July 27, 2021

Cool Tools: The Best Free Web Applications for Reaching Out to Parents

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From maintaining a blog to texting updates from the classroom, free web apps can help educators foster those important school-home connections.

Making the Most of Video in the Classroom

From Vialogues and SynchTube to TED-Ed, free tools for hosting conversation around videos.

Summertime and the Reading Is Easy: Kick back with a good ebook app or two

Handy tools for reading and ebook discovery that you can enjoy using yourself and perhaps put them to use with students in the classroom or library.

Ebook toolkit: Cool Tools for Multimedia Publishing

When it comes to creating media-rich publications, iBooks Author is just one of many great options.

The Best Sites for Collaborative Online Studying

These tools enable students to connect, share notes, and work through difficult problems together.

Master the Web with Browser Add-ons

Handy extensions and add-ons will help you perform multi-step tasks with ease.

Ebook toolkit: Easy-to-Use Applications for Creating Your Own

These ebook creation tools offer a range of capabilities, from adding a few page-turning effects to PDFs to creating full-blown interactive ebooks with multimedia elements.

QR Codes Go to School

From magazines to signs at the local supermarket checkout line, QR codes, those little square boxes of dotted patterns, are everywhere these days. Here’s how you can use them in school.

Cool Tools: Digital Aids for Staying Organized

A common new-school-year resolution for students is to do a better job of tracking their assignments. Here you’ll find some of our favorite organization tools to help you and your students achieve just that.

Cool Tools: Visual presentations make it easier for students to tackle data and difficult text

From presenting data sets in a visual format with Google Fusion Tables or creating word clouds with Tagul, these classroom-ready applications are also free of charge.