Classtools.net is probably one of the coolest things out there. It's really unique and students enjoy it. You can use it just for fun or as a learning tool. In a nutshell, you can create free games, fun activities, and diagrams in literally seconds. Here are some examples.
Breaking news generator:
I made this in about 30 seconds.
or use a pre-made picture from Anchorman:
Star Wars Movie Text:
Use this to scroll directions, for example, or to introduce something exciting (or otherwise not exciting, but you want to add some pizzazz...)
To generate interest in a topic...haha I made this one up!
Use "Fakebook" for character development, to give a series of historical events, to give debates and relationships between people...this would make a great assignment. Here is an example from Classtools.
This is really cool. You have to see it to believe it. There are six sides to a box, so there are six key events that students can write about...one side can be a video, one side can be a slide...click here to see it in action.
This is just for fun...
Random Name Picker:This would be great for our department, as currently, we play "nose goes."
click here to watch it spin--when a name is picked, you will hear applause. You can also remove the student so that they are not picked next time.
This is a slot machine...you can use as a random name generator, but I think it's great for a vocabulary word list. Put in words and spin, and when a word comes up, students need to define it
This is nice to display, and you can select a soundtrack as well:
Need a timeline tool for students? There are a number to choose from:
Need one? No problem. There are some pre-made ones as well:
Fishbone or Burger Diagram:
Because, why not? Who wouldn't want this?http://classtools.net to check it out. There is a paid version as well for no ads.
Make something fun? Let us know in the reply section.