The Best Search Engines for Teachers and Students. Do you know Lycos and Yahoo?
(But do you really know them?) Have you heard of Google? If you are frustrated by search engines that give you unrelated responses ... if you are spending too much time looking for on-line resources ... if you are worried that students may access the wrong kind of information ... read on! There are many search engines that can help you find pertinent, accurate, and safe information, but you need to find one that "thinks" the way you do! Included: All the common search engines plus some you probably haven't heard about! Have you ever performed an on-line search that resulted in totally unexpected matches? However, the key to effective searching may be in finding a search engine or directory that "thinks" like you! Howard B. "Different engines 'think' differently," he said. Are you feeling lucky? There are many search engines and directories on the Internet, but the trick to good searching is finding the one that works best for you.
The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators. Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list.
Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Whether you want to move the class newsletter online or try out a flipped classroom, we’re sharing the best sites to do it. Sharing and Collaborating The Internet was invented to foster communication. Google Docs First of all, you never have to hit “save” in Google Docs. Google Forms Whether you want to send a quiz to your students or organize a field trip, Google forms can help you distribute and gather information.
WordPress Create a class website or blog on this free, easy-to-use site. EduBlogs Set up blogs here for yourself or your students, and you can control the safety settings. EdX. 41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom. This list has a little bit of everything, and will kick-start your effort to put technology into your lesson plans: Do you have any to add to this list?
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Follow me Like this: Like Loading... Teacher Links. About this webmix : links for classroom use. last updated at: Nov 28, 2013 10:13:31 PM Symbaloo EDU Socrative | Student Resp Common Core - Symbaloo Map Skills - Geography - Flocabulary - Educationa Make Your Images Interac Prezi - Ideas matter.
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American History From the Colonial Period Until Modern Times – outlines American history and links to information and pictures about people, places and theories important to American history The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature ArtsEdge Curriculum WebLinks - provides lesson plans that integrate the arts and other subject areas such as science and social studies, also includes primary sources Best History Websites Bill Nye the Science Guy – background information and experiments for each episode of the television series California as I saw It California History Online Kidshealth U.S.