Free Online Tools to Use in the Classroom


HippoCampus - http://www.hippocampus.org/ - Supplemental teaching materials for subjects you teach. You can set up your own page with content that applies to what your students are learning about.

An example of how a high school teacher is using this - http://sp.stmarysannapolis.org/highschool/klatham/courses/ag_assignments.aspx Once you get to the website, click on the link for Supplementary Course Materials from HippoCampus.


MyStudiyo - http://www.mystudiyo.com/ - Create quizzes for your website or blog.

An example of a quiz created in MyStudiyo. The html was copied and pasted in a widget on this page.




Ask500People - http://www.ask500people.com/ - Gather input and opinion data within minutes. More suited for higher level ed, due to some of the questions and content. You can take a survey and have students see if there is a difference in answers or opinions from around the world. (Graphing, Geography, Cultural differences, etc.)

Note: For safety and protecting against some inappropriate questions and content, you can embed a widget onto your blog, site, or wiki with a Google Map API key. You can get this key from Google when you sign up for a Google account. (free)

Check out this poll about Wikipedia and vote yourself - Click here to vote whether you trust Wikipedia or not.


Quizlet - http://quizlet.com - Tool for learning vocab - Flashcards, games, tests to help you study. Make your own study guide, use other study guides, or create study groups. There are different ways this site quizzes you - Familiarize, Learn, Test, and Game Choices. Note: You can only use the Learn section if you have signed up for an account.

Try out a Web 2.0 Terms quizlet session - http://quizlet.com/set/275259/

PM Sample - Check out how this teacher uses Quizlet to help students study the capitals **http://quizlet.com/set/415/**


Blabberize - http://www.blabberize.com/ - Create an animated talking image. A microphone is needed! You can embed this into your website, wiki, or blog.

Use Blabberize to explain a concept, information or persuade - See how this teacher uses Blabberize to help student explain what they've learned about Presidents. - **http://www.blabberize.com/creation/playBlabber/16971**



Gliffy - http://www.gliffy.com/ - Create and share professional looking diagrams, flowcharts, etc.

Sample - **http://www.gliffy.com/publish/1265943/**





Mindmeister - http://www.mindmeister.com/ - Online mind mapping



Sketchcast - http://sketchcast.com/ - Record a sketch with voice or without and share with others on your blog or site.

See how math is using this tool -

PM Sample - **http://sketchcast.com/view/vrnl60P/**





Link to PM Samples - https://kdktechnologyintegration.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0