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TouchCast TouchCast is an entirely new way to experience video. Embed web links, documents, pictures and more into video presentations. Make video completely interactive. Touchcast offers templates and easy to use options. Users can create content online or use the Touchcast App for a full hands-on experience.

FlipQuiz Create your own game-show style boards with FlipQuiz. So much fun and the possibilities are endless for questions, test preparation, quiz or knowledge bowls and much more. Keep students engaged with this game style learning tool. Using FlipQuiz is so easy

HSTRY Hstry is a multimedia timeline creation tool that will work on your laptop, Chromebook, iPad or tablet. Students can interact and comment on peer timelines. Use a variety of media to highlight important biographical, historical, or literary events in chronological order. Add in video, images, audio, and text to the events these engaging timeline.

PowToon This site allows for the creation of web-based presentations that include animated videos and amazing content. Powtoon is ideal for those seeking a nice alternative to more traditional presentation tools. Simple to use, it makes creating engaging, interesting, and exciting animated videos extremely easy

ThingLink Make your images completely interactive by adding links, videos, text, and more with your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Add your own picture and embed information or pull images from other sites (with permission) and add facts to those. Take a regular digital image and make it come alive!

Haiku Deck Haiku Deck started as an app and is now a website that makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun. Users have access to over 35 million free images and six free themes. Share work online or download final work as a Power Point or PDF for offline presenting. Haiku Deck’s simple interface reinforces more “zen-like” presentations, encouraging more use of visuals than text in basic presentation templates.

Canva Create dynamic flyers, presentations, banners, infographics, graphics for social media, and other designs incorporating vibrant stock backgrounds, photos, graphics, and fonts, as well as images you upload.

Easel.ly Easel.ly allows users to quickly create infographics and share visual ideas online. Easel.ly has an expansive library of elements and visual objects that can be added to personalize infographics of all kinds. Students and teachers can choose from pre-formatted infographics or start fresh and create their own. Easel.ly is intuitive and easy to use, relying on drag-and-drop features and streamlined menus.

Flipsnack Flipsnack is an application used to convert PDF files into a flipping book that is easy to use. Simply upload a PDF file, customize the book, and share. The online flip books are designed to resemble regular print books. You can choose a classic, hardcover, coil, or interactive flip format for your book, as well as a book size. Color options for the cover and background are also offered. Finished flip books can be published privately or publicly and edited at any time. The final flip book is attractive and professional-looking.

Nearpod Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app's concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on. The audience views your presentation on their device in real time. Slides from Power Point and Google can be uploaded directly to Nearpod.

Newsela Newsela offer free leveled news; primary sources, and more, with standards-aligned formative assessments. South Sioux City High School has access to Newsela PRO, which includes many advanced features.