How many YouTube videos have you found that would be a great addition to your lesson but couldn't show to your students due to inappropriate comments, ads that show before the video begins, or suggested videos visible with the clip? The resources below are a great way to "clean up" the extras that come with YouTube videos and make showing the clips more classroom friendly.
Sweet Search is an educational search engine where all websites and content suggested has been evaluated for appropriate educational content.
Check out Sweet Search here.
I came across a site that contains several game templates (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) that can be used in just about any classroom. Game templates can take a great deal of time to create, but this site shares many that can be downloaded for free.
Check out EdGames site by clicking here.
I recently came across this list of Web 2.0 tools and wanted to share it. The tools included on the list were tested by the author and had to serve a purpose in teaching and learning in order to make the list.
Click here to see the list.
Free textbooks available from sources such as CK12.org. Click here to see a more comprehensive list.
Wonderopolis is a place where wonder and learning are nurtured through the power of discovery, creativity, and imagination.
Visit their site daily to check out their "Wonder of the Day". Click here to go to Wonderopolis.
The Stop Bullying Comic Challenge uses comic-based activities to give students a creative and engaging way to share their strategies for speaking up and putting a stop to bullying.
Check out the Stop Bullying Comic Challenge website here.
As a classroom teachers, we are always on the hunt for great classroom resources. It's tough to keep up with all the great things we come across. LiveBinders appears to be a great option for organizing and sharing resources that we discover online.
Check out a sample from LiveBinders below.
Project Gutenberg offers over 33,000 free books for download. The ebooks can be read on a laptop or on various mobile devices. Project Gutenberg offers everything from classic novels to periodicals.
Check out Project Gutenberg here.
"Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts."
Check out Visuwords at http://www.visuwords.com/