Tools for Teachers



Assign-A-Day - Assign-A-Day is a free tool designed to enhance teacher and student communication through an online teacher-managed calendar. Teachers create a calendar for each of their classes and add assignments for the students to view. Students view their teachers' calendars in order to see assignments for classes they might have missed, or to get an overview of the class.


Educator's Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

File Storage

Dropbox - 2 GB of free online storage.
SkyDrive - 7 GB of free online storage from Microsoft Live.
Google Drive - Works with our new Google Mail. 5 GB free.
Comet Docs - 2 GB of free online storage, document conversion, and document sharing.

Images and Graphics

Pics4Learning - Safe, free image library for educational use.
Microsoft Clip Art - Free images and graphics.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Writer - A free site for teachers to create lesson plans and student materials from any content.


PaperRater - Free site that checks grammar and spelling, proofreads, and looks for plagiarism.

Bookmark Savers/Organizers

Each of these sites allow you to save and organize your web bookmarks and access them from any device.

Bag the Web

PDF Tools

PDF to DOCX - Upload a PDF document and convert it to MS Word.
FillAnyPDF - Fill in any PDF form online.
PrimoPDF - Convert any document to a PDF file. Helpful if you need to send an Office document to someone who does not have Office installed on their computer.

Miscellaneous Tools

19 Pencils - A place for teachers to save and share educational content and websites.
PrintFriendly - Make any web page printer friendly.
Evernote - With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. The Evernote Web Clipper functionality is available on all modern web browsers. No matter which browser you use, installation only takes a minute and makes saving web content a snap.
Google "Good to Know" - Google’s Good to Know campaign aims to help people stay safe on the Internet and manage the information they share online. The website and ads provide easy to use tips and advice on online security, help on understanding the data users share and tools they can use to manage their data.
InvestInTech Free Tools - Here you will find the following free tools:

    • Slim PDF Reader - A small, fast PDF reader that is not subject to the same security flaws as the big-named reader.
    • DocX to Doc Online - Converts the MS Word 2007 and 2010 docx files to the traditional doc file so you can access it on an older version of Word.
    • PowerPoint Templates - 12 free templates for MS PowerPoint.