Part 3: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit


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We are getting already in the first week of July! I am still  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. This is post number three… 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 3: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

 Open Library

  • Borrow books from the Internet Archive and other libraries
  • View BookReader editions instantly online in a browser
  • Access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books
  • Records help locate copies that may be borrowed through local libraries

International Children’s Library

  • Search for books by genre, age level, length, keyword, by collection, and more
  • Many books in multiple languages
  • Open and read book  – no download
  • Create an account to set up a bookshelf if desired

GeoStories

  • Multimedia slideshow tours of places and topics
  • Dynamic maps show viewers where story takes place
  • Embed GeoStories in your website
  • Visit partner sites for more stories

Google Lit Trips

  • Connect with literary characters journeys via GoogleEarth
  • Pop up windows display media, links, and discussion starters
  • K-Higher Ed and new Special Projects

Your Next Read

  • Enter a title, author, or genre you like – get reader suggestions for others like it
  • Thumbs up or down to Agree/Disagree with reader recommendations
  • Contribute your recommendations
  • Suggested lists for children by age  groups

Weebly

  • Easily create a quality website
  • Drag and drop elements and easy text editor
  • Great for teacher websites – link to LMS
  • Easy for students to build sites

Kid Blog

  • Safe – teacher controls accounts in controlled community
  • Practice digital citizenship; create e-portfolios
  • Add digital media to blog posts
  • Check out Book Blabs

WolframAlpha

  • Computational search engine
  • Answers from internal peer reviewed knowledge base – not links to other sites
  • Factual data about topics, places, people,

Educlipper

  • Find user contributed teaching resources or share yours
  • Create groups/classes for collaboration or differentiation
  • Create assignments, portfolios and presentations

Kahoot

  • Game-based learning through asking and answering questions as competition
  • Easily create quizzes, discussions and surveys with the drag and drop editor
  • Project and have students join with any device
  • Game on!

 

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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