Cool Tools

IOS & ANDROID APPS

  • Adobe Spark
  • Google Keep - Notes & Lists
  • What's App - fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world.
  • Office Lens - trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
  • Camscanner - scans documents & photos
  • Fresh Paint - Art app. Create original artwork, turn photos into beautiful paintings, or choose an activity pack to help you get started quickly.
  • Google Lens
  • www.waze.com/Waze​ - maps & traffic tracker
  • Music Apps
    • Spotify - digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs
    • Pandora - playlists based on songs you like. (includes some ads, unless paid)
    • www.shazam.com/Shazam - identify a song while it is playing
  • ​Books & Other Media

CHROME EXTENSIONS

Helpful, but be aware that extensions can slow down your browser, so make sure you stick to what you think will be most useful.

MORE USEFUL TOOLS

Storytelling

Slide Shows & Video-

Imaging-


Audio-

Copyright Free Music and Special Effects

Website & Blogs

  • Weebly - http://www.weebly.com/
  • Blogger - Google’s popular and free blogging tool, is one of the quickest and easiest to use. In workshops we often have teachers blogging in less than ten minutes!
  • Edublogs - Focused on creating a blogging platform for students and teachers, Edublogs offers free WordPress blogs as well as the option to purchase expanded services.
  • Google Sites - Google Sites (free with any Google account) has blogging-type functionality as well as other great features. (this site is an example)
  • Kidblog - Kidblog is a free blogging platform designed for elementary and middle school students. Teachers can monitor and control all activity within the platform. Student blogs are private and only viewable by the teacher and class.
  • WordPress - www.wordpress.org
  • Web Matrix - http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/
  • WebPlus Starter Edition - www.serif.com
  • Banner Maker - http://www.bannersnack.com/


Interesting Projects


Mobile Apps (IPad & Android Apps)

  • Tellagami - iPad only. Tellagami Edu - $4.99 Animate an avatar with your own voice. More choices & longer record time with paid version.
  • Screen Chomp - http://www.techsmith.com/screenchomp.html - screen recorder
  • Adobe Spark (on-line & IOS versions)
  • ​Adobe Capture

General Tools-