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readwritethink Student Interactives

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Interactive literacy tools for students in the following categories:  Organizing & Summarizing, Inquiry & Analysis, Writing Poetry, Writing & Publishing Prose, and Learning About Language. For all grade levels. 

Wikispaces Classroom

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Wikispaces Classroom is designed to remove all the frustrations of using technology to support learning.  It's a free, collaborative, private social environment where teachers can create assignments; post resources, content, announcements, and tools; monitor student work with real-time formative assessment; and provide feedback.  For grades 6 and up.

SpiderScribe

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This online mind mapping and brainstorming app allows you to insert text, images, files, calendar events, and geographic locations.  Maps can be set to private or public.  Also, enables embedding to web page. For all grade levels.

XMind

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XMind is a free, easy to use mind mapping tool.  Requires download.  Can set maps to public, unlisted, or private. For grades 9 and up.

cK-12

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CK-12 Foundation creates and aggregates curated STEM content. It provides free and fully customizable K-12 open educational resources tailored to meet student and teacher needs.  For all grade levels. 

Open Yale Courses

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Open Yale Courses provides free introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The courses are fully developed courses with lessons for a whole course and video lectures accompanying the lessons. A wide variety of topics are covered spanning from English to Art to Science. 

EDISON Cloud Web-Based Multimedia Lab for Exploring Electricity & Electronics

Electricity and Electronics Modeling Software

Greetings! My name is Dave Campbell, and I am excited to share with you my experience with EDISON Cloud.   The challenge is how to affordably teach a normally lab intensive hands-on Introduction to Electricity and Electronics course to distance learners.  A big part of the solution, EDISON Cloud, not only solves a significant part of the problem but, it has great advantages for 6-12th grade classrooms as well as my college course.

HUE Animation

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This downloadable animations software was created by a former Walt Disney Imagineer to enable K-12 classrooms to access tools that would engage and foster students’ inherent creativity.  Set up shots on camera, repeatedly moving object, and taking another shot, and play the role to watch the animation.  A Limited version is free. For all grade levels. 

Smithsonian Education

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The Smithsonian Education web site is maintained by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) to enable every learner to discover and use Smithsonian knowledge.  Includes resources for educators, families, and students.

 

Newsela

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News articles available at five different reading levels that are sorted into topics and linked to common core standards.  You can search for articles by grade level, reading standard, or whether or not it has a quiz.  Create a free teacher account and add multiple classes.  Students create accounts with a special code.  Teachers can assign articles to classes. For all grade levels.

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