Educational Web Tools to Start Your New Year

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 Let's start 2014 off with a set of tools to help you and your students make stuff. Create animations, record messages, assemble videos, construct presentations, collect links, and build inventions. This is a great way to make something engaging for your students and to assess their comprehension of a subject. Check out the selection we have compiled for you below:

Pivot Animator

 A free Windows program to create stick figure animations. Great for simple cartoons and stories.

 A free online whiteboard where you can record your voice - or yourself (in a video) - while you draw.

Put together an online lesson by adding images, text, quizzes, and discussions to your own videos or any from YouTube and Vimeo.

Combine live tweets, blog feeds, interactive maps, audio notes, and streaming video into a real-time presentation for free.


 Using this free browser extension, collect and organize your favorite websites. Then add notes and share them with friends and colleagues.

Create fantastic inventions using motors, joints, pulleys, levers, and other kinds of simple machines in this free Android and iOS app.


A collection of digital tools to create using images, audio and video. Curated by Sue Beckingham.

 A collection of useful apps for creating comics. Curated by Ron Mitchell.

 Mike Lee, Co-founder of edshelf.