Content Resources Web Tools


4teachers.png4Teachers.org
http://www.4teachers.org/
4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use. Discover valuable professional development resources addressing issues such as equity, ELL, technology planning, and at-risk or special-needs students.



learn5.pngLearn it in 5
http://learnitin5.com/
Learn it in 5 is for professionals, students, and parents who want to increase their Web 2.0 skills. A series of videos, all 5 minutes or less, guide users through lessons of their choice. Users can search for specific topics or browse to discover new techniques.



studyladder.pngStudy Ladder
http://www.studyladder.com/
StudyLadder, geared for elementary and junior high/middle grades, lends itself to being an interesting, ready to use stock of activities to reinforce many content standards from a wide range of curricula. Many of the activities offer a game-like feeling, while building conceptual understanding. The site is also supportive of the flipped classroom concept, and a variety of different user account options are available, including parent accounts.


historypin.pngHistorypin
http://www.historypin.com/
Imagine creating one large photo album for the entire human population. Historypin brings together stories, photographs and links memories from around the world. Clean out your attic of those dusty photos and pin them on a worldwide map, explore pictures posted by others, create collections, discuss history, and capture and share the world's moments.


Lit.pngGoogle Lit Trips
http://www.googlelittrips.org/
This is set up for K-12 and is divided into elementary, middle school, high school, and higher education. This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place... and so much more! Download lessons from an ever-expanding library of lessons. Create and share your own lessons.


docsteach.pngDocs Teach
http://docsteach.org/
Educators can “find and create learning activities with primary source documents that promote historical thinking skills.” Use the more than 3000 original documents from the National Archives to create rich, online learning experiences for students. Use the interactive learning activity tools to help students “think like historians.”


iwitness.pngIWitness
http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/
Over 1,000 online video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses are housed in this website maintained by the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute, established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg. Students can be involved with the videos, teachers will enjoy the educational materials. Tip: Link videos for social studies and language arts classes.


geocube.png
Geocube
http://www.geo-cube.eu/
Geocube calls itself the world of Geography at your fingertips. Geocube is based on the principle of the Rubiks Cube with six faces and 54 topics. Move the Geocube around with your mouse and explore the faces and topics. Learning about Geography has rarely been more fun.


arkive.pngARKive
http://www.arkive.org/
ARKive gathers together films, photographs, and audio recordings of the world’s species to establish a comprehensive multimedia digital collection of profiles of species either rare or threatened with extinction. Incorporate these materials into lesson plans, presentations, work sheets, projects in hard copy or digitally to engage students in key science and biology topics, or use as creative inspiration for art and design projects.


cK-12.pngCK-12 FlexBooks
http://www.ck12.org/
CK-12 Flexbooks is an organization with the plan to reduce the cost of textbooks for the K-12 market in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model CK-12 plans to lead the way in the distribution of high quality educational content through online textbooks.



howtosmile.pngHow to Smile
http://www.howtosmile.org/
How to Smile is an online community of educators that have vetted over 3,000 engaging hands-on, interactive STEM activities. With both desktop and mobile capabilities, How to Smile is full of activities that are both physical and virtual that are sure to get students involved.



studyblue.pngStudyBlue
http://www.studyblue.com/
Use Study Blue to study millions of flash cards and online quizzes or if you cannot find what you are looking for, create your own. Available in mobile formats as well. Study Blue is a powerful tool.