The GSSM Outreach staff have curated free or freemium technology tools for educators and students along with a brief overview of each tool.


MULTIMEDIA

Animoto
Create and share videos with your class, with parents, and beyond. No software downloads required. Combine your photos and video clips with music to make professional videos that'll impress. Animoto is a digital tool that allows you to create high-quality videos in a short time and from any mobile device, inspiring students and helping improve academic lessons. The Animoto interface is friendly and practical, allowing teachers to create audiovisual content that adapts to educational needs. 

Basecamp
With Basecamp, you break up your work into separate projects. Each project contains everything related to the work at hand, all the people involved, every discussion, every document, file, task, important date, etc. Unlike email where everything starts disorganized and you have to constantly manage the chaos, Basecamp projects keep everything organized by default. Things are always where you expect, and it's obvious where to put stuff. Every project includes the tools all teams need to work together; message boards, to-dos, schedules, docs, file storage, real-time group chat, and automatic check-in questions. You can rename them, turn off the ones you don’t need, or integrate with third-party tools like time trackers to tailor things to the project at hand. For individuals: Basecamp’s “My stuff” menu lets you see everything that’s on your plate. Your assignments across every project, your schedules, things that you've bookmarked, etc. 

Book Creator
A simple tool for creating digital books by combining text, images, audio and video to create science reports, research journals, instruction manuals, interactive stories, comic adventures, digital portfolios, or poetry books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins. 

Bounce
A little app that lets people add feedback to any interface and toss that back and forth with other people.

Canva
A graphic design platform that allows users to create documents, presentations, posters, and other visual content. Users can choose from many professional designed templates, and edit the designs.

Canvas 
Use the essential functionality of the Canvas learning management platform. You'll have access to course creation and importing; fully native mobile apps for you and your students; standards-based gradebooks; a quizzing platform and more.

Curriki
Library of open teaching and learning resources, educator-vetted, openly licensed, online educational materials for use, reuse, adaptation, and sharing. 

Desmos
A suite of math software tools: graphing, scientific, four function, and matrix calculators; geometry tools; math classroom activities; “Getting to Know You” activity; and very useful starter screens.

diagrams.net
An open source, online, desktop and container deployable diagramming software. Diagrams.net has everything you expect from a professional diagramming tool and you can store your data wherever you want to!

Dropbox
Sign up for 2 GB of storage, and start accessing and sharing photos, documents and other files from any device. Dropbox Basic makes it easy to securely send large files to anyone and collaborate easily on the files you share. File previews: Anyone visiting your shared links can preview over 175 file types and add comments – no special software required. Seamless collaboration: It’s hard to keep track of important attachments in a crowded inbox. Dropbox makes it easy to connect and collaborate, whether you’re sharing files with a friend or working with a large team.

Edpuzzle 
The free version has access to more than 5 million videos or create your own interactive video; storage space for 20 videos; and add questions, audio and notes to go with videos. You also have access to detailed analytics on your students' results.

Edulastic 
Create technology-enhanced, standards-aligned assessments in minutes. Get immediate feedback on student performance.

Edutopia
An educators’ guide to open educational resources with information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, and sources for lesson plans and activities. 

Flipgrid
A video discussion platform that enables educators to post discussion prompts and students respond with short videos.

Go Board
Great for tutoring one-on-one or for partner work. A GoBoard is an online tool that combines video conferencing with an interactive canvas, designed to help students collaborate one-on-one, on virtually any topic. Simply create a GoBoard, share the link, and begin sharing knowledge, face-to-face. There is never anything to download! With GoBoard, you can see and hear the other person, or just type back and forth; share the graphing calculator, molecular bonds creator, reference library, and other tools; or upload work to a shared canvas, by simply snapping a photo and texting it in.

Google 
Google G Suite and Google Classroom are free for teachers and schools. G Suite is a free suite of communication and collaboration tools for learning anywhere, anytime, on any device. Google Classroom is a tool within G Suite for Education for educators to create, review, and organize assignments.

Google Drawings: A Google Drive Application!
Add some color to your documents, presentations, and websites with easy to create shapes, charts and diagrams. Work with others to build charts, layout diagrams, create flow charts, and then easily add them to other documents or embed them on a website. Comment on a shape or text box to give context to your discussion. Send an email notification by adding someone to a comment. All your drawings are automatically saved and stored in Google Drive. Access them wherever you go, from any device.

Google Forms
Google Forms is a full-featured forms tool that comes free with your Google account and includes 12 field types: 9 question types, along with text, photo, and video fields. You can add standard question types, drag-and-drop questions in the order you like, customize the form with simple photo or color themes, and gather responses in Forms or save them to a Google Sheets spreadsheet. You can create and analyze surveys right in your mobile or web browser. You can get results as they come in and summarize survey results with charts and graphs.

Google Meet
Video meetings with up to 100 students. Recordings are available for up to 30 days before expiring.

Google Jamboard – Collaboration and Discussion 
A free Google tool for encouraging class discussion and student collaboration. Students can make questions and comments on a virtual whiteboard that can be monitored and supervised by instructors. Jamboards can also be saved as image files for students and instructors to refer back to.

Google Sites
Build internal project hubs, team sites, public-facing websites, and more—all without designer, programmer, or IT help. With the new Google Sites, building websites is easy. Just drag content where you need it. When you create a new site, it’s automatically added to Drive, like your other files stored in Drive. You can edit a Google Site together with someone else in real time, and see each other’s changes live. Publish the site for everyone to see, or restrict sharing permissions and make the site accessible only to people with which you want to share. Google Sites websites are responsive, which means they’re optimized for tablets and smartphones, too. Note: You can view the new Sites on most browsers on computers and mobile devices. However, at this time, you can only edit new Sites content on a computer using Chrome or the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Google Translate
Connect with people, places and culture across language barriers.

HyperDocs
Digital lesson plans that are designed by teachers and given to students that provide access for students to all content and learning in one organized digital space. 

Lexile Text Analyzer
The Lexile Analyzer uses an algorithm to evaluate the reading demand — or text complexity — of books, articles and other materials. The Lexile Analyzer measures the complexity of the text by breaking down the entire piece and studying its characteristics, such as sentence length and word frequency, which represent the syntactic and semantic challenges that the text presents to a reader. The outcome is the text complexity, expressed as a Lexile measure, along with information on the word count, mean sentence length and mean log frequency. Spanish text can also receive Lexile measures. 

LiveBinders
This tool is essentially a 3-ring binder for the web. Teachers can organize and store resources and important documents. In the free package, you can have up to 5 binders with 2 level of tabs; storage of up to 100MB; and file size upload limit of 5MB.

Loom Pro
A video recording tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously.

MCN
A list of free museum and museum-adjacent resources, including virtual tours and lesson plans.

Mindomo
Mind mapping is a highly productive method of visual brainstorming that you can use to plan projects or to map out a knowledge base. Maps are shareable but require you to register and login to save them. Collaborative mind maps, concept maps, outlines and Gantt charts enable you to achieve your goals by visually mapping out your ideas, plans and interests.

Microsoft Office Forms
Easily create surveys, polls and quizzes to collect feedback, measure satisfaction, and organize team events. Some of the types of questions available are multiple choice, text (short or long answers), rating, ranking, Likert, Net Promoter Score and date. In order to create forms you will need a free or school Office 365 account. You can also embed images or YouTube videos, add subtitle description, shuffle responses and add questions or options. Choose background color or image. Organize form into sections and re-order questions at any time. Copy or duplicate questions or even delete questions.  Questions can also have branching responses. Share the form online using the provided link, embed into OneNote notebook page, email link, QR code, or embed link in webpage. Results can be exported to Excel sheet. Finally, you can set start and end dates at speciffic times for when the form is open or closed for access.

NoteBookCast
A multi-user, multi-platform whiteboard compatible with any device running a modern browser. Teach, explain, sketch, for work, study, fun...Real time online whiteboard in your browser supporting up to forty users simultaneously. No need to install any software. Compatible with many different devices, PC, Mac, iPad, and Android devices can work together at NoteBookCast!  Write and sketch online with tablets, PC digitizer or touch screen. Use NoteBookCast as an e-learning tool for teachers and students to sketch draw and write online together; group of students or teachers can draw online together at the same time; as a collaboration tool, making it more easy to explain ideas by drawing, chatting and using the laser pointer; as a fun and different way for group chatting and drawing online; or brainstorming.

Pixabay
Over 1.8 million free images and videos.

Padlet
Padlet is like a digital bulletin board—the free version allows you to use up to 3 bulletin boards at any given time! Add posts with one click, copy-paste, or drag and drop. Works the way your mind works - with sight, sound, and touch. Changes are auto-saved and simple link sharing allows for quick collaboration. Upload files from your computer, take a picture or video from your phone, or link from the web. Post images, documents, videos, music, and files from Photoshop, Illustrator, Autocad, and more.  Embed content from anywhere on the web, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, The New York Times, and other apps. Choose from five options: Public, Secret, Password Protected, Totally Private, and Organization-Wide and from each option, choose who can view, write on, or moderate your padlets.

PIXLER EDU
Pixlr is an online photo-editing tool that allows you to design, create and edit your photos and images with ease. If you’re in school or an educator, you’re getting Pixlr for FREE.

Planboard
Planboard is a free online lesson planner and gradebook. Planboard helps teachers simplify their lives by streamlining lesson plans and centralizing everything onto a computer.

Schoology
Schoology is an online course management system that allows teachers to create and manage academic courses for their students. Schoology comes pre-integrated with more than 200+ tools, student information systems (SIS), education platforms, and works well with PowerSchool. Learning is not just about teachers and students. Schoology allows you to bring everyone together—students, teachers, coaches, parents, administrators—with one communication and collaboration platform.

Simplenote
All your notes, synced on all your devices. Get Simplenote now for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, or in your browser. Notes stay updated across all your devices, automatically and in real time. There’s no “sync” button: It just works. Add tags to find notes quickly with instant searching. Share a to-do list, post some instructions, or publish your notes online. Notes are backed up with every change, so you can see what you noted last week or last month. Write, preview, and publish your notes in Markdown format. Apps, backups, syncing, sharing – it’s all completely free.

Skype
Host a video meeting in one click! No sign ups. No downloads required.

Study Stack
 StudyStack's community of students and teachers have shared millions of flashcards. For each set of flashcards entered, the StudyStack website generates over a dozen ways for users to study the information they need to learn. The variety of study activities enables users to memorize data quickly without getting bored from using a single method of study. Studystack enables teacher to quickly enter data once and have a dozen different activities created for their students to memorize facts.

TeacherTube
TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. It is a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

Teaglo
A teacher social network that brings teachers together in one place where they are free to share ideas, knowledge and resources and connect with schools to find their next dream job. Teachers and schools have access to a range of exciting features and tools on teaglo: professional teacher brand or company profile; personalised social feed full of educational news, tips and insights; access a global network of like-minded teachers and schools ready to connect; and exciting recruitment opportunities and career moves.

TEDEd
Browse hundreds of TED-Ed Animations and TED Talks - designed to spark the curiosity of your learners. Find thousands of other video-based lessons organized by the subjects. Create customized lessons for students by adding interactive questions, discussion topics and more to TED-Ed Animations, TED talks or any video on YouTube. Share lessons with students online and track the results. Inspire students to share their ideas with the world--students can discover, explore and present their big ideas as TED-style talks.

Top Hat
K - 12 teachers will need to fill out a form and wait for Top Hat to respond. Top Hat Basic features include lecture streaming and recording; slide presentations and editing; automatic attendance; live chat and discussions and polling questions. Top Hat's click on target questions are one of the most popular question styles available! These questions allow you to upload an image, have students identify a requested target on the image, and then view the the aggregate student submissions on a heat map!. Click on target questions are incredibly powerful for both polling questions and questions with correct answers - the options are endless!

Wakelet
Wakelet is a platform that allows you to curate and organize content to save and share. You can save videos, articles, images, Tweets, links or even add your own text. Save this content in your bookmarks, or organize related items in to a collection. For more information, examples and help creating your own Wakelet see the Educator's Guide to Wakelet.

Web2.0calc
Web 2.0 Calc provides users with several math tools. First, users can access a scientific calculator when loading the website or by clicking the “Home” button. Another tool is the Formulary that lets users input data into a formula, and the website will calculate the answer based on the given variables.

WeTransfer
WeTransfer works as if your e-mail account can support those large file sizes — you type in your e-mail address and the recipient’s e-mail address, add a message, attach the file, and send. That’s it. You don’t even need to set up an account and you can transfer files as large as 2GB. The recipient gets an e-mail with a link to download the file.

Wonderopolis
With multi-disciplinary content that purposefully aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, Wonderopolis has earned a place in K-12 curriculum and in classrooms worldwide. Teachers can use the daily Wonder to jumpstart their students' critical thinking, or dip into the ever-growing collection of Wonders for content that relates to specific themes and student interests.

Writing Reviser
Employing AI, this tool examines and responds to the student’s own work—not generic examples—and it teaches students the principles of effective writing rather than simply correcting their mistakes. By learning to ask questions experienced writers ask automatically, students begin to express themselves with greater precision and power.  Available for the web, iPad and Chromebook.

Zoom 
Video and voice conferencing tool that can be used with up to 100 students. Zoom is a great tool for delivering safe virtual instruction to students of all grade levels that includes a “breakout” room featured. Zoom support: videos, step-by-step how-to, and chat/phone support.


CLASSROOM TOOLKIT

AnswerGarden
A new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

Baamboozle
A quick and easy-to-use tool for playing and creating games: Great for a quick lesson review! Divide the class into two - four teams and begin play. Each team chooses a number from the game board and answers the question. Check for accuracy; then, Baamboozle keeps track of scores. Use games found on the site, or create your own games.

Bounce
A little app that lets people add feedback to any interface and toss that back and forth with other people.

Bouncy Balls
Bounce balls with your microphone! A fun way to visualize music or manage classroom noise. 

Class123
A classroom management tool that includes a random picker, seating chart, timer, chalkboard, goal tracker and some other handy gadgets.

Classcraft
An online, educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Students already engaged with Classcraft really respond to the volume meter and you can integrate it with Classcraft to achieve further points.

Classtools.net
Forty resource generators. Check out all the main templates available. Create educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!

CuePrompter: The Online Teleprompter
A teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter: no extra software needed. Just type or cut and paste your script to the form box and press the "start prompter" button to begin. The site also includes an instructional video.

diagrams.net
An open source, online, desktop and container deployable diagramming software. Diagrams.net has everything you expect from a professional diagramming tool and you can store your data wherever you want to!

Edulastic 
Create technology-enhanced, standards-aligned assessments in minutes. Get immediate feedback on student performance.

Explain Everything
A whiteboarding platform where people meet to share ideas and make them visual and clear so they can better understand each other. Things you can do with Explain Everything include collaborate and whiteboard together in real-time with voice chat on any device, anywhere; present on an interactive canvas for immediate control over your content; create videos, just-in-time messages, stories, tutorials, and explanations by capturing your interactions and voice; share your projects as images, PDFs, videos, or editable projects; and share them as Web Video Links so others can stream your Explain videos. For additional information, view this Explain Everything Basics Webinar on YouTube.

Flippity
Grades K – 16. Easily turn a Google spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards, quiz show, ramdom name picker, randomizer, scavenger hunt, board game, manipulatives, matching game, timeline, bingo game, word search, crossword puzzle, word scramble, progress indicator, word cloud, and other cool stuff!

Formative
A web-based tool that allows teachers to create and grade assignments, deliver them to students, receive results, and provide individualized feedback in real-time. Teachers can use the platform to create new assignments for their students from scratch, or they can upload pre-existing documents and transform them into paperless assignments. Also allows basic Google Classroom integration.

Go Board
Great for tutoring a student or for partner work. A GoBoard is an online tool that combines video conferencing with an interactive canvas, designed to help students collaborate one-on-one, on virtually any topic. Simply create a GoBoard, share the link, and begin sharing knowledge, face-to-face. There is never anything to download! With GoBoard, you can see and hear the other person, or just type back and forth; share the graphing calculator, molecular bonds creator, reference library, and other tools; or upload work to a shared canvas, by simply snapping a photo and texting it in.

GoNoodle
Grades K – 5. GoNoodle is free and provides 100s of movement and mindfulness videos for the classroom! GoNoodle helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. GoNoodle takes no time to setup, has content of a variety of lengths (from 1 minute to 20 minutes), and just requires you to press play. GoNoodle makes earning minutes of healthy activity a game that your kids play together. It also motivates kids to stay active. Each class chooses a Champ -- a virtual mascot -- who grows as the class earns the points needed to advance to the next level. Reward them for engagement by helping them grow their Champ. For teachers who see multiple groups of kids each day, GoNoodle can be set up so that each class has their own game progress, Champ, and rewards.

Kahoot!
An online platform that can be used to create both competitive and self-paced games for learning and review, as well as flashcards. There are several resources to help you get started, including some NGSS-standards aligned curriculum through Kahoot! Academy.

Kami
With Kami as your digital pen and paper, teachers and students can achieve more together. Students enjoy annotating text and editing documents (including PDF documents) using Kami. With this kid-friendly app, students can annotate on eBooks, publisher-supplied PDFs, and worksheets; draw freely and annotate with a selection of colors, shapes and text sizes; and more.

Loop
Ask your students anything in under 30 seconds on Loop's easy student feedback app and website. Get student feedback instantly in 3 easy steps: 1. Pick from a library of best practice questions and send to your students in under 30 seconds. 2. Students receive notifications and reply instantly. 3. Filter and reply to all students with similar responses, or follow up directly.

Mindomo
Mind mapping is a highly productive method of visual brainstorming that you can use to plan projects or to map out a knowledge base. Maps are shareable but require you to register and login to save them. Collaborative mind maps, concept maps, outlines and Gantt charts enable you to achieve your goals by visually mapping out your ideas, plans and interests.

Miro
Free digital whiteboard for online education: If you're a student, an educator or a school, you can apply for a free Miro account. Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform to bring teams together, anytime. Use simple tools to create diagrams, draw freehand, capture ideas on sticky notes, add snapshots of webpages, leave comments, and more. Keep focused with a built-in timer for team activities. See what your students see or bring everyone to the same spot on the board during online classes. Create as many infinite boards as you need. Organize them by course, research project, department, or club — the possibilities are endless!  Projects act like folders to help you stay organized. Separate and manage access to your classes, lesson planning, and administrative work. Miro integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, Slack and more. No need to leave the board to present your content. Create slides right inside of Miro, using screen sharing and presentation mode. Create an agenda, leave instructions, include a table of contents, make a checklist, and more using the visual notes panel. Access boards on your desktop, mobile, or tablet. Get notifications when someone comments or responds.

NoteBookCast
A multi-user, multi-platform whiteboard compatible with any device running a modern browser. Teach, explain, sketch, for work, study, fun...Real time online whiteboard in your browser supporting up to forty users simultaneously. No need to install any software. Compatible with many different devices, PC, Mac, iPad, and Android devices can work together at NoteBookCast! Write and sketch online with tablets, PC digitizer or touch screen. Use NoteBookCast as an e-learning tool for teachers and students to sketch draw and write online together; group of students or teachers can draw online together at the same time; as a collaboration tool, making it more easy to explain ideas by drawing, chatting and using the laser pointer; as a fun and different way for group chatting and drawing online; or brainstorming.

Pear Deck
Design lessons with interactive questions, polls, quizzes, and formative assessments.  Control the pace of class and project student answers anonymously.

Quizizz 
Conduct student-paced formative assessments in a fun and engaging way. Important features include the following: student-paced questions and students can review their answers at the end; students can use any kind of device; thousands of public quizzes available, a quiz editor and quiz customization; and class-level and student-level reports.

Quizlet
Engage students of all levels through curriculum-based materials, interactive study methods and games.

Random Student Generator
Name selecting application helps teachers choose students in a completely random way.

Showbie
Showbie keeps you and your students on the same page, whether you’re using your iPad, iPhone, or pretty much any computer or device with an internet connection. Go paperless with Showbie! Instantly distribute documents, images, instructions and comments to your entire class, a group of students, or individual students. Grab an image or video from your camera roll, or capture a document on the fly with your device’s camera, then crop and adjust it in Showbie. Quickly add instructions, guidance, or links to assignments. You can even record a voice note with verbal instructions for your students.  Add documents from your computer, favorite iPad app, Dropbox or Google Drive in a couple of taps.

SlideShare
Jazz up that PowerPoint presentation at Slideshare. This site takes your PowerPoint or PDF file and enables you can share it with your students, parents or even the world. You can add music; embed videos in comments and more.

Socrative
Engage your students with your choice of activity: quiz, space race, exit ticket, multiple choice, true/false, or short answer questions.

TeacherTube
An online community for sharing instructional videos. It is a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

TouchCast
Get the Touchcast iPad app free for educators, and provide your students with a creative tool for hands-on projects in the classroom. Educators create engaging interactive videos for their students, and include supplemental materials in their Smart Videos, such as websites, images, PDF’s, other videos, polls and quizzes, to enrich their students’ experience and allow for formative assessment throughout the viewing.

ViewPure
Keep students or group focused on your message (or the video's message) without distractions. You can embed these purified videos in your own site. When you have an online newsletter to give out to parents, these purified youtube videos can go directly into your newsletter. Also, you can embed them directly into your class or school website. Crop your videos to watch only the segment you want to share with your class or group. There are some interesting videos in the Teacher Resources (sorted by grade level band and topic).

Web Poster Wizard
Web Worksheet Wizard and Project Poster have combined to make Web Poster Wizard. This tool allows educators to create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online. Teachers can also set up classes and assign projects to students. Students complete the assignments by creating their own online projects or reports. Teachers and students can even add images and links to their pages. This tool is for educational purposes only. All personal or personally identifiable information will be automatically deleted.

ZaCue: Free teleprompter
ZaCue teleprompter is a site for keyboard or touch screen users. Your browser works like a teleprompter: no extra software needed. Although ZaCue teleprompter is optimised for smartphone and tablet users, it also works with touchscreen laptops. Just type or cut and paste your script to the form box and press the "start prompter" button to begin. The site also includes an instructional video.

Zamzar: Online file conversion
No software to download. Just select your file, pick a format to convert to and away you go. With the free service, you can convert up to 2 files in any 24 hour period.


ONLINE CLOCKS, STOPWATCHES & TIMERS

Online Alarm Clock
Easy to see online digital alarm clock. Alarm clock sizes are small, medium, large, extra large and full screen.

The World Clock--Worldwide
Find current time, weather, sun, moon, and much more...

Online-Stopwatch
This tool is a web-based stopwatch teachers can use for timed exams and other assignments. The stopwatch can be increased in size to full-screen and can be set to count up or down.

Stopwatch
Easy to see digital stopwatch with alarm. Stopwatch sizes are small, medium, large, extra large and full screen.

Online Stopwatch – with lap times, sound alerts & results export
Online Stopwatch, with start alerts, lap times and sounds. Save details of your timings in a text file.

Online Countdown Timer
This timer will allow you to choose the beginning, ending, half done, and almost done countdown tone from a list of 17 sounds or choose no sound. The timer also has a visual representation of the elapsed time.

Online Timer with Alarm
Create your timers with optional alarms and start/pause/stop them simultaneously or sequentially. They are perfect for everyday activities such as taking quizzes, giving speeches, or timing experiments. There is also an option to add additional timers.

Online Timer
Easy to see digital timer with alarm. Times include 30 seconds, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min, and more. Timer sizes are small, medium, large, extra large and full screen.

Timerdoro
You can set hours, minutes, and seconds on this timer. It also has some preset times and messages.

Online Time - Full Screen
Great for timing how long the user is on task. This timer is very user friendly.

Timer Tab
This site has both a countdown timer and a stopwatch. 

Tomato Timer
This timer allows the user to set work times and break times. The alarm sounds include 80s alarm, alarm clock, wristwatch alarm, elevator ding and doorbell. The alarm volume can be set on mute, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. User can also set custom times in minutes for the work time, short break and long break.

Metronome
Maximum Tempo is 500 and maximum number of ticks in 500. Metronome sizes are small, medium, large, extra large and full screen.


NOTETAKING AND COLLABORATION TOOLS

diagrams.net
Open source, online, desktop and container deployable diagramming software. Diagrams.net has everything you expect from a professional diagramming tool and you can store your data wherever you want to!

Mindomo
Mindmapping is a highly productive method of visual brainstorming that you can use to plan projects or to map out a knowledge base. Maps are shareable but require you to register and login to save them. Collaborative mind maps, concept maps, outlines and Gantt charts enable you to achieve your goals by visually mapping out your ideas, plans and interests.

Miro
Free digital whiteboard for online education: If you're a student, an educator or a school, you can apply for a free Miro account. Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform to bring teams together, anytime. Use simple tools to create diagrams, draw freehand, capture ideas on sticky notes, add snapshots of webpages, leave comments, and more. Keep focused with a built-in timer for team activities. See what your students see or bring everyone to the same spot on the board during online classes. Create as many infinite boards as you need. Organize them by course, research project, department, or club — the possibilities are endless!  Projects act like folders to help you stay organized. Separate and manage access to your classes, lesson planning, and administrative work. Miro integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, Slack and more. No need to leave the board to present your content. Create slides right inside of Miro, using screen sharing and presentation mode. Create an agenda, leave instructions, include a table of contents, make a checklist, and more using the visual notes panel. Access boards on your desktop, mobile, or tablet. Get notifications when someone comments or responds.

NoteBookCast
A multi-user, multi-platform whiteboard compatible with any device running a modern browser. Teach, explain, sketch, for work, study, fun...Real time online whiteboard in your browser supporting up to forty users simultaneously. No need to install any software. Compatible with many different devices, PC, Mac, iPad, and Android devices can work together at NoteBookCast!  Write and sketch online with tablets, PC digitizer or touch screen. Use NoteBookCast as an e-learning tool for teachers and students to sketch draw and write online together; group of students or teachers can draw online together at the same time; as a collaboration tool, making it more easy to explain ideas by drawing, chatting and using the laser pointer; as a fun and different way for group chatting and drawing online; or brainstorming.

Padlet
A digital bulletin board—the free version allows you to use up to 3 bulletin boards at any given time! Add posts with one click, copy-paste, or drag and drop. Works the way your mind works - with sight, sound, and touch. Changes are auto-saved and simple link sharing allows for quick collaboration. Upload files from your computer, take a picture or video from your phone, or link from the web. Post images, documents, videos, music, and files from Photoshop, Illustrator, Autocad, and more.  Embed content from anywhere on the web, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, The New York Times, and other apps. Choose from five options: Public, Secret, Password Protected, Totally Private, and Organization-Wide and from each option, choose who can view, write on, or moderate your padlets.

Simplenote
All your notes, synced on all your devices. Get Simplenote now for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, or in your browser. Notes stay updated across all your devices, automatically and in real time. There’s no “sync” button: It just works. Add tags to find notes quickly with instant searching. Share a to-do list, post some instructions, or publish your notes online. Notes are backed up with every change, so you can see what you noted last week or last month. Write, preview, and publish your notes in Markdown format. Apps, backups, syncing, sharing – it’s all completely free.


REFERENCE MATERIALS

Cambridge Dictionary
This online dictionary is made up of four dictionaries: the Cambridge Dictionary of American English, the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary, the Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs and the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Other included features are a translator, thesaurus and grammar.

Discus
Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos. This collection of databases provides high-quality publications in an easy to navigate format for students and teachers alike. Discus allows students to safely search for up-to-date information without sifting through advertisements and non-educational results found in search engines such as Google. In-depth information about accessing Dicus is on the Discus website.

Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Dictionary.com’s main, proprietary source is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, which is continually updated by a team of experienced lexicographers and supplemented with trusted, established sources including American Heritage and Harper Collins to support a range of language needs. Dictionary.com also offers a translation service, a Word of the Day, a crossword solver, and a wealth of editorial content that benefit the advanced word lover and the English language student alike. Language is constantly evolving, and the editorial offerings from Dictionary.com shine a light on how language is being used. From pop culture to idioms and grammar advice, there’s always something new to learn from Dictionary.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Free online encyclopedia – this is the full-size encyclopedia—not an edited/reduced edition! 

Encyclopedia.com
Search over 200 individual encyclopedias and reference books. Encyclopedia.com provides you reference entries from credible, published sources like Oxford University Press and Columbia Encyclopedia. At Encyclopedia.com, you get free access to over 300,000 reference entries from sources you can cite. Plus, more than 50,000 topic summaries feature related pictures, videos, topic summaries, and newspaper and magazine articles from around the world.

Family-friendly Guides to South Carolina Academic Standards
K – 8. The information on this site can help you become familiar with what your child is learning at school and it includes activities to reinforce and support your child's learning, selected book titles for additional reading, and Web site addresses for extended learning. Peruse the academic standards for each grade level by clicking on the corresponding icons at the top of this webpage.

Forvo
Forvo is an online pronunciation dictionary. Users can hear any word pronounced in any language.

TheFreeDictionary.com 
Create your own personal homepage by adding and removing, dragging and dropping, and "using or losing" existing content windows. In addition, you can add your own bookmarks, weather information, horoscope, and RSS feeds from anywhere on the web. TheFreeDictionary.com includes a dictionary, thesaurus, medical dictionary, legal dictionary, financial dictionary, acronyms, idioms, and encyclopedia.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a popular web search engine that links the entire content of scholarly material to a large publishing format and disciplines. It contains aggregate peer-reviewed academic journals, books, dissertations, theses, conference papers, technical reports, patents, and court opinions. Hence, they use Google Scholar as their primary source of reference. In addition, they can access the digital or physical copies of the journals.

HowStuffWorks
An award-winning source of easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works. Topics include health, science, auto, tech, culture, money and animals.

Infoplease: An Online Encyclopedia
A reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. The editors regularly update and refine this enormous body of information—as well as adding new discoveries and identifying trends—to bring you reliable and authoritative information. 

Merriam Webster
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary also includes a thesaurus, ESL dictionary, medical dictionary, legal dictionary, visual dictionary, games and quizzes, and Scrabble word finder. The dictionary also includes over 100,000 audio pronunciations.

NetLingo
A modern reference site with thousands of definitions that explain the online world of business, technology, and communication used by millions of people at work, at school and in cyberspace.

Scholarpedia 
A peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world. Scholarpedia provides in-depth scholarly treatment of topics within the field of science, including mathematics; and physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences. 

Smithsonian: Explore Your Interests
Bringing you everything under the sun. Select a topic to discover featured collections and stories, OR search millions of digital records. This site is also a great resource for images.

TeacherTube
TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. It is a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. 

Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus.com provides users with over 550,000 synonyms and a suite of tools that simplify the writing process. Thesaurus.com’ can help anyone quickly find the perfect word.

Visuwords
A way to visualize words, use the graphs to associate words and expand on concepts. Brainstorm. Move beyond synonyms and find other kinds of relational connections.

WolframAlpha
Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram’s breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology. WolframAlpha gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science, engineering, and mathematics.

Wordsmyth Children's Dictionary
A comprehensive dictionary suite with beginners, intermediate, and advanced dictionaries with itegrated thesauruses.


TEACHER + STUDENT + PARENT(S)

Bloomz
With Bloomz, teachers and schools save time by having all the tools they need to communicate with today's parents and students in one easy-to-use (and free) app. It’s really easy to keep parents informed – a quick note or snapshot a day will do the trick! Keep parents on top of the school calendar and help them participate in events or volunteer opportunities. Send real-time communication home, including examples of student’s behavior and work. Bloomz has put together Teacher Resources: Detailed Bloomz Guide; Getting Started - Step by Step; Parent Letter Template; Parents Introduction to Bloomz; Parents Intro to Bloomz Behavior Management; Code of Conduct for Parents; Parent Getting Started PowerPoint; Media Agreement; and PD and Conference Resources to help teachers and parents use Bloomz confidently.

Canvas 
Use the essential functionality of the Canvas learning management platform. You'll have access to course creation and importing; fully native mobile apps for you and your students; standards-based gradebooks; a quizzing platform and more.

ClassDojo
Connects teachers with students and parents to build classroom communities. Teachers can encourage students for any skill or value and students can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios. Instantly share photos, videos, and announcements on Class Story, or privately message with any parent.

Edmodo
* For teachers: Send messages, share class materials, and make learning accessible anywhere. Save yourself time by bringing all your classroom tools together. 
* For students: Raise your confidence, find your voice, and experience what it means to be a digital citizen. Empower your learning and become part of a vibrant classroom community.
* For parents: Get class updates, stay in sync with teachers, and support learning at home. See classroom activity and grades at a glance to help students stay on track.

Explain Everything
Explain Everything is a whiteboarding platform where people meet to share ideas and make them visual and clear so they can better understand each other. Things you can do with Explain Everything include collaborate and whiteboard together in real-time with voice chat on any device, anywhere; present on an interactive canvas for immediate control over your content; create videos, just-in-time messages, stories, tutorials, and explanations by capturing your interactions and voice; share your projects as images, PDFs, videos, or editable projects; and share them as Web Video Links so others can stream your Explain videos. For additional information, view this Explain Everything Basics Webinar on YouTube.

FreshGrade
Build lessons and add dynamic resources, curriculum standards and assessments—no matter where you or your students are. Capture and organize learning with a diverse toolset of photos, videos, audio and more, plus custom tagging and filtering features. Empower students and parents to stay connected with remote learning tools. Guide student growth with standard or score-based evaluation, connected to your curriculum standards.

Google Meet
Video meetings with up to 100 students. Recordings are available for up to 30 days before expiring.

Remind 
Send messages that students and parents can’t miss: an easy way to manage communication—and make more time for teaching.

Schoology
Schoology is an online course management system that allows teachers to create and manage academic courses for their students. Schoology comes pre-integrated with more than 200+ tools, student information systems (SIS), education platforms, and works well with PowerSchool. Learning is not just about teachers and students. Schoology allows you to bring everyone together—students, teachers, coaches, parents, administrators—with one communication and collaboration platform.

Seesaw
Creates a learning loop between students, teachers, and families by allowing: students to use built-in annotation tools to capture what they know in Seesaw’s digital portfolio; teachers to gain insights into student thinking and progress — enabling them to teach better; and families to  access their student’s learning and engage with school happenings.

Skype
Host a video meeting in one click! No sign ups. No downloads required.

SlideShare
Jazz up that PowerPoint presentation at Slideshare. This site takes your PowerPoint or PDF file and enables you can share it with your students, parents or even the world. You can add music; embed videos in comments and more.

TeacherTube
An online community for sharing instructional videos. It is a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. 

Zoom 
Video and voice conferencing tool that can be used with up to 100 students. Zoom is a great tool for delivering safe virtual instruction to students of all grade levels that includes a “breakout” room featured. Zoom support: videos, step-by-step how-to, and chat/phone support.