Post links to helpful technology-related tools for teaching and learning languages here.

Assessment Tools

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Creativity Tools


Annotation Creation


NearpodLogo.jpg - Similar to Kahoot & Zaption--upload media and create interactive questions based on the media

Prism.png - Upload a text, determine categories for highlight, publish and allow others to highlight, pie charts summarizing percentage of highlights are designed to provoke further discussion

TouchcastLogo.jpg - "Annotate" an online article with relevant videos, insert polls, etc., that students can touch and watch without losing the article on their iPads or smartphones.


ThingLink.JPG - Search for images in the TL, then "annotate" them with audio, links, text, or videos

VibbyLogo.png - Annotate various segments of video (great for having students make interpretive claims and provide evidence/interpretation for them


VideoNotes.png - Annotate videos


Audio Creation


acapela-box-logo.jpg - Text-to-speech: type your text in the box, select from m/f native speaker voices in many languages (including LCTLs), adjust speech rate and voice shaping, then download your file

AudacityLogo.jpg - Excellent, free audio recording & editing software

AudiobooLogo.png - Create 3-min. audio files from your browser or mobile, publish, Tweet, etc.


BlabberizeLogo.jpg- Take any image, add a mouth to it, record something for it to say, and watch it become a moving conversationalist!


FotobabbleLogo.jpg- Upload photos, record a message, and share




JamAGramLogo.JPG - Record your speech, it turns it into music and even alters your voice in some cases

LingtClassroom.png- Give audio assignments, make audio quizzes, etc.

SoundCloudLogo.jpg

Tellagami.JPG - Students can upload an image (such as artwork), create an avatar, and record their own voices telling their stories using their cell phones or iPads

UJamLogo.JPG - Create your own sound files, enhance your voice with effects, turn your voice into an instrument, save, and share

VocarooLogo.gif- Click, record, share

VoicethreadNewLogo.jpg - Easy way to connect photos and voices--particularly useful for emphasizing language without ignoring visual (in FL classes, for example). Would also be great for capturing family history


VokiLogo.jpg- Speaking avatars




Backchannel Chat


Chatwing.jpg- Very robust, free chat tool that can be embedded, lots of administrative controls (including blacklisting and privacy tools), saves chat transcripts.

TodaysMeetLogo.jpg

twitter_logo_header.png - A great tool for professional networking and keeping up with the latest developments in your chosen fieldin 140 characters or less!



Blog Creation

Kidblog.JPG - Great place for students to share their writing with authentic audiences. Display allows readers to follow individual student work, or to see all work from a particular teacher's class.


Book Creation

BookrLogo.jpg - Create free photobooks from copyright-safe Flickr images and a template

ePubBudLogo.JPG - Create e-books that can be read by any e-reader

MixbookLogo.jpg- Create and share photo scrapbooks online (you can also print them)

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Brainstorming & Problem-solving

(See also: Concept Map Creation, Graphic Organizer Creation)


PrioritizerLogo.jpg- Make a "to do" list, it helps you prioritize your tasks through a series of forced choices


solvrlogo.png- Allows threaded brainstorming

TriciderLogo.JPG - Allows teacher to pose a question, students can post arguments (labeled pro or con) and can comment and vote on one another's responses

Verso_Logo_small1.jpg - Tool that you could use to support collaborative brainstorming, questioning, etc.


Brochures

My Brochure Maker - Brochures

SimplebookletLogo.png - Very intuitive interface for creating booklets and brochures (similar to Issuu)

Business Card Creation

MakeFreeBusinessCards.JPG


Coding Tools



Thimble.jpg - Pre-existing project templates for comic, generator, meme, and website creation in code that students can modify in order to learn to code




Comics & Cartoon Creation


BoysLifeComicCreator.png - Students can create their own Peewee comics by mixing and matching backgrounds, characters, props, adding text, and printing their creations - chericem1 chericem1


  • MakeBeliefsComix.png- Comic generator site lets you select from a number of different characters, change their emotions, overlap elements, rescale things, etc.

PixtonComics.jpg - Comic strip creation site that will take Chinese characters (and translate them) - courtesy of Aaron Bray

StripgeneratorLogo.jpg - A phenomenal site with stock characters that will appeal to students and allows them to create truly original work - chericem1 chericem1

ComicCreatorReadWriteThink.jpg - Step-by-step interactive comic creation template from ReadWriteThink

ToondooLogo.jpg - A really nice site that lets you drag and drop characters, props, and even speed lines, etc. into comic frames. You can position things in front of or behind other things using the buttons at the bottom. Very intuitive and kid friendly. Be sure to click on all the buttons (Suggested by vidgan1)




Concept Map Creation

(See also: Brainstorming & Problem-solving, Graphic Organizer Creation)


BubblusLogo.png
- Simple concept mapping tool
(Heavily used in the edtech community w/ K-12 students - easy to use - limited formatting - esp. good for elementary, special flash effects are fun at first)




CMAPLogo.gif - Free social concept mapping tools that allow you to collaborate, attach documents and images, etc. (requires registration)

Concept Mapping Tools

DebateGraph.png - Generate graphic organizers that are embeddable

Exploratree (Templates)

Freemind (Free from Sourceforge, but requires download)

GliffyLogo.gif - (Heavily used in the edtech community w/ K-12 students - very robust (but ugly) interface. Allows you to upload your own images, includes many libraries of images, shapes, etc.; also allows you to do floor plans)



MindomoLogo.jpg - (Real-time, collaborative mind-mapping with chat; Beautiful interface, not quite as intuitive as some of the others, but can handle attachments of multimedia, documents, etc., and produces a more professional product)

MindmeisterLogo.png - [Collaborative, online, real-time mind-mapping with wiki-like features (i.e., history, etc.)]


Sketchboard.JPG - Collaborative concept-mapping, accepts character-based languages, allows linking to multimedia


TargetDiagram.JPG - Use this generator to create a target diagram, then save and share

Webspiration - (Looks similar to Inspiration & Kidspiration - free trial, then you have to pay)



Digital Storytelling



LittleBirdTalesLogo.jpg - Very simple, easy-to-use interface allows you to upload or draw images, add text, record your voice, then play and even embed your story



Myths&LegendsHeader.gif - Students can read myths and legends, or create their own in multiple languages using these cool tools. Does require registration.

Storify.JPG - Electronic template for creating stories--allows linking to social media

StorybirdLogo.gif
Storybird
- Students can select illustrations from real children's picture book illustrators, then use them to illustrate their own, original stories. Diacritical marks must be cut and pasted in (via Word, for example)



Storyjumper.JPG - Allows students to create and illustrate stories, save them, embed them, and share them. Student-created stories can be viewed in other languages such as French, Polish, and Spanish by clicking on the library link.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Digital Storytelling

Storytelling


Flyer Creation


Smore.JPG - Extremely simple drag-and-drop templates that allow online, embeddable, multimedia newsletter creation for different purposes. Would be very useful for elementary students.



Form Creation


Copia - Choose language (Catalán, English, French, Gallego, Spanish), input title, footer, and text, set parameters, and it will generate a writing practice worksheet for children (cuadros or not, tracing or not, etc.)

WufooLogo.JPG - Build your own forms and generate reports

Game Creation


Kahoot.JPG - Create interactive games

TaleBlazer.png- Create games with virtual reality components by modifying existing game templates. Explore the support tools for scaffolding worksheets.


Generators


BuildYourWildSelfLogo.jpg - Create crazy zoo animal avatars (See also: SwitchZoo.JPG)

GeneratorBlogLogo.png - A blog that attempts to provide ideas of things you can create using free, web 2.0 tools. Many would be excellent ways to tell stories

GlassGiant.gif - Wanted poster generator

FakebookLogo.png - Generate fake Facebook profiles

IFakesiri.jpg - Create fake conversations with Siri

IFakeText.jpg - Create fake text messages from the carrier of your choice (don't put spaces between the lines)
Pablo.JPG - Select (or upload) a photo, insert text and subtext, reposition it, and generate an image/meme

Graphic Organizer Creation

(See also: Brainstorming & Problem-solving, Concept Map Creation)

BubblusLogo.png
- Simple concept mapping tool


BurgerDiagram.JPG - Create a hamburger diagram







ClassToolsVennDiagramLogo.JPG - Choose a 2- or 3-circle Venn diagram, then change the labels, add notes, save, and share

CMAPLogo.gif -
Free social concept mapping tools that allow you to collaborate, attach documents and images, etc. (requires registration)

DebateGraph.png - Generate graphic organizers that are embeddable

GliffyLogo.gif - Create diagrams, graphic organizers


MindomoLogo.jpg - Free, collaborative concept-mapping

MindmeisterLogo.png


Sketchboard.JPG - Collaborative concept-mapping, accepts character-based languages, allows linking to multimedia


TargetDiagram.JPG = Use this generator to create a target diagram, then save and share



Infographic Creation


What is an Infographic

Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics

http://visual.ly/13-reasons-your-brain-craves-infographics?view=true





CanvaLogo.JPG

EasellyLogo.png - Create infographics from templates or from scratch, then share them

InfogramLogo.png - Create interactive infographics (with audio, charts, graphs, images, text, and video) from templates, then share them
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VenngageLogo.jpg - Create infographics w/ drag and drop
Visme.png - For visual CVs
VisualCV.JPG - For creating visual CVs

Vizualizeme.JPG - Easy-to-use tool for generating visual résumés





Invitation Creation


EviteLogo.jpg- Design invitations and send them via e-mail. See who has RSVP'd


iPad Apps


DoceriLogo.JPG - Allows teachers to control classroom AV from iPad screen (free)

Educreations.JPG - Interactive whiteboard with a simple interface that allows students to create and screencast presentations

Explain Everything - Allows you to make various objects (browser, shapes, etc.) embeddable; annotations stay with the screen you created; then screencast export as an image or movie (for iPad - costs $3)

Friendstrip Pro - Comic creation

IpadAppsForStorytelling.jpg - A lengthy list of applications

iPadioLogo.png - Create and share audio on your iPad

ScreenChompLogo.jpg - Extremely simple interface, perfect for early elementary, that allows them to work with an interactive whiteboard, record their voices, and then create a screencast and share link (from TechSmith for iPad)

ShadowPuppetLogo.JPG - Allows you to select, crop, and organize photos, record a story as a voiceover, then save and share via iPhone or iPad. (More info. on
Shadow Puppet)

Tellagami.JPG - Students can upload an image (such as artwork), create an avatar, and record their own voices telling their stories using their cell phones or iPads

Toontastic - Free, downloadable comic creation software

TouchcastLogo.jpg - "Annotate" an online article with relevant videos, insert polls, etc., that students can touch and watch without losing the article on their iPads or smartphones.

Journal Creation



GoogleDocsLogo.gif- Free, online, collaborative suite of office tools (forms, presentations, spreadsheets, word processing)

MyNoteItLogo.gif - Online notetaking application

PenzuLogo.jpg - Online journaling that allows you to attach photos


WikispacesLogo.pngWikispaces - Use a wiki to remove writer's block--allows you to make continual changes to your text, to move things around, and to keep a constant outline of the various sections of your writing in view via the navigation bar. If you cut a section, but think you might want to use it later? No problem--just make a "parts pile" page, paste the deleted section in, and find it later. Also removes the "Word crashed and I lost everything" phenomenon. Everything you type is captured in the history (as long as you save frequently), and you can always revert to a previous version of the paper if you change your mind midstream. GREAT for collaborative authoring as well.


Magazine Creation


FlipboardLogo.png
Flipboard


FlipsnackLogo.png - Create your own magazines

IssuuLogo.jpg- Create your own, digital magazines

SimplebookletLogo.png - Very intuitive interface for creating booklets and brochures (similar to Issuu)

YoublisherLogo.jpg - Create flippable magazines or reports for free (from uploaded PDFs)

Map Creation

Click2Map.JPG - Create your own maps, add points of interest, download, and upload to your own website for free (hosting on their servers costs $)

CommunityWalkLogo.png - Create a map, add photos, videos, and comments, then share with others

MapBuilder.JPG - Tag locations on a map and share with others



Mashup Creation


ProtopageLogo.png - Aggregate news and information from around the web via RSS feeds that display in tabs


Newsletter Creation


LetterpopLogo.jpg - Create newsletters with photos from templates and host up to 10 online for free at any given time


Smore.JPG - Extremely simple drag-and-drop templates that allow online, embeddable, multimedia newsletter creation for different purposes. Would be very useful for elementary students.



Newspaper Creation

MakeMyNewspaperLogo.jpg



PDF Creation


CrocoDocLogo.png
CrocoDocLogo.png
- Upload a document, it turns it into an editable PDF

CutePDFLogo.jpg- Create PDFs for free (download the program, the select print, change the printer to CutePDF, and voila!)

FillAnyPDFLogo.png
FillAnyPDFLogo.png
- Allows you to make any PDF editable and send it electronically

FoxitLogo.gif- "Write" on the PDFs you save

PDFEscapeLogo.gif
PDFEscapeLogo.gif
- Free PDF editor that works in your browser

PDF Toolbox: 40 Tools to Rip, Mix, & Burn PDFs (from Mashable)
Create PDFs for free (download the program, the select print, change the printer to CutePDF, and voila!)


Photo Effects

BeFunkyLogo.jpg - Photo effects

BigHugeLabsLogo.png - Create badges, billboards, CD covers, collages, cubes, jigsaw puzzles, magazine covers, mosaics, movie posters, trading cards, and more


FotoflexerLogo.jpg - Very robust, online photo editing site


OnlineImageEditor.png - Free editor allows you to easily remove backgrounds from images (i.e., the white space)


Pablo.JPG - Select (or upload) a photo, insert text and subtext, reposition it, and generate an image/meme


Photofunia.JPG - Upload a photo, select from a comprehensive list of photo effects, then save, create an avatar, etc. Photos deleted every 2 hours


Polls, Questionnaires, Quizzes, & Surveys


ClozeTestLogo.JPG

doodleLogo.png - Lets you poll large groups of people so you can schedule meetings and events

Dotstorming.png - Similar to Padlet, but students can vote on ideas that are posted

MeetingWizardLogo.jpg- Set up meetings, see a grid of people's availability

MentimeterLogo.png - Create your own polls that students answer via text (extremely basic)

PolldaddyLogo.jpg


PollEverywhereLogo.jpg - Quickly post a question and watch as the votes change while students text their answers to the poll. You can also download your poll as a PowerPoint slide to include in a presentation

QualtricsLogo.png - Robust survey tool with built-in analytics that allows skip logic and innovative question formats (such as rank ordering)

QuibbloLogo.png


Socrative.jpg

SurveyMonkeyLogo.jpg - Create up to 10 questions with up to 100 respondents for free (as many surveys as you wish), with some analytics built in. Allows you to embed or generate an e-mail link, and to track IPs.


ZoomerangLogo.png


WhenIsGoodLogo.gif- Select dates and times, then attendees paint over which ones work best for them, and can leave comments

WufooLogo.JPG - Create forms and generate reports

Portfolio Creation

BlendspaceLogo.JPG - Visual portfolio-like app


Poster Creation

GlogsterLogo.jpg- Free, multimedia poster-maker. Set up student accounts for educational use.

MotivatorPoster.jpg - Create motivational posters by adding your own photos and text


Presentation Creation

CanvaLogo.JPG - BEAUTIFUL drag and drop templates and software for presentations, posters, and memes

Emaze.JPG - Create cloud-based presentations from templates that can be viewed on various devices

HaikuDeck.png - Very robust software, available for web or for iPad


PhotopeachLogo.jpg - Quickly create slide shows with captions, text, photos, and quiz questions

  • La famille - Slideshow that uses possessive adjectives, family vocab., and famous people to create a fictional family in French
  • Fotos del espacio - Slideshow of photos of black holes, supernovas, etc., labeled in Spanish
  • Polar Bear Quiz - Interactive quiz about polar bears and their habitat
  • ¿Vida o sida? - Slideshow about AIDS in Spanish (note, some images may not be suitable for classroom use
  • Y ahora . . . qué? - Slideshow about aging in Spanish


PreziLogo.jpg - Create dynamic, non-linear presentations and concept maps


SlideStoryLogo.png - Allows you to audio narration onto a slideshow

SlideshareLogo.gif - Upload ppt presentations to share with others (Example: STARTALK: Developing Teacher Leaders)

Puzzle Creation

JigsawPlanet.JPG
Jigsaw Planet
- Upload an image, it turns it into an interactive puzzle


QR Code Creation


PlickersLogo.png - Print off the PDFs of the QR codes, assign a student name for each number, kids answer questions by holding up card oriented based on A,B, C, or D, teacher scans will cell phone (Android or iPhone), it aggregates the data online for teacher.

QRTreasureHuntGenerator.JPG - Input questions, it generates the QR codes for you


Rubric Creation



EssayTagger.png - Tool allows you to create customizable rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards.



QuickRubricLogo.png - SUPER easy-to-use tool that generates a very professional rubric

Rubistar.jpg- Edit existing rubrics or create your own

themespark-logo.png - Free rubric-making tool aligned to Common Core State Standards

Screencast Creation

Explain Everything - Allows you to make various objects (browser, shapes, etc.) embeddable; annotations stay with the screen you created; then screencast export as an image or movie (for iPad - costs $3)

JingLogo.gif- Free screencasting (requires free download)

ScreenChompLogo.jpg - Extremely simple interface, perfect for early elementary, that allows them to work with an interactive whiteboard, record their voices, and then create a screencast and share link (from TechSmith for iPad)

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Social Media Creation


FakebookLogo.png

HootcourseLogo.jpg - An online community similar to Twitter, but designed for use in education

SMSGenerator.JPG - Generate fake text messages

Tagboard.JPG - Type in a Twitter hashtag, it grabs the tweets and creates a bulletin board of them


TwisterLogo.JPG - Create fake Tweets using this generator


Storyboard Creation


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Story Map Creation


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Storymaps - Create place-based sequential narratives grounded in geographical maps

StudentInteractiveStoryMap.JPG

Tag Cloud Creation


ABCyaLogo.png - Tag cloud generator for elementary students

SnapshirtsLogo.jpg - Type in text, it generates a tag cloud you can print on t-shirts

TagulLogo.png - Make tag (word) clouds in different shapes
TagxedoLogo.jpg - Upload your text (or the URL of your blog) to make tag clouds in all sorts of very detailed shapes
WordleLogo.png- Make your own tag (word) cloud (Why Wordle?)


Text Creation


CooltextLogo.png - Input your text, select your font, and it will generate banners, buttons, etc.


Timeline Creation

CapzlesLogo.JPG - Create embeddable timelines that include photos, audio, videos, etc.

OurStoryLogo.jpg - Create collaborative timelines with text, photos, and videos. You can also choose a type of album, answer questions, and it will generate it for you


Timers



OnlineStopwatchLogo.gif - Online Stopwatch - Use this to monitor group work, to count down how much "English Break Time" is left, etc.


Video Creation


AnimotoLogo.jpg- Upload photos, select your music, and then it will turn them into videos

FlipgridLogo.png

GoAnimateNewLogo.jpg- Create animated videos from stock characters, images, music, and effects, or upload your own and lay them in tracks. Students have to type text into Word and then copy and paste it in order to get diacritical marks.

Moovly.JPG - Create RSA Animate-style videos from templates

- Create animated videos and caption them in the target language



WeVideoLogo.png - Video editing in a browser (collaborative if you pay)

ToufeeLogo.gif- Make flash movies for free (14-day free trial, then you have to pay)

TrakAxPcLogo.gif - Free audio/video editing software you can download and use to make mashups

ZaptionLogo.JPG - Allows you to create seamless video mashup presentations.




Visual CVs



Visme.png - For visual CVs

VisualCV.JPG - For creating visual CVs


Vizualizeme.JPG - Easy-to-use tool for generating visual résumés



Webquest Creation

Webquest Generator


Website Creation

Weebly.gif - Free, online website creation


WixLogoNew.jpg - Create free flash websites

Whiteboard Creation
(Collaborative Workspaces)

dabbleboard_logo.png- Collaborative whiteboard

Dotstorming.png - Similar to Padlet, but students can vote on ideas that are posted

Dweeber - Collaborative workspace

Lino.JPG - Free, very robust "pin board" that accepts documents, images, and video links and allows you to change backgrounds, no sign-up required

Murally.jpg - Interactive whiteboard
Dweeber.gif
PadletLogo.png

SuperstickiesLogo.png- Put your own text on a Post-it note image

ThinkBinder.png - Collaborative workspace that includes a whiteboard

Wallwisher - Collaboratively "graffiti" by posting "stickies" on this online "wall"

Wiggio.jpg - Collaborative workspace that includes calendaring, file sharing, polling, textingin, to do lists, videoconferencing, voice messaging, etc.


Wiki Creation


WikispacesLogo.pngWikispaces- Make your own wiki!


Writing Tools

TitanPadLogo.JPG - Real-time collaboration (see also PrimaryPad which requires a paid account)

Write About This - Free app with photo writing prompts for kids




Administrative Tools


Celly.pngThis another tool that allows you to set up text reminders and alerts for you classroom. This site is a little more complex than remind101 below but gives you access to more features such as getting input from RSS or Twitter and sending polls directly to phones by text without the need for a smartphone or a projector. This service can also be set up to send out text reminders from events on your google calandar. I'll include a tutorial here.- darcoza darcoza


50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps
IFTT.jpg This is a web 2.0 tool that allows you to link online services to automate online tasks that you don't want to perform manually. The service can be used to do a large variety of things including automatically posting to facebook, downloading images of yourself others upload, sending automatic tweets, checking the weather, checking RSS feeds, and combining your google calandar with all kinds of stuff. It's a very powerful tool in general but can be used for classroom applications as well. Check it out.- darcoza darcoza

I've included a tutorial on how to use this to text homework reminders from your Google Calendar.


jolicloud.jpgthis is an alternative operating system that allows you to reuse older computers for your classroom. The link takes you to their website where they include instructions on how to install it on a computer as either a dual-boot for windows or to replace the operating system all together. If you're curious about using this in the classroom feel free to contact me I can give you more detailed instructions on how to install it and how it can be used to manage your classes computers simply. Just click my name and hit send message -----> - darcoza darcoza

just_beam_it.jpgThis is a way to simply transfer files that are too large to send by email.- darcoza darcoza

ListenToYouTubeLogo.JPG - Pull the audio from any YouTube video here

Listentoyoutube.com - pull the audio from any youtube video here

remind101.jpgThis is a tool that allows you to set up text reminders for your classroom. It is fairly simple to use requiring only an account and having students sign up by texting the classes keyword to a number. Also supports scheduling so that you can plan the texts to be sent out at a future date.- darcoza darcoza



RunningRecordCalculatorLogo.JPG - Allows students to calculate accuracy, self-correction ratio, etc., when reading aloud


TeamViewerLogo.JPG TeamViewer is a program that allows you to remote control another computer. This allows you to control your pc from a smart phone or tablet so that you can walk around the room during a presentation. It also allows you transfer files between computers or access files you forgot on your home or school computer from any other computer. Additionally it can be used as meeting software to allow you to video chat while showing your screen to up to 25 other computers which is good if you need to show the class how to do a new task or if you need to show someone how to do something from a distance. Its a very powerful free tool that you should play around with.- darcoza darcoza





Course Management Tools

ClassDojoLogo.png - Free, online course management system that allows teachers to create classes, track student information, etc.

CollaborizeClassroomLogo.jpg- Free, online learning management platform that allows teachers to engage students in discussions, polls, and projects. Also has reporting features.

EdmodoLogo.jpg - Collaborative social community (a la Facebook) for students and teachers in

educational settings


Edu20Logo.JPG

Cybersafety


BeSafeAtBYU.jpg


SafeShareTV.JPG - Paste a YouTube link into the box. It eliminates ads (similar to ViewPure)
ViewPureLogo.JPG - Copy and paste a YouTube link into the window. It allows you to view the video on a plain white or black screen without ads or suggested videos at the end.


Filesharing & Conversion Tools


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Dropbox
- Requires download


ScribdLogo.png - Upload documents to share with others
SenduitLogo.gif - Similar to Divshare, but with an expiration time (from 30 minutes to 1 week). Super simple interface. Easy for technophobes.



TransferBigFiles.png - Extremely simple interface. Simply browse for your file, type in the e-mail address of the recipient, and click Send!

YouConvertItLogo.jpg- Convert documents to PDFs while maintaining hyperlinks

YouSendItLogo.gif- Send large files to others using this service


Fundraising Tools


DonorsChooseLogo.gif - Propose a classroom project. Donors can donate to your cause

FirstgivingLogo.gif- Online fundraising . . . quickly create a webpage regarding the cause of your choice, send the link to associates, clients, family, and friends, and track your progress

FundableLogo.gif- Online fundraising: Solicit pledges, people pay via credit card or Paypal, but accounts are not charged until at least $1,000 is raised. Project does not have to be service-oriented


GrantWrangler.gif - Information on grants for K-12 schools

Language Learning Tools


BabbelLogo.JPG - Select from a wide variety of languages

Forvo.png

lingro.png - Enter a URL and this tool will make every word on the page clickable so that you can look up translations in a variety of languages

LyricsGaps.jpg - Select a language and a song (easy, medium, etc.), and it generates a worksheet with dropdown menus for inputting missing lyrics. You can also use it in karaoke mode. Sometimes it is linked to the YouTube video - chericem1 chericem1


LyricsTrainingLogo.png - Select a language and a music video, it plays the video with a second screen that highlights the lyrics below the video. When you come to an elipses, you type in the missing characters. It provides correction. - chericem1 chericem1

Newsela.JPG - Fabulous website allows you to select current news articles (from an existing collection), select a reading level, and the site modifies the article based on the reading level you have selected. Each article comes with standards-based comprehension quizzes and teachers can obtain student results as well. Free sign-up

typeit-logo2.png - Allows you to type diacritical marks in a variety of languages even if you don't have an international keyboard

Lesson Planning Tools



AchieveTheCore.jpg - This tool uses a lengthy list of questions to guide teachers through the process of selecting, evaluating, and scaffolding tasks for lessons in close reading that are aligned with the Common Core

Blendspace.jpg


CommonCurriculum.jpg - Beautiful, customizable software; click and point text entry; sometimes gets hung up

Google Docs Lesson Planning Templates

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Learnboost.JPG
- Very nice, clickable interface; allows teachers to save materials in a "portfolio"

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Planboard.png

PlanBookEdu.png
PlanBookEdu.png
- Very basic click and type calendar; allows you to repeat lessons, push to Google Calendar, and print

StandardsToolbox.png
StandardsToolbox.png
- Interface is a little old-fashioned, but it does provide both an outline view and a box view for typing, allows linking to Utah Core Standards (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, & Social Studies), allows linking to a curriculum map, has test creation features (including a place for reading passages), course website features, and professional networking features

Map Tools

GoogleEarth.JPG - Free program that allows you to see 3-dimensional views of the earth, cities, etc.


Music Tools


LyricsGaps.jpg - Select a language and a song (easy, medium, etc.), and it generates a worksheet with dropdown menus for inputting missing lyrics. You can also use it in karaoke mode. Sometimes it is linked to the YouTube video - chericem1 chericem1


LyricsTrainingLogo.png - Select a language and a music video, it plays the video with a second screen that highlights the lyrics below the video. When you come to an elipses, you type in the missing characters. It provides correction. - chericem1 chericem1

PandoraLogo.jpg - You select the artist or genre and it generates a station that plays music similar to the style of the selected artist


PlaylistLogo.jpg - Search for songs, save them, and then make the playlist available to your students by giving them the direct link or embedding it into a wiki or website


PLN Tools



AcademiaEduLogo.jpg- An online community for similar to Facebook


FLTEACHLogo.gif - An online community comprised of both university professors and K-12 teachers

DeliciousLogo.jpg - Online social bookmarking (I prefer to bookmark in Diigo and retrieve through Delicious)


DiigoLogo.jpg- An online community that allows you to engage in discussions; annotate, highlight, and archive webpages; and save and share bookmarks with like-minded colleagues
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FacebookLogo.jpg - An online community that allows you to chat with colleagues, create events, hold discussions, post links/photos/resources/videos, and share information with different groups of people

feedage_logo_50x240.png- Directory of RSS feeds to which you can subscribe

FLTEACHLogo.gif - A professional listserv with a circulation of over 6,000 K-12 teachers, researchers, scholars, and university professors from around the world involved in world language education

LinkedInLogo.png - Linked In in Plain English video

NingLogo.jpg - Create your own online community


ThatCampLogo.gif - A series of "unconferences" for people interested in intersections between the humanities and technology

TweetDeckLogo.jpg- Tool you can use to manage Facebook and Twitter feeds

twitter_logo_header.png - A great tool for professional networking and keeping up with the latest developments in your chosen fieldin 140 characters or less! (WeFollowLogo.jpg - Use this search tool to find people to follow on Twitter)

People to follow:

Educational Technology

chrislehmann (Chris Lehmann - Administration)
courosa (Alec Courous - Canada)
dwarlick (David Warlick)
gsiemens (George Siemens)
hrheingold (Howard Rheingold - Digital Journalism)
irasocol (Ira Socol - Michigan, Assistive Tech)
kanter (Beth Kanter - Non-profits)
lesliedavison (Leslie Davison)
oldaily (Stephen Downes)
olliebray (Ollie Bray - Scotland)
timlauer (Tim Lauer)
wfryer (Wesley Fryer)
willrich45 (Will Richardson)
zephoria (Danah Boyd)

Other

ben_fry (Ben Fry) - Computer Science, Design, Visualization
mashable (Pete Cashmere) - Social Media
Richard_Florida (Richard Florida) - Creativity
stanfordeng (Stanford Engineering) - Design, Engineering, & Innovation
yochaibenkler (Yochai Benkler) - Law, Social Media


World Language Education

bplindsey (Barbara Lindsey)
ckendall (Cindy Kendall - Michigan)
dlfulton (Lynn Fulton-Archer - South Carolina)
gaugler (Kevin Gaugler - New York)
icpjones (Isabelle Jones - England)
jannachiang (Janna Chiang - Kentucky)
jessmcculloch (Jess McCulloch - Australia)
lkolb (Liz Kolb - Michigan)
lrosen (Lauren Rosen)
paulinobrener (Paulino Brener)
skrashen (Stephen Krashen)
tmsaue1 (Thomas Sauer - Kentucky)
tonitheisen (Toni Theisen - Colorado)
ZJonesSpanish (Zachary Jones)






Productivity Tools


AlternativeToLogo.JPG - Input the name of a web 2.0 tool and it will find similar alternatives for you

Clarifying the Meaning of Productivity

CuePrompter.gif- Cue Prompter is a free, online teleprompter service. Cut and paste your text into the box, adjust your settings (including speed), and click the "Forward" button to make the screen play the text.

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- Printable CEO Series contains printable tracking sheets to improve productivity

Getting Organized (This link will take you to another wiki)

File Sharing (i.e., sending large files)

Managing the Paper Overload (This link will take you to another wiki)

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- An AWESOME extension (available for both Chrome & Firefox) that allows you to grab part or all of a webpage, edit it, and then save it in a variety of image formats

PrintFriendly.jpg - Make any webpage print friendly by pasting the link into the box and clicking submit.

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Send Tab URLs Firefox Extension
- Send Tab URLs - Send a list of links from open tabs to yourself or others in an e-mail message with this Firefox extension



typeit-logo2.png - Allows you to type diacritical marks in a variety of languages even if you don't have an international keyboard


Professional Development


Conferences


AllConferencesLogo.gif- A database of current conferences from a variety of fields. Click here for Languages & Linguistics


ConferenceAlertsLogo.gif- Subscribe to alerts about upcoming conferences based on parameters you specify

Study Abroad


Abroad101Logo.png - Searchable by country and university, allows program ratings and reviews


Reference Tools

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GoogleFightLogo.jpg - Type in 2 search terms to see which is most popular

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Language Tools

lingro.png - Enter a URL and this tool will make every word on the page clickable so that you can look up translations in a variety of languages



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WordReference.JPG - An online dictionary, available in many languages, with links to discussion forums about usage in various contexts



Research Tools


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CiteULikeLogo.gif- Search the citations other scholars are bookmarking (from SpringerLink)


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DeliciousLogo.jpg- Save your bookmarks (a.k.a. "favorites") online & then access them from any computer

DiigoLogo.jpg- Same as Delicious, but on steroids (allows highlighting and archiving of webpages, social interaction, etc.)

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EasyBib.png - Citation tool

GoogleAlertsLogo.gif- Make information come to you. Set up the alert and it searches the web and delivers updates to you

GoogleScholarLogo.gif- Search for only scholarly articles


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- Gathers news from blogs, newspapers, and other media sources on topics of interest to professionals in specific industries. Available as an e-mail digest, RSS feed, etc. ACTFL collaborates with SmartBrief to produce one specific to professionals in world language education. There is also a generic education one.


ZoteroLogo.jpg- Maintain an annotated, sharable research library with searchable, printable notes and reports



RSS





More about RSS Feeds

Search Tools


SymbalooLogo.jpg - Create a customizable search page using icons


Tech Terms


Video Conferencing Tools


AppearIn.JPG - Free videoconferencing for up to 8 people

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- Videoconference with colleagues

SkypeLogo.png- Hold videoconferences with colleagues from around the world for free

SlackLogo.JPG - Team messaging that allows filesharing and commenting (like Google Docs). Free version only allows 2 people

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YugmaLogo.gif- Free collaborative meeting software (requires download)



Video Manipulation Tools


Amara.png - Allows you to add subtitles in other languages to an existing YouTube video

Applian FLV Player

ListenToYouTubeLogo.JPG - Pull the audio from any YouTube video here
KeepVid.JPG - Fast, quick, and easy YouTube downloads - allows you to select filetype, strip audio from video, strip video from audio, etc.

18 Free Ways to Download Any Video Off the Internet

PlayPosit.png - Create video-based lessons with the annotation and class monitoring tools in this intuitive, easy-to-use, open platform

SafeShareTV.JPG - Paste a YouTube link into the box. It eliminates ads (similar to ViewPure)


TubeChopLogo.gif - Show specific segments of YouTube videos
Vialogues.png - Create video-based discussion threads

VibbyLogo.png- Vibby
ViddlerLogo.jpg- Upload up to 500MB of video, then bookmark particular segments within it or allow others to comment on it

videolan-logo.png - Open source video player that will play almost anything

ViewPureLogo.JPG - Copy and paste a YouTube link into the window. It allows you to view the video on a plain white or black screen without ads or suggested videos at the end.

ZamzarLogo.jpg- Download and convert YouTube videos


Video Viewing Tools



DotSubLogo.jpg - Videos

SchoolTubeLogo.jpg - Videos

TeacherTubeLogo.gif - Videos

YouTubeLogo.jpg- Videos



Writing Tools for Character-based Languages

MagicTyper.jpg - For Arabic

Magic Typer for Russian (& Arabic)

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students through writing characters, including correct stroke order and pronunciation, in Japanese & Chinese