Librarian Top Tool Sites

Storybook Maker Tools
4 Teachers
http://www.4teachers.org/

Website for locating lesson plans and ready-made technology activities for teachers to use in the classroom.

Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Create audio files for presentations and digital stories.

Badge Maker
http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/badge.php

Create a badge in less than 30 seconds. Great idea for student of the week, teacher’s helper, etc

Be Funky
www.befunky.com

Allows you to access your photos from various websites and apply special effects to them.

Bubble Snaps
http://www.bubblesnaps.com

Add thought or speaking bubbles to your digital images.

Busy Teacher’s Café
http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/

K-6 resource site for busy teachers includes ideas, lesson and printables.

Children’s Picture Book Database
http://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/

Resource for teachers to design literature-based thematic units using picture books.

Cool Iris
www.cooliris.com

It’s just that…a cool way to catalog your images.

Crappy Graphs!
http://crappygraphs.com/

It's a website you can use to make very simple line graphs or venn diagrams. Nothing fancy about it.

Create A Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

Online resource for creating various graphs (bar, pie, XY, line and area).

Discovery Education Classroom Resources
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/

Puzzlemaker, lesson plan library and more.

Donor’s Choose
www.donorschoose.org

Teachers create an account and make a wish list. Donors search through the requests and choose the project they wish to support. It’s that easy.

Education World
http://www.education-world.com/

Variety of lesson plans and resources for all grade levels.

Florida Center for Reading Research Activities
http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/SCAindex.shtm

Lesson plans and materials for student center activities addressing comprehension, phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary and fluency.

Freeplay music
www.freeplaymusic.com

Free audio files to be used for digital storytelling.

Fun Photo Box
http://funphotobox.com/
Online photo editor with humorous effects.
Graphic Organizers
http://www.worksheetlibrary.com/subjects/graphicorganizers/

A wide selection of graphic organizers to enhance learning.

Google Classroom, The
http://www.thegoogleclassroom.com/

Overview of the many free tools offered by Google.

Holiday Insights
http://www.holidayinsights.com/

This day in history…bizarre celebrations…holidays around the world…

I Love That Teaching Idea!
http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com

Creative, ready-to-use ideas for the classroom.

iRubric
http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm

Free site of pre-made rubrics for all subjects/grade levels or create your own.

Jamendo
www.jamendo.com

A community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Common licenses.

Jam Studio
www.jamstudio.com

Create audio files for presentations and digital movies.

Jing!
http://www.jingproject.com/

Allows you to do three things: screen capture, record what is happening on your screen and instantly share it via email, IM or websites.

Next Vista for Learning
www.nextvista.org

A free online library and teacher and student made videos to support the curriculum.

Online Stopwatch
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

A variety of online timers including egg timers, a stopwatch and a bomb countdown.

PBS Teachers
www.pbs.org/teachers

Lesson plans, multi-media files and more for all grade levels and subjects.

Picnik
http://www.picnik.com/

Edit photos online.

Pics 4 Learning
http://www.pics4learning.com/

A library of copyright-free images to use in presentations or digital movies.

Pivot Stickfigure Generator
http://www.snapfiles.com/GeT/sTiCkFiGuRe.html

A downloadable application that allows you to easily create animated stickfigures.

Primo PDF
http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx

Convert any printable file to PDF format.

Power Point Games
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/PPT-games/

Templates for “Are you smarter than a fifth grader?”, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Twenty Questions, Guess the Covered Word, Hollywood Squares and Concentration.

Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/

The end of flashcards, pre-made or make your own.

Ring Clock
http://www.cybersalt.org/images/stories/swf/clocks/ringclock.swf

It’s just cool…a clock with a twist.

Rubistar
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

Website for creating rubrics for all subjects.

Simple Diagrams
http://www.simplediagrams.com/home
Desktop tool that helps you express yourself quickly and creatively.

Smilebox
http://www.smilebox.com/

Create slideshows, ecards, scrapbooks, photo albums or postcards with your own photos.

SnipIt
http://snipsnip.it/
Insert a youtube link and shorten the clip to your favorite part.
Superkids
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/index.shtml

Math worksheet creator.

Tag Galazy
www.taggalaxy.de

A cool way to search for images on the Internet.

Teacher Tube
www.teachertube.com

Like You Tube, but its content is created by and for teachers.

Thinkfinity
http://www.thinkfinity.org/

Free standards-based educational resources for all grade levels.

Time Me
www.timeme.com/


Web Timer
All sorts of ways to time.

Online timer, virtual stopwatch.

Tiny URL
http://tinyurl.com/

Changes long website addresses to a shorter version that is more practical for emailing.

Zamzar
www.zamzar.com

Convert files to fit your format without needing to purchase software.


Animoto
__https://animoto.com/__

One of several digital storytelling options. Brings lessons to life.

Audacity
__http://audacity.sourceforge.net/__

Create audio files for presentations and digital stories.

Be Funky
__www.befunky.com__

Allows you to access your photos from various websites and apply special effects to them.

Bubble Snaps
__http://www.bubblesnaps.com__

Add thought or speaking bubbles to your digital images.

Find Sounds
__http://www.findsounds.com/__

Search engine for sound files on the Internet

Flickr
__www.flickr.com__

Over 2 billion images to be searched.

Freeplay music
__www.freeplaymusic.com__

Free audio files to be used for digital storytelling.

Jamendo
__www.jamendo.com__

A community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Common licenses.

Jam Studio
__www.jamstudio.com__

Create audio files for presentations and digital movies.

Partners in Ryhyme
__http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/__

Royalty-free music and sound effects.
Picnik__http://www.picnik.com/__

Edit photos online.

Pics 4 Learning
__http://www.pics4learning.com/__

A library of copyright-free images to use in presentations or digital movies.

Podsafe Audio
__http://www.podsafeaudio.com/__

A network of free music that is published under the Creative Common license.

Slide
__http://www.slide.com/__

Make a slideshow with your images and tell your story.
Smilebox__http://www.smilebox.com/__

Create slideshows, ecards, scrapbooks, photo albums or postcards with your own photos.
Animated Gif letters

Kimberly Fonts
The Best Teacher Video sites