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Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms

Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
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Piazza offers a gathering place for students. It is easy to use and free.

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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud...
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Word clouds have a multitude of uses in the classrom for students and teachers. Look at ways to use them on Tagxedo's site.

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Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms

Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
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Piazza offers a gathering place for students. It is easy to use and free.

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Learnist | Share what you know

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Learnist is similalr to Penterest. Users can create a topic and add content, but they can also collaborate with others.

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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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Socrative provides a free student response system that is easy to use.

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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
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Wordle is alternative to Tagxedo for making word clouds. Try it.

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Learn It In 5 - Home

Learn It In 5 - Home | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
How-To videos that help you learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom - all in 5 minutes or less...
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The videos at Learn It In 5 are excellent for quick projects.

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SpiderScribe – online brainstormind and mind mapping

SpiderScribe – online brainstormind and mind mapping | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Online brainstorming and mind mapping...
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SpiderScribe allows users to develop ideas for writing and studying.

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Glogster – Poster Yourself | Text, Images, Music and Video

Glogster – Poster Yourself | Text, Images, Music and Video | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Glogster.com - Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic!
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Glogster is a terrific free poster site. Users can add videos, picutres, links to Web sites, and text. Use the site for students to explain a concept or as an alternative to PowerPoint. Online students can use the Glogster to introduce themselves to the rest of the class.

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WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
WeVideo lets you tell your story with video. Our online, cloud-based editing platform is affordable, simple to use, and uniquely collaborative. Learn more today.
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Create a story in video. While not free, the site is affordable.

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Free Computer Tutorials and Lessons at ThinkTutorial, Basic Computer Training, Computer Knowledge for Work, Beginners Computer Tutorials Lessons! Browse more than 1,404 free tutorials!

Free Computer Tutorials and Lessons at ThinkTutorial, Basic Computer Training, Computer Knowledge for Work, Beginners Computer Tutorials Lessons! Browse more than 1,404 free tutorials! | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Browse more than 1,404 free tutorials! At Think Tutorial, our aim is to provide you with simple, easy to use tutorials, enabling you to broaden your knowledge and operate programs, browsers and operating systems with ease.
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Looking for free tutorials on a multitude of subjects? Look no further.

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Popplet | Collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects!

Popplet | Collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects! | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
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Curation sites are excellent repositories of information and one's own text.

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Voki Home

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Voki allows users to create characters. Students can create a Voki to make a character from a story come to life. Voki has a limited free version and a longer paid version.

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair, Debbie Elicksen , Jasmin Rez
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This infographic is very helpful.

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 8:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 2, 10:39 PM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 6:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.

 

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Paper for the Web | Padlet

Paper for the Web | Padlet | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
The simplest way to create. From any device, with anyone.
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Padlet gives users a blank wall; then the users can add whatever they like: stickynotes, videos, Web sites, images, and notes. Users can share the walls with others. This site is definitely worth checking out.

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Themeefy | Create. Learn. Teach

Themeefy | Create. Learn. Teach | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
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Themeefy is a terrific site for curating and adding one's own material including text, videos, and images. The site has undergone extensive revision recently. It is an excellent site for teachers and students. Check it out.

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Evernote upgrades web clipper to save your Gmail, including attachments - The Verge

Evernote upgrades web clipper to save your Gmail, including attachments - The Verge | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Evernote upgrades web clipper to save your Gmail, including attachments
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Today, the company released an arguably more elegant approach: an update to its web clipper that saves the entire message to Evernote, plus any attachments.
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Check out Evernote as a place to store materials and keep up with ideas. The Evernote clipper allows users to clip sites and information easily.

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Online survey software - conduct your customer surveys and polls with Polldaddy | Polldaddy.com

Online survey software - conduct your customer surveys and polls with Polldaddy | Polldaddy.com | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Create stunning surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes. Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter. Generate and share easy-to-read reports.
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Another free site for taking instant polls is Polldaddy.

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MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages

Make your own comics online with MakeBeliefsComix.com! This online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman provides people of all ages affirmation of the human spirit, encouragement of their own creativity and a sense of fun!
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Students and teachers can find many uses for this comic generator. Students could create a comic based on a story they write or on one they have read.

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Rmmbr

Create notes on the go easily.

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Rmmbr gives users a place to store quick notes and reminders.

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Scribblitt - Make Your Own Book - Kids Self Publishing

Scribblitt - Make Your Own Book - Kids Self Publishing | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Scribblitt™ is a launch pad for creativity where kids can write, illustrate and professionally publish their own books, comics and stationery.
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Writing and publishing one's own book is great fun and a way to encourage writers.

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Free jigsaw puzzles and jigsaw creator

Free jigsaw puzzles and jigsaw creator | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Take a break and solve a free online jigsaw puzzle. Search Google Images and Flickr Photos or use your own photos and create jigsaw puzzles for free.
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Need a good stress reliever or a way to break up a period of high concentration? Try an online puzzle.

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Clay Yourself!

Clay Yourself! | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
Create a clay version of yourself now....
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This site is fun for creating a clay version of yourself.

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Storybird - Collaborative storytelling

Storybird - Collaborative storytelling | Free Web Gadgets | Scoop.it
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For the storyteller, Storybird offers fun and creativity. Try writing your own story and illustrating it with the pictures available.

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Blabberize.com - Got a picture? Blabberize it!

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Blabberize is just great fun as well as useful for making literary characters come alive. Or take any picture and give voice to it. Blabberize is easy to use.

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