Pirate Pad

February 3, 2014

PiratePad is an on-line collaborative writing tool that synchronizes text as multiple students type. While it is similar to Google Docs, this tool does not require a Google account. It allows users to type in multiple languages and its pictorial … Continued

Mighty Girl

January 30, 2014

  This website is an amazing resource for teachers, parents, and anyone interested helping develop strong young women. The resources range from birth all the way to teens and include books, movies, toys, television, a book club, and even parenting … Continued

Rubrics!

January 29, 2014

The University of Wisconsin Stout has a site that offers rubrics for multimedia projects including, but not limited to, wikis, web sites, podcasts, writing, oral presentations, and research. This is a great place to start when thinking about finding, altering, … Continued

Wix

January 28, 2014

  Wix is a free, easy to use site that allows users to create their own websites. There are templates, graphics, tutorials, and a helpline that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For those who feel intimidated … Continued

Vocaroo

January 24, 2014

                                                        Interested in creating podcasts or having students create podcasts as assessments? Vocaroo … Continued

Google Voice

January 22, 2014

  Don’t have multiple computers with microphones but want to have students create audio? No problem! Google to the rescue! Google Voice is free to anyone with a Google account. Google gives you a unique phone number that students can … Continued

Audacity

January 20, 2014

Audacity is a free, open-source program for recording and editing audio. Teachers can use this program to convert their favorite resources that are in outdated formats such as CDs or audio tapes, record live, cut, splice, or overlap audio, change … Continued

Skype

December 13, 2013

We often think of Skype within our lives as a way to communicate with loved ones or business connections who do not live near us but what if we implemented Skype into the classroom as an authentic learning tool. Skype … Continued

Mindmeister

December 11, 2013

  Mindmeister is an on-line free mapping and brainstorming tool where students can create maps of project plans, show how historical events are linked, brainstorm for their next piece of writing, and more. Students can work independently or can work on … Continued

Capzles

December 9, 2013

Capzles is a free, multimedia presentation tool where students can create a linear presentation with embedded images, music, videos, blogs, and documents. Students choose a background image and theme song, upload their information in the order in which they want … Continued