“A defining condition of being human is that we have to understand the meaning of our experience.” By Jack Mezirow

Below are ten sites that I don’t think are not well-known but you should know as an educator. They are sites that will help you in the classroom from classroom management to challenging your students.

1. Team Maker: A simple random team generator that lets you create teams quickly and easily.

2. Tinkercad: a free, easy-to-learn online software to create and print 3D models.

3. Planetarium: Explore the stars and planets from your web browser. (Also a chrome extension)

4. Class Badges: Award badges for all different learning experiences.

5. Coggle it: Great for mind mapping and brainstorming.

6. HsTry:  Create interactive timelines

7. Zaption: Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding.

8. Classtools-Connect Four: a game to review key terms/vocabulary and the connections between them.

9. Bouncy Ball:  Great for classroom management; the balls bounce based on level of noise in the classroom.

10. Greg Tand Word Problem Generator: Create different types of word problems in minutes.

*Sites that are coming soon or are in beta that look promising:

1.  Class Realm: a platform for teachers to introduce gamification into their classrooms, encourage better behaviorpatterns, and promote creative expression.

2. ThemeSpark: Build a standards-based rubric in under a minute.

3. Sphero Education:  Core lessons and STEM challenges give kids a fun crash course in coding while sharpening their skills in math & science.

Do you have a website that is not well-known but you think educators need to know? Please share in the comment section.

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Comments on: "Sites that are Not Well-Known, that You Should Know as an Educator" (6)

  1. C Kennedy said:

    Thanks for sharing all of these resources! I am not sure if the link for Planetarium is working?

  2. […] Planetarium: Explore the stars and planets from your web browser. (Also a chrome […]

  3. These are some great sites! Thanks for sharing. Hope you didn’t mind, but I added them to my growing list of STEM related sites for educators. I think it is important for teachers to have a 1 stop site where they can look at multiple STEM sites rather than having to do a goggle search. My site is http://stemschooldr.com

  4. […] Sites that are Not Well-Known, that You Should Know as an Educator […]

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