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Tech Resources for Teachers  

A place to find tools and inspiration for your practice.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Recommended Tools

Resources that have reviewed and recommended by your peers.

Digital Storytelling

SonicPics (digital storytelling using photos and voice recording)

Book Creator (create a digital book using the iPad)

Toontastic (create "animated" cartoons with your own art -and voice!)

Social Studies:

Google Maps (free online maps that you can use to map out field trips, show the neigborhood, etc.)

Google Earth (3D imagery, buildings, terrain all over the world)

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator (This tool lets you name your paper, enter your text and creates an image of a traditional looking newspaper with your content)


wordle - (copy and paste or simply enter text to create a word cloud presentation.)

Evernote (free online note taking tool)

Weebly (free web page creation)

EasyBib (free and popular tool for creating citations.

Prezi ("Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides.")

Pinterest (create online pinboards as a collection of images or websites for inspiration or future use)


iBooks (a way to purchase and read e-books on the iPad)

Moving Tales (beautifully animated books for the iPad.  So far, they all seem to be original content.)


Curriki (free, open-sourced curriculum ideas on the web)


    Helpful Twitter Hashtags

    Using the following hashtags will take you to helpful threads on a variety of topics.

    • #edchat
      A chat about teaching.
    • #elemchat
      Elementary educator chat
    • #sschat
      Social studies chat.
    • #scichat
      A chat about teaching science.
    • #NTchat
      A new teacher chat.

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