Are you ready to make grading and collecting information from your students a breeze? Would you like to have real-time collaboration and brainstorming with your students? Learn how easy it can be to create online bulletin boards, edit photos in just a few clicks, and develop engaging presentations. Discover ten of the most popular Web tools in the education community, and the best part is…they’re all free!
Freebies For Homeschool Teachers
1. Digital Bulletin Boards: www.linoit.com
Access lino from your home, office, or even on the road and post a sticky note online whenever you need! Post all your current events and reminders on this digital canvas.
2. Bibliographies Made Easy: www.bibme.com
Teach your students about digital citizenship when you show them how to use this resource. The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to generate citations to build a works cited page. And it’s free.
3. Artwork Creator: www.tagxedo.net
Tagxedo turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. Get creative with word pictures. Enter in any text from any subject and get beautiful creations to use in the classroom or website.
4. Grading Time-Saver: www.flubaroo.com
Stop with all those piles of tests to grade. This tech tool makes your process must faster. #GoGreen. Designed by a teacher, for teachers, Flubaroo is easy to use. Try it today for your assignments, quizzes, assessments, or even an exam!
5. Virtual Field Trips: www.googleartproject.com
Enjoy beautiful destinations from the comfort of your own homeschool. Explore the world and all its wonders. Take an online trip to the museum and give your students a truly interactive visual experience.
6. Speaking Avatar: www.Voki.com
Voki is an application that lets you create personalized avatars to use on your wikis, blogs or websites. You can also e-mail these wonderful characters. Cartoons give your students an opportunity to share their voice in new ways. You may found out things they would not normally tell you during homeschool.
7. Graphic Design : www.canva.com
Create beautiful designs with Canva for your homeschool lessons. Choose from more than one million layouts, stock photographs and illustrations. Search for the best graphics, photos, and fonts then use Canva’s simple drag and drop tool to create a design.
8. Document Storage: www.dropbox.com
A great way to share and collaborate on documents on a number of different electronic devices. Keeps your homeschool files safe, synced, and easy to share. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and never lose a file again.
9. Digital Storytelling: www.storybird.com
Discover an endless library of free books, picture books, & poetry or use simple tools to create books in minutes. A fantastic site to inspire homeschool students to read & write through the use of digital storytelling using Storybird.
10. Study Tools : www.quizlet.com
Quizlet’s flashcards, tests, and study games make learning fun and engaging for homeschool students of all ages.
For more tips and tricks on how to use tech tools in your homeschool class. Visit the Teacher Learning Community to collaborate with educators from around the world.