•  Tech Tools for Cool Projects
     High Tech Verbs    High Tech Verbs - Explore web tools to create          student learning activities based on the verbs          used in learning standards.  Gives examples of         applications and student work.
     
    TEACHERS: Look on the  "Extras" page for Tech Apps TEKS, tools for different tasks, and setting up student gmail accounts.
     
    Graphite  Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers.
     
     
      
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    Projects with Pizazz! 
     
    Tired of doing the same boring papers and Power Points? Give your projects some pizazz!  These sites will give you some ideas for using multimedia and cool programs for your presentation.  Ask your teacher if you can use one of them for your next assignment - or just try some out for fun!
     
    AASL Best Websites
    Free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Top 25 Websites are the best for the current year.  Landmark Websites are honored due to their exemplary histories of authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance.


    Birdville ISD Tools and Resources for 21st Century Teaching and Learning
    Cool Tools for Schools Cool Tools for Schools
    This site is full of  tools to use for presentations, collaboration, organizing, mapping, doing surveys, and includes a teacher resource section.
     EduTecher   EduTecher
    Hundreds of web tools and how they can be used in the education setting. Searchable and categorized by subject.
     
    Fresh Brain
     FRESH BRAIN:  Technology Exploration Platform for Teens
    Create and explore multiple media: Music, Video, Graphic Design, Gaming, Robotics and more!
     SMART Slate

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    Alt + F File menu options in current program.
    Alt + E Edit options in current program.
    F1 Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
    Ctrl + A Select all text.
    Ctrl + X Cut selected/highlighted item.
    Shift + Del Cut selected/highlighted item.
    Ctrl + C Copy selected/highlighted item.
    Ctrl + Ins Copy selected/highlighted item.
    Ctrl + V Paste
    Shift + Ins Paste
     Ctrl + Z
    Undo
     Ctrl + Y
    Redo what you just undid.
    Ctrl + S
    Save
     Ctrl + P Print
     Ctrl + F
    Creates a Find box to search for a word on the page.
    Home Goes to beginning of current line.
    Ctrl + Home Goes to beginning of document.
    End Goes to end of current line.
    Ctrl + End Goes to end of document.
    Shift + Home Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
    Shift + End Highlights from current position to end of line.
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    Left arrow
    Moves one word to the left at a time.


           

    Images and Sounds for School Projects

     Looking for great pics and music to add to your media presentation?  Check out these sites.
     

     
    Speech GeneratorsMake it Talk:
    Speech Generators
     Type in the text and make characters talk.
     
     Xtranormal  
    Text to Movie
    Full size characters with animation.

    Read the Words

    Choose an avatar to read the words you type.

    Blabberize

    Choose a photo and make it talk.  Lively recorded speech adds personality to your creation.

    Try Blabberizing a rap about your subject, a poetry reading, or vocabulary words.



    Make a movie poster and more...

    Big Huge Labs  Transform digital photos with a  multitude of tools.

    Beyond Power Point