Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Zondle is a new free site for educational games that supports learning. There are games to choose from in every subject area. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

SMART Board tutorials

Fusion Universal offers for free more than three dozen SMART Board tutorial videos. The videos cover everything from turning on a SMART Board to creating lesson activities.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Disaster Watch

Disaster Watch is free site that teaches kids to look for the signs of impending disasters and to be prepared when a disaster may be coming their way.  Good to use when teaching weather and works perfect with interactive whiteboards.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I posted about several file sharing sites, before, but this may be the easiest to use yet. 
Fyles is free site that lets you share files.  This site is extremely simple and easy to use.
The screen shot above is what the home page looks like.  You simply drag and drop a file onto the web page.  You are then given a link that you send to whomever you are sharing the file with.  There is no registration required. There is a 2GB file size limit though. A password is provided for each file you share, allowing to later delete it off their servers if you want.

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Hurricane

My Hurricane is a free web tool that tracks hurricanes and storms.  The world map displays hurricanes, their predicted paths, its position, maximum wind speeds, maximum gusts, and minimum pressure.My Hurricane is not only a useful site for tracking actual storms during hurricane season, but by using the historical track options, teachers can use this site for a multitude of areas, including practicing latitude and longitude coordinates. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


As our district is making the move to "Go Google",  I came across Googlios. This site  shows how free tools from Google can be used to create ePortfolios by creating a portfolio using a Google Site.
The site has examples of Googlios, how to get started, tips and ideas, suggested readings, and great resources if you are looking for ideas to use Google tools with your classes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


PDF to Word is a free site that allows you to upload a file convert and email it to yourself in seconds. Three easy steps are all you need.
1. Select PDF to convert
2. Convert PDF file to .Doc or .RTF
3. Email file to yourself (or someone else).  

Monday, May 9, 2011


  Fraboom is a free online children’s museum that includes interactive books, games, vocabulary words, and live online classes.  There is also a section called Fraboom TV that has short cartoons that teach vocabulary words.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Present.me is a web service that lets you create effective presentations through your PowerPoint files.  What makes this site unique, is it lets you add a narrative to the presentation. Once you upload your PowerPoint, you can record a narrative through your webcam and microphone as if you were presenting you slildeshow. The final presentation then appears with your webcam recording on the right and slides on the left. A filmstrip view of the slides is also given on the bottom of the presentation. Although there is a paid service, PresentMe offers a free plan that lets you record up to 10 recordings per month; each of these presentations can be 15 minutes long.