Tools to Get Your Students Creating without Tablets

(Check out all my links tagged "Web2.0")

Kidblog - Safe, easy to use student blogging platform

MyBrainshark - Create slideshows, record podcasts, host videos

Animoto - Easily create videos of your pictures set to music

Create-a-Graph - Easy to use graph creator

Blabberize - Make your pictures talk

Glogster - Digital Poster Maker

A Digital Camera (or two, or three...)

  • Take pictures of notes for students' future reference, students that were absent, etc. and post online
  • Students use to shoot video, create content for slideshows, take pictures for blog posts, document science experiments, and a thousand other uses
  • Share non-tech student learning with parents, etc.
  • Example of student digital camera use in math class

Advanced Google Image Search

  • Copyright released images for student projects/blogs
  • Find pictures with the attributes you need (color, size, etc.)

BibMe - Citation creator - Link Shortener (There are lots of others, but this one isn't blocked by my school's filter)

GeoGebra - Free math software - comparable to Geometer's Sketchpad

Wikispaces - Create a wiki for your class

Sharendipity - Students can create their own simple video games

Timetoast - Online Timeline Creator

Storybird - Make, read, and share digital stories.

MyStoryMaker - Create digital stories without typing

Lulu - Self-Publishing site.

FotoFlexer - Free digital picture editor

Tagxedo - Word cloud generator (Wordle on 'roids)

MakeBeliefsComix - Cartoon Strip Creator

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ToonDoo - Cartoon Strip Creator

French and Indian War

Screencast-O-Matic - Create screencasts (videos of your computer screen and your voice)

Qik - Record and instantly share videos from your phone

Symbaloo - Great way to compile and share links

Today's Meet - Create a backchannel chatroom

Shelfari - Keep track of your classroom bookshelf