Resources

Here is my list of resources, I tried to only include websites/tools that are multidimensional and apply to more than one concept. There are many great specific tech tools out there for individual concepts, but those are easy to google!
* Personal Favorites

General Teacher Resources

2 Learn – U of A based site with resources

GooED (google ed) – education resources from google! (AMAZING! although you probably know a bunch already). Easy to use, efficient and very accessible to everyone. Two words: Endless possibilities.

Learn Alberta – Alberta Government based website with resources for teachers

PBS Kids  – Lots of games related to different areas, very good visuals and good at hitting objectives. Mostly applicable to elementary

Unstuck – A website that takes you through a series of questions/activities that assess where your frustration is coming from. It’s good for older students to get them to get over that ‘stuck’ feeling

Brain pop – interactive resources and activities to enhance lessons. Tons of resources across all disciplines

Edutopia – a teacher go-to website to collect, collaborate and share resources, information and more! Great to keep you up to date

Nearpod – interactive lecture that let’s students follow on their own devices, allows for slides in the presentation to get students participating by giving written (typed), drawn, researched answers and more. Really cool tool if you have class chromebooks/ipads. Check out a bunch of the free, pre done lessons for more details.

Virtual Whiteboard – virtual whiteboard, but also can be used for a really good organizer or mind map. Check it out! Good tool to recommend to your visual learners who need help with organization

Bubbl – Great online mind map maker – allows you 3 free mind maps (but you can always delete one and restart it as new)

* Openvid – an application for google chrome. Allows you to video capture your laptop screen, show yourself working with your camera and record yourself talking through your mic. It’s great for teachers to make lessons accessible at home and great for students to record their learning or presentations to display their learning.

Science

Biodigital human – 3D interactive human body that can help understand and show how the body works. Super cool!

Discovery Education – educational resources for everyone. From videos to links to view zoos this tool can bring really cool access to things into the classroom.

PHET interactive simulations  – tons of simulations, models and applications for Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth sciences and more. Tools like equation balancer and models for cells. Great resource!

Cells Alive!  – many activities and interactive tools for teaching cell biology & genetics

Khan Academy – learning resources, actives and tutorials for everyone (mostly science & math). Really great for students at home

Brain pop – interactive resources and activities to enhance lessons. Tons of resources across all disciplines

Math

Khan Academy – learning resources, actives and tutorials for everyone (mostly science & math). Really great for students at home

Brain pop – interactive resources and activities to enhance lessons. Tons of resources across all disciplines

Language arts

Brain pop – interactive resources and activities to enhance lessons. Tons of resources across all disciplines

Storybird – create a storybook with pre done pictures and templates – very easy to use! You can also create a class where students work collaboratively on making stories (great for when your going over plot lines).

Social 

Brain pop – interactive resources and activities to enhance lessons. Tons of resources across all disciplines

HSTRY – create an interactive timeline that can include multiple questions, pictures, videos, commentary and more. Super cool and time efficient way for students to create timelines. Easy to share, and there are lots of public examples.

Review Activity Resources

Kahoot – interactive multiple choice game; kids love it and it’s great for review purposes. You can make your own or you can search publicly shared ones. All students need tech (cells work).

Socrative – quick feedback interactive tool; has options to use multiple choice, true/false, short answer and more to assess quickly where students are at. Similar to Kahoot, more diverse but less competitive for students

Plickers – a resource that requires the teacher to have tech, but students get a paper QR Code that works for a very quick multiple choice game that gives good feedback & stats.

Poll Everywhere – Quick feedback tool – takes a poll through text messages or a URL. Students send in response to a specific number/follow on the URL that sends data to the teachers poll in real time. This also makes it anonymous.

Quizlet – resource that has options to do review quizzes, flash cards and more. Also  good for formative assessments and helping kids work on concepts/vocab on their own time. Has a big database with pre-done content, you can take someones and edit it to make your own.

 

 

 

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