Secondary (9-12)

Playing History

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There are tons of free historical games, interactives, and simulations on the web. Playing history aggregates info on these resources in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games. There are currently 126 shared games. For all grade levels.

Museum Box

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Provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. For all grade levels.

HistoryWired

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HistoryWired can be likened to a private tour through the Smithsonian Museum storage areas. Visitors select the objects that interest them; curators explain the items' significance. Like an actual tour at the Museum, information is presented conversationally and is backed by the impeccable scholarship of Smithsonian curators. For all grade levels.

Docs Teach

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Find and create interactive learning activities with primary source documents that promote historical thinking skills. For all grade levels

10 X 10

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100 words and pictures that define the time. Analyzes international news sources for top 100 words and pictures updating hourly. For all grade levels.

Edmodo | Where Learning Happens

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Edmodo is a Learning Managment System (LMS) that was modeled upon the Social Media sites students love minus the cons of Social Media features. Edmodo provides a free and safe way for students and teachers to connect and collaborate. Teachers can create classes without email accounts required and poll students, quiz them (and Edmodo will grade them), and upload assignments. No more the dog ate my homework! For all grade levels.

Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg provides free access to an enormous library of public domain e-books. For grades 9 to 12.

Pluralsight

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Pluralsight provides a variety of skills tests for evaluating proficiencies in math, science, technology, grammar, and other subjects. After taking a skills test, you can see how your skills stack up against others and share your scores via social media. For grades 9-12.

Brainly

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Brainly is a social learning network (like an open study room) where students can go for help or to tutor others. As students help others, they can be awarded with badges and achievements, which help to make the experience fun and rewarding. For all grade levels.

Google Lit Trips

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Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey, there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story. For all grade levels.

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