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www.meograph.com — students can create multimedia presentations w/ narration, video, photos, music.
vialogues.com — another option for student-created videos; the twist is that others can insert comments throughout the video, so it encourages additional dialogue and gives the presenters a sense of audience awareness.
www.eclipsecrossword.com — a different way to assess vocab, concepts, whatever. Alternative quiz format.
historyharvest.unl.edu – open, digital archive of historical artifacts gathered from communities across the United States. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History partners with institutions and individuals within highlighted communities to collect, preserve, and share their rich histories.
meetingwords.com — An online document creator that allows multiple users to work on documents together. Similar to Google Docs
popplet.com – Create idea maps, which can include pictures and text.
www.blogpolls.com and www.surveymonkey.com are just two of several different online poll creating options.
www.random.org/coins — generates a variety of coins and flips them for you.
www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts — can be used to invite guest speakers, experts, or other groups of students into your classroom via Google Hangouts.
www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/timelines … Also: http://www.tiki-toki.com – two of several online interactive timelines. Given any topic, students select items/events for the timeline and then compose text, add their own verbal and visual commentary, etc. to tell a story.
Create a WordCloud from text you provide: www.wordle.net
www.diigo.com — Awesome way to grade and comment on online projects. You can post “sticky notes” and highlight areas — all right onto the page — to save and send to students. Only they can see what you’ve added to the pages.
The NYT has its own curriculum site to facilitate using it as a resource: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com