What is educational fair use?
Visit this LINK for the US Government explanation of fair use.
What media is acceptable for me to print or reproduce digitally?
Please refer to the Copyright & Printing in Schools guide below. For more information, visit this LINK for the US Government handout on copyright and reproduction of materials for education.
How do I know if it is legal to show a video?
Please refer to the chart below for information on the legal use of videos during school. Click HERE to view the movies we are licensed to show on campus.
2.0 Tools are interactive websites that provide some service such as allowing users to research, organize information, or create products or presentations.
Chrome Extensions are tools that can be added to your Chrome account.
Want to find a tool? Browse by category or use command F to search for a specific tool. Have a favorite tool? Let me know, and I'll add it to the list below.
Take a photo, add a mouth, make a recording and enjoy
Record audio and embed elsewhere (recordings do expire)
Avatars and Animations
- Powtoon (requires flash)
Animation tool for presentations that are great for teaching or student products.
Use Voki to create an avatar and animate a short video.
App that allows students to draw, animate, and narrate stories
Bookmarking, Journaling, Content Sharing
Use Diigo to collect, highlight, and organize anything online.
- Google Docs
Create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online with Google Docs.
Student digital portfolio
Graphic & Video Libraries
- Creative Commons
Aggregated search of multiple creative commons sites
Over 900 emojis free for download
Student centered search for free images
- Nasa Image and Video Library
Free images straight from NASA
- Noun Project
Free icons (attribution required)
- Open Clipart
Free clipart with unlimited licensure
Free stock photos
- Pixabay (not available for students)
Free photos and videos
- Photos for class
Free photos that come with a citation
Free Public Domain photos and videos
Free Creative Common photos
Graphic Editing Tools
Google tool to enhance free-drawing
Media, Videos, or Other Visual Products
- Adobe Spark
Create impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos with Spark’s free graphic design app
Create video slideshows by uploading photos or videos.
Use Prezi to create an interactive online presentation that can include video, photos, and other objects.
SlideRocket is an online powerpoint alternative.
Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.
- StoryboardThat online comic maker
Create and share interactive reports and presentations that can be shared with an embed code
- Voice Thread
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
Organizational Tools, Graphic Organizers, Timelines
- Create A Graph
Here you will find five different graphs and charts for you to create using this online tool.
Create an interactive concept map.
Use SurveyMonkey to create and share online surveys.
Use this game based response system along with BYOD.
Create quizzes or polls in this easy to use response system.
Use free student response system by printing a card for each student. Students hold the cards different ways to give different responses, and the teacher uses his/her phone to record answers.
Destiny is the district library automation system. This resource allows individuals to search for books, ebooks, and databases
Atlapedia® Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
- Word Central
Word Central is a free online dictionary by Merriam-Webster.
Britannica online encyclopedia is a subscription service provided district library services. See your campus media specialist for passwords.
ERIC is a government provided database of journal articles available free online.
GALE is a research database of magazines, periodicals, and other useful research tools.
Tools for schools
Use Vocagrabber to create vocabulary lists. Paste in a text and the will create the vocabulary list for you.
- Citation Machine
Citation Machine helps users create MLA and APA style citations.
Graphics, Video, and Screen Casting
- Screen Cast-o-matic
Create free screen cast videos.
Create online flyers.
Create a graphic based on words of your choosing.
Web Design and Widgets
Use this embed code to add a "wonder of the day" to your website.
Use this for sticky note sharing.
- Check Short URL
Find the original address of a shortened URL. This is helpful if a filter is blocking a shortened URL.
- Wayback Machine
Visit archived versions of websites that no longer exist or that have changed