Know your school’s AUP.
Here are two samples:
Fruit machine – use this to choose members in the classroom and to ask random questions.
Explore these blogs:
Here are a number of blogging platforms:
Weebly – specifically educational; free.
Edublogger – specifically educational; subscription-based if you want anything more than very basic blogging. Based on the WordPress blogging platform.
Blogger – service connected to Google so it has a vast range of tools available to it.
WordPress – not educationally related; takes a little while to get used to, but you can create a nice and professional-looking blog.
Tumblr – not educationally related; perhaps better for PLN or for a blog which you administrate. Great for sharing items of interest that you find on the internet with great ease. Easy to use.
Blog post from Life, Inspired on creating messages and signs, with links to the tools used
Quizlet (for using and creating flashcards)
Fodey – this is great fun – generate newspaper clippings, cigarette boxes, animated squirrels and tomatoes, and ninjas who write text.
I’m not yet lucky enough to have a 1:1 classroom, but I like this compilation of free tools for a classroom that is.
Join my Edmodo group to have a look before setting up your own profile.
Think about a facebook page.
Downloading YouTube videos:
Cool sound-effects for your classroom