#1 PaperRater.com



#2 - Free E-Books


Would you like to try an e-Book on your Kindle, iPad or Nook? Here is a website with over 300 sources for free eBooks. Most are in the public domain as copyright has expired. That's why they are FREE! ENJOY!
Visit this link for the 300+ sources:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmosbest+%28Gizmo%27s+Best-ever+Freeware%29
Also - Sunny Hills High School has 380 free e-books in its online catalog that have been digitized and formatted for easy reading. Click on "Download e-Book Here" after you click on the title's link. In .pdf format, these books can be viewed on cell phones as well as e-Readers.
http://shhs.alex.fjuhsd.net/simple/results/?SearchField0=eBook&I0.x=0&I0.y=0&sessionid=1NYR545AQ3615141&B2=Search&B3=Simple

"Saying that there's a challenge to libraries because books are changing would be like saying there's a challenge to family dinner because plates are changing." ---Joan Frye Williams, a library consultant and futurist



#3: Online Stopwatch


Do you ever need a visual countdown to keep students on track? Try the Online Stopwatch!


You can use it to Count Down, like a timer, or Count Up, like a stopwatch. Use it with your LCD projector so that students know how much time is left!


http://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-stopwatch/


It also comes in an "Egg-Timer" format:
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/eggtimer-countdown/full-screen/


Or, for you Music teachers, there's a metronome:
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/online-metronome/


#4 Wikis and Mrs. Slim



#5 Week of 3/21

Khan Academy Videos:
http://www.khanacademy.org/#browse

Great videos for class integration! NOT hosted on YouTube!

"Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer."
"The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

#6 Week of 3/28 CutMyPic: http://cutmypic.com Myra Deister's: http://www.brightstorm.com/

#7
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Weebly.com - a free website creator! Drag and drop interface!
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http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/profile-publisher-30067.html

http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page

#8:
Don't have Photoshop? No problem!


Aviary.com ( http://www.aviary.com ) has a suite of SWEET tools for you and your students to work on picture or image editing or for audio or music files.


No need to register (but it's free if you do!) unless you need to save your work over the course of hours or days. If you wish to just work on a picture or image without logging in click on EXPORT to download your creation!


April 22nd, 2011 | SHHS Teacher Inservice: Using Library Online Resources




#9: Livebinders:

Livebinders is a free way for you and your students to collect information from the web. It's a little tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it is a great resource.


URL: http://livebinders.com/


Video Overview: http://livebinders.com/welcome/video_window?video=%2Fswf%2Fwhat.swf


I do not use the LiveBinder browser toolbar - I can compile Livebinders fine without it.


My EXAMPLES:
Spanish Language Authors Livebinder: http://bit.ly/fuhsautores



South American Country Livebinder:



Greek Mythology Activity Livebinder:






#10: Crocodoc






#11
GoAnimate.com (http://goanimate.com/)and its sister site, GoAnimate4Schools.com (http://goanimate4schools.com) let you and your students create fun animations easily! Videos are free to make when less than 2 minutes in length.

Larry Allen at FUHS and I helped students with Geometry Videos:
http://fuhsmath.wikispaces.com/Period+4+Group+15

David Wilde at SHHS and I helped students with U.S. History Videos:
http://historyvideos.wikispaces.com/