What happens when you or your students forget your online password? You should start using some of these web tools for teaching without student logins.
Cath Parker's insight:
Thanks for this great list - looking forward to looking at them. This year I've used Popplet, My Storymaker, Visual Poetry and Blabberize successfully with K-2. Last year we used Glogster but the log ins were a pain.
Picadilo is a 100% free online photo editor that's both easy to use and powerful. Transform your photos using eye catching effects, versatile editing tools and classy textures - plus the flexibility of multiple editing windows.
Great tool for developing oral language - children could open the Secret Door on an iPad, describe the setting to the group in five or six sentences then reveal the picture on the SMARTboard to see how the pictures created in students' heads match Google image.
"The next time that you need to find some high resolution images for a slideshow skip the Google Image search and head over to Every Stock Photo. Every Stock Photo is a search engine for public domain and Creative Commons licensed pictures. When you search on Every Stock Photo it pulls images from dozens of sources across the web."
Rather than making young people wade through incomprehensible strings of words and numbers, writing code in Hopscotch consists of dragging and dropping different cute characters and running scripts on them.
"The folks in Common Sense Media have designed this beautiful poster for you to print and use in your classroom. The poster is an excellent guide for students to help them make the right informed decisions when it comes to photo sharing."
The modular tools used for programming here look very similar to those developed by MIT for their programme, "Scatch". It am looking for award to trying Tynker out with my Year 2 students as they really enjoyed working with Scratch to create their own games.