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Awesome Sites and Apps for Teachers to Bring Tech Into the Classroom

This is a list of great sites and apps that we learned about at AZ K-12 Camp Plug and Play 10.0 Create a free website or blog

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Pixabay - Free Images

Over 410,000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.

Clipart - High Quality, Easy to Use, Free Support

Clipart for your needs in 2015. Highest quality, free for commercial and non-commercial use on cards, books, crafts, fashion, merchandise, and services.

The Noun Project

Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World's Visual Language. Free collection of icons and symbols.

Gratisography | Free High Resolution Pictures

Gratisography - Free high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

Amazingly simple graphic design

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Listly - Create lists of the things you want. Share them with the people you love.

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John Spencer

I like to make stuff. After eleven years as a middle school teacher, I am beginning my journey as a Professor of Instructional Technology in Oregon. I'm also a keynote speaker, author, podcast host, and educational technology developer. I want to see kids embrace creativity.

Opportunites for Digital Authors

Alternatively, you can use Google Forms to create Choose Your Own Adventure stories. Here's the Crazy Hairdo example. Writers can download the story organizer PDF and use this Forms template to publish it. iBooks Author is a free app for Macintosh for making multitouch books. The book can have text, videos, and other interactive elements.

Forms and Sheets

Connecting teaching with technology.

Through A Different Lens

Through A Different Lens is a teacher led project sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation. This project involves teachers from K-12 who are focusing on alternative methods of instruction and assessment to help all students succeed.

Bio Blog

Sharing ideas from the classroom




Class weebly created for Camp Plug and Play 10.0 to list our resources discussed in our sessions.

iMovie Tutorial, Web-Based and Free to Watch!

This iMovie tutorial will get you up and running with iMovie. It contains more than 2 hours of video training. This tutorial is totally free to watch on this site! (Optional) You can purchase the sample media to use as you follow along with the course if you choose (This includes a downloadable version of the course video as well.


Great tool for math teachers. Gives a picture and asks "What is the first question that comes to your mind?" Could also be used as writing prompt ideas.

SMITH Magazine Six-Word Memoirs

Six-Word Memoirs from SMITH Magazine. ONE LIFE. SIX WORDS. WHAT’S YOURS?™ Great writing tool for students.

Comic Life - Free Comic Life Download - Download Comic Life Now For Free

Comic Life is a free program to create your own comic from your own images.


Choose Your Own Adventure Story Writing. The inklewriter lets you write as you play, branching the story with choices, and then linking those branches back together again. It keeps track of which paths you've finished, and which still need to be written. There's no set-up, no programming, no drawing diagrams - so there's nothing between you and the empty page.

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Bitly - The Power of the Link

URL shortener. Bitly Brand Tools: Own, understand and activate your best audience through the power of the link.