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TimestampWebsite NameURL
Reviewer's Endorsement Content/Area
Audience (check all that apply)
Grade Level (check all that apply)
Content Area
Value of website
Positive uses/benefits or why you like this site
Concerns/Negatives or what makes you not sure about the website
CostNETS-SNETS-TTPCKSAMR
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7/3/2015 10:54:57Testingwww.test.combusiness
Student, Teacher
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas3sdfahae ae free1, 24
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7/7/2015 22:20:23Haiku Deck
https://www.haikudeck.com/gallery/mygallery
High School ELA
Student, Teacher, Administrator, Any presenter
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
Haiku Decks are professional, time-saving, can turn existing ppts into "flashier" presentations with the provided backgrounds.
No audio or video clip capability that I could find.
Initial sign up is free
1, 2, 3, 51, 2, 4TCKAugmentation
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7/8/2015 0:49:55Make Beliefs Comix
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/#
Elementary Art
Student, Teacher
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
create using characters and language
lots of clicking, limited characters
free1, 2, 5TCKModification
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7/8/2015 11:57:11BeFunky
ttp://www.befunky.com/
9-12 Physical Education
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4photo editingtime
free with upgrade cost
11TPKAugmentation
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7/8/2015 14:25:21beta.wideo.co
http://beta.wideo.co/
Secondary English
Student, Teacher
9 - 12Language Arts3
More creative method of video development than iMovie or PPT.
Can't do much with free level, looks a little complex as far as setting it up.
$9/plus, $19/Pro, $39/agency
1, 2, 3TPCKModification
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7/8/2015 15:12:17Bouncy Balls
https://bouncyballs.org
Art/Grades 1-5
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Colorful, fun way to monitor noise level
Does not work with Safari, Firefox & Chrome only
free!TPKSubstitution
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7/8/2015 16:21:40Blabberize
http://blabberize.com/
Secondary English
Student
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Language Arts, Math, Music, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Technology
3
It's definitely entertaining. I think kids would have fun with voices and creativity. I also like the idea that they have to write a script is good for recall.
Getting carried away. I think they could lose focus on the task at hand because they are having fun creating and matching mouths and voices.
Not sure1, 2, 3, 42, 3TPK
Substitution, Augmentation
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7/8/2015 16:29:48bubbl.us
https://bubbl.us/mindmap
Secondary English
Student
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
I LOVE this. Students can always use help with graphic organizers. One of our first writing assignments has them build a character descriptive paragraph. Colors can be changed to match our Write Tools design. I LOVE this!!
The free version allows for only 3 graphic designers.
$6/mo or $59/year
1, 2, 3, 43, 4TPCK
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7/8/2015 16:34:15Wufoo
http://www.wufoo.com/
HS ELA
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator, Business
9 - 12All Areas1
Allows you to create surveys/quizzes/registrations and email the information.
Only three free forms are allowed.
Free to $199.99 per month
TKSubstitution
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7/8/2015 16:47:30Vocabulary Spelling City.com
http://www.spellingcity.com/
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher, Parent, Homeschoolers
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Language Arts, Math, Reading
5
Our new reading series will have the word lists online this year and there will be no workbooks to practice various skills. I will be able to type the word lists into this program and this could take the place of the workbooks.
Time. We will have to bring computer or ipad carts down to room and work on them all together instead of on their own time.
Free to Premium ($29.99/year)
NoneTCKSubstitution
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7/8/2015 16:53:19PhotoPeach
http://photopeach.com/
Secondary English
Student
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
This would be great for recall of a chapter in a novel, or if students were doing an independent reading assignment.
Limited picture options and each photo can't have its own caption.
$3/month1, 22, 3TK
Substitution, Augmentation
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7/8/2015 17:05:21Canva
https://www.canva.com/
HS ELA
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator, Business
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
Allows students to use creative control and professional result.
Limited features for changing the quality of the photos.
Free1, 3TPK
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7/8/2015 19:22:43Icebreakertags
http://icebreakertags.com/
9-12 Physical Education
Teacher, Parent, Administrator
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas1
would be great for first day activities
could not get anything to work
free - I thinkCKAugmentation
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7/8/2015 20:54:27Storybird.com
https://storybird.com/
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher, Parent
7 - 8, 9 - 12
Language Arts, Reading, Technology, Art
3
This might encourage kids to be more creative with their writing. It might help encourage reluctant readers and writers come out of their shell and enjoy seeing their work on the computer and in book form.
This is for older students. Probably 5th or 6th grade on up. There are some pictures on it that I wouldn't want my students to use.
Free1, 2, 5, 6TCK
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7/8/2015 21:48:04studyblue.com
https://www.studyblue.com/
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas4
It's useful in all subject areas including foreign language. Hundreds of thousands ideas are already incorporated in it, but you can add your own if you can't find exactly what you need. It's free! It can be used on any device.
It would be neat if there was an elementary version. Looks to be more for high school and college level.
Free!6TCKSubstitution
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7/9/2015 2:35:24TodaysMeet
https://todaysmeet.com/
K-12 Physical Education and Administration
Student, Teacher
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas3
Classroom discussion using a web tool
No concerns that I can see
Free2, 6TPCKAugmentation
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7/9/2015 2:46:06linoitlinoit.com
Middle/High School
Student, Teacher
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas3
It could be a fun way to create class discussion and KWL
Students have to have log in
Free2TPCKAugmentation
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7/9/2015 9:46:12StoryboardThat
storyboardthat.com
ELED/Early Childhood Sped
Student, Teacher
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas3
Premade boards, printable, slideshow, powerpoint, url link
2 boards/week, Free boards made are public, quality/accuracy of premade boards?,
Free account - 2/week, not private, 3 or 6 cells, watermarked
TPCKAugmentation
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7/9/2015 10:36:07Pixabaypixabay.com
ELED/Early Childhood Sped
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Great pictures, seems pretty "clean", sighting source not required, easy!
Top of search is Shutterstock - watermarked across pictures you pay for
Free downloads! No need to have account. Shutterstock is NOT free
TK, TCKSubstitution
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7/11/2015 17:49:49Bingo Baker
https://bingobaker.com/
Art/Grades 1-5
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
A way to make Bingo cards for whatever purpose
if you need more than 8 cards, must pay fee.
$9.95/ lifetime fee
PCKSubstitution
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7/11/2015 18:38:38Sploder
http://www.sploder.com/
Art/Grades 1-5
Student, Teacher
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Technology, Art3
Addictive, fun to make and play video games
Does not use/review content
free!TKModification
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7/11/2015 21:28:57Preziwww.prezi.com
Secondary Science
Student9 - 12Science5
Engages the audience while watching a presentation
Difficult to work with
4 GB free for educators!
TPCKModification
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7/11/2015 21:32:26ck-12www.ck12.org
Secondary Science
Student, Parent
9 - 12All Areas4
Free Online Textbook that could be used for additional support
N/AFreeTPCKModification
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7/11/2015 22:55:58Exit Ticket
http://exitticket.org
Art/ Grades 1-5
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas2
Looked like a site similar to Edoctrina where you can build assessments for students
Edoctrina already in use in district. Requires students to log-in at computer in order to take assessments
free basic/ Teacher Premium $10/mth
TCKSubstitution
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7/11/2015 23:05:34Puzzle Maker
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetupForm.asp
Art/ Grades 1-5
Student, Teacher
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
Fun way to learn/use content vocabulary
Limited to what puzzles are made
freeCKSubstitution
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7/12/2015 10:51:36Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/
Art/ Grades 1-5
Student, Teacher, Parent
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Music, Technology, Art
3
Allows for students to create and share their creations on the web
Hard to learn for younger students, requires access to computer
FreeTPCKRedefinition
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7/12/2015 11:18:40Co Sketch
http://cosketch.com
Art/ Grades 1-5
Student, Teacher, Parent
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Foreign Language, Social Studies, Technology
3
Online sketch blog - can sketch on google maps
limiited capabilities - site is still developing so that maps can be saved
freeTCKRedefinition
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7/12/2015 15:11:30Vozme - text to speech
http://vozme.com
9-12 Physical Education
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas3
fun new way to inform.
not sure if worth the time
freeTPKSubstitution
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7/12/2015 15:27:58Class Tools
http://www.classtools.net
9-12 Physical Education
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
looks like you can do a lot on this site
confusing on how to travel around on site
Pricey "not free"
CKModification
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7/12/2015 15:36:51Blend Space
http://www.classtools.net
9-12 Physical Education
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Great website!!
nonefreeTCKRedefinition
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7/12/2015 15:56:35The History Chef
http://lincolnslunch.blogspot.com/
9-12 Physical Education
Student, Teacher
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Social Studies3
interesting facts and information about American Presidents and foods related to them and their liking
not sure where to fit in but definitely at grade where the study of American presidents is
freePKSubstitution
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7/12/2015 18:01:12Voice Thread
http://voicethread.com/
Secondary English
Student, Teacher
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas3
Requires the students to read through their summary or essay BEFORE they submit. They can go one step further with assignment and apply what they have learned using photos and video.
Not many options with free site.
$60/year for 50 licensures
3, 44TPK, TCK
Substitution, Augmentation, Modification
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7/12/2015 18:09:33Scriffon
http://scriffon.com/
Secondary English
Student, Teacher
7 - 8, 9 - 12
Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies
4
Kids can publish their works and share them with others. Work can be edited. It's a writing site, not a blogging site. It is completely free, according to the site homepage.
Keeping track of sites. Students can use pen names.
$01, 21, 2TK, CK
Substitution, Augmentation
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7/13/2015 8:50:26Croak.itcroak.it
ELED/Early Childhood Sped
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
record 30 seconds & gives you a link. Can be made private & access only with link. Review said good for kids to summarize info or teacher to make audio QR code.
Could not open site. One review said trouble using after updated IOS
Free TPCKModification
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7/13/2015 9:27:47Vocaroovocaroo.com
ELED/Early Childhood Sped
anyone7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas4
Looks like easy recording & use
Respects privacy to a point (FAQ are pretty funny!) BETA
FreeTPCKModification
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7/13/2015 9:31:16Kaizena
https://www.kaizena.com/boxes
High School ELA
Student, Teacher, Parent, All writers
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas5
Direct links to student docs allow quicker feedbacks. I especially like the audio abilities.
At this time, I haven't used the site enough to see negatives.
Basic is free2, 3, 4, 61, 3, 4TCKModification
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7/13/2015 9:56:14Dipitydipity.com
ELED/Early Childhood Sped
anyone
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Interactive timeline that you can turn into flipbook or list, embed links, audio, video, pictures
Front end set up could be timely depending on how advanced you want to go
Free - upgrades start at $4.95/month for ad free
TPCKRedefinition
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7/13/2015 10:21:19The Hat
harmonyhallow.net/hat.shtml
ELED/Early Childhood Sped
TeacherK - 3Elementary1
Fun, random way to choose groups or helper, great idea
blocked for malware, windows ap
Free TPKSubstitution
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7/13/2015 10:34:14Funbrain
http://www.funbrain.com
High School ELA
Student, Teacher, Parent
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8
Language Arts, Math, Reading
4
Games for learning!
The backgrounds may be static, thus not engaging.
FREE!1, 4, 61, 3, 4TCKSubstitution
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7/13/2015 10:35:35timetoasttimetoast.com
Secondary Sped
Student
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
can add picture, embeddable
only 3 pictures at a time
freeTCKAugmentation
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7/13/2015 10:39:45knowledge vision/knowvioknowvio.com
Secondary Sped
Student, Teacher, Parent
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas3
shows teachers face, shows all slide so faster students don't have to wait until the end of the slide
shows full slide so students are writing/typing entire slide and not listening
freeTCK
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7/13/2015 10:41:52dipitydipity.com
Secondary Sped
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
can add urls, pictures, embeddable
all info not shown unless you click on bubble
freeTPCK
Augmentation, Modification
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7/13/2015 10:44:13Screencastify
screencastify.com
Secondary Sped
Student, Teacher, Parent
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
when students are absent they can see what happened on screen and can hear teachers voice and students questions/discussions
can't see teacher
freeTCKSubstitution
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7/13/2015 10:51:29Timeline JS
timeline.knightlab.com
ELED/Early Childhood Sped
anyone
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Google sheet template, url when published
Northwestern University - funding to keep it going??
Free - Open source, BETA
TPCKRedefinition
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7/13/2015 14:26:43
Kathy Schrock's iPads4teaching
http://www.ipads4teaching.net/
HS ELA
Teacher, Parent
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
So many ed tech links!
So little time!
Free KS site; links may have costs.
None2, 3, 5TPCK
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7/13/2015 14:33:12Your Smarticles BlogSpot
http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com/
HS ELA
Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Foreign Language, Language Arts, Reading
3
A good mix of links for ELA; especially appreciate the ELA Webmix for Symbaloo!
Links are not all for free sites; be sure to keep an eye on costs listed.
Smarticles site is free.
None1, 2, 3, 5TPCK
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7/13/2015 14:42:02GradeCam
https://insight.gradecam.com/
HS ELATeacher
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Grade bubble sheets anywhere you have access to a camera and get immediate print-out of scores.
Need to delete assessments to add new assessments.
Very basic is free.
None5TCKSubstitution
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7/14/2015 11:04:39Class Kick
http://www.classkick.com/#home
9-12 Physical Education
Student, Teacher
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
great to get the quiet student's feedback.
implementation
freePKAugmentation
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7/14/2015 11:07:01The Physical Educator
http://www.thephysicaleducator.com
9-12 Physical Education
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
I am excited to learn the PE apps and make a lesson
none yetfreeTCKModification
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7/14/2015 12:07:45ClassBadges
http://classbadges.com/
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas3
Kids get positive feedback for their assignments and accomplishments.
Each student would have to have their own log in.
free6TKSubstitution
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7/15/2015 9:51:51ABCya
http://www.abcya.com/
PreK-5
Student, Teacher, Parent
K - 3, 4 - 6
Language Arts, Math, Reading, Technology
4
It is a good tool for students to use to reinforce different skills. It also allows students to work independently.
The ads are a negative and the fact that the ipad verion looks different then the computer version.
Free for basic site. A small cost for upgrading.
22TPCKAugmentation
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7/15/2015 9:56:59Learnisthttp://learni.st/
K-12 Physical Education and Administration
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
It is like Pinterest but with an education feel. You can learn a lot of things related to education.
I am not sure where the sources are coming from on the site.
Free22TKAugmentation
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7/15/2015 11:40:11ABCmouse
https://www.abcmouse.com/
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher, Parent
K - 3All Areas4
Awesome early learning site for ages 2-7. Great way for kids to get a head start with learning.
Only the first month is free. It is primarily for preschool ages up to 1st grade.
$7.95 a month. Up to $1,ooo for a classroom of 20.
TCKSubstitution
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7/15/2015 11:43:11Workflowyworkflowy.com
K-12 Physical Education and Administration
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas4
Seems to be a nice tool keep notes organized.
You have to sign up for an account before using the tool
Free22TKAugmentation
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7/15/2015 11:48:02Photos for Class
http://www.photosforclass.com/
K-12 Physical Education and Administration
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
It is free and all the photos include citation.
Limited on elementary age students photo needs.
Free22TCKAugmentation
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7/15/2015 11:56:54OpenClipart
https://openclipart.org/
K-12 Physical Education and Administration
Student, Teacher
4 - 6, 7 - 8All Areas3
It is a free tool for clipart
I don't think that the pictures are the best
Free22TCKAugmentation
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7/15/2015 12:00:33Starfall.com
http://www.starfall.com/
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher, Parent
K - 3
Math, Reading, Phonics
5
Good site for teaching preschoolers up to 2nd graders reading and math starting with the basics. ESL and sped students would also benefit because of the pictures, repetition, etc.
none
free to $35 a year
TCKSubstitution
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7/15/2015 12:08:40Thinkfinity
http://thinkfinity.org/
K-12 Physical Education and Administration
Student, Teacher, Administrator
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas3
Another search engine for education. Great resource sites are connected to this website.
The website is very overwhelming. I had a hard time navigating the site.
free22TKAugmentation
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7/15/2015 14:20:08Wordle-Create
http://www.wordle.net/create
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Can be used for anything that is being studied. Visual reminder of voc. words, synonyms, science voc., etc.
NoneFreeTCKSubstitution
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7/15/2015 14:53:36Google Formsgoogle drive
Secondary Science
Student, Teacher
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
digitalizes your worksheets and helps save time with grading (flubaroo)
none so farfreeTKSubstitution
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7/15/2015 14:54:52Kwizzu
www.kwizzu.com
Secondary Science
anybody who likes youtube
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
makes downloading videos EASY
nonefreeTKSubstitution
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7/15/2015 22:16:38Vocabulary.com
http://vocabulary.com/
2nd Grade
Student, Teacher, Parent, anyone
7 - 8, 9 - 12Vocabulary5
Keeps track of your progress and gets increasingly difficult. Learn new words without much effort.
NoneFreeTCKSubstitution
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7/16/2015 15:43:25Quicktime Player
Quicktime Player
Secondary Science
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administrator
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
Great way to record your screen!
nonefreeTKSubstitution
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7/16/2015 15:45:47Emaze
www.emaze.com
Secondary Science
Student
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas4
Another engaging way to present information
nonefreeTKSubstitution
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7/16/2015 15:47:50Twitter
www.twitter.com
Secondary Science
Teacher9 - 12All Areas5
Great way to stay up to date with what is going on in many fields of study
none besides having to much info and not sure what to do with it :)
FreeCK, TCKSubstitution
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7/16/2015 15:51:03Flubaroo
www.flubaroo.com
Secondary Science
Teacher
K - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
All Areas5
LOVE LOVE LOVE... it will help me save time with grading. The time I use during my plans for grading can be used for another goal or task!
NoneFreeTPKSubstitution
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7/19/2015 21:32:24emaze
https://www.emaze.com/
Secondary English
Student, Teacher
7 - 8, 9 - 12All Areas5
Easy to use templates, cloud based, provides a simple, clean presentation, forces students to do some talking and not type it all on slides.
Not many templates to choose from on free options, some templates can be busy.
Pro option is $9/month
1, 2, 3, 4CK, PCKModification
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7/19/2015 22:43:07DIY MFA
http://diymfa.com/writer-igniter
Secondary English
Student, Teacher
4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12
Language Arts, Reading
3
I like the shuffle and write feature and the chance for students to publish what they write.
It's really only creative writing based. Students can get feedback but not necessarily from the teacher.
I don't believe there is a cost.
1, 2, 4PK, CK
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7/21/2015 8:25:00Story Jumper
storyjumper.com
Secondary Sped
Teacher, Parent, Student
K-12
Language Arts, Reading
5
Create using characters and language
LimitedFreeTPCKModification
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7/21/2015 8:26:15tweetdecktweetdeck.com
Secondary Sped
TeacherK-12All Areas5
Learn from others
Some junk you don't care about
FreeAugmentation
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7/21/2015 8:27:25Ustreamustream.tv
Secondary Sped
Teacher, Parent, Student
K-12All Areas4
live stream lessons, link for later views
Free only keeps video for 30 days
Free to premium
TPCKSubstitution
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7/21/2015 8:28:00schoologyschoology.com
Secandary Sped
Student, Teacher, Parent, Administration
K-12All Areas4
Learning Management System
Looks a little hard to navigate
FreeTPCK
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