As teachers, navigating the endless ocean of internet resources can be overwhelming. Check out these 10 mind-blowing free websites that can help enhance your lessons, engage your students, and stay organized:
Check out this video for a brief tour of the websites
1. Flourish.studio: This website turns raw data into stunning graphs and visualizations. It is perfect for creating interactive graphs that display performance data, or to create infographics that explain complex concepts in a visually compelling way. With a free account, you can choose from a variety of templates and upload your own data, customize your visualization by changing colors, fonts, and labels, and export or publish your creation.
2. ExplodingTopics.com: This website allows you to discover the latest trends and topics in a wide range of fields. It's perfect for teachers who want to keep their lessons fresh and relevant to their students' interests. You can search for topics or choose from the list, and it will present you with graphs showing the latest increase or decrease in popularity.
3. Cal.com: This user-friendly scheduling system makes it easy to schedule parent-teacher conferences or to set up office hours that are convenient for both you and your students. You can send out scheduling links to your students, so they can choose a time that works best for them, and it integrates with your existing calendar.
4. Unsplash.com: Looking for high-quality stock photos? Unsplash has a huge library of images and photos that can help you bring life to your lessons and teaching materials.
5. Pexels.com: Similar to Unsplash, Pexels offers free stock photos and videos. With the added bonus of videos, it can be especially useful for creating instructional videos or tutorials.
6. PowerPoint.new: If you're a fan of PowerPoint, you'll love PowerPoint.new even more. Its ‘Rehearse with Coach’ feature helps you improve your presentation skills and become a more confident and effective communicator.
7. ShareX: This tool is perfect for capturing and editing screenshots for your teaching, creating tutorials or instructional videos, or providing feedback on your students' work. Its advanced editing features make your screenshots look super professional.
8. Photopea: This free online image editor allows you to edit images without having to download or install any software. You can crop, resize, and adjust color or brightness, add text to images, and more.
9. Zoom Whiteboard: This website turns your Zoom meeting into a collaborative workspace. You can use it to share ideas and collaborate with students in real-time, making it easier to explain concepts and work through problems together.
10. Canva: With Canva, you can create stunning materials for your classroom. Choose from a variety of templates or start with a blank page, customize your design by adding text, images, and other elements, and download it as a PDF or an image file to use in your classroom.
These ten websites are just the tip of the iceberg, but they can make a significant difference in your teaching. Whether you need to create stunning visual aids, find high-quality images, or collaborate with your students, these websites have got you covered. Happy browsing!
To access additional teaching resources, visit my BLOG