I posted this on July 11 but I'm linking up with Tune into Technology to help teachers use more technology in their classroom. Check out the other posts at ITeach1:1. There are great ideas of easy ways to help engage your students through their favorite thing: ipads, ipods, and computers!
Cool Websites/Apps for use in the classroom
These are just a few of the awesome websites and apps that I learned about at the Technology Conference. If you know any other great websites, please let me know :0)
Pics4learning.com: I am completely guilty of taking images from google or other websites to use in my classroom. I did not know any other websites with great pictures. Now, I know of one which students can use in videos, powerpoints, etc. and they are free and copyright-friendly!
Songify: Free App that students can talk into the ipad/ipod and it will distort your voice.
Mobicip: A safe internet app that filters things for the classroom. The websites and images will be much safer for the classroom than google chrome, internet explorer, mozilla firefox, etc.
Recordmp3.org: Students can talk into the computer to create a mp3 of themselves. This is a website which will give you a link to your child's oral report or project.
QRStuff.com: You can take any link and turn it into a QR code. This can be a website, a link to your student's mp3 voice recording, a picture, an answer to a math problem, whatever your heart desires.
Prezi: A website and app that allows you to create a fun, movable PowerPoint presentation. Students would love this!
Dropbox: A free website or app that lets you save photos, docs, videos. You can access them anywhere and share them very easily!
Hootsite: An app that is a social media manager. It can link your facebook, twitter, and personal facebook pages to one app on your ipod/ipad/phone.
Remind101: Send your parents/students text messages about reminders of upcoming events. This saves you from having to give your parents your personal cell phone number.
Voice Thread: This is a website and an app that students can use to summarize orally the chapter/story that they have read. You can share it and other students can comment on the project.
iMovie: An app ($4.99) that students can create a movie trailer or a movie project using photos and short video clips.
Videolicious: Another app (free) that students can use to create a movie project. This would be wonderful for an oral presentation, science project, etc. Many, many ideas!
Storybird: A website that allows students to create, read, and share visual stories. These are really amazing photos and copyright-safe images. Make the students books come to life and look professional.
Capzles: An easy, online timeline maker. With beautiful backgrounds, capzles allows students to embed photos from the web or personal photos onto their timeline.
I would love to add to this list so if you know of any other amazing websites/apps for teachers to use in their classrooms, please let me know and I will add them to the list!