Study Tools, Math Manipulatives, and Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers may assist students to format writing projects, brainstorm ideas, support decision making, organize research, and improve studying. Graphic organizers are most beneficial for individuals that rely on visual structure in learning.

Symbaloo is a visual bookmark home page that allows you to easily navigate the web and compile your favorite sites all into one visual interface. Save your bookmarks in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device.


Cacoo - a graphic organizer and planning tool. The collaboration factor is an added plus.

Cram Flashcards is a Chrome app to create flash cards that will read to the student as well as allows for multiple languages. The use can choose from Memorize, Test, and Game tabs for created set. There are also thousands of currently created sets to use. This app works on Windows, Mac, Android, iPads and iPhones. The free version has ads. The monthly fee for a paid version is $3 - $5.

eduplace.PNGEduplace offers a variety of graphic organizer in English and Spanish in a PDF format for classroom use and printing.

Create the best looking mind map online and share it with others. Enjoy mind mapping by brainstorming collaboratively on ideas and projects.

holt.PNGHOLT Interactive Graphic Organizer allows the user to brainstorm, organize, and visualize ideas. Clicking on a graphic organizer downloads it as a PDF. Once downloaded, comments may be typed into it and printed out.

rubistar.PNGRubistar is a free tool to create quality rubrics. Thousands of pre-made rubrics are available or yours can be customized from a sample template.

Number Pieces
mathnumber.PNGBuild computation skills with multi-digit numbers (virtual manipulative) and understanding place value. Besides use on a computer, the Number Pieces app is available for the iPad. The video below demonstrates use on the iPad but it is used much the same way on the computer. (iPad app)

Mathematics Blackline Masters
All sorts of masters, from addition charts to tangram puzzles.

rwt.PNGStudent interactives - Engage students in online literacy learning with interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun. Check out the rest the entire site for more teaching and learning resources.

Pure Pomodoro
pomodoro2.JPGPure Pomodoro is a simple way to manage time and increase productivity, based on the Pomodoro Technique of time management.

Sweet Search
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A simple search engine for students with NO ads.

visuwords.PNGAn online graphical dictionary

Wolfram Alpha - more than just a search engine
Watch this (poorly focused) video to learn what it is and how it differs from Google...and this second video is an introduction by Stephen Wolfram.

A Graphic Organizer (of sorts) for the Teacher about Digital Differentiation
by Susan Oxvenad

General Educational Resource Sites

Discovery Education -check out the "Free Resources" section
Educational Technology Clearinghouse ETC.USF.EDU
Edutopia - founded by George Lucas
John Kuglin
Learn Zillion

Microsoft in Education
National Education Technology Plan
Resources for Educational Change
Teaching Channel

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills
TED Talks - ideas worth spreading
The Teacher's Corner
Utah Education Network
20 Things I Learned about the Web

Twitter for Educators sign up at

Twitter for Teachers (a resource from scholastic)
tech resources Marzano.doc
tech resources Marzano.doc
tech resources Marzano.doc

Tech Resources from Marzano
WatchKnowLearn - thousands of videos on a wide range of subjects and topics -

Sites for Sharing Teacher Made and Other Found Resources

Diigo - great bookmarking resource as well as a share option

Free Technology for Teachers (all sorts of resources compiled by former SS teacher) Freetech4teachers
Free Tech for Teacher (see above) on Pinterest

LiveBinders - Resources in virtual 3-ring binders

Math and Science resources wiki created by Kitt Kelleher (FDLRS REACH) in Broward County Math and Science
Tammy's Tips for Teachers
Teaching All Students Blogspot
Tech for Differentiated Instruction
The Daring Librarian (many great resources)
The Innovative Educator
Tools-4-Teachers wiki site
Web 2.0 Resources

Classroom Tools

Countdown Timer
Cool Tools - Web 2.0
Classroom Timers - a choice of online timers
Creately - Colorful K12 Graphic Organizer Templates
File Folder-Heaven Games

Free online rubric maker
Jeopardy Labs

Linoit - collaboration tool and sharing

Online Stopwatch

Padlet - collaboration and sharing

QRCode Generator or
Random Name Picker

Realtime Board - collaboration tool through Google Drive - free license for teachers and students -

RealtimeBoard for education. Bring interactivity to the classroom with endless online whiteboard. from RealtimeBoard

Socrative (teacher side and student side) 3.5 min video

Solvr - online, real-time, collaborative, problem solving tool
Titanpad - collaborative work surface

Wheel - Use ready made spinner wheels or customize your own (web-based)


Multimedia Resources
American History in video
Best Video Sites for Teachers:
Florida iTunes U (From the FL DOE) FloridaiTunesU
iTunes U iPad app
Just for Teachers website
PowToons (teacher plans available at a yearly price but the company has been known to "gift" plans to teachers at times)
School Tube
Teacher Tube
You Tube software and converters

Web Tools for Curriculum and Instruction
Ann Brundige - great resource for free materials for teachers
Edublog - Educational blog site - collaborative publishing and communication
Educational Games and Learning Activities
Eileen Sacco's wiki
Exploring New Territories FDLRS ENT
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - from USF...check it out -
Formative Assessment tools
Free for me
Glogster presentation tool
Interactives -web based resources for learning fun
PixiClip - a screen capture site

Prezi presentation tool Youtube video-teach presented by a classroom teacher

Primary Games - online games to support learning
Quizlet - Online flashcard tool -
Social Media Citation Guide How to Cite Social Media - MLA and APA Styles
Susan Oxvenad's Cool Tools for Teaching Vocabulary (browse through her entire site - it's quite amazing)
Teach with Web 2.0

Thinglink (make your images come alive with video, music, text, images, and more) Get an education account. Check out this example
...or this example - a Thinglink of Google Chrome extensions and apps.
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Web Tools
Writing and Google Docs

Vocaroo - online audio recording

Other web-based tools & resources
Blog for teacher ideas
Brainy quotes
Breaking News English (interesting site for ELL)
Classroom timers
Developing Quality IEPs QIEP
Edheads virtual surgery
ExitTicket - student response system
Fredshead - teacher resources for blind or vi students
Google Earth
Graphic Organizers (blackline masters)
Intellectual Disabilities InD
Intellectual Disabilities Fact Sheet Intellectual Disabilites
Intervention Central (MTSS & RTI)
K12 Internet Resource Center K12IRC
Keyboarding Practice for Elementary Students Online keyboarding practice for elementary students
Keyboarding practice Keyboarding practice for older students and adults Online Keyboarding Practice

Plickers - student response clickers using iPhone, iPad, or Android device and computer

School Freeware (just what it says)
Search Cube visual search engine
Safeshare (type a youtube address in the provided field to clean up a youtube page to use in the class)
Sprint Speech-to-Speech Sprint STS
Terminology ESE Terminology
Teach typing, free!

Reading and Writing resources

Free Reading activities
LEARN (Literacy Essentials and Reading Network)
Members of the Screen Actors Guild Reading Stories
My Storybook
Newsela - change the lexile of an article
Rewordify - simplifies and explains difficult English words
Storynory audible stories
Tech Tools for Reading
Vocabahead - Dictionary with videos
Word Hippo

Math resources

Blackline masters
Cool Math (all kinds of calculators)
Equation Grapher
Geogebra Dynamic Mathematics for Learning and Teaching
Holt online graphing calculator
Illuminations - Resources for Teaching Math (virtual manipulatives)
Illustrative Mathematics
Khan Academy
Lego Education
Leading Innovation in Mathematics Education (blog)
MARS (The Mathematics Assessment Resource Service) -performance based tasks for summative & formative assessment
Matific - Math Activities K-6
Math Dictionary
Math discussion group
Math Help
Math Playground
Math TV -visual demonstrations in English and Spanish
Math You Tube tutorials
ModMath - Graph paper app that can help students set up math problems. Does not solve but goes through the solving process
Microsoft Mathematics
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
That Quiz (create on-line math quiz)
Utah Education Network
Utah Education Network 3-6 interactive activities
Visual Fractions (virtual manipulatives)
Apps For Math .pdf
Apps For Math .pdf
Apps For Math .pdf

Math Apps compiled by Kitt Kelleher (FDLRS Reach)

Sciences Resources

Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Bioman Biology - Games, virtual labs, and activities
Energy Information Association (lesson plans and resources at all grade levels)
Human body interactive (multiple means of representation)
NASA interactive site
National Geographic
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Resources
Science Bob (Ideas for science fair, research help, and lots more)
Science Made Fun (elementary)
Apps For Science.pdf
Apps For Science.pdf
Apps For Science.pdf

Science Apps compiled by Kitt Kelleher (FDLRS Reach)

Pictures, Images & Video

Adobe Photoshop Express (online photo editor)
Animoto create videos from pictures - free classroom account for teachers
Art Resources for Teachers
Crayola for Educators
Discovery Education Clip Art ClipAr
Doodles Academy - Make teaching art fun and easy
Free Image Sources
GIMP (like Photoshop) but free!

Google Arts & Culture
Image library for education
Incredible @rt Department
Learning Reviews Free Clip Art Learning Reviews
PicoVico create videos from pictures - like Animoto (free and premium)
Pixabay (free images)

Pixlr free online photo editor

45 pages of Greatest Hits for Educators

Assistive Technology Files

Assisted Technology Blog (Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center) AT Blog at VDoE
Free Technology for Teachers

Assisted Technology on Livebinder AT on Livebinder
Assistive Tech:Physically Disabled Internet4classrooms
AT in ED/Physically Handicapped AT_Physically Handicapped
Natural Reader (free screen reading software)
Tux Paint
Tux Math
Vozme text to speech reader


The Ultimate Google Apps Training Guide Google Gooru
Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive
Use Google forms to create a self-grading quiz
Tutorials to help you create presentations on Google Drive
Google Drive and Google Docs Intro

Odds and Ends

Basic coding -
ChartsBin - Charts/graphs of World Statistics
EdTechTeacher various tech resources to use in the classroom
Gapminder - an interesting site for scholars of world study
How to do almost anything with PDF (PDF tips) from
Manuals for any gadget
Media converter sources
National Eye Institute NEI Resources
Pinterest - we all know what Pinterest is, but where does it fit best? I Can't Wait to be a Teacher!
Polleverywhere live polling using smart phone or computer
Puffin Browser - a browser that supports flash - free to use from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Symbaloo - create a wall of tiles that link to your favorite sites - can be set as your desktop


Today's Meet (online meeting room - no student sign-up necessary)
Tech for Teachers (Apps, Tools, and Online Resources)

TinyTap Game making app for iPad

Tools for Driver's Ed teachers

UDL Tech on Pinterest UDL_Pinterest

Word Lens visual translator iOS ANDROID

Using Microsoft office to teach - What to look forward to in Office 2016

Wolfram Alpha - more than just a search engine
Watch this (poorly focused) video to learn what it is and how it differs from Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
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