Check out these links for awesome sites to use in your classes!
Search Engines (besides Google)
Wolfram Alpha – a “computational knowledge engine.” Does lots of cool things with results – for example, tells you how many days old you are if you search your birthday.
–> Finding Photos:
Prezi – fancy online slideshows
Wordle – make a word cloud from student writing
Fakebook – create a fake Facebook page for a historical figure
Blogger – Google blogging tool
Tumblr – great for sharing photos
https://bubbl.us/ – create a mind map
corkboard.me – put post-its on a cork board. Save and collaborate!News
CNN Student News – news videos and podcasts geared toward students
Artistic Expression Sites
Exploration and Inquiry Sites
Communication & Literacy Sites
Definr – “incredibly fast dictionary” – easy to use and read.
Videos (besides YouTube)
Ted Talks – amazing mini-presentations on an astounding range of topics
Drive VT – an interactive online version of the Driver’s Ed manual.
Do Nothing for 2 Minutes – soothing ocean sounds and a challenge not to touch the computer for two minutes.
JacksonPollock.org – make abstract drip paintings online. Scroll down and use the different white spaces for different effects.
Tone Matrix – click on different squares to light them up and create combinations of tones. Creates some very cool music.
Pandora – create a radio station based on an artist you like. (Note: change your account settings to filter out explicit content by clicking blue “Account” link).