Teaching middle school is not for the faint of heart. But if you're called to do it, you know there's nothing else quite like it. Join us in discussing what works - and what doesn't.

Must-see websites?

Kathy Baron Edutopia reporter and editor, mother of two.

Hi all. I'm compiling a list of the education sites that you go to every day when you log on -- the go-to place for lesson plans, curriculum ideas, a quick grabs for those national holidays that catch us all off guard, or the 100th anniversary of such and such. Thanks for your help.

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Just learned about

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Just learned about quizlet.com build flashcard sets-kids love it!

8th Grade Social Studies teacher & Dept. Chair, AVID Coordinator

Voicethread

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If you haven't played with voicethread you are missing out. It is a cool way to hold conversations via text and voice...www.voicethread.com
I like sites that go beyond information and act as a tool for developing collaboration and critical thinking. Voicethread fits these goals perfectly.

Love Quizlet too. I especially like that you can produce quizzes of various types. I also like that it allows some of my struggling students to focus on the learning and not the recording of information.

www.LearnMeProject.com A site

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www.LearnMeProject.com
A site about the middle school homeschooling experience.

Professor of Math, Founder of Hands On Math

Fav Sites

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edhelper is the best for worksheets
mathisfun is the best for ideas
brainpop is the best for short videos
khanacademy is the best for use as a resource
and i would have to say that my site is Hands on Math is pretty solid for hands on activities http://handsonmath.blogspot.com/

Middle School Social Studies teacher from Ossian, Iowa

Edmodo.com Tweentribune.com D

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Edmodo.com
Tweentribune.com
Discoveryeducation.com

Middle School Social Studies teacher from Ossian, Iowa

websites

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edmodo.com
tweentribune.com
discoveryeducation.com

President, NJ Association for Middle Level Education

Interactive discussion site for kids

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Check out http://www.tregoed.org/teachers/new-to-scan.html for something totally different. A lesson presents a scenario with different perspectives, kids log in (no passwords, no emails) and are guided in a discussion on a hot topic of the teacher's choice.

8th Grade Science Teacher, Science Fair Coordinator, Jefferson County, WV

My little list of sites I use

speech language pathologsist from Chicago

I'm a certified speech and

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I'm a certified speech and language pathologist who works primarily with early childhood special ed children. The best overall website I have ever used is abcteach.com. This site has everything a teacher or special educator needs. I have used it for years and highly recommend it for anyone in the field of education.

EPALS OWL

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EPALS
OWL Purdue
Quizlet
EdHelper
Teach-nology
Rubistar
Spelling City
FreeMind
SurveyMonkey

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