Part 1: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit


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Welcome to a post and the summer of 2014… at least in the USA. I have a real treat for you in the next two weeks. I will be sharing some of those websites I feel should be in every teacher’s toolbox! I have forty… maybe more… and I am sending out ten new ones in each post. Remember I am picking these from thousands.  It is my way of saying happy summer!   First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always,  I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)

Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?  I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have done 100′s of workshops and presentations.  Check out my Booking Page… Please contact me soon if you have an interest. My summer is fully booked but it is not to early to think about planning PD for the next school year …. dates are  already beginning to fill!

Part 1: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

Educanon

  • Create or find content video
  • Customize with questions
  • Interactive video for flipped or blended learning
  • Great for Formative Assessment and Differentiation

PBS Learning Media

  • Great library of videos and interactives
  • Search by grade, subject, or standards
  • Extensive PD Collection including:  Literacy…  STEM…  Get Your Tech On

Wordle

Tagxedo

Jing

  • Record short video tutorials (up to 5 minutes)
  • Share online via LMS and more
  • Great for flipped and blended learning

ClassTools

  • Create custom games, quizzes and activities
  • Great interactive online versions of some old standards  (Fishbone Diagram, Sandwich Organizer)
  • Can be posted to LMS or website

Read Write Think Interactives

  • Help students organize, summarize, and analyze, and write
  • Includes multi-level lesson plans that integrate each interactive
  • Students may save or print partial or completed interactive
  • Check out this write up on these interactives.

Socrative

  • Online student response system using laptops, tablets, smartphones
  • Multiple choice, T/F, open-ended quiz questions
  • Exit tickets
  • Results export to Excel

Answer Garden

  • Creative brainstorming or Classroom feedback
  • Modes allow for one or multiple answers
  • Teacher friendly information for moderating/monitoring
  • Export to Wordle or Tagxedo

ReadWorks

  • Comprehension lessons and units
  • Novel Study units in multiple genres and grade levels
  • Leveled reading passages with question sets
  • Aligned to CCSS and standards of all 50 states

Thank you for joining me and if you have an idea website I should include… please let me know. It might be part of what follows after 40! I hope you found this information something you can use in your school and to share with other educators.  As always , I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on to someone who will benefit.   To ensure you do not miss a future valuable post or other resource covering PBL,Digital Curriculum, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Have a great week… enjoy the Websites! – Mike (http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/

Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?  I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have done 100′s of workshops and presentations.  Check out my Booking Page… Please contact me soon if you have an interest. It is not to early to think about planning PD for the next school year …. dates are  already beginning to fill!

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