Cross Curricular

Airpano

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Airpano is an incredible tool.  You can use it in the classroom for all kinds of things.  There are visual and video resources for: tours around the world, phenomenons in nature, and insights into the outside world that we cannot physically travel to for the classroom setting. Airpano takes you on drone led tours, tour, offering 360-degree views of over 2,000 around the world.  And it’s free.

Socrative

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Socrative is a great tool for the classroom and it’s a virtual way for teacher’s to have students take quizes, tests, polls, or anything that requires an answer. The teacher can view the students, but the students can only see it as anonymous.

Merlot

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Merlot is a valuable resource for any subject matter and age range. It has links and descriptions to an enormous variety of free resources, which can be narrowed down both by searching keywords and types (i.e. simulations, collections, assessments). These include lesson plans, online courses, drills and practices, and even apps.

Wonderopolis

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Wonderopolis is a question-asking website that will engage all curious minds! They have “wonders of the day” where they explore a topic in a variety of different ways. Students can also search any questions they have or, if they have a question that has not been explored on Wonderopolis, they can submit it themselves and get an answer written to them!

Wordle

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Wordle allows teachers to create a word cloud. This can be a great way to highlight words that appear frequently in a text. It could also be used to showcase synonyms and meanings of words. This website  could also be used to showcase values that a class thinks are important to have in the classroom.

270 to win

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This website provides an interactive map to learn about the impact of the electoral college in elections. Students can predict elections and go back and look at electoral votes from the past. It’s a great tool for teaching about the electoral college and allows the students to engage in the process.

Everyday Mysteries

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Everyday Mysteries allows students to explore different phenomenons they may wonder about. As an example, the students may ask why they do not fall out of a Rollercoaster seat. The student is then able to read an article that explains why they do not fall out! They have tons of different explanations of why things happen within the world around us.

Storybird

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“Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds.”  Students can integrate artwork from various illustrators and animators around the world to inspire and guide their writing.

The Actuarial Foundation

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The Actuarial Foundation’s site has many resources for grades 4-12.  There are resources for teaching almost any topic but mostly geared for math, finance, there are also resources for your own personal finance as well as for teaching students how to manage their money.

Pixton

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Pixton allows students to make their own comics, using drag and drop objects and people. It is free, and a creative way for them to explore writing.

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