Photos for Class is a great site for students to use to find free images for their projects. The site automatically adds the attribution information to the footer of the image and if a student searches for an inappropriate term, images of dogs are returned!
ABCYa's Word Cloud Generator is easy to use, lets you change the font, color, layout, and you can use up to 1000 words. It downloads or prints easily. It may look elementary, but adults will like it, too. No account required.
Quizlet is a "simple tool for learning anything!" It is a very fast way to make flashcards and then use them to memorize your material. You can make your own or use one of the 146,745,722 sets already made by others. There are several games you can play to help you with your learning, including the newly added Quizlet Live! which allows for individual or group competition. Search for you topic or even by your textbook title to find sets already made you and your students may use.
Curriculum Pathways focuses on curriculum that is difficult to explain to students. They provide online curriculum resources that may be easily sorted according to discipline, grade level, or standards for free to grades K-12. They feature over 1700 resources, including many inter-actives and primary sources. Be sure to take a look at the SAS Writing Reviser. It is a Google Doc add-on.
Where would you like to take your students this year? Google Expeditions will expand your choices. You may check this spreadsheet to find available trips. You don't have to have a virtual reality viewer to use them, but if you are a teacher in Shelby County the kit will be coming to your school.
A big thank you to Karly Moura, for heradditional resources on her site: Google Expeditions
NASA has made their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free. You and your students may use any of the 140,000 photos and other resources any way you like.
According to Common Sense Education: "CommonLit's adaptive reading toolbar makes text accessible for students at a variety of reading levels and language abilities. It's perfect for English language learners and struggling readers. Every passage -- printed in PDF format or accessed online -- includes footnotes with vocabulary words and essential background information that is critical for kids to understand when reading a passage. The included discussion questions get students thinking critically about text during independent reading and beyond. Thinking about reading is further encouraged by text-dependent questions that are included with each passage."
Khan Academy is filled with useful tools to help students of all ages learn all types of things. Just this week, a free storytelling class from Pixar was added that many should be able to use: creative writing to digital storytelling.
Fake news is everywhere in the news these days! Vicki Davis (CoolCatTeacher) has developed 3 lesson plans appropriate for teaching students about fake news and how to avoid inadvertently spreading it. The plans are available both online (http://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-fast-free-lesson-plans-fight-fake-news/ ) and in pdf format.
This site is a searchable archive of over 123,000 documents pertaining to U.S presidents. For a page of available documents, go to: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index_docs.php