EMPOWER - ENLIGHTEN - LEARN - LEAD - CONNECT - COLLABORATE
Open Content
CK-12
http://www.ck12.org/flexbook/

OER Commons
http://www.oercommons.org/

Ed Leaders Online
http://edleadersonline.com/WordPress/


Lego Avatar
Classic Kid Safe Mini Mizer.
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Free avatar creator for kids

Son of Citation for MLA and APA
great site

http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?start=#

MUSIC:
MuseScore
http://musescore.org/

Finale NotePad
http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad/default.aspx

iCreateto Educate Sam Animation
http://www.samanimation.com/

Alice free programming software
http://www.alice.org/

Museum Box Homepage

Inkspape- Draw freely-

An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Edublogs

free blogging platform

Comic Strip Programs

Strip Creator -

www.stripcreator.com

Math Help

Khan Academy

Hooda Math -

http://hoodamath.com/

Hooda Brain - Memory Game -

http://hoodabrain.com/

HoodaWord - Reading and Typing Word Games

http://hoodaword.com/

Create Timelines

Xtimeline -

http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx

TimeToast -Create timelines - interactive

http://www.timetoast.com/

KeyBookshop.com -free educational resources like worksheets

http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/search/

Wordle

http://www.wordle.net/


Tagedo-Like Wordle-can add shapes.

http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html

Photo management and editing tools:


Splashup (http://www.splashup.com/) -Students can use this photo editing tool and photo manager. It is easy to use and works in real-time. It allows [[#|students]] to edit many images at once. It runs in all browsers and it allows [[#|students]] to share images.

Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/mac/) -Students can organize and edit their digital photos, then create online albums to share with friends or even the world.

Voice recording and editing programs:

vocaroo

http://vocaroo.com/login.php?next=control

Virtual audio cable - for [[#|windows]]
http://software.muzychenko.net/eng/vac.htm

Audio Hijak Pro - for Mac
http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/


Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) -Students can use this free, [[#|open source software]]for recording and editing sounds. It is available for both Mac and [[#|Windows]].
http://net.educause.edu/Screencasts/Audacity/Untitled.html

Apple iTunes Podcasts
http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/


WavePad Audio Editing Software (**http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html**) -Students can use this audio editing software to record their voice. It is for both Mac and Windows. Students can edit music, voice and other audio recordings. Students can cut and paste, copy and paste parts of recordings then add effects like echo or noise reduction.


Video recording and editing programs:


VideoPad Video Editor (**http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html**) -Students can drag and drop video clips for easy video editing with this software. They can apply effects and transitions, adjust video speed and more. It is only for Windows.


Wax (http://www.debugmode.com/wax/) -Students can use this free video editing software to edit their movies or create movies with their digital pictures. It can create 2D and 3D special effects. It is Windows based.

Animation programs:

CreaToon (http://www.creatoon.com/) -Students can download for free CreaToon, which is only a PC [[#|animation program]]. [[#|Students]] can scan their drawings and use this program to animate them using keyframes.

ALICE.org -An educational software that teaches students computer programming in a 3D environment

http://www.alice.org/


Pencil (http://www.pencil-animation.org/) -Students can use Pencil since it is free and an [[#|open source software]] program. Students can create traditional hand drawn animations or cartoons using both bitmap and vector graphics. It can be used on Macs, Windows and Linux machines.

Publishing sites for students:

Cyberkids (http://www.cyberkids.com/he/html/submit.html) -Students can submit their story, poem, article, picture or other creative work like games or multimedia on Cyberkids website. They have to email it to the editor first and then make sure they follow the submission guidelines.


Booksie (http://www.booksie.com/) -Students can sign up for free. They can publish short stories, poetry, and articles etc. They can categorize them by genre. Booksie [[#|offers]] students a global platform for sharing their work. They can read the works of others and receive comments on their own work. Students can upload their work as mp3 audio versions.


Storybird - collaborative storytelling

http://storybird.com/


FlippingBook -creating online publications
http://page-flip.com/


VoiceThread- create online slide show accompanied by commentary (voice and text)


National Jukebox LOC.gov

http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/



Social Networking for Kids



Todaysmeet (IM while watching a movie etc)

http://todaysmeet.com/



Imbee-users create their own community- allows uploading of photos andvideos, blog posts, etc. -more kid friendly


Presentation tools:

http://glogster.com


http://en.linoit.com/

http://sliderocket.com

http://slidesix.com

http://xtranormal.com

Blogging and Website Creation Resources:

http://blogger.com

http://wordpress.com

http://tumbir.com

http://onsugar.com

http://webs.com

http://yola.com

Collaborative Project Tools:

http://pbworks.com

http://wetpaint.com

http://flowchart.com/


Alternatives to YouTube:

http://teachertube.com

http://ted.com

http://viddler.com

http://history.com

http://hulu.com

http://bigthink.com

http://fora.tv

http://current.tv


Create your own webpages: Weebly, Yola.com, Webs.com


Ediscio Collabrative Flashcards- create flashcards that include images.


SnagFilms-watch dozens of NOVA and National Geographic films. Can be embedded into a blog

SchoolTube- gives students and teachers a place o find videos and share videos.


DotSub -Videos With Subtitles- good for ESL and EFL teachers and teachers of students with hearing impairments.


Digital Storytelling Resources

Open Sources for Both MAC and PC (Check for compatibility or if source is cross platform)

Powerbullet Presenter

Popplet graphic organizer- you can share and have multiple users-change colors-can draw-great for student collaboration
ReadWriteThink: Graphic Map

http://www.thinkfinity.org/lesson-plans


StoryBird-collaborate stories. invite by email
wetoku -video chatting. can make it private. invite others to chat-need to create a login.video interviews.
FakeWall like FaceBook but fake -great for projects. need an account and it is free. it is ad driven

Desktop Screen Sharing Software

**Charting Components by Steema**

**Free Software**

**Go Animate**


Animoto

select images, select music, click go and Animoto does the rest. register as a [[#|teacher]] which will allow you to create videos longer than 30 seconds for free.

41 Websites to integrate technology in the classroom


**Free Teleprompter**


Bubble Us
Like Inspiration
ToonDoo
world's fastest way to make cartoons

Savevideo.com


SaveTube-Save YouTube Videos

Free online teleprompter: CuePrompter.com

Xtranormal Text to Movie

watchknow-free movies

http://www.flixster.com/watch-movies

13 Ways (and 147 Tools) to Help Your Library Save Money on Technology

http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/2010/01/tech.html Evernote Take notes using this tool

Engrade

free online grade book for teachers. Students can access their grades with codes. Sugarsync online system that backs up your files and allows you to access them from any web enabled platform. Two gigabyte account is free. Can sync your files among computers PDFZilla File Converter-PDF to Word and more

http://www.pdfzilla.com/

ZamZar- Free Online File Conversion

http://www.zamzar.com/

spellingcity.com

http://www.spellingcity.com/

Flash Cards-create your own with this download

http://flashcards.educationlabs.com/Default.aspx?page=Home#/Home

CueCard--CueCard is a simple and intuitive flash card program. Just make up cards for what you want to memorize, and CueCard will quiz you on them

http://download.cnet.com/CueCard/3000-2051_4-10075304.html

Odyssey Writer

http://www.sff.net/odysse

Zoho Work Online- Similar to Google Docs and Google Apps

http://www.zoho.com/

Wallwisher-A new way to communicate

http://www.wallwisher.com/

Edmodo -Share Files -Great for Collaboration

http://www.edmodo.com/

Skype-Social Networking

http://www.skype.com/

Bing Map 3D-Add 3D capabilities to your Bing Maps

Google Wave -Communicate and Collaborate in real time. Donut Chat - Create an easy-to-use [[#|chat room]]. Has ability to filter words, manage multiple rooms and embeds into a site. Spruz -Make a free website, Social Websites, Make a Social Website

http://www.spruz.com/

Stellarium-Planetarium

http://www.stellarium.org/ Mind Map (in place of Inspiration)

http://info.mindjet.com/mind_mapping.html?gclid=CJXL_8eQoqECFQohDQodqAzLwQ

Scribus (in place of MS Publisher)

http://www.scribus.net/

http://www.scribus.net/?q=windows

Scribus Wiki

http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Main_Page

Komozer (in place of Dreamweaver)

http://www.kompozer.net/download.php

Inscape (in place of Fireworks)

http://www.inkscape.org/download/

Blender (in place of Flash)

http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

Top 11 Free Photo Editors for Windows

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pixelbasedwin/tp/freephotoedw.htm

Picasa-Web Albums

http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=93773

Gimp (in place of Adobe Photoshop)

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

PIXLER (image editor) CROSS PLATFORM

http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?page_id=4

TouchPaint (elementary drawing) WINDOWS

http://www.brothersoft.com/mobile/touchpaint-68562.html


Paint.Net

http://www.getpaint.net/
like adobe [[#|photoshop elements]]

Sketchfu -allows you to draw your own pictures and share them with others. Moodle (learning management System (works better in FireFox)

http://moodle.org/downloads/

Drupal (content management System (more complex)

http://drupal.org/project/drupal

Life Ray (learning management System (more complex)

http://www.gilfuseducationgroup.com/tag/liferay

GOOGLE APPS for Educators

http://www.google.com/educators/p_apps.html

OpenDisc -For WINDOWS- Free Software

http://www.theopendisc.com/

Windows Live Essentials-offers free software

Windows Live

Lots of great free stuff form Microsoft like [[#|Windows Live]] Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker-Create Movies and Edit them

http://download.live.com/moviemaker

Memeo - MadeupMemories.com -lets you customize videos by putting your personal picturs. Choose to be a princess, a toy, a superhero! Choose your video and upload your picture and publish it. You can download it to your computer to keep.

OOo4Kids-Lighter version of Office

Audacity -Sound Recording for Windows

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Free Sound Recorder


http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Editors-Recorders/Free-Sound-Recorder.shtml


Open Source Mac Software

http://www.opensourcemac.org/

Free Mac Software

http://www.freemacware.com/

PowerFinish Professional-PowerPoint Templates

file:/C:/Program%20Files/The%20PowerFinish%20Template%20Demo/starthere.html

Teaching Ideas and Resources-for Netbooks

http://blogs.msdn.com/teachers/default.aspx

Touch Typing -The KDE Education Project

Download: http://edu.kde.org/ktouch/

Tux4Kids-Tux Typing

http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtyping.php

CyberSmart! Free K-12 lesson plans that help students think critically about the Internet as a communication and collaboration tool.

Interesting Ways to Use .... by Tom Barrett Digital Storytelling Resources

Tikatok -online platform that lets you write, illustrate and publish online stories.

Storyjumper -gives you different tools to write and illustrate stories. The story creator tool helps you write the story you want to make.

FineTun a-lets you add comments to any image and lets you share it with others. BubbleSnaps and WigFlip are similar tools.


PhotoPeach -slide show with zooming comments, sound effects and music. Can create quizzes after you finish your slide show.