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  • Content Literacy Strategies from St. Clair County RESA

  • 1. Diigo Cal Young Collaborative Bookmarking
    Annotate, archive, organize, and share bookmarks with students and colleagues at Cal Young.

    2. Google News
    A great way to search for historical news!
    Search on a topic (i.e. Lewis and Clark) and specify a date series; Results!

    3. Vimeo
    Upload your videos to share; discover the videos of others.

    4. Wordle
    Generate a “word cloud” that presents your source text in creative ways.

    5. Animoto
    Create stunning video slideshows easily. Student accounts available.

    6. Issuu
    A “zine” that is very easy to use! Publish documents online with the look of a magazine or a book. Great for student or teacher documents! Use the “private” option and it will be available only to people with the link.

    7. Khan Academy

    8. Jing
    Create screencasts – a great tool for posting instruction online.

    9. Picturing America
    Check out these beautiful, sturdy art prints from the library. They are located in the bottom poster drawer in the Library Office. The booklet has excellent descriptions of each print with teaching ideas, as does the website. Please use the sign-out sheet located at the front of the book.

    10. Online-Convert
    Convert audio, image, video, e-book, and document files.

  • ERIC Database

    • The Education Resources Information Database of journal and non-journal educational research.

    Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)

    • Access to over 40,000 educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites.

    Google for Educators

    • Tools & Solutions; Training & Support; Programs for Teacher; Connect & Share

    The Lexile Analyzer from the Lexile Framework for Reading

    • This tool analyzes text that you submit and returns a Lexile level. Registration is required, and the text must be in .txt format.

    National Center for Education Statistics

    • State education data profiles from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

    NoodleTools Teacher Resources

    • 21st Century Literacies, Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit, The Ethical Researcher

    Rethinking Schools addresses many controversial education issues

Updated March, 2020