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  • Alabama GRIT
    • Alabama GRIT --- Graduate Ready. Impact Tomorrow., is a team of Alabama parents, educators, business leaders, military personnel, and other civic leaders who work together to ensure all of Alabama's children have an opportunity to graduate from any of Alabama's schools prepared for REAL LIFE- whether they are beginning college or a career.
  • News in Levels
    • This website is PERFECT for non-fiction reading passages that are adapted for different reading levels.  The lowest level is perfect for newcomers that do not have any English vocab.  The articles are in categories (History, sports, Nature...)making it easy to find something related to a content area. There are pictures and even a built in word-to-word translator. Adapting text to a reading level or language proficiency level is an effective way to teach grade level content to all students and this website makes it easy to do so. 
  • Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 (American Association of School Librarians)
    • The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
  • Landmark Websites for Teaching & Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
    • The Landmark Websites are honored due to their exemplary histories of authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance. They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover and provide a foundation to support 21st-century teaching and learning.
  • Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 (American Association of School Librarians)
    • The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
  • Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 (Tech & Learning)
    • This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom."  While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites.
  • 100 Educational iOS Apps (Tech & Learning)
    • Mobile devices are transforming the way teachers are teaching and students are learning. The term "Flipped Classrooms" is becoming more mainstream in which teachers are using online methods to teach and students are using mobile devices to learn.  This alphabetical list covers a wide variety of areas of interest to teachers and students alike.
  • Best Apps, Games, and Websites for Learning (Common Sense Media)
    • Looking for fun games that require critical thinking skills? Cool apps that exercise creative muscles? Engaging websites that encourage vocabulary building through collaboration? We've sifted through the vast sea of products out there and have rated and reviewed each one based on its learning potential.
  • Your Guide to the Best Kids's Site on the Web (Kidsites.com)
    • KidSites.com is among the oldest sites for kids on the Internet. Since 1997, KidSites' primary mission has remained the same; to find and provide reviews for the best sites for kids on the Internet, and bring them together in one convenient location for our visitors.
  • The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad (TeachThought)
    • The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning-math drilling and phonics, for example-while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like. These are purposely not all purely academic, "training" apps that focus on individual skills, but rather the an array of apps students could use daily to improve their ability to think, connect, and use information.
  • 23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom (TeachThought)
    • Project-Based Learning is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination, and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of digital and social media. Below we've offered 23 ways that the iPad can be used in your classroom. While given strategies may or may not fit exactly into your curriculum or grade level, consider them instead as a kind of board of ideas to inspire your own thinking.
  • 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language (TeachThought)
    • Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective.
  • Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
    • A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators.
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