(13, filtering, elementary, middle, parent-permission-required-under-13)
StoryJumper is a site which allows the user to create and publish storybooks. The user can decide if the book is available to the public or private. Teachers are able to create classroom accounts.
Take a look at The Legend of Momoraro example book.
(13, no-filtering, elementary, middle, high,
Mash your ideas and media together with friends in a dynamic whiteboard wiki. Using photos, videos, and other web content you can instantly create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, and enjoy an interactive chat with more than 50 friends.
It’s your whiteboard.
Nota is an online place where you can create documents, and instantly add to them almost anything you like. You can drop in pictures from Flickr. Videos from YouTube. Text, drawing, you name it. It’s all in Nota. If you can imagine it, you can do it – in seconds.
Here are some examples made by Nota users.
Nota is a perfect tool for learn new topic: with Nota, you can insert photos or videos related to the topic easily from the web, and then you can edit your own notebook on the web. For more about educational use cases, visit our educational usecase page.
You can make your own recipe book with photos and drawings, or even with cooking video. With Nota, it’s easy to place photos anywhere you like, and decorate them as you like.
Let’s make a surprizing card for your friend who is moving out. You can co-edit Nota site with your classmates together in real time. After gathering messages, let’s send it to your friend.
Let’s keep your trip in memories with Nota. Nota helps you to create your own trip diary in no time. You can paste your own photos and videos in your PC or in your web album (such as Picasa, Facebook, Flickr), or paste free-licensed photos and videos very easily. Then you can write or decolate as you like.
How about to enjoy free graffiti on the web? With Nota, you can enjoy drawing with your friend simultaneously, even if the friend lives far away from you.
(no filtering, parent-permission-required-under-13)
Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It’s the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue. It can help you to raise money by letting people pledge via text messaging or web browser. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews.
Poll Everywhere can be used used creatively in the classroom for collaboration or presentations. How about…
Try Poll Everywhere now:
Graphic buttons above created at cooltext.com
(no filtering, parent permission under 13, secondary)
Audioboo is a mobile & web platform that effortlessly allows you to record and share audio for your friends, family or the rest of the world to hear.
Audioboo is the simplest way
to share audio.
It’s fantastic for many things.
Impromptu interviews that you can put on your website, ambience that just sound wonderful, music you’ve made yourself, a record of your children growing up or even a full blown radio show. You can use it for reporting, for story-telling, educational use or quick tips.
Think of it as your audio digital archive, your web connected dictaphone or simply a great way to let your friends know what you’re up to.
Quizlet (13, no-filtering, teacher-use-only, elementary, middle, high, parent-permission-required-under-13,)
Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 7 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It’s the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online.
Quizlet allows users to make and share flash cards. Classroom applications include making flash cards, sharing them, and using them to review and study concepts.
Quizlet has made my teaching life so much easier! I can now create vocabulary presentations in a few minutes and post my sets to my school blog so that students review the language taught at home. Moreover, my students love playing the games Quizlet automatically generates. They have lots of fun!
Edmodo (parent-permission-required-under-13, 13+, social networking)
Edmodo allows users to create online classes an discussion groups. (Please contact your campus ITS for your campus code).
There site also offers Edmodo in Action (videos to show how Edmodo looks in various content area settings – see example below) as well as webinars (e.g. Introduction to Edmodo and 20 Ways to use Edmodo).
Edmodo in Action
Need more inspiration? Check out “7 Brilliant Ways to use Edmodo that will Blow. Your. Mind.” and “15 more ideas…“.
Little Bird Tales (no-filtering, elementary, middle, high, parent-permission-required, parent-permission-required-under-13)
Little Bird Tales is an easy to use site that allows users to create stories which are made into movies. Users can upload their own photos, draw on the website, record their voice and add text. The final versions can be made public or private. Students and teachers can purchase a tale for .99 and download the mp4 versions.
This is what Little Bird Tales says about their own site:
Capturing the Voice of Childhood
Capture your child’s voice and imagination with our creative story building tool and share them with friends and family.
- Encourages creativity and self expression
- Helps reinforce reading and writing skills
- A GREEN alternative to books
- NO ads, NO merchandising, NO external links
- Made with kids in mind!
- It’s Fun and it’s FREE for everyone!