Middle (6-8)


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JeopardyLabs allows teachers/students to make jeopardy games for free. If you don't want to make one, you can use one of their templates to get you half the way there or borrow one of those others have made and shared on the site. Also a bonus, no registration is required!


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Quizlet offers free online flashcards, games, and quizzes aimed to help students study. Students/teachers can make their own, share, or borrow what others have made all for free. You can add images like maps or audio recordings to enhance the cards/quizzes/games. Teachers can also track the progress of their students. For all grade levels.


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ClassTools is a collection of interactives based mostly on extension of lessons taught. Make-it-yourself activities of all sorts such as timelines, diagrams, fakebooks for historical figures, to treasure hunts based on google maps, there are many playful activities and games to extend learning on lessons already taught. For all grade levels.

Time toast

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Timetoast allows users to build timelines with photos and blurbs describing events in chronological order. There is a database of other timelines created and posted by users. One caveat, the site does not offer the ability to create timelines without creating an account so teachers will need to make one account for their classes to use. For all grade levels.


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This site is great for motivating students who thrive on achieving stickers, points, stars-or in this case, digital badges, a twenty-first-century digital reward for a job well done. A teacher account can be connected to a school account where awards on a larger, school-wide scale may be given as well. For grades K to 8. 

American Association of School Librarians: Best Website for Teaching & Learning 2014

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The American Association of School Librarians reviewed web sites and apps and selected the best, most utilized by teachers, sites and apps. They are broken down into six catagories based on basic implementation and purpose. Some truly wonderful resources are included here. At the bottom are previous and current years' selections archived.

Known Stream: 16 Online Tools to Making Your Wrting Better

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Known Stream is a blog site and in this blog, Erin Richey highlights 16 online tools to aid writers and wield their keyboards more effectively. The sites/apps vary in their focus and tools they offer. For all grade levels.

Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

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The Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language provides links to resources specific to language classroom context, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and te Central States Conference on the Teaching fo Foreign Language. For all grade levels.

Educause Review

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Educause Review is a higher education online journal for IT applications in higher education. In this article, "Using Mobile Learning Resources in foreign Language Instruction", is data results showing teachers and students' interest in integrating technology in the language classroom environment. Also, there are useful digital resources suggested near the bottom of the article. For all grade levels.

Santillana Plaza: Spanish Classroom Blog

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This site collects best practices from veteran teachers and posts them. Filters allow you to select grade levels, K-12. Articles, strategies, suggested readings, and more are avaialable here. Also, previous blogs are archived and kept available for scanning for specific resources. For all grade levels.


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