Social Studies

Little Bird Tales

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Create a free digital story by incorporating photos, videos, text, and voice recording.  You can also create or upload your own artwork.  Includes hundreds of lessons tied to common core standards which teachers can utilize.  Share via email.  Also available as an iPad app. For grades 6 to 12.

Edublogs

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The most popular educational blogging tool created by Wordpress for Education.  The free account enables a single blog while the Edublogs Pro account ($39.95/yr.) allows a creation of student blogs and mobile blogging.   For all grade levels.

bubbl.us

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Brainstorm, create, share, and collaborate with this easy-to-use mind mapping tool.  Also available as an iPad app. For all grade levels. 

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.

Library of Congress Teacher Resources

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The Library of Congress Teacher Resources include classroom materials (primary source sets, lesson plans, presentations, and collection connections) to help teachers effectively use primary sources.  Searchable by common core standards.  

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.

 

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