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Tech Tips and Tools

Technology How-To

Technology Tools for Education


  • Code Academy - Complete a series of tutorials to learn the basics of JavaScript, HTML/CSS, PHP, Python, etc. 
  • - Tutorials in programming languages, JavaScript, apps, etc. 
  • Scratch - Scratch is a drag-and-drop programming language developed by MIT for young programmers
  • W3 Schools - Online website building tutorials​


  • Calameo - Publish digital content in a format similar to a magazine. 
  • Flipsnack - Create a digital flip book. 
  • Penzu -  A site for creating an online journal. Make it public or keep it private. 
  • Storybird - Create online story books using illustrator collections. ​


  • myHistro - A timeline builder that uses Google Maps to mark event locations. Create static timelines or animated stories. 
  • Timetoast - Incorporate both text and images into the creation of a timeline. 
  • Timeglider - The free student plan allows students to create, share and embed timelines on websites or blogs. ​


  • Animoto - Video creation tool. Video length is limited to 30 seconds for the free plan and includes an Animoto watermark. 
  • Magisto - Video editing for amateurs
  • Vimeo - Video sharing site
  • WeVideo - Drag and drop video editor.