Class Pager – Send texts to parents and students without anyone knowing each other’s device numbers. This could be used for class announcements, but also as a questioning tool.
ClassParrot – Set up an opt-in code that parents and students can text to receive updates about the class
BayFiles – Upload a file to their server and generate a download link so you remove all need for email attachments (I prefer Dropbox.)
ConceptBoard – Create a shared whiteboard where you can comment, sketch, and even edit documents with a group
SimpleMeet.me - Creates a quick chat with a unique URL that you can message to other co-workers
Wix.com – Free website creation that is not bloated
LogoType Maker – Create logos based on text and small images in under five minutes
Komixo – Create comics online with your own images
Make Beliefs Comix – Comic strip templates
Veezzle – A search engine for free stock photos.
SpicyNodes – Create a visual map of nodes branching off of a central topic (like Inspiration)
SoapBox – Get instant feedback from your students while you are teaching.
Project Gutenberg - Free ebooks of public domain works.
We Choose the Moon – Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11.
NAEP sample questions – Look at questions from past tests and see how students scored.
BoomWriter – The teacher creates the first section. Students add to the story and then vote on the best continuation of that story. Do it again multiple times and you have yourself a collaborative book.
MyOpenLetter – Quick, one-page letters without the need for a login.
PenCamp – Quickly create one web page to display your work.
Wattpad – Self-publish chapters of a book to share with a writing community.