Cross Curricular

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.

edX

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EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from universities such as MITx, HarvardX, and BerkeleyX. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer sciences, economics, etc. 

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. 

ToonDoo

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Easy comic-creating tool.  ToonDoo was created as a new way of expression for those who don't know how to draw.  Create free comic strips by dragging and dropping or clicking. For all grade levels. 

VoiceThread

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VoiceThread is a web-based tool for sharing that enables you to upload documents, images, or videos and add commentary.  You can also invite others to add commentary.  Includes a library of shared VoiceThreads organized by subject area. For all grade levels.

CAST UDL Book Builder

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Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills. For all grade levels. 

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. 

Education Oasis Graphic Organizers

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This website contains 58 printable graphic organizers in pdf form in the following categories: cause and effect; character and story; compare and contrast; sequence, cycle, timeline, and chain of events; and vocabulary development and concept organizers.

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.

WatchKnowLearn

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50,000 free educational videos that have been categorized and rated for K-12 education.  Use the directory or search for videos by subject and age level. For all grade levels. 

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