Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kami

Kami is a cloud-based all-in-one document viewer and markup tool. View, annotate, share and collaborate your files on Chrome. Works with Google Drive.

Files Supported:
• PDF (.pdf)
• Documents (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, RTF)
• Powerpoint (Microsoft Powerpoint, Google Slides)
• Sheets (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets)
• Image Files (.jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif)
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Key features (free):
• View files in a browser
• Instantly share files with other people
• Highlight text
• Add text
• Underline text
• Strikethrough text
• Add a comment
• Add voice annotation
• Real-time collaboration
• Split and merge files
• Freehand drawing
• OCR for scanned PDF files (detect text on scanned files)
• Use Kami with other browsers (works with Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari)
• Offline support
• In-app Advertising

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Gooru

Gooru provides a free personalized learning solution that enables teachers to find, remix, and share collections of web resources on any K-12 topic. Remix one that already exists or start your own from scratch.  With millions of free multimedia resources, quiz questions, and data analytics, Gooru makes it easy for teachers to address individual students’ needs.  
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Find standards-aligned multimedia learning materials
Remix web and original content to create custom collections
Share collections with students to meet their unique needs
Monitor students’ engagement, comprehension, and progress

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Power Poetry

Power Poetry promotes a love a poetry. Once students register, they can post a poem, comment on another’s work, compete in a poetry contest, enter a poetry slam for a chance to win scholarship money or get advice from an experienced mentor. Note: the site has no restrictions on profanity or mature themes.

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TeenInk

An online literary magazine for students 13 and up allows teens to share their writing and art work and get feedback from peers or offer feedback to others. Students can also use it to get examples of genres, such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art, photography, and videos, or browse topics to get ideas for their own works. Content is screened by editors and comments are monitored to ensure they are mostly positive and/or constructive. 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Write the World

This social media platform for student writers allows teens to set up a profile and connect with peers to share their work. The writing prompt section lets students choose topics to inspire their writing. The prompts include a topic question as well as examples, guiding ideas and other supports to inspire thoughtful responses and critical thinking. 

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PlagTracker

The best FREE plagiarism checker. Check a paper online and detect plagiarism with their software! The most accurate results, easy and usable report.

**Remember, no plagiarism checker is perfect and can at times, return false positives, so don’t rely on them totally! Temper the results with your best judgment.

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Youth Voices


Designed for K-12 teachers, Youth Voices encourages students to write essays and poetry on current events and other topics of interest. Students must register with their school to post, but any student can read and browse. Themes and topics can be controversial and disturbing, so it’s not recommended for kids under 12.


Youth Voices is a site for conversations. They invite youth of all ages to voice their thoughts about their passions, to explain things they understand well, to wonder about things they have just begun to understand, and to share discussion posts with other young people using as many different genres and media as they can imagine!

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Monday, April 11, 2016

fav7

Ever wish you could easily give your students a quick list of websites?  fav7 offers users the ability to create a short page which can hold up to seven website addresses so you only have one link to share with others. 

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In addition they also offer you 
  • a screenshot of the urls you are about to visit 
  • tell you how safe the links are 
  • and whether you should use caution before proceeding

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