The Links Below Are Links I Find Helpful And Interesting.
- Muvizu - Free animation software. So good, I can't believe it's free.
- Blackboard - Our virtual classroom site, all lessons and information are found here.
- Edmodo - Another virtual classroom site, great for getting started with virtual classrooms.
- Glogster - Dynamic interactive posters.
- Xtranormal - Make your own animations. Perfect creative way to show what you know. (Discontinued!! - but I'm leaving them up as tribute because they were the best.)
- GoAnimate - Another animation tool.
- Wikispaces - Make your own free wikis.
- Prezi - Make incredible presentations online.
- Tiki-Toki - Make timelines online.
- PacDv - Free music and sound effects.
- Wikimedia Commons - I love using this site to find free pictures since it lists the copyright owners and those in public domain.
- Freeplay Music - Just what it says - free background music.
- GR Sites - Free sound effects for videos.
- Toon Doo - "Fastest way to create cartoons!"
- NVu - Free web authoring software. Easy to use and make your own website.
- Evernote - Store and access your digital work from anywhere.
- Voice Thread - Podcasting online.
- Penzu - Free online journal
- Voxopop - Free online audio discussions
- Dvolver Moviemaker - Cartoon animator
- National Archives - Digital vault of pictures, etc.
- Historical Photos - Free historical photos
- QR Stuff - Generate your own QR codes
- Project Guttenburg - Free ebooks
- Quizlet - Make online quizzes and flashcards to study
- Slide Rocket - New presentation tool (costs, but there is a free trial)
- Groupboard - Free online interactive whiteboard
- Web Poster Wizard - Web poster maker
- Issuu - Make your own free online magazine or convert PowerPoints into a magazine
- How to make a hologram
More links to come!
- Save often!
- Save with easy to remember names. My suggestion: lastname_assignmentname as in: brazile_civilwar
- Use a removable drive on a lanyard (necklace) so you can't lose as easily.
- Write your name in permanent marker on your removable drive.
- Start an assignment with your name, then save it immediately. Check that it saved properly before proceeding.
- Save often!
- Try new things.
- Don't use too many "extras." Too many noises or transitions cause distractions.
- Be concise and be clear.
- Follow instructions carefully.