Don't worry about registering on these web resources. Just go to the site and start using it. It's really that easy!
This article includes a variety of websites for integrating into your lesson plans or classroom projects. I learned about these in SimpleK12's online webinar, No Email, No Problem: Great Websites That Require No Registration, presented by Paula Naugle. I encourage you to check out the recording of the training session, which includes even more sites, plus in-depth ideas on how to use them in the classroom.
Free Images and Image Editing
Use the first couple sites for copyright friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects or student work. Once you have your images, check out the PicMonkey or BeFunky to edit your images, or create collages.
Students love recording (and listening to) their own voices. Voice recordings are also a great way to save time leaving instructions for a sub or sending a note to parents.
Need to share a long URL with others? Make it more user-friendly by shortening it to something memorable.
- ClassTools – Breaking News Generator – Give students their first big break, let them create their own breaking news story.
- Polls.io – Build a quick poll to use as an exit ticket, or conduct a classroom project.
- Meme Generator – Invent your own meme to share on social media, put on a website, or use as a writing prompt.
- Daily ToDo – Write up a quick To Do List, and track your progress throughout the day.
Another thank you to Paula for these great ideas. Make sure to check out all of her training sessions inside the Teacher Learning Community.
So go on, have fun now. No registration required!
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.