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Free or Low-Cost Resources for Nonprofits. As a new year begins, public land managers and nonprofit staff are busy planning programming, reaching out to constituents, and implementing systems to operate more effectively.

Free or Low-Cost Resources for Nonprofits

To help organizations accomplish all of their goals in the coming year (while staying within budget) NEEF has compiled a list of free or low-cost resources for nonprofits. Data Visualization & Reporting 1. Thinglink adds text, image, web link, video and audio content to content. 2. 3. Communications 4. 5. 6. Technology 7. Literature Map - The Tourist Map of Literature.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen. What Is The Great Thanksgiving Listen?

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder, mentor, friend, or someone they admire using the free StoryCorps App. Interviews become part of the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Since 2015, The Great Thanksgiving Listen has grown from an experimental challenge issued by our founder, Dave Isay, into a vital intergenerational movement. To date, thousands of high schools from all 50 states have participated and preserved more than 100,000 interviews, providing families with a priceless piece of personal history. Raise Your Hand and Participate Pledge to participate in this year’s Great Listen by signing up below. Download the Free StoryCorps App Before starting a new class, students and teachers make sure they have the right notebooks and pencils. Spanish Children's Stories - The Spanish Experiment.

Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker.

Spanish Children's Stories - The Spanish Experiment

Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English. New Pollito Tito Chicken Little A modern adaptation of the classic tale: What happens when a completely normal chicken believes everything he reads on the internet? Read more New El Pájaro y la Ballena The Bird and the Whale Our first ever original story, about a bird and a whale and their shared love of little fish. Read more Los Tres Cerditos The Three Little Pigs The classic tale of shoddy building materials, DIY folly, and the perils of emparedados de tocino (a.k.a bacon sandwiches). Create Comics Online. Website suggestions. FlipGrid Allows For Students To Find Their Voice Giving Book Talks. Last week I asked my friends Tracy Ferguson and Melanie Smith if they wanted to try out a new digital tool with me called FlipGrid.

FlipGrid Allows For Students To Find Their Voice Giving Book Talks

I learned about FlipGrid when my dear friend Joyce wrote about it on her SLJ blog. Then we all talked about it a lot at AASL in Hartford last month, so I couldn't wait to try it out with our kids too. Next, we decided to have the students use this series with FlipGrid by giving a book talk over one that they have read and enjoyed. The books have been in the second grade classrooms and they have been reading them for the last couple of weeks.

And they are LOVING them! If you click on Second Grade Fairy Tale FlipGrid now, it will take you into their FlipGrid for the book talks. You just click on the picture of each child to see their recording. Think of all the possibilities for this digital tool! With FlipGrid it would be with students and friends that aren't even in the same school. Here are a few tips to get you started creating and using FlipGrid. I loved it! Mobile Apps. ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use.

Mobile Apps

Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Home › Classroom Resources › Mobile Apps There’s an app for that! Now you can engage your students in literacy learning using tablet devices. Organizing & Summarizing See All These tools help students with the critical steps that come between research and writing. Grades K – 5 | Mobile App Alphabet Organizer The Alphabet Organizer lets users create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book. Inquiry & Analysis See All Got research questions? Grades 6 – 12 | Mobile App RWT Hero's Journey Students can use this mobile app to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own. Writing Poetry See All From inspiration to publication, these tools turn students into poets.

Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App Word Mover. Animate Your Life. Engaging Reading Activities with iPads & Other Mobile Devices. Technology Task/App Challenges for Teachers.