Cool Web Tools
This page contains links to cool web applications to make the integration of technology into your curriculum not only easy for you, but also for your students.
Byrd Middle School Wiki
Visit our wiki for get information or view videos that may be not be accessible through the Byrd website.
WikiSpaces A wiki is a space on the Web where you can share work and ideas, pictures and links, videos and media and anything else you can think of.
Animoto Turn your photos and video clips into professional slideshows in minutes. Fast and free, simple
Go! Animate Create a video for free. Make a viral video. Create an animated lesson or tutorial for your class.Make a training or professional development video for your staff.
Vocaroo A premiere voice and image recording service. One step recording and instant playback.Must have a microphone and or camera attached.
Screenr.com Create your own screen cast for free with nothing to download.
reate customized avatars, add voice to your Voki avatars, post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile and take advantage of Voki's learning resources.Voki is a free service that lets you c
Viddix Video platform that allows you to connect all kinds of web content to your videos. This way you can really interact with your audience and deliver your messages more effectively.
Make Beliefs Comix
This is a fun site that lets you create comics. The best part is that you do not need to have an account. MakeBeliefsComix.com is a fun and easy site to use.
Sliderocket Allows you to create, collaborate and share stunning media rich presentations.
Prezi This is a zooming presentation editor that is cloud based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. Create stunning presentations.
LiveBinders An online 3-ring binder. Collect resources; organize them neatly and easily for publication or presentation.
Image Editing Tools
A suite of applications that you can use right in your web browser. From graphic design to audio editing,(such as image and effects editing, screen capture, music creator, image markup, etc, etc, etc, etc.)
Big Huge Labs Create for FREE fun and custom posters, calendars, cards, magazine covers, puzzles, maps, photo albums, badges, frames, DVD/CD covers, widgets, headers, captions, etc, etc, etc.
Glogster Use music, photos, videos, and more to create a glog to express your ideas, opinions, coccepts or more.
This site lets you customize signs and pictures with your own text. These images make fun additions to reports, cards, your blog, and anywhere.
Pinterest.com A content sharing service that allows members to "pin" images, videos and other objects to their pin board. Also includes standard social networking features.
Minus.com Use Minus to make sharing pictures, documents, music, videos and files simple, instant, and free. Minus lets you drag files from your desktop and folders directly to your Minus browser to start sharing. Simply go to your web browser and retrieve your document. This is a cool way for students to save files if they have no portable storage device.
Dropbox A free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
ClassConnect Find or build lessons with the common core. Add your own videos, pictures, docs, files, etc. Organize and store them, share and collaborate.
Mind Mapping Tools
Popplet Create interactive mind maps instantly. Project on large screen. A platform for idea collection, creation, exploration, and collaboration, etc.
Bubbl.us Bubbl.us enables users to create mind mapping and brainstorming diagrams online. to hierarchy. The site is simple and easy to use. The application is Flash-based so the latest Flash viewer needs to be installed.
Mindmeister Create, share and collaboratively work on mind maps with the leading online mind mapping tool.
Student/Audience Response Tools
PollEverywhere Create a poll. This is an easy way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, TV, print — anywhere.
SMSPoll One of the easiest and fastest ways to find out what your audience is thinking. Requiring no special hardware or software, you can create a live poll in just a few seconds.
Text the Mob The easiest and most entertaining way to collect feedback from your audience: Project polls or message boards on a large screen, have everyone send their input via their cell phones and see results instantly!
SurveyMonkey Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time. Provides free online questionnaire tools and survey software.
Group Texting Tools
Class Parrot The 100% safe, and simple tool that lets teachers reach students the way their friends do, remind your students of upcoming exams, send homework updates & event reminders, let parents opt-in to receive texts, too
GroupMe Start groups with the people already in your contacts. When you send a message, everyone instantly receives it. It’s like a private chat room that works on any phone.