Before the students turn that paper into you, have them submit it to Paper Rater. It is a free site that will help your students find spelling, grammar, and usage errors. It will analyze the lenght of sentences and look for plagiarism. This gives them a chance to fix errors and include citations that are needed.
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.
Free resource with"world's largest collection" of videos and games aligned to Standards. Parent and teachers can easily search by standard to find resources for their students. It also has a large question item bank sorted by standards. You can quickly find questions for assessments here. Can be used with Google Classroom or Edmodo.
This is one of the many activities available on the National Park Service's WebRanger's website. It walks a student through how to read a map. It includes instructions on the Legend, scale, and directions. This could be done whole group with younger students and individually to reinforce the concepts.
Free Rice is a great site that has been in use since 2007. Your students can send rice to needy people while studying art, chemistry symbols, English grammar, geography, French, German, Italian, Spanish, basic math, multiplication tables or more. They even have a section for preparing for the SAT! Just click change subjects to choose a different topic.
The newest version allows you to change the language (that the directions are written, etc.) AND includes multiplication tables, capitals of the world, identifying countries from a map, and several other new topics!
This site does not require a login to use.
Internet4Classrooms is a wonderful site filled with resources for teachers, students and parents. Resources are organized by grade, subject area or topic. They also offer technology tips and tutorials. They've added a page highlighting Educational Apps!
You can sign up for their monthly newsletter to get timely classroom ideas. For example, here's the Back-to-School issue.
Use Plickers for formative assessment. It is a free tool. You download and print the answer cards that look like puzzle pieces. They are numbered 1 - 63. You give each student a card. They turn the card to answer multiple choice questions. You scan the room with your iPad, iPhone, Android device or Android phone. It lets you collect the student responses in real time, quickly showing you the students responses and whether they are right or wrong.
This site contains over 2400 free videos that will explain topics from basic arithmetic to calculus. biology, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, health, finance, civics, art, us and world history, test prep and computer science, programming, animation, and Hour of Code. There are also practice exercises that will help you work your way through each subject.
It is important for students to know how to correctly give credit when they use someone else's work. This article provides a complete infographic of all the different types of licenses, what each allows, and how to give the proper credit for each type.