Educational Websites

Smore

Smore
With Smore you can quickly and easily create posters to share information with students or parents. You can add pictures, video, website links, and other content with a few simple clicks.

Symbaloo

Symbaloo
Symbaloo is a web tool that can we used to store and organize website bookmarks. You can create different pages of websites and group them in ways that make it easy for teachers and students to access.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo
Class Dojo is a classroom tool that can help engage students, manage/track student behaviors, take attendance, communicate student progress with students and parents, and much more!

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis
Wonderopolis is a great site to use to explore questioning skills on a great number of topics. This site has a Wonder of the Day (questions that are submitted by readers). There is a video and a few paragraphs of information to answer the question as well as other ways to interact: a quiz, comment section, other information connecting to the subject and more.

Safari Reader

Using Safari you can highlight text on a webpage to have it read aloud. This is very helpful when students are working with text that is difficult for them to read or the text is long. Once the website is open in Safari, drag your cursor over the text you want read aloud. Go to Edit- Speech- Start Speaking. When you want the reader to stop go back to Edit- Speech- Stop Speaking.

When in Safari you can also use the Reader feature to read text based web pages without ads or unnecessary content. Just open a webpage in Safari and look for the blue Reader tab in the top right hand corner.
Click on one of the links below to test it out.
http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-use-safaris-new-reader/
http://www.monarch-butterfly.com

Go Noodle

Go Noodle
This website is great for taking short brain breaks. Your class can choose from relaxing, energizing or just plain fun breaks. Each brain break goes with a short video for students to follow along with. The more time the class spends on brain breaks the more they see their "champion" (a small creature you choose) grow. This is great for transition times or when students just need a short break.

Fruit Machine

Fruit Machine
This online tool is great for randomly picking students or topics for class projects. You can type or copy and paste lists into the random picker. Then choose from the fruit machine or typewriter to choose a name or topic from your list.