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80 Online Tools, References, and Resources

Hubert V. Yee social media and marketing manager of startup

11/10/11 Update: We have an additional 30 plus tools, references, and resources submitted by community members.

We all know that teachers are always looking for tools, references, and resources for classrooms. Well, here's 80 "must see" trial, free, and paid websites recommended by Edutopia community members. Keep this list in your back pocket! It might come in handy. (The list is not ranked and listed in any order.) =)

What other websites do you think are missing from this list? Which ones do you use?

1. Thinkfinity:

2. National Geographic Xpeditions:

3. Culture Grams:

4. Asia Society:

5. BBC for Kids:

6. New York Times, Lesson Plans:

7. Teacher Corner:

8. Slide Share:

9. Free Rice-Vocabulary Site:

10. Free Poverty-Geography Site:

11. Learner:

12. International Reading Association:

13. OWL at Purdue U:

14. Blue Grammar Book:

15. ESL Flashcards:

16. Spellanywhere:

17. Rick Walton:

18. Fires in the Mind:

19. Edhelper:

20. RubiStar:

21. Byrd Seed Gifted Lessons:

22. Imagination Soup:

23. TED:

24. Professional Garfield:

25. Kid Blog:

26. That Quiz:

27. Academic Skill Builders:

28. Circle the Cat:

29. Sheppard Software:

30. Storyline Online:

31. ABCya!:

32. Study Zone:

33. Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading:

34. Super Teacher Worksheets:

35. Discovery Education Streaming:

36. Busy Teacher’s Café:

37. Global Tech School:

38. Diigo:

39. Vocabulary and Spelling City:

40. Making Curriculum Pop:

41. English Champion:

42. National Council of Teachers of English:

43. Web English Teacher:

44. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

45. College Board:

46. Technology in Class:

47. PBworks:

48. Challenge by Choice:

49. McQuality Education Services:

50. Learning Centre:

51. Dream Up the Future:

52. Ten Marks:

53. Quizlet:

54. Voice Thread:

55. 8 to Great:

56. Learn Me Project:

57. Hands on Math:

58. Edmodo:

59. Tween Tribune:

60. TregoED:

61. Middle School Science:

62. Science Spot:

63. Animoto:

64. Prezi:

65. Buck Institute for Education:

66. Eduhound:

67. How Stuff Works:

68. Flash Card Machine:

69. Class Jump:

70. ABCteach:

71. EPALS Global Community:

72. EdHelper:

73. TeAch-nology:

74. Survey Monkey:

75. Scholastic:

76. iKeep Bookmarks:

77. Enchanted Learning:

78. Eclipse Crossword:

79. Math Snacks:

80. Wikispaces:

Additional community member submissions:

81. World Digital Library:

82. Library of Congress for Teachers:

83. SocialMaestro:

84. Spellingcity:

85. Report Card Comments:

86. EDSITEment!:

87. Khan Academy:


89. National Archives - Teachers:

90. Smithsonian:

91. Jibe:

92. Glogster Edu:

93. PD 360:

94. Enter The Group:


96. JewelBeat:

97. NWP Digital Is:

98. Gapminder:

99. Facing the Future:

100. Curriculum21:

101. World Mapper:

102. Collaborize Classroom:

103. SweetSearch:


105. Genetic Science Learning Center:

106. Enter The Group:

107. Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology:

108. Knovio:

109. Splashtop Inc.:

110. Root-1:

111. MyClassTalk:

112. BenchPrep:

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Senior Research Associate at

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Nice list! For U.S. history teachers, is a useful resource. We've got teaching strategies, best practices, reviews of websites featuring primary sources, lesson plans--and we're always adding more.

The National Archives' Teachers section ( might also be worth adding. And the Smithsonian ( Unless they're already on there and I'm missing them as I scan!

Director of Community Development at ReactionGrid Inc.

Jibe (multiuser web-based immersive learning platform)

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At ReactionGrid we have a platform called Jibe ( It allows you to build a multiuser virtual world (using Unity3d) and then deploy it on a webpage. Our customers use it to create immersive learning modules that can be integrated with a preexisting LMS and registration database.

You can check out my own Jibe demo world here:


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Glogster is a digital poster maker that has an EDU offshoot for K-12. It's secure and private, and free!

I have used glogster with my

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I have used glogster with my science classes as a way to present projects. The students loved it!

High School Science Teacher from Magdalena, New Mexico

I just found this list. I

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I just found this list. I think that it could be my library. I need one place in which I can find things quickly. Let me check it out and see.

30-day trial educational PD

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Not to be a "me, too" post or anything, but you really should check out school improvement network's You can do a 30-day free trial, and then you have to pay. It's one of the most comprehensive libraries I've ever seen.

Ph.D. Student in Education (Teaching & Learning)

Education Technology Database

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And to make it easier for you to find free, kid-safe, online tools, check out this collaborative edtech wiki: It contains over 1000 tools categorized by subject, grade level, and standards!


PBL Tool

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Great list, I would like to also suggest people look at which is a free tool that provides students with collaboration tools, project management templates and private social networks for their group projects and virtual classrooms. It's an extremely powerful tool which can help students communicate and learn how to manage their work.

Assessment resources database

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Teachers looking for educational assessment activities, and tools for creating them, should take a look at
The site lists a large range of K12 assessment activities plus plenty of handy classroom assessment tools such as quiz makers and rubric makers.

This is a site I work for.

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This is a site I work for. has over 3500 free music and sound effects aside from the paid selection that is $0.99 per track with over 35,000 tracks. You can find the free royalty free music loops and effects at the bottom of the main page and it is sprawled over a few pages but we are looking to integrate it into the main site and search soon. This would be a great resource for students and educators needing music for their presentations, videos, films, events, etc. For the free music and effects, all that is needed is a credit when using the music.

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