The Internet Is Rich With Free Tools for Educators. Here's A Bunch.
I've been meaning to put together this list of the many free apps that I've blogged about, and make it available as a tabbed section on the site. I've got the list mostly together now and realized it would make for a nice mid-week post.
All of the articles below reference free technologies and/or resources. The posts are simply listed in alphabetical order (I haven't quite decided how best to organize them otherwise). I hope you find something fun and useful here!
- 10 Examples of Useful Second Life Resources for Educators
- 10 Free Educational Game Sites
- 100 Ways to Teach With Twitter
- 6 Free Online Interactive White Boards
- A brief look at WiZiQ.com
- A Dozen Great Free Online Video Lecture Sites
- Checking out Podcasting in Education
- Collaboration & Brainstorming Tools (Part 1)
- Comparing 12 Free Screencasting Tools
- Connecting A Million Minds (to after-school STEM programs)
- Creating brief instructional videos (and more) with Jing
- Do You Use Evernote?
- Doodle – a quick, easy, and free resource for creating polls
- Education Related Blogs & Blogging Resources
- Education World’s Technology Integration resources
- Exploring the Classroom2.0 Website
- Eye Witness To History (dot com)
- Fun tool for the classroom – simple Crossword Puzzle maker!
- Google Apps for Education vs Microsoft’s Live@edu
- Learning a language online, for free!
- Learning about Moodle – a leading open source LMS
- Low (or No) Cost Online Project Management Tools
- New Web Site WatchKnow.org (1000’s of Free Educational Videos)
- PowerPoint Jeopardy in the Classroom
- Screencasting with Debut’s Lite Version
- TeacherTube, and other YouTube alternatives for instructional use
- The growing use of Wikis in education
- Using Google Sites to create e-portfolios for students
- Using Internet story telling tools in education
- Using Second Life for Educational applications
Of course, the king of free tech for educators is blogger Richard Byrne and his “Free Tech For Teachers” site. Be sure to check it out and tap into a continuous stream of free ed tech resources and ideas about how to use them.
Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
5 Reasons Why Educators Need To Embrace Internet Technologies
8 Engaging Videos Advocating Better Integration of Technology in Education
5 Educator Guest Posts This Week on Microsoft’s Teacher Tech Blog