Cross Curricular


Screenshot for Readability

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.

Select & Speak

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Select and Speak is a Chrome extension that is designed to allow users to select text to have it read aloud to them. The one additional set of features this extension has over other text to speech apps is that users may choose a language from a long list of languages to have text read accurately in the language that the text is written in. Also, users may modify the speed and voice that reads the text.


Screenshot for Speakit!

Speakit! is a Chrome Extension App that can be found in the Chrome App Store that allows users to have text on a web page read to them. By selecting the feature under Chrome settings, users can also use Speakit! to create text from speech. For all grade levels.


Screenshot for GoFormative

GoFormative is a free web-based resource that is a variation of a Learning Management System (LMS) focused primarily on formative assessments, informal or formal. Teachers may load their assignments and give students codes to get in (no email address required) where they can complete the assignment. Teachers can see student work in real-time and respond and grade it from in Formative.


Screenshot for Flippity

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. 


Screenshot for ClassCraft

ClassCraft is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is modeled on the kid popular Minecraft where role playing fosters effective student collaboration when students gain points for helping each other and for improved behavior. Parents have the ability to be connected and provide support from home as well through awarding points for work done at home. Some features are paid such as some of the interactive gamified features, but the basic free version is worth exploring. For all grade levels.


Screenshot for QuizBean

Quizbean is a great assessment resource for educators with features like the ability to take a quiz without using an email address, add unlimited questions, students get "instant score" during a quiz, add explanations to questions, allow students to view reports of what they got right/wrong, and more. An account is free for 3 quizzes and 26 students per year and, for educators, more for nominal fees. For all grade levels.


Screenshot for Socrative

Socrative allows you to engage and assess your students through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners. Students can access your quizzes, warm-ups, and exit tickets from any smart device connected to wifi. 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.


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Ted-Ed provides a library of lessons built around videos from the Ted-Ed library or other sites such as YouTube. There are two kinds of lessons: one is a result of expert educators collaborting with screenwriters and animators and the second is lessons crafted by users who uploaded videos from YouTube and built lessons around them. Videos are formated to be stopped and questions, discussion topics, or other materials may be added, creating a lesson built around the content of the video. For all grade levels.


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