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Teachers' Top Online Resources List

Teachers' Top Online Resources List

Animoto
Makeover your images into a stunning video. Take your powerpoint and save the slides as .jpgs and import them into this automated editing application and create a video with music and outstanding special effects and transitions.
Free
 
Blabberize
Create a talking picture by uploading an image of anything, setting a framework for the mouth to move and recording your voice through either a microphone or by using your cell phone. Your voice will sync with the image and the mouth will move as you hear your recording played back.
http://blabberize.com/
Free
 
BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP ESL, BrainPOP Espanol
Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.
 
Chartlet
Create charts easily online with this application and publish them wherever you want.
Free
 
Creative Commons
Search for copyright friendly media to modify, remix and share.
Free
 
Eduteacher
Hotlist of Web 2.0 applications that can be searched by subject and by grade level.
Free
 
Hotlist of Online Virtual Math Manipulatives
Find spinners, base 10 blocks, tangrams, rulers, games and more in this list of resources. Open in PowerPoint or as a Flipchart in ActivInspire.
 
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Free
 
Shodor Interactivate
Free
 
Jing
Dowload this free screen capture software that allows you to record your screen for up to 5 minutes. Great for capturing notes or steps in a process or a demonstration of a skill.
Free
 
LearnNC  
All resources for K-12 teachers and students are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Use the matrix to view SCOS goals and objectives by curriculum area and by grade level. Be sure to click on the links below each objective to find additional resources, websites and lesson plans for teaching that objective.
Free
 
LearnNC Multimedia
LEARN NC has launched a new collection of images-and soon, audio and video-for educational use! High-quality photographs will take you from Bear Island, North Carolina, to Bangkok, Thailand, and they are accompanied by thorough descriptions and are integrated into slideshows and other longer works, so you can quickly find an educational context for them. Keyword tagging and a "tag cloud" make browsing easy and enjoyable, and links from image records help you find related media on similar topics. Follow the new link under "Teaching & Learning" in our navigation column.
Free
 
MakeBeliefsComix
Make short 3 or 4 panel comic strips where you can select your own character and speech bubbles to convey your cartoon your way.
Free
 
NC Department of Public Instruction
Visit the official state department of public instruction site for information about professional development, salary, benefits, programs and events.
Free
 
NCWiseOwl
Extensive resource provided by North Carolina divided into elementary, middle, high school and professional zones. Find links to research with EBSCO, databases, online atlas & maps, digital encyclopedias, virtual field trips and more.
Free to NC Schools
 
Promethean Planet
Search for websites, resource packs, activtips and already created flipcharts in the resources section.
Free
 
Quizlet
Create digital flashcards to practice vocabulary, definitions or facts. Play individually or create a study group and compete.
Free
 
Released Sample EOG/EOC Item Bank Questions
NC Public Schools released versions of item bank questions and resources.
Free
 
SAS Curriculum Pathways
Grades 6-12 students should use this free curriculum content to investigate simulation activities, interact with virtual manipulatives and scenarios, the writing reviser and web activities.
Free
 
Soundzabound
Royalty free collection of music and sound effects for adding intros and outros to podcasts and embedding music into other multimedia projects.
TCS purchased
 
Storybird
Short visual stories that can be created collaboratively and viewed online. Choose from theme sets of characters and illustrations.
Free
  
VoiceThread
Collaborate with others by adding text and voice or documents to a "story starter" type thread which could be a springboard idea from an image, a video or an audio recording. Invite others to contribute their opinions or facts about your topic.
Free
 
Voki
Create your own avatar, dress him, add a background and either record your voice or choose the text to speech option after typing in your script. Embed the code on a webpage.
Free
 
Wordle
Create word clouds where a body of text is input and the generated image shows varying sizes of the most used words in the text.
Free
 
Xtranormal
Text-to-Movie: Type your script in the editor, choose avatars who will play your characters and watch them speak, move and make gestures as they deliver your text in a video game looking format.
 Some free avatars/some subscription price