Social Studies

ReadWorks

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ReadWorks is a free site that supports readings skills & literacy growth for all grade levels. On the site teachers will find, passages (literary and nonfiction) that are searchable and leveled paired with questions crafted based on current evidence-based methods, common core aligned lessons, and novel study units with ancillary materials and Comprehension Units that offer read aloud as well as paired text passages, and more.  For all grade levels.

Kaizena Shortcut

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Kaizena Shortcut is an Add-on for Docs that allows users to export a Google Doc to Kaizena to create personalized feedback fast through various features such as recorded voice comments or teacher-made mini lessons with video tutorials that can be added to a Doc with one click.

Readability

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Readability is a Chrome extension that improves the readability of text on web pages through features that permit users to remove clutter on busy web pages. Also, it provides the option to save articles for later reading and the ability to change font size and color to improve the ability to read digital text. For all grade levels.

EasyBib

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EasyBib is an Add-on that allows you to create a Bibliography from within your Google Doc. You can cite books, journals, articles, websites--all from entering a title or URLs. MLA, APA, Chicago, and many other formats are available. For all grade levels.

Flippity

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Flippity is a conversion tool that allows users to take Google Sheets and turn them into flashcards, a random name picker, a Jeopardy-like trivia quiz review, a progess tracker, and more. This tool would be great for students to collaborate on in pairs or teams and provides cool features like the ability to embed videos or insert images in the flashcards/quizzes.  For all grade levels. 

Discovery Education Network

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Discovery Education provides for free videos, lessons, virtual tours, puzzel makers and more based on Core Curriculum Standards and much more with the premium accounts. For all grade levels.

Hopscotch

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With the Hopscotch iOS app, coding is made easier. No typing or tricky syntax. Just drag blocks of code with your finger and play with what you make instantly. Also, users can make many things like their own games such as a new version of Geometry Dash, or a journey to outer space, create digital art. The possibilities are limitless. For grades 6 and up.

Draw & Tell

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Draw & Tell is an IOS app created by Duck Duck Moose that taps into students creativity. Students can draw something then tell a story about it, and share it with others. For K to grade 8.

SpicyNodes

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SpicyNodes is a web-based tool that promotes understanding in a logical, visual way through interactive, 21st Century graphic organizers. Begin with an outline of information with images, website links, etc. and allow SpicyNodes to create an interactive map of that information. For all grade levels.

Shmoop

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Shmoop is a literary site flush with study guides and more, written and managed by graduate level English students whose focus is making core curriculum available to all learning levels with a comical flair. For all grade levels.

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