Middle (6-8)

Teaching Digital Citizenship

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Originally developed by Cable in the Classroom, these free standards-based lessons teach key digital citizenship concepts. These lessons are designed to engage students in grades 4-8 through inquiry-based activities and collaborative and creative opportunities. For grades K to 8.

PodBean

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Use PodBean to find quality podcasts or to publish your own podcasts. Includes an education category in the search tags under the podcast pulldown menu. For all grade levels.

Wordle

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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. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. For all grade levels.

Glogster Edu

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The leading global education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. Empowers educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS - online multimedia posters - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more. For all grade levels.

National Geographic Education

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National Geographic Education is responsible for creating educational programs and resources for schools, out-of-school settings, and the home. The goals are geo-literacy, an essential skill for decision-making in 21st century personal, professional, and civic life, and educational outreach. Don't miss the media tab for lots of great technology tools.

iCivics

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In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states. iCivics offers the nation’s most comprehensive, standards-aligned civics curriculum that is available freely on the Web. For all grade levels.

Brain POP

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Award-winning online educational resources. Content is mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable. Covers all subjects: science, social studies, English, math, engineering & tech, health, arts & music, Spanish, French and more. BrainPOP is also home to GameUp®, a free educational games portal for the classroom with awesome educational games! For all grade levels.

Nobelprize.org Educational Tab

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Games and simulations based on Nobel Prize-awarded achievements. Sorted by Nobel Prize category. For grades 6 and up.

The Carnegie Cyber Academy

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A virtual world cyber safety academy where students can learn about internet safety by completing missions and earning badges. Teaches about spam, viruses, cyberbullying, not disclosing personal information, online predators, etc. Game is a free download and can be set up for group access. For grades K to 8.

Tumblebook Collection

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Animated picture books, Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, National Geographic Videos, and Audio Books. For all grade levels.

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