Technology Tools for Teachers

American Experience Teachers Area

Search or browse over 1,500 features from more than 110 American Experience Web sites -- including timelines, primary sources, teacher's guides, maps, galleries, interactives, video, and more -- to find history, civics, and other social studies resources .

Animation Desk

A great app for i-Pad or i-Phone


Audacity is free recording software you can download and use to record students talking; makes great audio for projects with Movie Maker or PowerPoint.


A blabber is a talking picture;make your photos talk.


Create your own cartoons


Web site that allows you to save, manage and share webpages

DEStreaming Lesson Plans

Includes thousands of lesson plans searchable by grade, subject, standards, etc.


Web site that allows you not only to save, manage, and share webpages, but it also allows you to annotate and highlight the webpages you save. The tool is particularly helpful when researching online sources.


Web site that allows you to store content—photos, documents, photos, and video—to the cloud so that you can access it on any device.


Includes Lesson Plans for Art & Culture, Literature, Foreign Language and History and Social Studies.


"Filamentality is a fill-in-the blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities." Types of lessons include hotlists, scrapbooks, scavenger hunts, samplers, & webquests


Get high quality pictures, and narrow the search to common domain pictures, which are free to use

Free Technology for Teachers

Tools and technology for teachers; subscribe through E-mail or RSS

Google Lit. Trips

Google Lit Trips are virtual expeditions created by using Google Earth. Using an interactive file, readers can virtually follow along with characters throughout the course of a novel, story, etc.


Interactives for all academic areas and all levels.


Jing is a tool that lets you take screen shots including video. Copy or save them to use in other documents.


A document scanning application that allows you to use the iPhone's camera to capture and "scan" documents.

Library of Congress American Memory Project Learning Page

This guide introduces the American Memory Project, describing how and why to use primary sources to study history.

NEA Tools & Ideas

1000s of lessons incorporating technology

New Media Consortium Horizon

The NMC Horizon Project charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, research, creative inquiry, and information management to help educators and thought leaders across the world by providing them with expert research and analysis.

Newspaper Clippings Generator

Create your own newspaper clippings


Allows you to create a wall of mulitmedia "sticky notes" that you can share with others.


Includes video podcasts of talks given by great thinkers, writers, athletes, politicians, and businessmen. The website is dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.”

Project Tomorrow

The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world, utilizing the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources.


Quizlet is the largest study site in the U.S., providing powerful learning tools and games to over 7 million students and teachers each month.

Read, Write, Think

Sponsored by the International Reading Association; provides links to Lesson Plans, standards and resources.

The Learning Page, Especially for Teachers

A "teachers eye view" of how millions of historical documents can be incorporated into Lesson Plans, etc.


Either collect your own web sites or select from preselected topics, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for students, and create an online lesson called a Track.


VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).

Web English Teacher

Great ideas for integrating literacy into assignments.


A place where wonder and learning are nurtured through the power of discovery, creativity and imagination.


Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.