Cross Curricular

OpenEd

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OpenEd provides useful formative assessment tools, videos, lesson plans, and features for teachers to individualize instruction per student for free. This one, technically speaking, is another of that growing breed--freemiums, BUT shockingly most of the bells and whistles are free. For all grade levels.

ClassTools

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ClassTools is a collection of interactives based mostly on extension of lessons taught. Make-it-yourself activities of all sorts such as timelines, diagrams, fakebooks for historical figures, to treasure hunts based on google maps, there are many playful activities and games to extend learning on lessons already taught. For all grade levels.

ClassBadges

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This site is great for motivating students who thrive on achieving stickers, points, stars-or in this case, digital badges, a twenty-first-century digital reward for a job well done. A teacher account can be connected to a school account where awards on a larger, school-wide scale may be given as well. For grades K to 8. 

Annenberg Learner: teacher resources and PD across the curriculum

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The Annenberg Learner site is a collection of over 400 resources ranging from lesson plans, videos, professional development opportunities to online interactives for students and teachers alike. The inventory can be filtered by grade level, K-12, and subject: math, science, social studies, language arts/literature, arts, and foreign language. The lesson plans are not overly detailed and are standards-based. For all grade levels. 

Plickers

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Plickers works on the same concept as clickers without needing the tech for students.  Plickers enables formative assessment with immediate real-time feedback from students.  Students use formatted, printable cards, and the teacher scans the room with the help of an app and instantly displays results. For all grade levels.

Picto4me

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Picto4me for Google Drive allows you to create, edit, play and share communication boards straight on the Google Drive. It is the easiest online application for designing communication boards, and the integration with Google Drive is pretty slick: 

1) Create new boards directly from the "Create New" menu, 

2) Edit board just by clicking on them, 

3) Share boards as you share any other Google Drive document

4) Play the boards using switches, mouse, camera or keyboard

5) Give natural voices to your pictograms

Kaizena

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Kaizena saves teachers time assessing digital student work in Google Drive while improving the quality of feedback students receive. Kaizena makes it easy for teachers to give high-quality feedback on student work - simply highlight and speak to give verbal feedback, or attach reusable resources for common problems.  For all grade levels.

Speech Pad

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Speechpad is a voice recognition application for entering text using a microphone. It can also convert audio files to the text. It provides entering punctuation and editing text by voice, using voice commands, converting audio files and youtube video and many other features. For all grade levels.

Dictanote

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Dictanote provides you with an advanced rich text editor with an inbuilt multi-language speech recogniser. DictaNote's built-in speech recognizer using which you can dictate sentences, edit the output, and add them together to form paragraphs. Dictanote supports over 25 different languages. Dictanote editor supports fonts, font sizes, bold, italics, strikethrough, bold, links, indentation, and underline.

Natural Reader

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NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod. 

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