Tech Tools and Resources


Make Beliefs Comix - Create your own comic strip

Read, Write, Think Comic Creator -  Free, ad-free, interactive tool
for comic strip creation

Toondo - World's fastest way to create cartoons

Thinglink - create interactive images

Comic Life - use your own images


Digital Storytelling

Animoto - Make great videos (CMS example )

FlipSnack - Make flip books, an interactive magazine.  Limited free version. (example )

GoAnimate - Create animated videos (CMS Library example )

PowToon - Video cartoons

Storyboard That - Digital storyboarding. Light usage free.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything Digital Storytelling

Digital Dictionaries

Big Huge Thesaurus - Synonyms, antonyms, and rhymes - Britannica, Gale, Sirs

Lexipedia - visual thesaurus that provides definitions of words along with a webbed diagram of related words

Online Etymology Dictionary - Explanations of origins of words

Picture dictionary

RhymeZone - Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus
helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language.

Wordsmyth - includes beginner, children, and advanced dictionary options



Canva - simple grahpic --free Web 2.0 infographic creator with templates; YouTube tutorial free Web 2.0 tool--uses uploaded spread sheet data and videos (only shared on Web tools or embedded), limited templates; YouTube Tutorial

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Infographics 

Piktochart-- another free Web 2.0 infographic creator with templates; inserts videos, too. YouTube Tutorials (there are 7 produced by Piktochart)

Venngage-- Free Web 2.0 tool with templates (add free template to cart and checkout) YouTube Tutorial


Resources for Teachers:


Kahoot - to set up. to play



AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning
The 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Free Tech 4 Teachers- Richard Byrne  Excellent website for a huge variety of free tech tools.

Kathy Schrock - Guide to Everything

PBS Learning Media  Not your parent's PBS! Chock full of resources for the classroom in all subject areas.

Vocabulary games & more:

Studyblue online flashcards

Just word

SuperTeacherTools Jeopardy type game

Tech Digital Vocabulary Presentation April 2015

Penny Burger,
Feb 11, 2015, 2:47 PM