Useful Links

  • AASL Websites of the Year  

    Best websites by AASL

    Animoto

    The easy way to create and share extraordinary videos of your life.

    Audacity

    Audio editor and recorder.

    Big 6

    Free Big 6 resources.

    Big 6/Super 3 Wiki

    Big 6/Super 3 Research Model resources

    Blabberize

    Create talking pictures.

    Cool Tools

    Cool Web 2.0 Tools by category

    Ducksters

    An educational site for kids and teachers with subjects including history, science, geography, math, biographies, etc...

    Edmodo

    Provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.

    Fakebook

    Allows you to create imaginary profile pages.  Use "Fakebook" to chart the plot of a book, the life of a key figure, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on!

    Free eBooks

    Free eBooks

    Glogster

    A social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or Glogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image.

    Go!animate

    Create Animated videos.

    Kate Messner (Blog)

    Authors who Skype with Classes (Free)

    North Carolina Literary Map

    Click on a county. Lesson Plans/Blogs/Resources/Literary Magazines/Searchwithin North Carolina/Search by Author/Search by Genre/Search by Book.

    NCWISE OWL

     NC WiseOwl (NC Online Windows for Learning) has been providing online subscription resources for our schools since 1999.

    PBS Learning Media

            

    Earth Science Resources - These engaging, interactive resources have been designed for diverse learners, and feature innovative media formats including satellite images, data visualizations, and videos drawn from NASA, NOAA, and WGBH's signature programs like NOVA and PEEP & the Big Wide World. Each resource includes support materials such as background essays, teaching tips, and student handouts to make them easy to select and use in your instruction. 

    Pinterest

    Pins are visual bookmarks for good stuff you find anywhere around the web or right on Pinterest.

    Prezi

    Create zooming presentations that make you more engaging and memorable.

    RefME

    RefME is the first citation tool to focus on fully automating citations accurately. Built out of the frustration that referencing tools were either difficult to use but accurate or simple to use but inaccurate, RefME has made it its mission to solve this problem.

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Online screen recorder for one-click recording for free.

    Storybird

    Read, write, discover, and share the books you'll always remember.

    Sweet Search

    A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts. 

    Symbaloo

     Access your bookmarks anywhere.

    Tagul

    Tagul is a web service that enables you to create beautiful looking tag clouds and place it on your web page.

    Tagxedo

    Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud.

    Time Toast

    Timetoast is a great way to share the past, or even the future... Creating a timeline takes minutes, it's as simple as can be.

    Toondoo or Comic Strip Maker

    Lets you create comic strips and cartoons easily with just a few clicks, drags and drops.

    tube chop

    TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

     Turtle Diary

    Play educational kids' games, computer games, printable worksheets and learning games online.Suitable for PK-5. 

    Twitter!

    Start a conversation, explore your interests, and be in the know.

    Unite for Literacy

    The Colorado Library Consortuim (CLiC), Douglas County Libraries and Unite for Literacy, a Colorado-based publisher funded by sponsorships, have partnered to provide access to more than 120 free ebooks for young children.

    Voicethread

    Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen.

    WebCheck

    The Website Evaluation Instrument (aka WebCHECK), is a series of instruments that were designed for educators, Web designers and students to assess Web sites they use for assignments and projects. There are several instruments that can be used by K-12 students as well as WebCHECK Professional for educators and Web designers. WebCHECK Facilitator is designed for K-12 educators and administrators and higher education faculty to use when assigning a single Web site to be evaluated by groups or classes of students or by educators in a professional development workshop. 

     

     

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