“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.