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Create

Make Beliefs Comix
Create your own comic strip.

Bookr
“Bookr is a tool to create and share your own photobook using Flickr images.

Rubistar
“RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.”

SchoolRack
“Create a free classroom website or educational blog to keep students, parents, and others informed outside of class.”

ClassMarker
“The ClassMarker online testing website is a professional, easy to use, online quiz maker that marks your tests and quizzes for you. ClassMarker saves you time normally spent marking test papers.”

Ning
“Ning lets you create and join new social networks.”

Photoshop Online
“Photoshop.com is the complete solution for managing, editing, storing, and sharing your photos online, with tutorials, inspiration, and more. Photoshop.com is available from any web-enabled computer and compatible mobile phones. With Photoshop.com, you can organize, tweak, create, e-mail, display, and store your photos. Sign up for a free account to upload and save up to 2GB of digital images for free.”

Pikikids
“Pikikids is a comic building site, especially designed for kids.”

Sumo Paint
“Sumo Paint is a full featured photo editing / painting application, which works right in your favorite web browser! The application can be used in Windows, Macintosh or Linux operating systems. The only requirement is the Flash Player (which usually comes preinstalled in any OS).”

Wordle
“Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.”

Floorplanner
“Floorplanner is the easiest, quickest, and best looking way to create and share interactive floor plans. Using point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools, you can make your house plan in minutes, and rearrange it as often as you want. Then you can save, send, and print your designs to share them, or place them on your own website.”

TypeDrawing
“This drawing site allows students to draw pictures with words. The faster you draw the larger the letters are. Once finished you can watch a screenplay of your drawing, or email it to a friend. This unique drawing tool allows student to combine favorite words with drawings.”

Design Your Coat of Arms
“Design your own coat of arms step-by-step.”

Webspiration
Webspiration is an online concept mapping program where you can map out ideas, organize outlines and collaborate with others. Check out the examples and templates already created! Simply create an account to use it.

Learn

Librivox
“LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.”

Footnote
“Footnote helps you find and share historic documents. We are able to bring you many never-before-seen historic documents through our unique partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions.”

NOVA Archives
Interactives Archive from NOVA

Shmoop
“Shmoop will make you a better lover (of literature, history, life). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time. Our mission: To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.”

Discover Engineering
Exploring engineering as a career

Google for Educators
“At Google, we support teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. That’s why we’ve assembled the information and tools you’ll find on this site.”

TechMatrix
“The TechMatrix is a powerful tool for finding educational and assistive technology products for students with special needs.”

Resources from Apple
Technology resources from Apple.

TeacherTube
“It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.”

Gapminder
“This software unveils the beauty of statistical time series by converting boring numbers into enjoyable, animated and interactive graphics.”

Storyline Online
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has created an interactive storybook site where SAG members read children’s books aloud! Activities and lesson ideas are also included. Snuggle up and listen to a book!

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. This is an online library of interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives for mathematics instruction. What a resource for teachers (and students)!

Play

Educational games and activities for students

Starfall
“Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.”

Mrs. P
“www.MrsP.com is a fun FREE storybook entertainment site that celebrates reading and books. Classic children’s stories are brought to life by TV star Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P.”

KS1 Bitesize
Math and literacy activities for early elementary students.

KS2 Bitesize
Math, English, and science activities for elementary students.

KS3 Bitesize
Math, English, and science activities for upper elementary and middle school students.

Sesame Street
Several educational games for young children.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Online science activities from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Exploratorium: the Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception
Online activities from Exploratorium: the Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception

Center of Science and Industry Columbus
Online activities from the Center of Science and Industry Columbus.

Mission Science
“Mission:Science is provided by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to engage students in NASA Science and showcase educational resources created by NASA and its partners.”

Kinetic City
A collection of science experiments, games, and projects.

PBS Interactive Whiteboard Games
“Here is our collection of interactive whiteboard games for educators on PBS KIDS. Students will enjoy participating in these collaborative, fun and engaging experiences, while exploring curriculum from trusted programs such as Curious George, Super Why and Arthur. Like our programs, all of our games are age-appropriate and vetted by educators.”

Froguts
This is a virtual dissection simulation! What do you remember about dissecting a frog in science class? Explore this site to see what you remember!

Game Goo
Online educational games that help develop early learning reading skills identified as important language arts building blocks in curriculum standards. Check out several of the games and see how well they develop these reading skills.

Edheads: Virtual Hip Replacement
Take on the role of a surgeon and perform a hip replacement. An interesting virtual simulation that involves you in the surgery. How well can you use a scalpel?

Switcheroo Zoo
Make your own new animals at this virtual zoo! You might want to take the Guided Tour to learn how to make a new animal.

National Geographic Explorer Online Adventures
National Geographic Explorer, the magazine, offers online adventures for children. Not only can you explore the Great Barrier Reef but you can also go inside the White House or dig for mummies. Check out these online adventures!

BrainPOP
BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students in the areas of science, social studies, English, math, arts & music, health and technology. There is a subscription costs to this site, so just click on the Free Stuff (heart) icon to view some of the content.

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