A Few of Mrs. Autry's Favorite Tools2.0 Tools are interactive websites that provide some service such as allow users to research, organize information, or create products or presentations.Chrome Extensions are tools that can be added to your Chrome account.
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AudioAvatars and Animations
- Avatar Maker
Make and download custom avatars
- Powtoon (requires flash)
Animation tool for presentations that are great for teaching or student products.
- Mini-Mizer (requires flash)
Use minimizer to create a lego-like avitar.
Use Voki to create an avatar and animate a short video.
Bookmarking, Journaling, Content Sharing
Graphic & Video Libraries
Use Delicious to collect and organize your favorite web sites. Access these anywhere online.
- Live Binders
Collect, organize, and share information with live binders. Can be used as a shared storage and collaboration location by granting rights to collaborators.
Penzu is a tool for online journaling.
Use Diigo to collect, highlight, and organize anything online.
Create a lists of your favorite sites.
- Google Docs
Create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online with Google Docs.
Student digital portfolio
Graphic Editing Tools
- Creative Commons
Aggregated search of multiple creative commons sites
Over 900 emojis free for download
Student centered search for free images
- Nasa Image and Video Library
Free images straight from NASA
- Noun Project
Free icons (attribution required)
- Open Clipart
Free clipart with unlimited licensure
Free stock photos
- Pixabay (not available for students)
Free photos and videos
- Photos for class
Free photos that come with a citation
Free Public Domain photos and videos
Free Creative Common photos
Media, Videos, or Other Visual Products
Google tool to enhance free-drawing
- Adobe Spark
Create impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos with Spark’s free graphic design app
Create video slideshows by uploading photos or videos.
- Eduglogster (Paid Subscription)
Create online, interactive posterlike designs with glogster.
Create online slideshows.
Use Prezi to create an interactive online presentation that can include video, photos, and other objects.
Find, create, and share tutorials
SlideRocket is an online powerpoint alternative.
Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.
Create and share interactive reports and presentations that can be shared with an embed code
- Voice Thread
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
Zoho is the online tool for making powerful presentations.Whether you are a professional, a teacher, a student, a businessman, a salesman or anyone looking to put together a cool presentation, you have come to the right place. Zoho Show's pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use.
Create interactive images with links to content for a fun visual presentation.
Organizational Tools, Graphic Organizers, Timelines
Bubbl is brainstorming and planning made simlpe
- Create A Graph
Here you will find five different graphs and charts for you to create using this online tool.
Creatly is a diagraming and collaboration tool is perfect for brainstorming, planning, and communicating with a team.
Use Ekpenso to create and share mind maps online. Brainstorm, plan, and collaborate with this tool.
Use templates found on Exploratree to map organize information.
- Map Myself
Map Myself is a free online graphic organizer / mind mapping tool.
- Mind Map 42
Mind Map 42 allows users to brainstorm, organize, and share ideas.
Compare any two concepts with images.
Create an interactive concept map.
- Poll Daddy
Create online polls, surveys, and quizzes with Poll Daddy
Use SurveyMonkey to create and share online surveys.
Use this game based response system along with BYOD.
Create quizzes or polls in this easy to use response system.
- Poll Deep
Create polls and analyze responses. Polls and response graphics can be shared through social media or with an embed code.
Use free student response system by printing a card for each student. Students hold the cards different ways to give different responses, and the teacher uses his/her phone to record answers.
Destiny is the district library automation system. This resource allows individuals to search for books, ebooks, and databases
- Map Maker by National Geographic
View and customize maps by National Geographic.
Atlapedia® Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Find famous quotes or the source of a quote at Bartleby.
- Quotation Page
Search for quoatations by author, title, or phrase using Quotation Page.
- Word Central
Word Central is a free online dictionary by Merriam-Webster.
Britannica online encyclopedia is a subscription service provided district library services. See your campus media specialist for passwords.
- Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a free online library of newspapers, magazines, and the suggested websites.
ERIC is a government provided database of journal articles available free online.
- Speeches by the History Channel
Browse through or search for the text and audio version of famous speeches.
GALE is a research database of magazines, periodicals, and other useful research tools. This is available for grades 7-12.·
Infoplease includes free online encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesaurus, timelines, biographies, etc.
Tools for schools
Create and share rubrics with irubric
- Flash Card Exchange
Create and share flash cards online with Flash Card Exchange.
Rubistar allows teachers to create rubrics using easy templates. Browse rubrics created by others.
Use Vocagrabber to create vocabulary lists. Paste in a text and the will create the vocaulary list for you.
- Citation Machine
Citation Machine helps users create MLA and APA style citations.
Create flashcards that can be displayed online.
Graphics, Video, and Screen Casting
- Screen Cast-o-matic
Create free screen cast videos.
Use this tool for screen capture and video casting.
Create online flyers.
Create a graphic based on words of your choosing.
Customize online videos and create interactive quizzes.
- Tube Chop
Shorten Youtube videos to show only the content you want. Will be available only to staff.
Web Design and WidgetsOther
- Avatar Maker