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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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I would add Digital Is

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Digital Is, at is a growing collection of teaching ideas and reflections by teachers about their efforts to teach digital writing and understand the affordances and potential of digital media and literacies.

Senior officer at the Ministry of Education in Portugal

Cool Tools for Schools

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The different repositories of educational tools and resources always bring up some new links that we are not aware of or we have not visited recently, therefore, thanks for sharing this list.

One of the most extensive repositories of free Web 2.0 tools that I have encountered is Cool Tools for Schools, created by a lady from New Zealand who keeps updating it. It has received a recent award by Merlot and I recommend it vividly -

The wiki is structured by a classification of tools (resources have also been added more recently), and if you open the index A-Z you can have a glimpse of how long this list is in fact.

5th grade teacher in Delaware

Great resources!

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Thanks so much for these resources in one place!Here are Livebinders I created with tech tools, some of which you have already listed.


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Facing the Future:
World Mapper:

Passionate about Educational Technology & Connecting!

Great List!

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This is a great list of resources for teachers! Another one to add would be Collaborize Classroom: - a free online learning platform, focused on blended learning and online discussions!

CEO of company that teaches students how to use the Web effectively.

Nice list, but a little convoluted

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I know everyone likes tidy lists, but a list that is only 80 items long and seeks to cover the entire edtech field needs another zero on the end. We've created an article on 101 Great Sites for Social Studies and everyone of them is great.

Indeed, once we have created about 100 guides to the best educational resources by topic, as well as articles linking to the best educational content online for students, we realized we had more than 35,000 curated sites useful to educators and students. Thus, to make these easier to find, we created SweetSearch, a custom search engine powered by Google that only searches these 35,000 sites, and others we find on lists such as yours. So I suggest SweetSearch as one tool to add to your list.

social media and marketing manager of startup

Quote: Nice list! For U.S.

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Nice list! For U.S. history teachers, www.teachinghistory.orgis 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!

I used to take my interns to the National Archives for research on immigration history. I also interacted with Smithsonian folks also. Both are great resources.

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Vera, Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing! Khan Academy is definitely a growing site full of great references for parents, guardians, teachers, and children.

social media and marketing manager of startup

Quote: At ReactionGrid we

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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:


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:


Thanks for your demo!


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Quote: Glogster is a digital

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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!


Thanks for sharing Glogster Edu! We worked with them to provide 5 licenses to educators. Very neat tool!


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