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The following index of tools referenced throughout this resource wiki is divided into:

  1. Web-based tools that students can use (meaning that they don't require student users to register with an email address)
  2. Web-based tools that only teachers can use (for professional use or to generate instructional materials)
  3. Digital content
  4. Non web-based tools 
  5. Alphabetic list of tags and their descriptions

Got a great tool that you think should be included on this list?  First check out the approval flowchart.  Then email us!

To understand how web-based tools are identified for student use, view the approval flowchart.

 

Each tool links to its informational page with its URL, an overview, tutorials, and lesson application ideas.  In addition, tools are tagged with keywords based on the services that they provide.  You may choose to view similarly tagged tools by clicking on any one of the tags.  Grade level codes are approximate and stand for (P)rimary PreK-2, (I)ntermediate 3-5, (M)iddle 6-8, and (H)igh 9-12.

 

 

Web-based Tool for Student Use

Resource Page

Direct Link

Tag(s)

Grade Level
P I M H

10X10

Visit

news aggregator, data

 
  x x
ABCya: Crossword Puzzle Maker & CPM Junior Visit game generator x x x x
ABCya: Math Tiles Visit manipulative  
x x  
ABCya: Interactive 100 Number Chart Visit manipulative x x    
ABCya: Make an Animation Visit artistic, presentation, storytelling  
x x  
ABCya: Paint Visit artistic x x x x
ABCya: Type a Friendly Letter Visit writing x x    
ABCya: Word Clouds for Kids Visit word cloud x x x x
Answer Garden Visit assessmentbrainstormingcollaboration, data, surveyword cloud x x x x
Discovery Education Board Builder  Visit presentationcuration x x x x
Discovery Education Streaming  Visit   x x x x

Bubbl.us

Visit

concept mapping, brainstorming

 
  x x

Chartle

Visit

data

 
  x x
Classtools.net: Animated Book Visit writing, presentation, storytelling  
x x  
Classtools.net: Arcade Game Generator Visit  game generator, assessment  
x x  
Classtools.net: Brainy Box Visit presentation, storytelling  
x x  
Classtools.net: Countdown Timer Visit classroom management x x x x
Classtools.net: Diagrams (Fishbone, Venn, Telescopic Topic, Target, Hamburger, Jigsaw) Visit
concept mapping, brainstorming   x x  
Classtools.net: Dustbin Game Visit game generator, assessment x x x  
Classtools.net: Fakebook Visit writing, presentation  
x x x
Classtools.net: Living Graph Visit timeline, presentation  
x x  
Classtools.net: Mission Mapquest Visit game generator, mapping, assessment   x x x
Classtools.net: Post-it Visit presentation, assessment x x x
Classtools.net: QR Game Generator Visit game generator  
x x x
Classtools.net: Random Name Picker Visit classroom management x x x x
Classtools.net: SMS Generator Visit writing, presentation, storytelling  
x x x
Classtools.net: Timeline Visit timeline, presentation  
x x  
Classtools.net: Twister: Fake Tweets Visit writing, presentation  
x x x

Community Walk

Visit

mapping

    x x

Crayola Digi-color

Visit

artistic

x x x  

Create a Graph

Visit

data

 
x x x

Draw.to

Visit

artistic

  x x x

Drawisland

Visit

artistic

x x x x
EasyBib Visit research  
 
x x

Edmodo

Visit

assessment, discussion, storage, curation, classroom management, survey, collaboration, brainstorming

  x x x

GapMinder

Visit

data, content

    x x

Google Maps

Visit

mapping, content

x x x x
Kahoot! Visit assessmentsurvey x x x x

Kidblog

Visit

writing, discussion, collaboration

x x x  

Lego City Comic Builder 

 

 

   
 
 

LiveBinders

Visit

curation

 
  x x

MakeBeliefsComix

Visit

storytelling, presentation

  x x  
Padlet Visit writing, collaboration, curation, brainstorming x x x x

PBWorks

Visit

collaboration, writing, storage

x x x x

Phrase.it

Visit

writing, storytelling

  x x x

Piclits

Visit

writing, storytelling, manipulative

  x x x
Plickers Visit assessmentsurvey  
x x x
Read-Write-Think: Cube Creator Visit presentation  
x x  
Read-Write-Think: Timeline Visit timeline   x x  
Read-Write-Think: Trading Card Creator Visit artistic , presentation x x x  
ScribbleMaps Visit mapping  
  x x

Storybird

Visit

storytelling, writing

x x  
Tagxedo Visit word cloud x x x x

TimeToast

Visit

timeline

 
x x x
TalkTyper  Visit writing
x x x x
Vocaroo Visit audiostorytellingdiscussion x x x x

VoiceThread

Visit

storytelling, presentation, discussion, collaboration, audio

x x x x

Voki

Visit

avatar, presentation, audio

x x x
Wixie   artisticpresentationstorytelling
x x  

Wordle

Visit

word cloud

  x x x

Wordsift

Visit

word cloud

  x x x

Zaption

Visit presentation, assessment
 
x x x

 

 

Web-based Tool for Teacher Use

Resource Page

Link

Tag(s)

3x3 Links Visit classroom managementcuration
Blendspace Visit classroom managementcuration

Class Dojo

Visit 

classroom management

Clipping Magic

Visit

artistic

Cram

Visit

assessment, content

Diigo Visit  collaborationresearch
EdPuzzle Visit assessmentpresentation
Evernote Visit

productivity, curation, storage, audio

Gliffy

Visit

concept mapping, brainstorming

Google Drive (including docs and forms)

Visit

collaboration, assessment, storage, presentation, survey, productivity

Google Maps Engine

Visit

mapping  presentation 

GoSoapbox Visit assessmentsurveydiscussion

iRubric

Visit

assessment, classroom management

LessonPaths

Visit

curation

Many Eyes

Visit

data, content

Nearpod Visit presentationassessmentsurveyclassroom management

Piktochart Education

Visit

artistic, concept mapping, presentation

Pinterest

Visit

curation, collaboration

Poll Daddy

Visit

assessment, survey

Poll Everywhere Visit assessmentsurvey
PowToon Visit presentation

Prezi

Visit

presentation, audio

Quizlet

Visit

assessment

Rubistar

Visit

assessment

Scoop.it

Visit

curation

Screencast-O-Matic Visit presentationproductivity

Screen Leap

Visit

classroom management

Socrative

Visit

assessment, survey

SurveyMonkey

Visit

assessmentsurvey

Symbaloo

Visit

curation

Twitter

Visit

discussion, collaboration

UDL Book Builder

Visit

storytelling, presentation, audio

 

 

Digital Content

Resource Page

Link Tag(s) Grade Range
P I M H

America the Beautiful

Visit

research, content

x x x  

BrainPOP

Visit

content

 
x x x

BrainPOP Espanol

Visit

content

  x x x

BrainPOP Jr.

Visit

content

x    

CultureGrams

Visit

research, content

x x x

Defined STEM

Visit

research, content

x x x  

Destiny

Visit

research, content, ebooks

x x x
Discovery Education Visit content   x  x  x 

EBSCO Host

Visit

research, content

x x x x

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Visit 

research, contentebooks

    x x

History Reference Center

Visit 

research, content

    x x

Literature Resource Center

Visit 

research, content

      x

NBC Learn

Visit 

research, content

x x x x

NetTrekker

Visit 

researchcontent

x x x

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Visit 

research, content

    x x

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking

Visit 

research, content

    x x
PebbleGo Visit research, content x     

SAFARI Montage

Visit 

content

x x x

Science in Context

Visit 

research, content

    x x

Science Reference Center

Visit 

research, content

 
  x x

SIRS Discoverer

Visit 

research, content

x x x

SIRS Knowledge Source

Visit 

research, content

    x x

Spelling Bee

Visit 

content, vocabulary

 
x
x 

Student Resources in Context

Visit 

research, content

 
  x x

TumbleBooks

Visit 

content, ebooks

x    

TumbleBook Cloud

Visit 

content, ebooks

 
  x  x 

TumbleBook Cloud Jr.

Visit 

content, ebooks

 
x x  

Visual Thesaurus

Visit 

word cloud, concept mapping, content, vocabulary

 
x  x  x 

VocabGrabber

Visit 

word cloud, content, vocabulary

 

World Book Advanced

Visit 

research, content

   

World Book Kids

Visit 

research, content

x    

World Book Spanish

Visit 

research, content

  x     

World Book Student

Visit 

research, content

 
x x  

 

Non-web based tools

Resource Page

Tag(s)

Grade Range
P I M H

ActivInspire

presentationclassroom managementassessment

  x x x
Audacity  audio    x x  x 
Basic Internet  productivity  x x x x
Basic Word  productivity x x x
x
Kidspiration concept mapping x x    
Mimio  presentationclassroom management, assessment   
x x x
Microsoft Excel  productivity    x x x
Microsoft Office Mix  assessment, presentationwriting x x x x
Microsoft Outlook  productivitycollaboration Teacher Use
Microsoft PowerPoint  productivity  x x x x
QR Codes productivitypresentationcurationclassroom management  x x x x
Snipping Tool productivitypresentation x x x x
Windows Live Movie Maker presentationstorytellingartistic
  x x x

 

 

Tag

Description: A tool that…

artistic

creates or remixes a graphic image using editing, painting, and layout tools; sometimes includes text or animation capabilities

assessment

evaluates knowledge or skill by presenting questions or tasks that can be checked for accuracy and/or graded

audio

includes the ability to record your own voice or other sounds, sometimes with the ability to edit audio tracks

avatar

creates a graphic representation of a real person; sometimes with animation

brainstorming allows users to capture, share, and visualize ideas

classroom management

assists teachers in managing classroom routines, behavior, and resources

collaboration

allows users to communicate, share resources, create documents, and connect with other users synchronously or asynchronously

concept mapping

visually organizes information in various graphic formats

content provides subject matter to support instruction and learning

curation

collects, organizes, and displays digital resources; usually in related topics

data

provides data sets and/or creates visual displays of data

discussion

allows users to communicate with each other synchronously or asynchronously; usually via text, but sometimes using audio recording

ebooks provides access to books in digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device

game generator

creates digital games or activities that include a goal, challenges, rules, user interaction, and entertainment

manipulative

has digital objects for users to maneuver in order to learn or demonstrate knowledge of concepts

mapping

creates maps or uses maps to present information

news aggregator

collects and combines syndicated web content from multiple sources into one location

presentation

facilitates the display of information to an audience in a logical and organized format by combining text, graphics, and/or multimedia; it may be static (still) or dynamic (moving)

productivity

helps the user manage their time and resources; includes but is not limited to word processing, note-taking, task lists, spreadsheets, and project management

research assists users in finding, citing, and analyzing sources of information

storage

stores digital content

storytelling

uses any combination of text, graphics, and multimedia to present fictional or non-fictional information in a logical progression using narrative text conventions

survey

collects responses from participants by using various question formats; can be anonymous or named

timeline

visually organizes information in a chronological format

vocabulary assists users in studying words and their definitions, parts of speech, spelling, etc.

word cloud

visually represents text data; using font size and/or color to denote frequency and/or category

writing

provides a platform for users to practice writing skills by inputting original text or meaningfully interacting with supplied text

 

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