Free web 2.0 tools, 21st century skills sites, and downloads you can use in your classroom.

Name
Grade Level
Subject
Description
www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3776
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skills
Excellent teacher resource for 10 tech skills every student should know.
www.ohiorc.org


Tons of resources for math, language arts, and science teachers. Alignment to many of the state standards. Lessons go through a screening process to ensure quality. You can search lessons via standards, topic, grade level, and specific names of resources. Includes learning modules for teachers.
www.thinkfinity.org


Tons of resources for all content area teachers. Lessons aligned to state standards. Multiple ways to search for resources and lessons. Technology & 21st century learning skills specifically identified - collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Links to great sites such as National Geographics, Wonderopolis, ArtEdge, and others. Includes learning modules for teachers.
www.learningcommons.infohio.org


21 learning modules for teachers on 21st century learning modules. CEU's available.
www.literacynetwork.verizon.org


Has podcasts to use in your classroom, in addition to more resources. One of the thinkfinity partners.
www.wp.nmc.org/horizon2011


The internationally recognized series of//Horizon Reports// is part of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years on a variety of sectors around the globe. This volume, the 2011 Horizon Report, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. It is the eighth in the annual series of reports focused on emerging technology in the higher education environment.
Timetoast
6+
any
ROBMS is currently using this to have students create interactive timelines.
Google Docs
4+
any
free collaboration in the cloud--word processing, spreadsheets, and more
Evernote

any
cloud-based system for saving all your internet stuff and notes
Prezi
6+
any
a zooming presentation tool
Tagxedo
6+
any
like Wordle, but the word cloud can be any shape. Must download.
Alice
6+
tech
girl-friendly beginning programming platform that teaches programming logic without requiring kids to learn how to code. Use Storytelling Alice for Middle school. Start High school kids on Alice 2.0. Tons of teacher support on site. Have students begin with the included tutorials.
Gamemaker
6+
tech
Introduction to programming through video game logic. Includes tutorials.
Audacity
4+
any
Record and edit sounds.
Foxit Reader

any
Opens PDF files. Superior to Adobe Acrobat because it doesn't need updates very often and it doesn't take up as much storage space on your hard drive.
Format Factory

any
Converts any type of image, sound, or video file to any other format.
Photo Story 3 for Windows

any
Easily create and narrate documentary-style slide shows.
Kidblog
elem, ms
any
Teacher-created blogging tool--safe, simple, and controlled.
Voki

any
create a talking cartoon character and embed it on your blog or social profile
Animoto

any
takes your images and text and turns them into a polished video
Mission US
4+
soc st.
American History role-playing game
Dropbox
4+
any
store everything in the cloud. Sync automatically to any computer you frequently work on.
iCyte
6+
any
tracks websites individuals or groups are using for research, along with notes. Email administrator for free educator account.
NoodleTools
6+
any
a complete system for doing research, organizing information into a document based on virtual notecards, and documenting sources.
Wordsift
4+
any
A word cloud tool like Wordle the is created from cut and paste text. Provides connections such as images, a word map, and sentences using word in context.
Big Picture
any
SS, LA
A daily picture from the Boston Globe--a current events springboard
Test Yourself
6+
math, SS, LA
A daily question from the New York Times learning network--check out the rest of their teacher resources too!
Many Eyes
?
math, SS
a new way to visualize data.
Capzles
?
SS
creates digital time capsules
Visual Ranking
any
any
students rank items and compare their rankings and reasons with those of classmates
ClassTools
any
any
a variety of tools including "Fakebook" template, random student picker, timer
Wikimapia
any
any
hybrid between wikipedia and google maps
Dipity
any
any
another tool to make timelines
Symbaloo
any
any
organize your links visually
Sumo Paint
4+
any
image editor
Cutmp3
4+
any
simple mp3 editor
Lino it
4+
any
online sticky notes
Quizlet
4+
any
make online flashcards
Wallwisher
4+
any
online message board
Weebly
4+
any
create a website
Wiggio
4+
any
group collaboration space
OpenZine
?
any
online magazine hosting
ArtWeaver
?
any
image editor
Museum Boxes



ToonDo


create cartoons
Glogster


create interactive posters
Xtranormal


create animated cartoons
Edmodo


safe classroom based microblogging
QuickTopic


online message board that doesn't require a password
Chatzy


quick online chatboard that provides lots of control options for teachers
Geogebra

math
interactive geometry and algebra
Khan Academy

math
K-college math videos and exercises for self-paced learning
Schoology


learning management system with social networking features
Awesome Highlighter


highlight text on a website and receive a url to link you back to see the highlights
Google Lit Trips

LA
combines literature and the power of Google Earth
Virtual Earthquake

science

Spelling City



Issuu


creates slick publications which can be downloaded as interactive pdf's
Edheads

science
virtual laboratory
ZooBurst


Digital storytelling tool that lets you print 3D pop up books
ABCya
K-6

teacher-created elementary games and tools

http://tinyurl/arracooltools to submit tools to the ARRA schools tool database
http://tinyurl/seecooltools to see the ARRA schools tool database


Web Addresses
Description of Websites
www.ohiorc.org
Tons of resources for math, language arts, and science teachers. Alignment to many of the state standards. Lessons go through a screening process to ensure quality. You can search lessons via standards, topic, grade level, and specific names of resources. Includes learning modules for teachers.
www.thinkfinity.org
Tons of resources for all content area teachers. Lessons aligned to state standards. Multiple ways to search for resources and lessons. Technology & 21st century learning skills specifically identified - collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Links to great sites such as National Geographics, Wonderopolis, ArtEdge, and others. Includes learning modules for teachers.
www.learningcommons.infohio.org
21 learning modules for teachers on 21st century learning modules. CEU's available.
www.literacynetwork.verizon.org
Has podcasts to use in your classroom, in addition to more resources. One of the thinkfinity partners.
www.wp.nmc.org/horizon2011
The internationally recognized series of//Horizon Reports// is part of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years on a variety of sectors around the globe. This volume, the 2011 Horizon Report, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. It is the eighth in the annual series of reports focused on emerging technology in the higher education environment.