Teacher Resources

Tools for educators


ALA Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning:  2011  "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.. 

Ancestry Images is a free image resource for historians, genealogists and anyone undertaking family history, ancestry or local history research. The costs of running this free resource are mostly met by the small commission from Google adverts, please support my sponsors!

Animoto is web 2.0 tool that allows teachers or students to create multimedia presentations that are simple to make and share.

Blogger.com is a free blog application from Google.  It is very easy to use.

Bubbl.us An intuitive "mind mapping" application - think flow chart

CRSTE (kriss' - tee) Capital Region Society for Technology in Education great learning opportunities for 21 Century Skills through conferences, cyber conference, "boot camps," wikis, etc. 

CRSTE Teacher Tools Forum a wikispace dedicated to sharing web 2.0 tools.

Drop Box This application places any information saved on drop box to be copied on any machine where you have loaded your Drop Box - automatically syncs  all your data, you won't have to email it or save to a memory stick to transfer information from one machine to another.  Plus it's backed up online.

FBI Safe Internet Surfing

free music

Glogster  Electronic posters.  Free to educators, register up to 100 students .  Glogs can have text, graphics, pictures, audio, video, links to documents or websites. 

LearnCentral is a new social learning network for education, sponsored by Elluminate. More than a social network or a learning community, this free, open environment represents the next logical step of combining asynchronous social networking and the ability to store, organize, and find educational resources with the live, online meeting and collaboration provided by Elluminate technology.

LiveBinders - your 3-ring binder for the web.  Collect your resources; organize them neatly and easily and make an impression!

MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to meet fascinating people from all over the world.

Net Cetera This government website covers what you need to know, where to go for more information, and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online.

Open Source Music (free music)

Paperli is a site where you can make an online newspaper.

Pearltrees a place to organize and share web sites and content

Pirate Pad  The pad text is synchronized as you type, so that everyone (invited) viewing the page sees the same text.  This allows you to collaborate seamlessly on documents! Quote from teacher, "Hello peer editing."

Podomatic.  Make podcasts

PowerPoint Templates, including Jeopardy Game template.

Read the Words create an Avatar to read text

Storify lets you curate social networks to build social stories, bringing together media scattered across the Web into a coherent narrative. We are building the story layer above social networks, to amplify the voices that matter and create a new media format that is interactive, dynamic and social.

Sqworl is a web application that provides a clean and simple way to visually bookmark multiple URLs.

SafeShare.TV removes distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos and it also allows you to crop videos before sharing them.

Smithsonian's History Explorer brings history to life through exploration of artifacts and primary sources.  Lessons, activities and interactives.

From Teacher Tube's website, "TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007.The goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners."

Thinkfinity is a website that brings teachers the best online educational resources for free.  Partners include ArtsEdge, EconEdLink, EdSITEment, readwritethink, LiteracyNetwork, Smithsonian's History Explorer, Illuminations, Science NetLinks, & Xpeditions.

Xpeditions is a National Geographic website of educational resources for educators, students, and families.  Lessons, activities, projects, tutorials, reference materials, interactives, maps, and more.



All Library, All the Time

Bibliozine is an e magazine for librarians

Library Cat Maps shows where all the library cats are - meow

Virginia Educational Media Association

School Library Websites is a CRSTE Wiki of school library websites.  Visit these sites for ideas and tools.

American Association of School Librarians advocates excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.  Great info for librarians, school administrators, and parent.

Make a Free Website with Yola.