sophisticated cartoon character creating free service. However this Taiwanese site is only for those who are able to interpret Chinese words.|
|SOUTH PARK STUDIO||For south park fans, now you can become one of them.|
|MOONJEE||Virtual makeover and Make a face.|
TOOLS & TEMPLATES
The templates below can be downloaded from our site, saved to your hard drive, edited as necessary, and then printed. Or they can be downloaded, printed, and used as is.
Click here to get directions for downloading and editing templates.
- Award Certificates
- Back to School
- Bookmarks and Book Plates
- Bulletin Board Resources
- Classroom Organizers
- Election Templates
- Flyers, Posters, and Signs
- Graphic Organizers
- Holiday Gift Coupons
- Holiday Work Sheet Templates
- Language Arts
- Parent-Teacher Communications
- Setting Goals
- Student Resources
- Teacher-Quote Notepads
- Traffic Signs
- Portfolio Assessment Checklist (.doc)
- Portfolio Assessment Checklist (.pdf)
- Skill – Behavior Lookout Form (.doc)
- Skill – Behavior Lookout Form (.pdf)
- Skill – Behavior Lookout Form Example
Insert your own text and/or graphics to customize these award certificates.
Be patient! Some certificates can take a moment or two to download.
- An Apple from the Teacher
- Caught You Being Good (Color)
- Caught You Being Good (B/W)
- Certificate of Achievement
- Certificate of Appreciation
- Certificate of Excellence
- Generic Certificate
- “Great Volunteer” Award
- Star of the Week
- Student of the Month
- Student of the Week
- Student of the Year
- Summer Reading
- Summer Reading (B/W version)
- Super Student
- Teacher of the Year
- Way to Go
- World’s Best Father
- World’s Best Mother
Back to School
- Family Information Form
- Five-Day Calendar Grid
- Open-House Invitation (pdf only)
- Rectangular Name Tags for primary students
- Rectangular Name Tags for older students
- Round Name Tags for primary students
- Round Name Tags for older students
- Seven-Day Calendar Grid
- Student Profile Form
- Volunteer Questionnaire
- Welcome Letter
Bookmarks and Book Plates
- I Can Read Bookmark
- Reading Bookplate (.doc)
- Reading Notes Bookmark (.doc)
- Reading Notes Bookmark (.pdf)
- Rubric Bookmark (.pdf)
- Rubric Bookmark (.doc)
- September Bookmark
- September Bookplate
- October Bookmark
- October Bookplate
- November Bookmark
- November Bookplate
- December Bookmark (Color)
- December Bookmark (B&W)
- December Bookplate (Color)
- December Bookplate (B&W)
Bulletin Board Resources
Editable calendars are great for listing homework, creating student activity sheets, and more. (See Twenty-Five Ideas for Using Education World’s Monthly Calendars.)
- January (Northern Hemisphere)
- January (Southern Hemisphere)
- July (Northern Hemisphere)
- July (Southern Hemisphere)
- 2006 Calendar
- 2007 Calendar
- 2008 Calendar
- 2005-2006 School Year Calendar
- 2006-2007 School Year Calendar
- 2007-2008 School Year Calendar
- 2008-2009 School Year Calendar
- 2009-2010 School Year Calendar
- 2010-2011 School Year Calendar
- 2011-2012 School Year Calendar
- Traceable Monthly Calendars
- Five-Day Calendar Grid
- Homework Assignments Elementary
- Homework Assignments Secondary
- Individual Lesson Plan
- Long-Term Assignments
- Monthly Planning Guide
- Morning Moments Organization Chart
- Multi-Purpose Class List
- Multi-Purpose Monthly Checklist
- School Bus Seating Chart
- Seven-Day Calendar Grid
- Weekly Planning Guide Elementary
- Weekly Planning Guide Secondary
Use these templates as informational handouts. Then delete the data to create election worksheets and quizzes.
- Branches of Government Chart
- Campaign Timeline
- Candidate Position Paper
- Debate Scoring Rubric
- Electoral College Map
- Electoral Vote Tally
- Levels of Government Chart
- Order of Succession Flow Chart
- Popular Vote Tally
- President Information Sheet
Flyers, Posters, and Signs
- Center Signs: Art and Math
- Center Signs: Drama and Computer
- Center Signs: Listening and Reading
- Center Signs: Music and Writing
- Center Signs: Science
- Center Signs: Social Studies
- Happy Thanksgiving!
Welcome Back Poster
- 2-Circle Venn Diagram
- 3-Circle Venn Diagram
- 4-Circle Venn Diagram
- Bone Diagram
- Comparing Celebrations: A Venn Diagram
- Comparison Chart
- Concept Map(elementary)
- Concept Map(primary)
- Event Map
- Family Tree: Three Generations
- Fishbone Diagram
- Family Tree: Four Generations
- KWHL Chart
- KWL Chart
- Life Cycle Chart
- Organizer for Research Notes
- Process Chart
- Research Notes Chart
- Spider Map
- Story Map
- Tree Chart
- Umbrella Chart
Holiday Gift Coupons
- Christmas – Version 1
- Christmas – Version 2
- Hanukkah – Version 1
- Hanukkah – Version 2
- Kwanzaa – Version 1
- Kwanzaa – Version 2
- Ramadan – Version 1
- Ramadan – Version 2
- Valentine’s Day – Version 1
- Valentine’s Day – Version 2
- Winter Holiday – Version 1
- Winter Holiday – Version 2
Holiday Work Sheets
Create timely work sheets by typing an activity into each holiday silhouette. Type a math problem, a question to answer, a fill-in-the-blank sentence…
For use with icebreakers and other classroom lessons and activities.
- Apple and Worm
Apple Activity assesses students’ ability to follow directions. (K-2)
- Apple Note Pad
Send home notes on Apple Note Pads for Parents. (all ages)
- Bingo Card
Play Getting to Know You Math or Bingo Scavenger Hunt. (3-8)
Make a Happy Birthday Graph. (K-5)
Learn about their favorite things with Fish Go to School Too. (2-8)
- License Plate
Discover who they are with Personalized License Plates. (6-12)
- Shapebook Lined
- Shapebook Unlined
Kids write about what they know and explore the shape of the future. (K-5)
- Trading Card
You don’t have to hit the pros to get your face on aTrading Card.
- Wanted Poster
- Book Report BINGO
- Book Report: Biography
- Book Report: Fiction
- Book Report: Nonfiction
- Book Review: Elementary
- Book Review: Secondary
- Home Reading Log
- Newsletter: Format 1
- Newsletter: Format 2
- Reader Response (.doc)
- Reader Response (.pdf)
- Reading Response
- Vocabulary Worksheet for Book Reports
- Bank Check
- Multiplication Tables to 12
- Problem-Solving Strategies Bookmark.
- 3-D Shape: Cone
- 3-D Shape: Cube
- 3-D Shape: Pyramid
- Bullseye – Top Left
- Bullseye – Top Right
- Bullseye – Bottom Left
- Bullseye – Bottom Right
- Student Autograph Page
- Classroom Event Tickets Printable (pdf) Version
- Classroom Event Tickets Editable and Printable (Word) Version
- Decision Dollars
- Funny Money $1 Editable and Printable (Word) Version
- Funny Money $5 Editable and Printable (Word) Version
- “No Homework” Pass
- Scientific Process Worksheet Editable and Printable (Word) Version
- Scientific Process Worksheet Printable (pdf) Version
- Storyboard – 2 Panel
- Storyboard – 4 Panel
- Storyboard – 8 Panel
- Student Memory Page
- Yearbook Page
- Newsletter: Format 1
- Newsletter: Format 1
- August-September Parent Newsletter Template
Back-to-school newsletter template.
- October Parent Newsletter Template
Halloween newsletter template.
- November Parent Newsletter Template
Thanksgiving newsletter template.
- December Parent Newsletter Template
December holiday newsletter template.
- January Parent Newsletter Template
Winter newsletter template.
- February Parent Newsletter Template
Valentine’s Day template.
- March Parent Newsletter Template
Kite-flying newsletter template.
- April Parent Newsletter Template
Spring newsletter template.
- May Parent Newsletter Template
Memorial Day newsletter template.
- June-July Parent Newsletter Template
Summer newsletter template.
Communicate with parents by snail mail or e-mail with these editable and/or printable forms and letters.
- Conference Planner: Parental Concern Checklist
- Conference Planner and Record: Teacher Version
- Conference Reminder and Teacher-to-Parent Questionnaire
- Failed Assignment Notification
- Field Trip Permission Form
- Good News Postcard (pdf only)
- Good News Postcard #2 (pdf only)
- Good News Postcard #2a (pdf only)
- Midterm Report
- Parent Communication Log
- Parent Goodbye Letter
- Quick Quip (negative)
- Quick Quip (positive)
- Student Goodbye Letter
- Teacher-to-Teacher Communication
- Volunteer Letter
- Weekly Report
- Behavior Goal
- Bone Diagram
- Career Goal
- Daily Goal Contract
- I Have a Dream
- Learning Goal
- Parent/Student/ Teacher Contract
- Personal Goal
- Secrets of Goal Setting
- Weekly Goal Contract
Personalize these teacher notepads and print them.
- Teacher-Quote Notes #1 (Benjamin Franklin, Elbert Hubbard…)
Editable Version (personalize these notes)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #2 (Jesse Jackson, Nigerian Proverb…)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #3 (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., B.B. King…)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #4 (Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller…)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #5 (Henry Ford, Christa McAulliffe…)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #6 (Mother Teresa, others…)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #7 (Charles Schulz, Josh Billings…)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #8 (Mother Goose, Bob Hope…)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #9 (Humorous Quotes)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Teacher-Quote Notes #10 (Early Childhood Quotes)
Printable (pdf) Version
- Black/White Signs
- Colored Signs
- Large Signs (Colored)
Cool Free Tools
Online Tools for Teachers
Mini-Surveys – #1 – #2
Activity #3: Quick Activity Tools
Evaluation Rubric – printable – online – .pdf
Mini-Survey #1 – Sparklit
We will be examining and evaluating free web tools that are among the best for the classroom teacher, working with many of the tools as we do so. Each activity will be guided by a webpage or web-activity and will require participants to interact with one or more of the highlighted tools. Time will be allowed at the end of the session for participants to explore tools in depth for the purpose of beginning unit, project or activity creation.
- What is a “web tool for teachers?”
- What are requirements for using these tools?
- java-enabled web browser
- cookies enabled
- (optional) web page hosting and tool for .html editing
- What are the basic skills necessary to use these tools?
- Use of an Internet browser, including Favorites bars
- Site navigation
- URL archiving – multiple methods
- Opening a link in a new window
- Browsing to an online file (uploading)
- Save image/file to disk (downloading
- (optional) Basic HTML coding is recommended
- Quick Tips:
- Use free trials of fee-based services to inject a little online “spice” into lessons, as well as to test – use them during your crunch time
- Look at tools as a Student: are they useful? Can they be used with minimal instruction?
- Create activities that direct students to the tools, but avoid hand-holding
- Get a parent permission to use the tools, even if the site does not require it : the under 13 Rule (COPPA)
- Use consistent passwords or a password scheme so that you don’t forget how to access your work
Survey #2 – Advanced Survey – survey #13645
Activity #1 – Creating a Tool Evaluation Rubric
- RubiStar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php (requires free registration).
- Landmark Project Rubric Builder: http://landmark-project.com/classweb/tools/rubric_builder.php
Together we will edit the rubric: Evaluating A Free Teacher Tool – Workshop Rubric #1064561 and compare it to the Landmark Project Rubric #80707. Your packet contains multiple copies of this rubric to use during this workshop.
Activity #2 – Gathering & Storing Tools – 10:00-10:30 into break – In groups we will explore:
- Bookmark Tools
- iKeepBookmarks – http://www.iKeepBookmarks.com/Elizabeth_Sky-McIlvain
- Photo Storage and Sharing – a library of photos is available at the adgallery – or the portfolio – or you can also download photos at Free Foto.
- Snapfish – recommended for Windows users because of free software
- YourImageHost – view photo gallery of cigarette ads and an online portfolio
- Shutterfly – recommended for Mac OS X users because of free plug-in software for quick multiple uploads
- Document Sharing (online)
- QuickTopic – includes QuickThread, which allows you to create a QuickTopic from 2 or more email messages, and Doc Review, that allows you to post an .html document for comment and peer editing – sample forum and sample document
- Yahoo! Briefcase
- CHNM Scrapbook – login with “cool02” to “cool10” (login/password) – you will need to register with your real name too
- Curriculum Design Tools
- Teachers Universe Unit Planner
- NCRTEC Lesson Planner from NCREL
- Intel Unit Lesson Planner
- ccdt – Collaborative Curriculum Design Tool from ALPS at Harvard
Activity #3 – Quick Activity Tools – 10:45-11:30
- Survey Tools – you have 25 minutes to create a mini-survey using two of these tools. Please first take the 2 sample surveys.
- CHNM Survey Builder – if necessary, create a new account, then access the Survey Builder – as you use this tool, consider it as a tool to support investigation or inquiry as well as a data collector – sample – Tool Choice – responses will be posted to this page after review: Responses
- Sparklit mini-Survey – you will need to sign up to create a free survey
- Formsite – sample – Evaluation of Project Management Tools (this is a meaningless survey, but do it anyway)
- Advanced Survey – you will want to create a Free Account – sample – #13645
- S.L.A.T.E. – We will use this free tool to guide our evaluation of Cool Free Activity Tools – Click the link to access our interactive worksheet and use “cooltool” as the password (top right of window). Quick links to the tool homepages can be found in the navigation bar on this page.
At the close of the activity, we will quickly look at other tools available from the Landmark Project.
Activity #4 – Quiz Tools – 11:30-12:15
Working individually or in groups, we will all access a quiz at one site and then create a quiz at a different site. For the sake of comparison, we will all use the samequiz content (also provided in packet), but the format will be up to you.
- QuizStar – sample Oz Quiz – login with assigned “cool0x” password
- Discovery School Quiz Center – sample Oz Quiz – your password and login are “cooltools”
- Quia (login using the “workshop” test login (leasttern/leasttern) or create your own trial account – sample Oz Quiz or Cloze Reading
- CHNM Survey – normally a survey tool, this can be used to create quick quizzes with e-mail responses – sample Oz Quiz – responses should be available at thePublic Response page.
Activity #5 –Hunts, Quests and Inquiries – 1:00-1:45 – a peak at samples
For this activity, we will be guided by a NiceNet Class site. Follow the link to NiceNet, then click on Join a Class. Enter the following Class Key (exactly): SZ00Z04C57. You will need to register – please use valid name and e-mail address so that we will have a participants list for this workshop. The links we will follow are in the Link Sharing section under Hunts, Quests and Inquiries as well as below. We recommend that you use the tools in the order listed below (they are in reverse order in the NiceNet listing). You can use the images uploaded to our ImageHost adgallery for some of these activities. In Cool Tools Resources you will find links to the same photos hosted on various web pages.
- ribit – sample: access ribit and Search, then enter “semicolon” into the keyword field
- intel Interactive Thinking Tools – sample: access the Student login for Visual Ranking. Login as a student with TeacherID “leasttern” and the Team login and password: cool01, cool06, cool11 or cool20.
- S.L.A.T.E. – click the link and use the password “smoke” – please add a short response, then notify the workshop leader that you have done so.
- Trackstar – sample: use ID#173447 or search for a Track in a subject of interest to you. Note the options available for Track creatorS.
- Filamentality – sample Quest: What Made it the Gilded Age Anyway?, sample Hunt: Photo Album of a Tidal Pool – or search for one that interests you. Be sure to read the Activity Formats section.
Activity #6 – Content Management MetaTools – a review of tools for posting and managing course content and engaging students in interactive communication about content. Two of these tools have already been experienced by participants during the course of this workshop. 1:45 – 3:00
- CHNM Scrapbook – instructions will be given to participants for creating a specific new account (you can make your own later) so that we can share resources – you may use cool02 – cool10 (login and password) with your real name. You will see the CoolTools folder is available to you. Open this link.
- www4Teachers – NoteStar – there are many options here, but we are interested just now in NoteStar. You may login as a student using login “cool01_11579” through “cool22_11579” with the password just the “cool0x” part. You will find that, depending on your login, you have already been assigned to a project task and to a group. Begin by reading messages.
- NiceNet – you have already registered, so please just login
- Think.com – Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain is a Professional Partner and can demo this k-6 free service for your school. Brochures are in your packet.
- Snapshot – from the KEEP Toolkit – we suggest you select the single lesson template
- Blogger.com – We include one blog tool because we feel this type of content management and delivery is furture-looking – sample – Least Tern II
- Communication, Collaboration AudioBlogger – send a voice message to your Blogger blog
- AudLink – for free (for now?) service saves audio messages, including radio shows, for publication in e-mails, message boards, web pages and blogs
- BaBoo – bookmark keeper/organizer that also includes a message board (limited to other BaBoo members) and a calendar – has a nice remote window for adding URL’s as you work – public and private option
- BlogDrive – an alternative to Blogger – in many ways, we perfer the interface, but it does requirs more .html and does not have a direct interface with AudioBlogger or MacJournal
- Bloglines – An online aggregator with which you can manage all of the blogs you wish to view and share them with students – useful for current events, foreign news, tech news, opinions, more – sample
- Calendars.net – create a unique online calendar, invite others to share and give permissions to view/post/edit
- Google Groups – this new service (currently in Beta testing) not only enables you to create a free public or private groups, but provides ATOM (like RSS) feeds for posts – read the CoolTools group (requires that you respond to an administrator e-mail and then register) or send an e-mail to the group: Cool-Tools@googlegroups.com
- Google News Alert – click on the News tab in the homepage, then look for News Alert. Enter a key word search into the form – you are advised to test it first with a Google search. You will receive postings, many from current international news services (magazines, newspapers, organization reports), that match your search. It is easy to change or delete your alerts.
- Friendship Through Education: ePals – connects teachers and students with a global learning community through teacher design projects – locate more online collaborations at Least Tern’s listing: On-Going Online Projects
- MyBookmarks – Windows users can download software to enable them to upload Bookmarks from the Desktop – does not work with Safari or IE for Mac – bookmarks can be public or private – has a 5000 character storage space for text – exports to browser bookmarks folder
- Online Inquiry Resources for math and science selected by ENC (Eisenhower National Clearinghouse)
- TeacherWeb – this teacher/student/parent site builder has some communication issues of its own, but it does offer some interesting tools for collaboration, and teacher sites are free; it is worth a look if you work with beginners or have little budgetary support
- Wikipedia – free online encyclopedia to which your students can add!!
- Assignments, Lessons Assign-a-Day – a monthly assignment calendar – this is an excellent tool for project planning
- Discovery School’s Lesson Planner – when you register with Custom Classroom, you can archive your lessons
- Homework Station – we like the clean look of this tool’s pages, but the server seems to be down frequently
- Project Poster – tool for students to use to create basic project web pages – hosting for a month – this correlates with TrackStar and NoteStar
- Scholastic.com – Tools for teachers are extensive and growing – be watchful of quality
- Teacher.Net Homepage Maker – generates the .html for an assignment web page – you will need a web host to use it, however, and a web page editor or a text editor (or First Class) – sample page
- Web Worksheet Wizard – quickest way to generate a focused listing of web resources – hosted online – see our example at #43425
- YourHomework.com – the free service is handy for teachers, but we don’t like the commercialization of student and parent tools
- Professional Development Google News Alerts – register to receive e-mail notification of “news” on topics you indicate (keywords) – access this through the News tab, then News Alerts
- Hewlett Packard Business Center – Online Classes – for those wishing to get their feet wet with networking, advanced web design, and applications such as Dreamweaver and Publisher
- Link-to-Learn – based upon the idea that “professional development is your own responsibility” (which I do not fully agree with), this is an extensive site of tutorials and information packages covering most technology “skill and info” topics
- On-Line Practice Modules cover most of the basic school applications (beginner) – from Internet4Classrooms
- PBS Teacherline – free registration for access to teacher discussion boards, facilitated courses (including Math Academy) and lessons supporting PBS broadcasts
- Tapped In – free online virtual community for educators – daily open discussions and the opportunity to create a private room for a specific collaboration – sign up to get the weekly calendar via e-mail notification
- MyT4L – used to be “Snacks” and is now and extensive collection of tutorials for teachers, lesson plans, and planning guides – free use limits teachers to only some of the 20 odd applications
- Quizzes, Activities Easy Test Maker – create and print short tests in several formats, including short answer
- PBL (Project-Based Learning) Checklists – templates and a tool for creating checklists (similar to rubrics) – from HPR*TEC
- Quizlab – like Quia, a fee-based tool, but because it has fewer options, it is easier to use – email reporting of student scores to the teacher is one option
- Time Line Maker – students can use this tool to create a vertical or horizontal timeline of up to 9 events – there are templates available, although limited
Collaborations Selected resources for collaborative projects. More are listed at Who’s on First – Resources
- The Case of Grandpa’s Painting – an online interactive media literacy or art study activity that lends itself to collaboration – there are more and more of these becoming available – this one is notable for its pace, clarity, and obvious educational focus
- KDN – Kids Design Network – by registering your class for one of the projects, you can connect real-time to an engineer, who will advise and critique the student work (requires scheduling a time) – upper elementary, middle
- iEARN – projcts connecting Youth to Youth
- Global Virtual Classroom – a non-profit organization supporting global collaboration through web-page design competitions (among other things)
- Save Our Insect! – Grade 2 science study – use this with BugScope (access a powerful microscope to view your own specimens)
- CIESE Online Classroom Projects – Stevens Institute of Technology – projects are collaborative, data driven, primary source in focus – aligned to NJ standards – grades 5 and up
- Quests & Hunts Best Web Quests – links to selected quests in just about every subject area
- CyberBee – selected elementary and lower middle quests and hunts – this comes with popups
- Web Quest Generator – printable template
- WebQuest Template – printable template to help you structure a quest (also in your packet)
- Web Quest Matrix – use the menu on the left to access All (Search) or the Top, Middling or New quests
- Images, Clip Art, Media The Amazing Picture Machine
- CoolText – create original graphic logos, titles and buttons for the web
- Free Clip Art
- Free Foto – royalty and copyright free photos exclusively for education
- Iconbazaar.com – but note the permissions policy and point students to it
- ImageShack – with this hosting tool, every image has a discrete URL – Sample
- iPhoto Library Manager 2.0 – allows user to have multiple iPhoto libraries
- Phlog – a photo blog to which can post images (with titles) using your e-mail account – handy when you work at multiple stations or have many students uploading
- TrueColor Myimage – online image editor and file converter – some effects and basic transformations – accepts jpg, gif and png – try it out by adding an “anti-smoking” text to our LuckyStrike image (download it HERE)
- Reference & Research Furl – a new bookmark keeper that includes a toolbar shortcut and which captures the entire page, including links, so that you will have it even after it disappears – currently in Beta
- Google Toolbar – Windows users can search Google for highlighted text from any web page
- KarTOO – graphically displays metasearch findings – fascinating but requires good keywords when used with kids
- OneLook – metasearch tool of many types of dictionaries
- TekMom’s Search Tools for Students – search multiple search engines from one web page
- Templates, Rubrics MyT4L has a free rubric builder, graphic organizer templates, and guides for planning student projects
- ThinkingGear – a new site that provides an online rubric builder and (soon to come) archive – promises more tools to support inquiry and PLB – Sample Rubric
- Youth Learn Planning guides – Project and inquiry-based in focus, these guides and assessment rubrics are intended to help teachers and groups to structure and evaluate student and teacher learning experiences.
- BugScope – access a powerful microscope to view your own specimens
- GCalc – free online graphing calculator
- HRP*TEC Letter to Congress template – easy to use template for students to use to write (with locator) to Senators and Representatives
- Locator – find an exact longitude & latitude anywhere in the USA – you can also copy a search form to place on a class web page
- Typing Pal – we are not huge fans of keyboarding in computer class, so we offer this free, online keyboarding course as a tool; teachers can access student records – the program meets all of the critieria Least Tern as identified as essential for a student keyboarding program (see It Fingers).
- Tiny URL – an essential tool if you are sharing images, deeply linked resourcs, or database resources with others – it translates a long URL (like an amazon.com book link) into a unique short one: Top of Form
Quiz Content – Please use this question content so that we can compare outcomes. Vary question formats (multiple choice, short answer,T/F) if the option exists.
- 9 * 9 =
- Which of the following does not have webbed feet: (platypus, duck, frog, whale)
- What part of speech is “blue” in this sentence: My favorite color is blue. (adjective, adverb, noun)
- What is the capital of Nebraska?
- Sam left his home at 10:25 am and arrived at his meeting three and a half hours later. What time did he arrive? (3:30pm, 1:25pm, 1:55pm)
Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain 2/3/07