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Teen Learning

 

Awesome Highlighter

Awesome Highlighter lets you highlight text on web pages and then gives you a small link to the highlighted page.

 

PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a web site that lets you add effects, touch ups and “mojo” to your pictures.


Sweet Search

A search engine for students.  Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by their research experts.


TinEye

TinEye is a reversible photo search. Upload your image and TinEye lets you know the URL address for it. You can also search for the photo by the URL.


Free Tech for Teachers

The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.  Richard Byrne does a fantastic job offering great resources and breaking down the best of the best in all categories.

 

Glogster 

Simply put, a Glog is a kind of poster —fully designed by you! A Glog is a unique creation made up of text, images, music, and video. A great way for students to collaborate with a project.  Think The Civil War, 12 Angry Men or when man first walked on the moon!  This cool site replaces the old poster and presentation with tech savvy style.

 

Animoto

Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips, and music.  It offers an end and/or alternative to just using PowerPoint for slide shows.


New York Times Education Section

Warm-up activities, curriculum extensions, skill builders, literacy games, substitute lessons, or just for fun: this collection of reusable activity sheets in PDF format is one-stop shopping for all of these purposes and more.

 

Tools for Educators

Free tools for teaching: worksheets, worksheet templates, printables and on-line teaching materials makers with images from Tool for Educators. Use these free worksheets to print, game makers, and programs for teachersto make and print teaching resources with pictures or classroom materials for kids.

 

History Pin

History Pin allows students to see what a place looked like hundreds of years ago or yesterday. Students can search by looking for an exact structure (think Brooklyn Bridge) or general locations around the world. So cool!


My FakeWall

With Myfakewall.com you can easily create fake profile pages just for fun. This fake facebook wall generator allows you to create profiles for past presidents, inventors and authors.  A great way to engage students while researching information about past individuals.

 

Econ Stories

In Fear the Boom and Bust, John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek, two of the great economists of the 20th century, come back to life to attend an economics conference on the economic crisis. Before the conference begins, and at the insistence of Lord Keynes, they go out for a night on the town and sing about why there’s a “boom and bust” cycle in modern economies and good reason to fear it.

 

Recipes to Writing

This template driven site helps students write anything from a poem to a research paper and everything in between.  It's a great way for students to get started writing anything!

 

CK12 Flexbooks

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 (ALA).

 

Discover Magazine 

A Discover magazine blog by award-winning science writer Ed Yong. He chronicles the awe-inspiring world of science with wit and insight.

 

The National Achives Digital Vaults

Photos, documents, and popular media from the National Archives provide resources and interactive opportunities for users to access materials on endless U.S. historical topics and themes. The user can then organize the resources in any number of ways to relate to our country's history and tell a story (ALA).

 

Google Sites for Teachers

Google for Teachers

Google for Teachers II

Google Earth Across the Curriculum

Professional Associations