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### Knoema - World Data Atlas - Knoema

6 to 12

Just the facts, ma'am. Knoema's World Data Atlas provides a dizzying array of data about the countries of the world. Sort either by country (from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe), or by ...more
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Just the facts, ma'am. Knoema's World Data Atlas provides a dizzying array of data about the countries of the world. Sort either by country (from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe), or by topic (agriculture to water). Look at zoomable, color coded maps, and analyze rankings by topic. The interface is simple and direct, so if you are just looking for a statistic, you will find it quickly and easily. If you are looking at masses of authentic data to analyze or compare, you'll find that too. Click to create comparisons among any 2 to 3 countries. There is an introductory video available, hosted on YouTube. If YouTube is blocked at your school, you may need to view this video at home.

tag(s): atlas (6), data (157), infographics (53), map skills (80), maps (295), natural resources (58), resources (106), united nations (7)

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Bookmark this for student research, whether it be for individual country data or for comparative data by topic. Use the maps on an interactive whiteboard (or projector) to provide a visual representation of the data. This is a great source for authentic data for students to practice their analytic skills, or just to find out what the GDP of Antigua and Barbuda is. This is a resource that will see frequent use. Share it during math units on data, as well, so students have authentic numbers to "play with." Have them write their own data problems and questions for classmates to solve. Challenge your most able student to determine why two countries are so different.

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### Your Life on Earth - BBC

6 to 12

We know our own lifetimes are but a tiny hiccup in the long history of the Earth. But what HAS happened since we were born? The BBC will tell you. ...more
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We know our own lifetimes are but a tiny hiccup in the long history of the Earth. But what HAS happened since we were born? The BBC will tell you. Simply enter your date of birth (using the day/month/year format) and some other information (you can choose either metric or Imperial/US measurement), and a wonderful series of charts appears! How many times has your heart beat? How old would you be on Venus? How has the Earth changed since you were born? How has humankind changed the Earth since you were born? How many volcanoes have erupted? What's happened to the sea levels? How many endangered species have become extinct? This site is created by the BBC (United Kingdom). American English speakers may notice some slights spelling differences. It is best viewed in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 10 and above.

tag(s): climate change (70), earth (223), earth day (104), earthquakes (51), planets (131), writing prompts (92)

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Look at the various metrics based on your age to gain perspective on many science and history topics. Look at the impact of human behavior on the environment or at the "big picture" of what one human can do in a lifetime. Consider comparing the changes on Earth based on a student's age versus a teacher's age (if you're brave enough to tell!). You can also dial back the clock 100 years, but choose times in modern history for the comparison. Don't forget to use the dropdown menus on each chart for more information. For example, pick any planet to see how old you'd be there. Small groups of students could discuss and analyze different components of the site and present their findings to the larger class. Include this in math class as a way to apply multiplication formulas or conversions. Use observations on this site to spark blog posts of evidence-based writing. Have students make visual representations of their life on Earth as an infographic. To learn more about infographics in the classroom, see TeachersFirst's Now I See!.

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### Common Core Algebra 1 - Howard County Public Schools

6 to 10

Howard County Public Schools offers information and resources for implementing Common Core Standards in Algebra 1 courses. Choose from five units of studies to view resources including...more
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Howard County Public Schools offers information and resources for implementing Common Core Standards in Algebra 1 courses. Choose from five units of studies to view resources including exam notes, assessments, starting points, and much more. Download most information in Microsoft Word for ease of use. Although this site is rather "plain vanilla," it is filled with very useful information.

tag(s): assessment (117), commoncore (89)

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Download and use course information to supplement current teaching materials. Use assessments as a guide for lesson planning. Share information from this site with parents to help them understand Common Core Standards and requirements. Have cooperative learning groups create podcasts demonstrating their understanding of one of the concepts. Use a site such as PodOmatic (reviewed here).

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### MathWiki: The Dynamic Mathematis E-Textbook - University of California, Davis - Delmar Larsen

7 to 12
Mathwiki is a collaborative, open access math textbook for higher level math. The wiki is constantly updated by university faculty and students to offer an ever-growing resource. Its...more
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Mathwiki is a collaborative, open access math textbook for higher level math. The wiki is constantly updated by university faculty and students to offer an ever-growing resource. Its purpose is to be a supplement to traditional textbooks. Choose the "Mathematics" icon to begin. Choose from several categories such as Algebra or Geometry to continue. Narrow choices within each group to find information by topic. When looking for specific content, use the search bar to find all relevant information. Some content areas contain more information than others.

tag(s): equations (153), probability (137), problem solving (294), statistics (126), STEM (193), wikis (15)

#### In the Classroom

Provide a link to MathWiki on your class website or blog for student use at home. Share information from the wiki on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to supplement current learning materials. Use the wiki to find questions and student problems for classroom use. Differentiate learning for gifted students using content provided on the wiki.

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### LunaPic - lunapic.com

K to 12

LunaPic is an easy to use, online photo editor that doesn't require registration. Upload your picture from any computer, website, or social media option to begin. Choose from many photo...more
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LunaPic is an easy to use, online photo editor that doesn't require registration. Upload your picture from any computer, website, or social media option to begin. Choose from many photo effect options such as red-eye removal, vintage, dark, or pencil strokes. Use options within each photo effect to create your desired image. There is even an effect to insert your picture as the image on a dollar bill! Choose from save options to save to your computer, email, or add to other sites.

tag(s): editing (75), images (283), photography (156)

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Use this tool anytime photos need to be edited for use on class blogs, wikis, or sites. In primary grades, use this tool to edit pictures from a field trip, science experiments, and more. Share the editing process with your younger students on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Edit the project together! Encourage older students to use this tool on images for projects or presentations. Use it to edit pictures to match historic looking pictures for reports or to set a mood. Of course, you will want to require that students give proper credit for any starter image they obtain from copyright-safe (CC licensed) sources.

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### Moo.do - Jay Meistrich and Grant Watters

K to 12

Organize YOUR way with Moo.do. Just begin typing to create lists. Mark to set priority options and highlight important text. Drag and drop items at any time to place ...more
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Organize YOUR way with Moo.do. Just begin typing to create lists. Mark to set priority options and highlight important text. Drag and drop items at any time to place in order. Use @date to automatically add items to your calendar and instantly add names from your contacts for email or phone access. Be sure to watch the video (requires YouTube) and follow tutorials to quickly learn how to organize your life with Moo.do. If your school blocks YouTube, you may want to view the tutorial at home.

tag(s): calendars (46), DAT device agnostic tool (177), organizational skills (122)

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Any student would appreciate having an online time/task management tool they can access anywhere, but learning support students and disorganized gifted students need one. If they are over 13 or have parent permission, this is perfect! You may want to model using this online tool to help middle and high school students learn better personal organization. Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector during the first week of school to help students set up their own accounts. Parents may appreciate learning about this site also. Use this site professionally to keep yourself organized! Make a demo account for a mythical student and organize it together so students can see how it works. Teachers in lower grades can use this tool for their own productivity.

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### PixiClip - pixiclip.com

K to 12

PixiClip (currently in Beta) is an online whiteboard tool that allows you to record and share a drawing with optional audio or webcam accompaniment. Choose the Get Started or Create...more
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PixiClip (currently in Beta) is an online whiteboard tool that allows you to record and share a drawing with optional audio or webcam accompaniment. Choose the Get Started or Create a PixiClip button to begin and click on Start Doodling. You also have the option to record using the microphone or webcam link. Add color, text, draw, and upload images using the tool bar. When finished, choose Publish, options for privacy, and choices for showing the cursor during your clip. Create a free account to retain saved clips on the site. Share without an account to Facebook, Twitter, email, or using an embed code. You can save clips without an account by saving the URL, but these clips will be "public" for anyone with the URL to see.

tag(s): multimedia (62)

#### In the Classroom

Introduce this tool to students who are working on group projects. Have students use this to work as partners or as a small team to complete complex math problems or equations. Give students a problem by typing it on their board. Have them work through the problem together, noting all of their reasoning and steps of work along the way. Have them "turn in" their work by URL or post the URL on the class wiki to compare with others. Use PixiClip as a brainstorming or sketching space as groups share ideas for a major project or to solve a real world problem. Create a PixiClip using any image to demonstrate a concept such as labeling parts of a cell, identifying landforms, or more. Have very young students draw and narrate their drawings, such as describing the life cycle of a plant or even telling an animated story. They will need to plan a storyboard and practice first, but the resulting recordings would be wonderful digital writings! Embed resulting recordings on your class web page for students to view at home. Use this tool with an uploaded image in Art class to have students demonstrate understanding of design concepts as they narrate and explain how the eye "travels" through the image.

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### ShowDocument - HBR Labs, LLC

6 to 12

ShowDocument is a web meeting and collaboration tool. Team members see other team members' screens. They can edit a document, add maps, review and annotate video clips, and even translate...more
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ShowDocument is a web meeting and collaboration tool. Team members see other team members' screens. They can edit a document, add maps, review and annotate video clips, and even translate conversations instantly in the chat. All of this makes it easy to create multimedia presentations. Free accounts allow 30 minute sessions and three people to work together. However, if invited to a ShowDocument meeting, you just need the code for entry. ShowDocument works both as a web tool and an app for Android.

tag(s): chat (50), multimedia (62), video (272)

#### In the Classroom

Use ShowDocument for literature activities, research projects, social studies, or science topics. Extend your blended learning classrom by having students collaborate (online, anytime, anywhere) to plan presentations, using this tool as a meeting space and a wiki page for their final product. Not comfortable with wikis? Check out the TeachersFirst Wiki Walk-Through. Use ShowDocument for literature circles to collaborate and to present their book to the class. Students can also use it on 1:1 or BYOD devices during class to collaborate on diagrams, brainstorms, or mind maps. This tool is perfect during snow days and school breaks. Have students work as partners or as a small team to complete complex math problems or equations. Have them work through it together, noting all of their reasoning and steps of work along the way. ShowDocument would be a great tool for gifted students (or any students) to collaborate with others outside of their class, even from other schools. It is simple enough for ANY student to figure out.

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### Royalty Free Music - Kevin MacLeod

3 to 12

Royalty Free Music provides music in several genres for free download to your computer. Choose from genres such as African, Modern, or Soundtracks, as well as different "feels" such...more
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tag(s): copyright (46), sound (105), sounds (68)

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### Behold - Alexei Yavlinsky

5 to 12
Behold is a search tool for high quality images on Flickr. It goes beyond typical search tools by looking beyond tags and filenames to find what is inside at the ...more
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Behold is a search tool for high quality images on Flickr. It goes beyond typical search tools by looking beyond tags and filenames to find what is inside at the pixel level. In addition to a keyword search, other filters allow you to find images licensed for free use, modification, or for commercial use. For a full overview of how to use Behold, click on the "About" link for video examples on using filters. Be sure to preview any searches/results that you plan to share with students. Flickr can have images of just about anything. You should also double check the Flickr image page for the image you choose to double verify that the license is what you sought (CC, for example). If the image owner changes the license after the image is indexed by Behold, the image may show in the wrong results.

tag(s): creative commons (23), images (283), photography (156)

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Use this tool to find high quality images for classroom projects. When using images on a web page or wiki, use ImageCodr reviewed here to correctly use and give proper credit. BOTH the image AND the licensing will be displayed. Post images as writing prompts, you-name-it science questions, or world language conversation starters, all from a simple Flickr image search! Use images as examples of design principles or art elements. Be sure students understand the different types of images available and use ones that are licensed correctly in their own media projects. Model use of this tool for using images from Flickr. To give image credit in a slide show or other media project, click to see the full image on Flickr, double check the license information, and copy the url for the Flickr page. Paste it into a credits are below the image on your slide. Of course, you will want to give (or subtract) points for the ethical use of images by giving proper credit.

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### Webnote - Tony Chang

4 to 12

Take "sticky notes" quickly and easily -- wherever you have a web browser available. Just name your workspace and load the page. There is no sign-in or registration. Click on ...more
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Take "sticky notes" quickly and easily -- wherever you have a web browser available. Just name your workspace and load the page. There is no sign-in or registration. Click on the yellow square (upper left corner) to create a sticky note. Double click on the note to write text. Change the color to visually organize notes. Click on the disk icon to save. Wait... there is more... you can store pictures, give presentations, use it for real-time collaboration, or simply make a to-do list. Just save the URL to share with friends and co-workers or to go back and revise. Check out the "Hint" page to learn how you can add HTML code to link to another website, how to move all notes of one color at the same time, and much more. This site looks simple, but it is quite powerful.

tag(s): brainstorming (26), note taking (43), organizational skills (122), writing (363)

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Use a Webnote to collaborate when collecting ideas, brainstorming, and more. There are many classroom uses for electronic note taking. Science and math students can jot down the steps or reminders of what they did in a lab or math problem. History students can take notes on the text they are reading. Students in all subjects can take notes for a test or create questions for a test on Webnote. Language Arts students can keep track of characters in a novel and write responses as they read. Writing students can use this tool as a place to jot down ideas or first drafts. Make sure your students COPY and save the url to their own webnotes. They can "tun them in" to you by url or share them with classmates. Have the next student add notes in a different color, perhaps arguing or elaborating on some of the original notes.

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### Maths Is Good For You! - Dr. Snezana Lawrence

6 to 12
Maths Is Good For You offers a history of mathematics and loads of math activities for young mathematicians. Although the site isn't very visually pleasing, it contains quite a bit...more
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Maths Is Good For You offers a history of mathematics and loads of math activities for young mathematicians. Although the site isn't very visually pleasing, it contains quite a bit of mathematics background and information. Learn about famous mathematicians, famous places in math, and the background on some of the origins of mathematics. Be sure to check out the worksheets section for some interesting and quirky activities. This site was created in the UK. American English speakers may notice slight spelling differences. There is also mention of Key Stage 3, 4, and 5. In America, these stages equate to Ages 11-14 (Stage 3), Ages 14-16 (Stage 4), and Ages 16-18 (Stage 5).

tag(s): egypt (64), numbers (194), pythagorean theorem (33), roman numerals (9), worksheets (62)

#### In the Classroom

Use Maths Is Good For You as a starting point for information on famous mathematicians and theories. Have students upload a photo they have taken and add voice bubbles to explain what they learned using a tool such as Superlame, reviewed here. Have students use Fakebook (reviewed here) to create a "fake" page similar in style to Facebook about a famous mathematician. Print and use worksheets for homework, math centers, or to differentiate instruction. Have students create timelines (with music, photos, videos, and more) using Capzles (reviewed here) using timeline information found on this site.

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### English Learning Games - Mn Yazilim

K to 12

Develop English language skills through interactive play. Choose from learning activities in several categories. Examples of activities include crossword, matching, memory, and many...more
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Develop English language skills through interactive play. Choose from learning activities in several categories. Examples of activities include crossword, matching, memory, and many more. All interactives include simple directions to begin. Be careful of the advertisements! There aren't many, but they are included in the Game section. Also, this site was created in the UK. So American English speakers may notice some minor spelling differences.

tag(s): colors (78), crosswords (20), game based learning (137), grammar (210), listening (86), logic (244), parts of speech (67)

#### In the Classroom

Be sure to point out to students how to locate and play the interactives while avoiding the ads. Be patient when loading games, some take several seconds to load fully. Create a link to games on classroom computers. Add a link to your class website for use at home. Share with your school's ESL/ELL teacher as a resource for English language learners.

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### Down the Drain Project - The Center for Innovation in Science and Engineering

3 to 12

Down the Drain is a free Internet-based collaborative project that has classes around the world share and compare their water consumption. For a detailed explanation, visit the New...more
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Down the Drain is a free Internet-based collaborative project that has classes around the world share and compare their water consumption. For a detailed explanation, visit the New to the Project link. The project includes a hypothesis, prediction, data collection, and comparing results. The data collection period lasts one week. There is a link for Student Activities. The Teacher Guide link offers an overview of the project, publishing policy information, and extension activities. The project says it is designed for grades 4-8 but can be used in upper grades, as well.

tag(s): environment (322), recycling (59), water (132)

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Bring problem-based learning into your classroom and share the results globally. Encourage multiple classrooms or schools in your area to participate. Extend the project by having collaborative groups find water saving ideas to employ in school, at home, or in the community. Find ways to share results locally in newspapers or news channels to encourage community involvement. Present findings with a variety of multimedia: PowerPoint, Prezi, reviewed here, video, podOmatic podcast, reviewed here, artwork, poetry, or song.

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### Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers - Holt

2 to 12

Interactive Graphic Organizers help to gather thoughts, visualize, understand, or organize. Find interactive graphic organizers from categories such as identifying/organizing details,...more
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Interactive Graphic Organizers help to gather thoughts, visualize, understand, or organize. Find interactive graphic organizers from categories such as identifying/organizing details, order and sequence, cause and effect, process diagrams, persuasive position support, vocabulary, and many others. The selected organizer will download in PDF format. The features of the form are: interactive form fields, highlighting, adding mark-up, commenting, and saving it all. Find accompanying teaching notes for each organizer by clicking on the link in the paragraph at the top of the page. The teacher guide has detailed lessons and suggested uses.

tag(s): concept mapping (20), graphic organizers (39)

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Mark this site on your class web page, put it on your task bar, and add to all student computers. Demonstrate by using and creating your customized graphic organizer. Turn it into PDF format and save or print. Get students in the habit of using graphic organizers to improve achievement, organization, and details.

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### MergeFil.es - mergefil.es

K to 12

Merge multiple file formats into one format easily and quickly with Mergefil.es; merge from your computer or Google Drive. Formats supported include PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS...more
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Merge multiple file formats into one format easily and quickly with Mergefil.es; merge from your computer or Google Drive. Formats supported include PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, images, html, and/or .txt files. After uploading files, choose the target format for your merged file: PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, or audio file. Within just a few moments, your finished document will be available for download and use. Merged files created using the free version will contain the site's watermark, obscuring some of the information.

tag(s): worksheets (62)

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Use MergeFil.es to easily combine documents for viewing in one format. Combine lesson plans for a complete unit including handouts, worksheets, and more. Create a quick PowerPoint presentation by combining several different file formats. Ever find terrific activity sheets, but they need tweaking to make them work for your classes? This tool helps save time by allowing you to edit PDF files in Word to avoid reinventing the wheel; be aware of copyrighted materials. Science teachers can take lab activities and refine questions or add instructions as needed for their classrooms. English teachers can add standardized test prompts to preexisting general worksheets to tailor the activity to suit their state's testing needs. Mergefil.es is a helpful tool for students entering contests or completing applications offered only in PDF form.

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### Raindrop.io - Mussabekov Rustem

K to 12

Raindrop.io is a smart bookmarking tool to "collect" online and media content. It is available as a mobile app, as a web tool, and as a browser extension for Safari, ...more
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Raindrop.io is a smart bookmarking tool to "collect" online and media content. It is available as a mobile app, as a web tool, and as a browser extension for Safari, Chrome, Opera, or Firefox. After adding the extension to your browser, a couple of clicks saves and organizes content into thematic collections. Collections can include videos and other content. Watch the tour videos to see how it works. Add tags, and drag and drop bookmarks between collections as you wish. Browse your collections using the search bar and keywords. Use Raindrop's social networking feature to create and share collections or find and subscribe to others' collections. Receive a weekly email digest of your bookmarks, or turn that feature off.

tag(s): bookmarks (68), DAT device agnostic tool (177), organizational skills (122)

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### Embed.ly - Sean Creeley and Art Gibson

K to 12

Embedly is an extremely easy to use embed code generator. Simply click Create Embed and paste in the URL for the site you want to embed. View a preview and ...more
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Embedly is an extremely easy to use embed code generator. Simply click Create Embed and paste in the URL for the site you want to embed. View a preview and copy the automatically generated embed code. Options include adding a dark background or making the preview chromeless (colorless). The dark ground will hide any text that is black.

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### GoSoapBox - Go Education, LLC

5 to 12

Engage your students and knockdown participation barriers with GoSoapBox, a free web-based student response system. Set up an event, or GoSoapBox space, for your class. Students enter...more
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Engage your students and knockdown participation barriers with GoSoapBox, a free web-based student response system. Set up an event, or GoSoapBox space, for your class. Students enter the SoapBox through a unique code, and only the instructor can view the student names. Accessible through a computer or mobile device, GoSoapBox offers many tools for some creative Q&A in your classroom. The confusion barometer allows the teacher to assess the students' understanding of the topic. The poll and quiz tools provide a formative assessment option. Post questions or topics for your students using the GoSoapBox discussion tool. An option to post anonymously is available as well as many other settings for using the Social Q&A tool. Students can post questions for their peers or the teacher to answer. Coupled with an Internet connected device, GoSoapBox provides an outside the box classroom experience. GoSoapBox is free for class sizes under 30 students.

tag(s): chat (50), classroom management (152), polls and surveys (55)

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GoSoapBox provides an opportunity for instructors to think outside the box for greater student engagement and participation. Is your classroom BYOD? Use GoSoapBox for free! Use the polling feature to access prior knowledge, or use it as an exit slip. Assign multiple choice quizzes as formative assessments throughout the class to differentiate instruction. Post questions and topics to foster higher-level thinking using the discussion tool. The Social Q&A tool allows students the opportunity to communicate and collaborate for understanding. Use the Social Q&A as a back channel during lectures or videos to make sure you address all student questions. Students can vote on the questions posted in the Social Q&A. Use this feature to address the most pressing needs of the class. GoSoapBox is a useful site to organize and collect meaningful data to make sure you are meeting all the needs of your learners. Try it during Back to School night as your school begins BYOD so parents can see the power of engaging EVERY learner.

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### The Q&A Wiki - wiki.answers.com

8 to 12
Ask and answer any question with the Q&A Wiki. This site is a classic example of using the "wisdom (or not-so-wisdom) of the crowd." Using the Wiki format, user-contributors amend ...more
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Ask and answer any question with the Q&A Wiki. This site is a classic example of using the "wisdom (or not-so-wisdom) of the crowd." Using the Wiki format, user-contributors amend answers with an improved response if desired. Type a question in the search bar or search and browse through different sections such as food, health, or politics. Find basic "how to" information and directions for questions asked by others. Registration isn't required to search and browse the site. However, registration using email or social networking links allows users to post and answer questions. At the time of this review, there were no offensive topics. However, not all topics are "classroom-appropriate."

tag(s): questioning (36), wikis (15), writing prompts (92)

#### In the Classroom

Share the Q&A Wiki with students on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) and explore answers to classroom questions. Post a question, and challenge students to share their response. Use choices of questions from this site as writing prompts for informational writing. Have students find good (and not-so-good) examples of how-to responses as they learn to write their own step by step directions. Challenge students to explore the site to find incorrect or incomplete answers to questions and use this as part of a lesson on evaluating Internet sources. How can you decide whether the information is accurate? Provide this link on your class website for students (and families) to use together.