• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.


New Teachers Academy

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Use Delicious to save web sites you (or your students) will return to.

Click on the Delicious Bookmarklet to quickly add something to Delicious.


Information Literacy

  • Urge the control and regulation of DHMO.


Software Tools


  • Picasa helps you organize and edit your digital photos. FREE!


  • Google Earth is a 3-D virtual globe...tons of applications for K-12. FREE!



Internet Tools

  • Many Berrien County schools have access to Discovery Education streaming (formerly united streaming) for media clips.

    Michigan Model health-related videos are available to everyone in Michigan for free. Log in with username: mi_model, password: mi_model.


  • There are lots of great videos on YouTube, but it's blocked.  Use Media Converter or KeepVid to download them at home.  Then bring them to school on a flash drive or email them to yourself. Another great choice is Format Factory, which converts many types of files.


  • Or if you're clever you can store them on Box.net.



  • Use Rubistar to create incredible rubrics.



  • Google Docs is also very popular and easy to use. 

    Use the Forms feature to collect information from your students or parents.


  • As long as you're using Google, set up a Google Calendar.



  • Edit your photos online with Picnik.


  • Create a video presentation with Animoto
  • Post and share on Slideshare.

  • VoiceThread is another way to create a collaborative presentation.


  • Tell stories using comic strips with GoAnimate.


  • ShareTabs is a cool way to share internet sites with your kids.


  • Facebook is blocked, but you can create your own social network on Ning, invite your students, and provide a safe environment to talk, share, and learn.

    Another option for younger kids is imbee


Create Content

  • Use PBworks to quickly create web pages that can be edited anywhere.


  • Put away the poster board and use Glogster.




  • Record live video using Ustream.tv...or you can view recorded videos.

Other Resources



  • Starfall is where children have fun learning to read.


  • Tools: Rubric Maker, Graphic Organizer Maker, and Citation Maker.


  • All Michigan teachers have access to Michigan Learnport for resources and professional development.  Even better, you can access netTrekker, an educator friendly web directory and all-around great tool.


  • State Board of Education leaders provide ASSISTance for beginning teachers, experienced teachers, and administrators!



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