Friday, January 26, 2018


Please be aware that following the 2017-2018 school year, this blog will no longer be updated. Due to the constantly changing nature of digital tools (usage rights, privacy rights, free vs. paid, cancellations, etc.), the blog has become an outdated resource and too cumbersome to maintain. If you are an NISD employee, feel free to contact your campus Instructional Technologist if you are in need of a digital tool recommendation in the future.

Thank you!

NISD Instructional Technology

Thursday, December 7, 2017

My Story Book

My Story Book is a website that allows users to create digital picture books. Students can add characters, pictures, drawings, backgrounds, and text. Students can create as many free books as they want. Students can publish and share books for free via hyperlink. It is $5 to share the book via download/PDF.

Monday, April 3, 2017

BULK Resize Photos

Bulk Resize Photos is a simple tool designed to resize multiple photos in bulk to one output format.  This web-based tool allows you to resize photos by scale, longest side, width, height, or the exact size via pixel count.  You can even add a watermark image onto the existing pictures.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark allows users to create impactful and modern graphics, web stories, and animated videos with Spark's free graphic design tools. This web-based tool allows users to log in with their Google Account and utilize modern themes and styles. This tool allows users to express themselves in a unique and beautiful way. 

Adobe Spark recommends this tools for students are 13+.


Buncee is a web-based creation and presentation tool. Buncee enables you to easily bring together all kinds of content (buncee artwork, photos, videos, drawings, audio, and links) onto one digital canvas, making a cloud-based, shareable creation.
Student's can use buncee to turn their experiences and lessons into multimedia digital stories, travel scrapbooks, research projects, and more.
Meanwhile, teachers can create interactive lessons and multimedia presentations, flip their classrooms, and send home beautiful newsletters and invitations to parents and the local community.
Teachers can manage their students' work through a private virtual classroom where they can add students, review and grade their buncee submissions, and see the buncee assignments they have sent out to the class.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Magisto is a simple video creator that allows users turn photos and videos into short movies. Users choose photos/videos from their computer or Google Drive, tie them together, and choose music that best accompanies their theme. There are a variety of pre-set themes available to choose from.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jeopardy Rocks

Jeopardy Rocks is a web-based version of the popular Jeopardy game.  Create your own game online with your own questions for group or class reviews.