QR Code Monkey

Looking for a good, free, QR code generator? Look no further. QR Code Monkey is your online generator with millions of already created QR codes. The high resolution and optional designs make this tool one of the best out there with a price that’s right… free.

Simply set content type, design a unique code, generate your customized code, download the image and you are set to go. Scans of your QR code are unlimited.

VidReader for Video Transcripts

Video transcripts? No problem with VidReader.

VidReader is the very first smart reader for videos. Transcripts of YouTube videos are easily obtained by copying a YouTube video link and pasting the URL into the proper field at VidReader.com In just a flash, you have the transcripts of that video. The best part about these transcripts are that they are interactive and can be downloaded in pdf format with reference to the original link and the VidReader link.

Click through the slideshow below to see the transcript and option for interactivity.

Match The Memory

Sight words, math facts, homophones/synonyms/antonyms, ESL, foreign languages, state capitals, habitats… the possibilities are endless with card match games students can play for review online. This resource would work well as an interactive activity on a whiteboard.

From text to text, picture to picture, text over picture, text to picture, text A to text B, picture A to picture B, and text over picture A to text over picture B. You pick the combination that works for you.

Visit Match the Memory and get started today. Create your own or choose from those already created by others.

Science Snacks by Exploratorium

Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities, and use cheap, available materials. Search for activities for family-friendly snacks, after school snacks, by subjects, A-Z, special collections, or by the Next Generation Science Standards. Satisfy your curiosity without ever getting full. A few examples:

  • Afterimage – After looking at something bright, such as a lamp or a camera flash, you may continue to see an image of that object when you look away. This lingering visual impression is called an afterimage.
  • Penny Battery – Use two different metals and some sour, salty water to create an inexpensive battery.
  • Vortex – Water forms a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex as it drains from a soda bottle. A simple connector device allows the water to drain into a second bottle.
  • Fan Cart – Build a low-friction cart and explore Newton’s third law.
  • Falling for Gravity – Calculate the acceleration of gravity using simple materials, a cell phone, and a computer to record, watch, and analyze the motion of a dropped object.
  • Wiggle Pressure – Self-rolling pet toys can wiggle around, pushing on objects a lot like air molecules do, modeling many of the behaviors of the molecules in gases.

Immersive Reader, Chrome Extension Must-Have

Immersive Reader is a must-have Chrome extension that once installed to your Chrome browser will give your students the ability to have web content read to them. Students would highlight content, right-click and select ‘help me read this’. Your screen is transformed to the Immersive Reader format. Simply click the play button at the bottom of the screen and follow along as the text is read to you. Settings for speed, showing parts of speech, syllables, and line focus are also available. And more thing… you can have the text translated and have a picture dictionary option for the words. What a great tool for ESOL learners as well. A screenshot is posted below.

Immersive Reader format once text is selected on a website.