Archive for the 'General' Category

Talk to Books

Talk to Books is another one of Google’s AI experiments. All that you need to do is to type a question into the search box. In return you’ll get a list of passages from books with a possible response to your question in bold. Over 100,000 books are searched.

Read More... is an educational site appropriate for grades K-12,  produced by ETV in South Carolina.  It contains interactive sites, videos, images, audio files and more that are easily searchable by grade level and subject.  The site also offers Collections and resources for teachers.


Would You Rather…?

Would You Rather…? is a website designed to offer math challenges based on real-world scenarios.  Each problem contains an image and a Would You Rather question.  They are geared for middle or high school students.


Data USA

Data USA is a site that allows viewers to easily collect census data of the US Government.  Data can be searched and is presented in a way that makes it easy to read and understand.  There also some subcategories of data that can be accessed through the links on the left sidebar.


TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing is the TED site created for education.  It contains an extensive library of short, engaging videos and lesson plans covering a wide array of topics.   Teachers can create their own lessons related to the videos using tools available on the site.


Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Learning Lab is a portal for accessing the digitized resources available from the Smithsonian museums.  It contains over a million images, recordings and texts, which are all easily searchable.  In addition to their own primary source sets, the Smithsonian Learning Lab allows teachers to create their own collections of resources.  Teachers can also set […]


Amazon Inspire

Amazon Inspire is an online marketplace of free teaching resources for grades K-12.  These resources have been uploaded by educators as well as by Amazon’s education partner organizations (Newseum, EdLeader21, state education departments).  Anyone who has shopped on Amazon’s website will immediately be familiar with the user interface.  Teachers can search for resources by grade, […]


Chronicling America

Chronicling America is joint venture between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.  The Chronicling America website offers viewers access to over 10 million digitized newspapers printed between 1836 and 1922.  (Copyright laws prevent them from archiving more current newspapers.)  The Library of Congress created this helpful video with ideas for […]



Diffen is an interactive online tool that allows the user to compare two things.  Did you ever wonder what the difference is between jam and jelly?  Just type the two terms into the text boxes and you’ll get a whole page of information of both jam and jelly.  Many of the pages also include images […]



Myoats is an online drawing site that allows the user to easily create symmetric geometric shapes.  It provides a variety of tools, colors, and effects to make the drawings more original.  Drawings can be downloaded without a user account.  What a fun and easy tool for helping students with the concept of symmetry!