Part 2: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit


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It is still summer time and I am 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 two… 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 2: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

Gooru

  • K-12 library of Standards-aligned content collections
  • Videos, games, digital texts, and questions
  • Create your own or customize existing collections
  • Vetted by educators

TedEd

  • Library of Lessons – curated videos that amplify great lesson ideas
  • Filter searches by content, grade range and length of video
  • TED-Ed platform allows users to create lessons from TED and
  • You-Tube educational videos.

Hemingway

  • App analyzes writing samples
  • Analyzes readability level
  • Color coding of hard to read sentences, voice, parts of speech
  • Currently app only

Timer

  • Simple timer (10 seconds to 5 hours) with alert sounds
  • Clock displays real time (as set on computer)
  • Display clock and timer together

Remind

  • One-way messages to students and/or parents
  • Sender/Receiver phone numbers remain private
  • Broadcast special reminders, encouragement, schedule changes
  • Easily schedule messages to be sent later

Creative Commons Search

  • Custom gateway to materials that may be used, shared, or remixed
  • Includes images, media, music and video
  • User should still verify Creative Commons License
  • Add CC Search to browser toolbar

SweetSearch

  • Provides search results from 35,000 sites evaluated by research experts
  • Mission: to help educators “teach students how to use the Internet effectively, safely, and responsibly.”
  • Aims to help students locate credible resources faster

Open Ed

  • K-12 resource catalog of Common Core materials
  • Includes games, videos, assessments and courses
  • Integrates with popular learning management systems and offers its own

OER Commons

  • Curates digital learning materials to enrich teaching and learning
  • Browse by material type, grade, subject, or by collection provider
  • OpenAuthor lets teachers create their own open licensed education resources

MindMup

  • Organize thoughts with mind maps
  • Use multiple maps to tell a story
  • Export slideshow PDF for offline viewing
  • Extension through Google Drive allows real time collaboration

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 (https://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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2 responses to “Part 2: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

  1. Great compilation! – Just to let you know: The link to Gooru seems to be broken

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