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Ask 500 People

Ask 500 People:
Ask 500 People is a website that allows you to ask questions with others opinioned viewpoint that even shows you where the question was asked.

Channel 1:
It has news on almost any topic, is suitable for children, teens, and adults alike. You may watch videos without a membership. Is also good if you want to run a current events class as a sidebar to show what is going on around the world. If you register, once you’re done filling out the form and submit, you will need to go to your email and open the letter.
Channel 1



 
Diigo
 

Diigo:

Instead of just bookmarking, Diigo allows you to highlight text and attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page, just what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book!

Polldaddy:
Polldaddy is a website that allows you to make a survey, then have someone else test it (people at polldaddy’s website) and give you back the results.This could also only really be used in an English class, sometimes the teacher might make you do surveys.
Polldaddy
Prezi Prezi:
Prezi is an application - an editor that lets you create prezi presentations. However, unlike many applications, Prezi can be used directly from an internet browser without the need to install anything. Prezi can also be installed so you can use it without internet access.
We support both ways of working with Prezi, since there are many advantages.
Psykopaint
Psykopaint is a photo painting web application for Google Chrome browser that helps you to paint at will
 
 
PsykoPaint
Skype

Skype:

Skype is a great way to communicate without really being there. You can either chat or video chat with another person, or a whole group of people. Here are 50 ways you can use Skype

 

Slashdot:
Slashdot is a website that has a wide range of forums to post and comment in, and may also be used for other things such as the news, games, and book reviews. If you want they even have a tab devoted to science specifically. Slashdot specializes in nerd related news and has a loyal following.

Slashdot

 

Wiggio

Wiggio:
This is basically another way to do group work, for example: if you are working on something with someone in your grade and you don’t get the assignment finished and its saved on word, well you can upload it to this website and you can both work on it.

A how to video of Wiggio

 

Wordle:
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Wordle

 

Internet4Classroom

Internet4Classrooms:
Internet4Classrooms is a website containing pre-K through 12th grade links and resources to help kids learn.

infoplease:
Infoplease is a search engine for dictionaries and encyclopedias.

infoplease


iApps
Istudiez pro iStudiez Pro: Organize your class schedule and keep track of your homework assignments, GPA, to-do lists, and more with this app specifically created for a busy student's life.
New Oxford American Dictionary:As Oxford's flagship American dictionary, the New Oxford American Dictionary sets the standard of excellence for lexicography in this country. With more than 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, and hundreds of explanatory notes, this dictionary provides the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of American English available. 
New Oxford American Dictionary
edmodo Edmodo: Award-winning Edmodo for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your iOS device to send notes, submit assignments, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom. 
Blackboard Mobile Learn: Users can enroll in any classes or organizations that they have registered for and download any assignments their instructors have posted.
Math Ref Free Math Ref Free: A free version of Math Ref, this app offers 600 out of over 1,300 formulas, figures, tips, and examples
Animoto

Animoto: Insert photos & videos from your computer or grab from Facebook, Instagram, Picasa, Flickr and elsewhere. Select a video style, choose some music, add a few words of your own… and you're done! Download, embed, or share your video via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and more! Requires Flash.

Rewordify: Understand what you read!  Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand difficult English faster, and learn words in new ways.  Differentiate by interest and readiness. 

Rewordify
Thinklink

ThingLink: Make your images come alive.  Every image can tell a story.  Choose an image.  Tag it with web content.  Share the interactive image with everyone.

Powtoon: Bring awesomeness to your classroom!  Create animated videos and presentations as easy as PowerPoint.  This web based tool will let you create videos up to 5 minutes in length and post on YouTube with a free account

PowToon
BeFunky

BeFunky: Crop, resize, add effects, and share your pictures with BeFunky!

Padlet: A great way to colaborate! Start with a blank wall and allow others to to add content from anywhere! 

Padlet

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