Top Picks for Web Tools Tutorials, Help Sheets, Project Ideas
Turn It In
Turnitin is the leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention service and offers a complete web-based service to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically, providing better—and faster—feedback to students.
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Video creation tool for photos, text, and short video clips. Easy to use with professional results. Free regular version allows 30 second videos. Apply for free Education account for longer videos and student account management - http://animoto.com/education/classroom
Create animated video with a very easy, intuitive editor. Free version allows 30 second video clips. HS school license available.
Collaborative white board environment. drag and drop websites, web images, text, photos, video, etc. Free version only allows 2 murals per user and has limited collaborative capabilities. However, it is fantastic as a project planning tool or as an end product to present information.
Drag and drop creation of collaborative walls. View everyone's contributions immediately without need to refresh page. Use for planning to end product. Check out the gallery at the Padlet site.
Create presentations that grab your attention. It's like PowerPoint with pizzazz.
Create an interactive picture / poster. Start with a photo and add "tags" or hotspots linking to informational text or websites.
Chop your youtube videos to use only the parts you want. Save your chopped video for use in other projects.
Create a talking avatar with Voki. Free version available. Use Voki with LOTE, SS for historical figures, etc.
Free, online video editing application. Great option if students will need to work outside of school. Very similar to Windows Movie Maker, but has the capability to switch to more advanced timelines to add more detail and effects.
Gizmos are interactive simulation that makes key math and science concepts easier to understand and fun to learn. Contact Computer Resource for an account.
Create a multimedia poster with Glogster with tools to add backgrounds, images, text, audio and video. Contact Computer Resource for teacher and student accounts through our school license.
Google Docs and Google Drive
Google Docs is a free Web-based application in which document s and spreadsheet s can be created, edited and stored online. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Multiple users can collaborate on a single document which can be shared with teachers for easy management.
Google Docs Tutorials
Engage your students by having them create animated videos and presentations. PowToon generates excitement and motivation in any classroom - no matter the age of the student.
Symbaloo is a personal start page that allows you to save all of your bookmarks in the cloud. This is useful for providing internet resources for classroom projects.
VoiceThread enables users to upload pictures or documents, record accompanying audio (or video) commentary to create presentations. Others can be invited to comment or collaborate. Create virtual tours, report , comment on historically
significant photographs, debate a topic, much more. Free and subscription accounts available.
VoiceThread Examples and Ideas
VoiceThread How To Sheet
Web site and/or blog creation tool. Easy drag and drop editor with professional looking results. Teacher and student accounts available.
Weebly Help Sheet (pdf)
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Thousands of free interactive simulations and models to promote deeper understanding of concepts. A must look for Math and Science teachers and a great tool for most content areas. Search by category. Perfect for use with Smartboards and Tablets. Uses the wolfram player which is installed on school computers and is a free download from the website for home computers.
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