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Capt. Isaac Paine Elementary School Library: Cool Tools

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything is a fantastic website that is a comprehensive source for Teaching, Learning, & Creating with online tools. It is "one stop shopping."

web tools 2.0

Word Central

Word Central 

Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.

Introducing…Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges for spellers of all ages.

Create Games

Class Tools

Create free interactive games



Jeopardy Labs

Create a customized jeopardy template. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world




Pow Toon

Voice Thread

Web Sites & Apps to Promote Collaboration

Web sites & corresponding apps that can be used to promote collaboration 

Live Binders

A tool to build, store, and share virtual binders


Create social networks


A powerful note-taking and archiving tool 


Poll Everywhere 

Poll in real time (not free) 


Lets you video call on your computer or any mobile device



A free online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups



A visual scrapbook that allows you to collect and organize as you browse the internet

Google Drive

Replaces Google Docs

Education Sites For: History, Geography, Science, Biography, Sports, Arts, Games

Kid Friendly Search Engines







Type in the words "facts for kids" after search term without the quotes

Safe websites for Images

Morgue File 

(free high resolution digital stock photography) 

(safe, free image library for education) 

 EduPic Graphical Resources 

(free photographs & graphics for education)

  Library of Congress American Memories

(Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience)