Friday, January 31, 2014

HippoCampus is a really cool website - much like Khan Academy. It provides video on a huge array of topics in Math, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. If you are looking for video to support learning concepts in Middle School and High School, you must check this out.

Cool Tools for Schools

CoolToolsforSchools is an exceptional site with resources for online learning.  It has links to literally hundreds of educational tools for teachers and students.  If you are looking for video tools, presentation tools, content resources, almost anything - this site is for you.  It won the 2011 Merlot Award for Exemplary online learning resources. Each resource has a brief description and if it is an "app" it tells you whether it is free or has a cost.   

Living Math Book

Living Math Book List is a fantastic website to search for math books by subject area.  Just look for the concept you are teaching and several literature suggestions will pop up!

Colorin Colorado!

Colorin Colorado! is a fantastic literacy website for educators and families of ELL and bilingual learners.  Booklists, strategies, and research articles all focused on helping ELL's experience success in literacy.  Check it out!

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read better.  These resources assist parents and educators in building fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.


Graph functions, plot tables of data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more - for FREE!  Desmos is the next generation of graphing calculator: in browser, beautiful, and free!  Use their calculator to instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series.

Flipsnack edu allows you to turn PDF files into amazing interactive books.  It's an ideal tool for teachers and students to collaborate and share their work with parents and other educators.  Created books are easy to embed on any website or blog and are easy to download.  This is a great resource for students to use when creating presentations and it's free.  Opportunity for upgrade to premium edition.

Educational Technology Clearinghouse

This website was developed to support the integration of technology for Florida's schools.  It has an unbelievable number of technology resources organized by subject area and grade level configuration!  Tons of links and lesson plan resources. You have to check it out!

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a great resource for free digital books. Teachers will also love this website for Think Tanks. Click here to go to the activity guides.

Ten years ago, Greg Tang was looking for a better way to teach math to his kids. He wound up creating a groundbreaking series of picture books that included the New York Times best seller The Grapes of Math. His books quickly became staples in school libraries and university teacher training programs, garnering numerous awards and selling over a million copies. 

Greg Tang's website has great resources to engage K-6 students in math.  In the past, you were required to have a subscription but now all the resources are free!  This is a great website to share with students.  There are many games and activities that can be done at home.