Are you using free resources from FCIT - Florida Center for Instructional Technology? FCIT has a variety of publications and products. Lit2Go for example has over 5,000 audio files for grades k-12 along with printed information and resources. This display photo was taken at the FETC 2014 conference by Roy Winkleman. Embedded in the display were iPads that continuously streamed content from the site. The mix of still images and video was amazing.
Are you using free resources in your classroom? All of the content on Thinkfinity is available to educators for free. Can you suggest other resources?
Here are a few suggestions that I have learned from various sources:
Free Productivity Software:
1. OpenOffice - http://www.openoffice.org - free office software that can be downloaded onto a computer. It includes documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
2. Google Docs - http://docs.google.com - online, hosted office software. Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations.
3. Zoho - http://www.zoho.com - online, hosted office software. Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations, and much more.
Free Grade book
1. Engrade - http://www.engrade.com - online, hosted grade book. Students and parents can be given access codes and will be able to see their grades at any time.
2. Thinkwave - http://www.thinkwave.com/ - a free, online grade book to manage student data.
Miscellaneous Free Stuff
1. CutePDF - http:// www.cutepdf.com - free download that allows you to "print" any file to a pdf file. Very easy to use and very useful.
2. Adobe Acrobat Reader - http://get.adobe.com/reader/ - read pdf files.
3. Foxit Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php - read pdf files.
4. Evernote - http://www.evernote.com - note taking system. Very powerful. Mobile, desktop, and online versions are available.
5. Classroom Wikispaces - https://www.wikispaces.com/content/teacher - create free Wikispaces that include features such as a newsfeed, realtime assessment, and a beautiful mobile experience.
6. Currki - http://www.curriki.org - educational wiki's, wiki hosting, and more.
7. Objectdock - http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/ - free download that allows Windows users to organize their shortcuts, applications, and programs in an attractive animated dock at the bottom of the screen. It is similar to Mac OS's dock.
8. Ninehub - http://www.ninehub.com - free Moodle hosting. Ninehub will host your Moodle classes for free.
9. Skype in the Classroom - https://education.skype.com/ - a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and more.
1. Tech&Learning Magazine - http://www.techlearning.com - free educational journal.
2. THE Journal - http://www.thejournal.com - free educational technology journal.
3. eSchoolnews - http://www.eschoolnews.com - free newsletters and "Classroom News" educational technology newsletter.
4. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - http://www.schrockguide.net/ - list of web sites and educator resources.
I look forward to learning the websites you have found with great "free stuff."