How will your students create, collaborate, communicate and critically think??

Select Resources and Tools that Support your Teaching Style, Content Area, your Pedagogical approach: guide your evaluation process for selecting tools and resources by considering the questions from "Pulling it all Together" Session.


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Cross Curricular Web Based Resources


gear green.pngCurriki- is a play on the words 'curriculum' and 'wiki', is a not-for-profit organization that is building the first and only Internet site for Open Source Curriculum (OSC), which provides universal access to free curricula and instructional materials grades K-12.

gear green.pngInternet Archive - is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge". It offers permanent storage and access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and nearly 3 million public domain books.

gear green.pngInfuseLearning - is a virtual learning and assessment tool where you can ask questions, create open ended tasks, and even ask students to draw their responses. You can also give per-prepared quizzes (self paced and timed), set up classes and push out content. (Please NOTE that Internet Explore does not support this tool).
Mini Tutorial Page! * Buddy up with a colleague to play with this one!

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Smithsonian Channel - is a joint venture of the Smithsonian Institution and Showtime explores the history of our planet, life and culture.

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Thinkfinity - offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources across ALL content areas. The resources are grade-specific and are aligned with and CC.

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Gooru - This free resource library of standards-aligned collections helps educators access rich, multimedia open education resources for students from grade five through high school.Teachers and Students accounts.


Cross Curricular Web Based Tools |

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Educreations- A digital whiteboard space where you can record visual and voice explanations within your browser. Whiteboard space has different color pens, and the option to build additional slides before recording, as well as upload and draw on images within the whiteboard space.

Just need a basic drawing whiteboard app? - Check out AWW - A Web Whiteboard

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Blekko - a spam/ad free search engine for research.


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Diigo Appis two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other. You can even annotate web pages with comments and highlighting!

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Penzu App - An online literacy journaling tool.


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Padlet App- A sticky-note collaborative sharing space. (Previously known as WallWisher)


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Slide Rocket App - A cloud based presentation tool.


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Youtube Simplified - tired of YouTube adds and popups? Afraid of what will pop up after the video you shared in class? This tool will clean ALL the adds and additional information from the page and ONLY shows the video.


Humanities / Literacy Tools and Resources |


external image gear%20blue.pngAmerican Memory - from the Library of Congress, provides free media, content and "Today in History" links for all grade levels.

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TimeGlider- an interactive site allowing students to create visual timelines with photos,video, music, blogs and documents.

external image gear%20blue.pngDocsTeach - thousands of historical documents from the National Archives. Plus, ready-to-use activities to pair with the documents. Search by historical era or make your own activity.

external image gear%20blue.pngNYPL Digital Gallery - provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photos and more.

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ReadWriteThink - provides educators with best practices and interactive resources for reading, literacy, research, inquiry and analysis, organizing and summarizing, etc. Organized by themes, grade level, and ability.


external image gear%20blue.pngZinn Education Project - offers free, downloadable U.S. History lessons and articles organized by theme, time period and reading level.

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Avalon Project - Vast collection of historical documents related to Law and Diplomacy.


Sciences, Math, CTE, Health Tools and Resources |


external image gear%20blue.pngEdHeads.org - is an online resource providing engaging web simulations and activities. Current activities focus on simulated surgical procedures, cell phone design (with market research), simple and compound machines, and weather prediction.

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Brain Genie - Set up content lessons, review videos, and practice questions for Math and Science students. Brain Genie tracks progress and marks questions students struggled with.

external image gear%20blue.pngGeoGebra - Free mathematics software for learning and teaching offering interactive geometry, algebra and spreadsheets. [Geogebra Tube - the official repository of Gorgebra constructs and resources).

external image gear%20blue.pngHippoCampus.org - includes free educational resources including video presentations and test prep for Math and Science high school curriculum.

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MEDtropolis- features access to health calculators and the multimedia virtual body tour with drag-and-drop activities.

external image gear%20blue.pngPhET - provides dozens of fantastic simulations for physics, chemistry and biology. The website also includes a collection of teacher contributed activities, lab experiences, homework assignments and conceptual questions that can be used with the simulations.

external image gear%20blue.pngSciShow- is all about teaching scientific concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner. This YouTube channel includes a variety of short (3 minute) and long (10 minute) videos. New videos are released weekly.