Instructional Videos

Animoto
Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto, an ideal tool for creating videos and presentations. It takes just minutes to create a video which can bring your lessons to life.

Blabberize, Voki, and GoAnimate
Insert creativity into your next lesson as you create speaking avatars!!! Your students will LOVE these easy to use online resources. Enjoy!!!

Clay Yourself, Yearbook Yourself, & FunFaceCam
Use these three websites to make some great photos!!! Clay Yourself allows your students to create avatars of themselves and of the famous people they learn about throughout the school year. Yearbook Yourself and Fun Face Cam make some hilarious photos that can be used for writing prompts! Your students will LOVE these sites and want to use them all the time at home.

FlipSnack
Create a flip book with pictures and pdfs. You can embed your final products on your blogs! Great site!!!

Glogster
Use Glogster to videos, pictures, links and important notes. Great for projects!

Google (Forms, Docs, & Presentations)
Learn how Google DocsGoogle Forms & Spreadsheet & Google Presentation can impact your classroom.

Jigsaw Planet
Use to create puzzles to enhance your lesson!

Mixbook
Fabulous resource to create online photo books, scrapbooks, and interactive notebooks. Great tool for grades K-5!

Padlet
Great collaborative site for vocabulary word of the day, open ended questions, KWL Chart, book reviews, word problems, sentence starters, brainstorming, story writing and so much more.

Pixlr
Ever want to edit an image, but didn’t want to pay the prices for expensive photo editing software? Pixlr is a free online photo editing app. You will be amazed as to what you can do with the app. You can set transparent backgrounds, layer images and much more.

Picasa
Posting pictures of your class is a great way to get parents involved and increase traffic to your blog. The downside is that pictures take up quite a bit of space on the blog. Before the year is out you could be at your limit. Picasa allows you to display your pictures on your blog without taking up any space. All you need to do is upload your pictures to Picasa. Picasa provides you with an embed code to display your pictures on your blog. You can even display a slideshow.

Prezi
This online resource is a great way to get your students making online “Powerpoint/Keynote” projects! Prezi can truly spice up your online presentations!!! Great for book reports, science projects and other oral presentations! Enjoy!

Record MP3 & Delivr
Create QR codes for book report projects, newsletters, writing activities, team building activities, weekly spelling homework, oral reports, math scavenger hunts, and so much more!!!

Screencast-O-Matic
Want to make a tutorial video? Want to record your screen as you demonstrate a task? Use Screencast-O-Matic!

Skype
Start webcasting some of your lessons. Chat with another class online. Sing a song with someone in another state! Skype can bring the outside world directly into your classroom!

Spelling
Looking for a new and simpler way to give your weekly spelling test? Spellingcity will call out your spelling words, give practice test, provide spelling games, and so much more!

TinyURL
Sometimes typing in the long blog addresses can be a deterrent for parents to go to your blog. Parents and students may forget the address to your blog. With TinyURL you can take that long blog address and shorten it to a very manageable url.

TodayMeets
This is a great 21st century communication tool used in many elementary schools. Watch this tutorial video to explore how you can use TodaysMeet not only as a great motivational tool, but as a “hip” review game!

Vimeo & Keepvid
These two websites are extremely important if you plan on uploading videos! Vimeo is basically like a teacher friendly youtube that can host many videos from your desktop. Keepvid is a website that can convert youtube videos from the internet onto your desktop so you can download them into your vimeo account. I personally use both of these website daily!!!

Wordle & Tagxedo
Get creative with WORDS! These two websites are great with vocabulary development and weekly spelling words. Use Wordle and Tagxedo to enhance tough science, social studies, and math concepts! The kids will love it and so will you!!!

WordPress
Create your own teacher blog!!! Use the instructional videos to learn how to make pages, posts, and links. Furthermore, quickly learn how to add backgrounds, headers, and add videos/pictures to your blog!

Clip Your Photos
Want to have FUN with your photos? Use this online resource! This is basically like the program PhotoBooth, but FREE and ONLINE!!!

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