Free Tech Tools for Teachers

Here are the list of free tech tools and resources for teachers and students, which will help to boost or speedup your teaching and learning skills. All these websites are personally visited by me and verified that most of the resources can be used for free ONLY for personal or educational purposes. Should not be used for any commercial purposes.

Create Clipart for Classrooms

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ClipArt ETC

ClipArt ETC provides students and teachers with over 71,500 pieces of quality educational clipart. Every illustration comes with a choice of image size as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects.A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 free clipart items in a single, non-commercial, school project without further permission.

Website: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart

Discover Education

Brief Description: Add graphics to your next project, whether it’s for home or school. Choose from hundreds of original clip art pieces, including animations. Over 3,000 clip art images organized by curriculum for teachers and students.

Website: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart

MyCuteGraphics

MyCuteGraphics provides free clip art for printing, scrapooking, teacher created lessons, craft projects, to decorate your blog and more! The clip art you find in this site is 100% original and free for personal and educational use.

Website: http://www.mycutegraphics.com

UVic’s Language Teaching Clipart Library

This library consists of about 3000 images which we hope will be useful in the teaching of basic vocabulary in a variety of languages. The characters and objects depicted are as culturally neutral as we could make them. The 3000 images consist of 1500 pairs. One member of each pair has a transparent background just big enough to fit the image, the other has a white background 110 by 110 pixels. For example, compare these two images:

Website: http://hcmc.uvic.ca/clipart

Printable Materials for Classroom

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Teaching Extras from ABC Teach

ABC Teach’s ‘Teaching Extras’ is one of the popular category for free printable. They offer free bulletin board materials, desk tags, border trims, calendars, and everything you might need to make your classroom and learning centers come alive. Their printable letters, book report forms, certificates, classroom labels save our teachers time. They have ready-made printable word walls, posters, flashcards, and more. You can laminate these printable for longer use. A signup (is free) is required to download printable materials.

Website: http://www.abcteach.com/directory/teaching-extras-9-2-1

Printable Maps from printableworldmap.net

More than 165 free printable maps that you can download and print for free. Or, download entire map collections for just $9.00. Choose from maps of continents, like India, Europe and Africa; maps of countries, like Canada and Mexico; maps of regions, like Central America and the Middle East; and maps of all fifty of the United States, plus the District of Columbia. There are labeled maps, with all the countries in Asia and South America shown; fill-in-the-blank maps, where they got the outlines and you add the names; and blank maps, where you’ve got borders and boundaries and it’s up to you to flesh out the details. Free Printable Maps are great for teachers to use in their classes. Students can use them for mapping activities and self study.

Website: http://www.printableworldmap.net

Graphic Organizers from Education Place

Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively using free tech tools. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming. These printable graphics to writing your projects. Teachers/students can select from their list of links.

Website: http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer

Curriculum Specific Tools

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ClassDojo

Classroom management tool for teachers. ClassDojo helps teachers, parents, and students safely share wonderful classroom moments. Free for teachers

https://www.classdojo.com

Collaborate Classroom

A free resource where you can create, share and/or download inquiry-based discussions on any topic. Each lesson has its own unique URL (unique to you) and can easily be shared via email, social networks, or even embedded on any website or e-publication. You can either use your existing Collaborize Classroom or WeJIT account to login, or quickly create a new account

http://library.collaborizeclassroom.com

Digital Dialects

Digital Dialects features free to use games for learning 80 languages+. Within are games for learning phrases, numbers, vocabulary, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets.

http://digitaldialects.com

Earth Album

Explore the world through photographs with the help of interactive Google maps and Flickr images

http://www.earthalbum.com

Exploring the Planets

An interactive guide about our solar system from the Na onal Air and Space Museum. Here, you can explore the planets, moons, asteroids, dwarf planets, and comets in our solar system, and learn about the spacecraft that travel great distances to study them.

http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibi ons/ exploring-the-planets/online

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