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over 250 websites for social studies and language arts teachers

Augmented Reality with Metaverse (not Facebook's Metaverse)’s resources for teachers

Apple Teacher Learning Center for getting your Apple Teacher Badge
Education - K–12 - Apple
Education - K-12 - Apple - Apple Teacher
Education - K-12 - Apple - Everyone can create
Education - K–12 - Apple - Teacher Resources
Education - K-12 - Apple - Teaching Tools

audio clips that are free (Creative Commons)

audio editors & podcast software

Audacity ® | Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
Online Mp3 Cutter - Audio Trimmer
GarageBand for Mac - Apple
Soundtrap - Make music online
Anchor - The easiest way to make a podcast
How To Record A Podcast With Skype (3 Different Ways)
PowerGramo Skype Recorder
Podcast Alley - Your Place For Podcasting News & Featured Podcasts

blog and website builders - Create a unique and beautiful blog. It’s easy and free.
Google Sites
Free Website Builder | Create a Free Website |
Free Website Builder: Build a Free Website or Online Store | Weebly Fast, Secure Managed WordPress Hosting

blog and website stylist guide online in its entirety

blogs about educational technology (for teachers)

Technology Integration | Edutopia
(17 ed tech blogs here) EdTech Blogs - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
Teach100 (top 100 ed. tech blogs)

browser extensions

Safari extensions
Firefox extensions
Google Chrome extensions

classroom management & SEL

SchoolMint Hero - SchoolMint | K-12 Positive Behavioral Supports
Panorama Education | Supporting Student Success
Classcraft - A new world of behavior change awaits!
Edutopia - Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

cloze-exercise software for readers

collaborative digital whiteboard apps & online mind-mapping

Bublup - organizing & project-management app - free level
Coggle - collaborative mind-maps & flow charts
Conceptboard - free level
Doceri - The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad.
Explain Everything | Interactive Whiteboard for Teaching and Learning
GitMind - Online Mind Mapping Software - On Any Device
Google Jamboard: Collaborative Digital Whiteboard | Google Workspace for Education | Google for Education
iBrainstorm | A Creative Collaboration Tool
Mind42: Free online mind mapping software
MindMeister - Create Your Mind Maps Online
Mindomo - mind-mapping, concept mapping, outlining and Gantt Charts
Popplet | Mind maps made easy
Sketchboard - free and can be used in conjunction with Google Meet or Zoom
WiseMapping | Visual Thinking Evolution

comic-strip creators

Pixton Comic & Storyboard Builder for Education
Strip Designer on the App Store

diagramming & drawing

Google Drawings
Lucidchart - free level

educational-technology paradigms

SAMR: substituting, augmenting, modifying, redefining
TPACK (a): technological, pedagogical, content knowledge
TPACK (b): technological, pedagogical, content knowledge

family-classroom connections

Net Nanny: Parental Control Software & Website Blocker | Net Nanny
Family Resources | National PTA
Remind is the best education communication platform. A solution built for educators, administrators, students & parents in mind.
Twitter. It’s what’s happening / Twitter
promoting literacy at home
Smore | Smore for Teachers

feedback to students

Effective Feedback | Explain Everything
Kaizena - Fast, Personal Feedback on Student Work
Classkick - Helping Teachers Be Awesome

field trips with the National Park Service (both real and virtual)

file storage, upload, and sharing

My Drive - Google Drive

Google advanced search

graphic organizers

Graphic Organizer Maker
Best Graphic Organizers - Educational App Store
10 Free Graphic Organizers for the Classroom

green-screening in the classroom

What's Possible with Green Screens in the Classroom | Cult of Pedagogy
Green Screen by Do Ink on the App Store : EMART Photography Backdrop Continuous Umbrella Studio Lighting Kit, Muslin Chromakey Green Screen and Background Stand Support System for Photo Video Shoot : Electronics

group communication and collaboration tools

Slack is where the future works
Trello for Educators | Trello

images & primary sources - analyzing primary sources

Getting Started with Primary Sources  |  Teachers  |  Programs  |  Library of Congress
History in the Raw | National Archives
Document Analysis Worksheets | National Archives
Making Sense of Evidence

images & primary sources - Creative Commons

Flickr: Creative Commons
Free Creative Commons Zero Images · Pexels
Creative Common Pictures | Download Free Images on Unsplash
TinEye Labs - Multicolr Search Lab

images - Instagram & Flickr in the classroom

The Great Flickr Tools Collection
Find your inspiration. | Flickr
25 Best Teacher Instagram Accounts To Follow


Infographics & Data Visualization - Cool Tools for School
Piktochart in the Classroom: Infographics and Education | Piktochart
Venngage | Professional Infographic Maker | 10,000+ Templates
Pricing - Infogram - free level | create and share visual ideas using infographics

intellectual-property in the classroom

Copyright tips and resources (scroll down on this page)
Creative Commons
Creative Commons how-to video
Fair-use tips and resources (scroll down on this page)
Disney clips explaining copyright & fair use

learning-management systems

Google Classroom
Showbie – Your classroom, connected.
Google Open Online Education

lesson-planning aids (and see collaborative whiteboards above)

Nearpod: You'll wonder how you taught without it
ShowMe - The Online Learning Community
Blendspace - create & find free multimedia lessons
DocsTeach - aid utilizing primary sources from the National Archives database

lesson plans (peer-reviewed)

math - NCTM - Illuminations: Search
all subjects via PBS
Read, Write, Think (NCTE & Intl Literacy Association)
For specific literature books
National Geographic:
National Endowment for the Humanities
integrating the arts into all suvhects - Kennedy Center
Pennsylvania history
Science NetLinks | American Association for the Advancement of Science
Teaching with Historic Places (U.S. National Park Service)
using primary sources from the Library of Congress
1754-1820s - lesson plans from the National Archives
1801-1868 - lesson plans from the National Archives
1850-1877 - lesson plans from the National Archives
1870-1900 - lesson plans from the National Archives
1890-1930 - lesson plans from the National Archives
1929-1945 - lesson plans from the National Archives
1945-1970s - lesson plans from the National Archives
1968-present - lesson plans from the National Archives
USGS - grades 3-5
USGS - grades 6-8
USGS - grades 9-12
Economics education - all grades
U.S. Mint lesson plans

lesson plans online for free - Khan Acaemy


book lists

by grade level - TeachersFirst
by grade level - BooksInTheClassroom,com
by theme
for social-studies themes in particular
annual lists from the NCSS for social studies K-12: scroll to botton for years 2000-2020 (free)

book products with free content - Scholastic


composing short stories - ten tips
Principles of Composition
letters between grandparents & grandchildrenp
Stapleless Book | Read Write Think
Synonyms and Antonyms of Words |
students' published work - Books, Stories, Writing Contests and Publishing for Kids | KidPub Press
students' published work - Stone Soup – 100% written and illustrated by kids ages 8-13

digital books for free

EPUB & PDF downloads available
Short Stories and Classic Literature | The best family-friendly classic literature
illustrated books - children's storybooks online - Stories for Kids of All Ages
10 ways to download and read books online for free - CNET
Introducing Epic Free | digital kids books | Ages 12 & under | Epic
All Books (sorted by popularity) - Project Gutenberg
Wikijunior - Wikibooks, open books for an open world


Writing Tips Contents - WritingDEN
Daily Grammar Lesson Archive
Guide to Grammar and Writing
HyperGrammar | The Writing Centre | University of Ottawa
Grammar Help Resources - Wyzant Lessons


Kenn Nesbitt's – Funny poems for children
Poetryexpress - Poetryexpress | Poetry Community
poems from
Poetry - Poem, Poetic Forms, Poets - Teaching Resources

read-along books (each one within a free video)

Storyline Online - Library
PBS KIDS Read-Alongs | PBS KIDS for Parents

reader's theater

Reader's Theate - scroll down once on this website
Readers Theater Scripts, Choral Speaking Scripts | Scripts For Schools

Reader's Workshop & Writer's Workshop

Home | Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Units of Study Reading, Writing & Classroom Libraries by Lucy Calkins

resource portals

Homepage | Read Write Think
Web English Teacher - see both the middle & left panels on this page

storytelling activities

Story Arts | Storytelling Lesson Plans and Activities
audiobooks read aloud by others (free) - public domain

vocabulary (including dictionaries)

Online Puzzlemaker | Create Your Own Puzzle | Discovery Education Puzzlemaker | Meanings and Definitions of Words at
Definitions from many dictionaries at once

maps and map education

(all kinds, including historical) - Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection | The University of Texas at Austin
(all kinds, including historical) - Library of Congress collections with maps
(For purchase and to hang in classroom) - World Maps Online - Map Murals, Wall Maps, Educational Maps, Historical Map Prints
An interactive mapmaking website: - National Geographic's Mapmaker
NatGeo's classic Mapmaker Interactive
online maps of time zones, including a moving sun map
map outlines of countries
map outlines of the 50 states
Teaching with Google Earth
Investigating Map Projections | National Geographic Society
Google Earth Education
My Maps – Google Earth Education

math resources from NCTM - least-baised assessor of bias in media sources

memorization-activity builders & digital flashcards

Learning tools & flashcards, for free | Quizlet
Kahoot! for schools | Make learning awesome in class and virtually
Brainscape: The Best Flashcards App | Make Flashcards Online
Flashcards – GoConqr
FREE Flashcard Maker - Online app to make printable flashcards in PDF
Find, Create, and Study Flashcards for Free | Chegg Prep
Flashcards for Educators | FlashDecks

multimedia & graphic-design creation (& see video-editing below) - no infographics here

Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Animoto - free video maker - create your own video easily
Canva - Collaborate & Create Amazing Graphic Design for Free
Glogster: Multimedia Posters | Online Educational Content
Kizoa - Video Editor - Movie Maker - Video Maker
Padlet: You are beautiful
Prezi - Presentations and videos with engaging visuals for hybrid teams
Storyboard That: The World's Best Free Online Storyboard Creator
Microsoft Sway - My Sways

note-taking and productivity apps

Evernote - Organize Your Notes with Evernote
Google Keep

office-suite software for the classroom

iWork - Apple
Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals (formerly GSuite for Education)
Office 365 Login | Microsoft Office
Apache OpenOffice - Official Site - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

online voice recorder
portfolio app for students' learning - Seesaw

portals for education apps

Best Educational Apps | Educational App Store
This one stopped in 2018, but it links to many useful ed-tech sites

PowerPoint video on how NOT to use it

rubric-creation sites

RubiStar Home
Rubric Maker - Create custom assessments
Rubric Makers (scroll down on this site once you are there)
Creating & using rubrics (lots of links to rubric sites)
more on rubrics


Screencastify | Simple Video Creation Software
CamStudio - Free Screen Recording Software
TechSmith |, Home
Wink - [Homepage]

screencasting & video-editing

Screen Recorder & Video Editor | Screencast-O-Matic
Camtasia: Screen Recorder & Video Editor (Free Trial) | TechSmith

Screencasting for iPhones & iPads - Record the screen on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support
Screencasting for Androids - How to Record a Video of Your Screen on Android - Apptamin
Comparison of screencasting software - Wikipedia

screenshot annotating & sharing - Skitch | Evernote

social bookmarking

Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more.

special-needs portal - LD OnLine: The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
standards for ed tech - ISTE Standards: Educators | ISTE

student-response systems


iClicker: Student Response Systems & Classroom Engagement Tools
Kahoot! | Learning games | Make learning awesome!
Home - Socrative
The Active Learning Platform for Online, In-Person and Blended Courses | Top Hat
Acadly: Interactive live teaching with Zoom integration

polls, surveys, or quiz-builders

polling the classroom - free option - PollEverywhere - Business and non-profit plans | Poll Everywhere | Poll Everywhere
free option - SurveyMonkey
Google Forms
Using polls with students in Zoom meetings - How to Create and Launch Polls in Zoom Meetings | Zoom Polls Tutorial - YouTube

timelines of world history

textual - World History Timeline
visual - World History : HyperHistory

url shorteners - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL

videoconferencing - for teaching a class, talking with parents, or meeting penpals

Google Hangouts
Shindig – Large-scale Video Chat Platform
Flipgrid | Empower Every Voice
penpals only - About Us | OneWorld Classrooms


Free Online Video Editor | Clipchamp - Fast & Easy
DaVinci Resolve 17 | Blackmagic Design
free converter - Any Video Converter Free for Windows: Convert Almost All Video to MP4 and MP3 for Devices
11 tips to become an Apple iMovie master - CNET
Online Video Editor | Smart Video Maker by Magisto
free video editor - Screencast-O-Matic
How to Edit Videos in Premiere Pro. (Beginner) - YouTube
weVideo - Multimedia tool for the classroom

video stock clips for free use

Free Stock Video Footage Download 4K HD Clips
Creative Commons on Vimeo
TeacherTube Educational Videos for the Classroom and Home

Wikinews - editable by one's students