Animoto is an excellent site for creating videos with photographs or short video clips. Educators can apply for a free pro account.

Inspirations allows students to create visual representations of their thinking. Your school doesn't have Inspirations? Try bubbl.us!

Glogster EDU creates interactive posters with a variety of multimedia. Teachers sign up for a class and set up student accounts. Watch this screencast to see what Glogs are all about. This guide from the Glogster page of toolkit4blogwalker wiki is a great place to learn the basics. If you prefer video tutorials try this video tutorial.

Google for Educators is a suite of free applications for teachers and their students. Richard Byrne's guide Google for Teachers is an excellent resource to get you started. Check out these screencasts on using iGoogle (part 1 & part 2) and Google Reader to manage your PLN (personal learning network). Google also has an "In the Classroom" series of guides for many of their free applications (Sketch Up, Page Creator & Google Maps)


Google Earth can be downloaded for free and offers many educational opportunities to teachers and students. Google Lit Trips are one exciting way to use this resource. Richard Byrne, has published this excellent guide: Google Earth Across the Curriculum, This resource shows you how to create your own Lit Trip.

Literacy Zone contains games and interactive activites for all literacy areas.

National Archives provides primary resources for teacher and lesson plans. Find and Use activities are available or create your own. National Archives also has document analysis worksheets students can complete online or print out and complete.

Photostory 3 is a free download from Microsoft. Photostory 3 works well with children of all ages! This program combines pictures/photographs, music, audio recordings and special effects to create videos. This tutorial will give you the basics. Rather video? Try this tutorial.

Prezi is a great alternative to Powerpoint for creating engaging presentations.

Read Write Think IRA & NCTEs website contains interactive tools and lesson plans.

Rubistar allows teachers to create online rubrics and find existing rubrics for many purposes.

Screen-o-matic is a resource for screencasting. Record up to 3 minutes of activity on your desktop including audio. Create tutorials for your students or review important concepts. This video tutorial will walk you through creating your own screencast.

Spelling City is a spelling and vocabulary website that allows teachers to create differentiated word lists for students. Students can choose between Teach Me, Test Me and Games.

VoiceThread is an online collaboration tool with many possibilities for educators to talk about & share images, documents & videos. This link allows you to sign up and watch a Voicethread explaining Voicethread. There are several tutorials available once your sign up for Voicethread explaining how to do different things. This PDF will help you begin using Voicethread in your classroom.

Wordleis a tool for creating word clouds from text.

World of Goo is a math game where children can build structures and see if they are structurally sound. View the trailer here and download a demo.

WIDA Consortium is a great website to explore the ELL standards, current research and strategies for working with ELL students.

UDL bookbuilder is a website that allows students to make online books for any subject area. The site allows students to add images and even a voice recording of the text. Students can also add coaches throughout the book that popup to ask questions or add in info. Teachers can make books for ELL students or students that need extra support in an area. It's FREE!