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NewseumED

Free! NewseumEd is a comprehensive website dedicated to providing key background information related to current events.  After registering, users can navigate the website using the buttons on the left of the screen. The “ED Tools” button provides users with access to a variety of documents (e.g., units and lessons, activities and questions, case studies, artifacts, timelines, maps, and quizzes) that ...

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Matific

Freemium! Matific contains a series of learning activities designed to developed users’ math skills in grades K-6. From the main page, users can sort the math activities by grade, curriculum, book, or test practice. Once sorted, users can pick an activity of interest, and the website will load it. The activity will then prompt users to complete it by calculating ...

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Starfall

Fremium! Starfall is a non-profit website that includes phonics-based exercises, books, and activities. After launching the website, users can access its content by clicking on one of the different activity types. By clicking the “ABCs” activity, the website loads the complete alphabet and users can click on a letter to view a short video about it. The “Learn to Read” ...

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BeginBand

Free! BeginBand provides information for novice musicians who are interested in joining a school band or orchestra. From its homepage, BeginBand provides an overview of the website. Users can then click the different options on the left side of the screen to navigate the website’s content. The “Why Join a Band” section offers reasons for users to join a band. ...

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FlipGrid

Freemium! FlipGrid is a platform for users to share their thoughts via video in response to a prompt. To begin, teacher users must first create a FlipGrid, and once created, students can respond to it. To make a FlipGrid, teacher users will need to launch the FlipGrid website, register with it, and then log in. (Teacher users can make one ...

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ENGINEERING.com

Free! ENGINEERING.com is a website dedicated to STEM. With the buttons at the top of the screen, users can read news, play games, access resources, view videos, and attend webinars that all relate to the field of STEM. Specifically, the “News” and “Industries” buttons provide access to recent events, happenings, and reports in STEM. Once a piece of content is ...

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Emaze

Freemium! Emaze is a web-based tool for creating presentations. To begin, users must first register with the website. Once logged in, users can tap the “Create New” button to start making a presentation. Next, users must select the type of presentation they wish to make and a template for it, and they can preview templates before choosing one. (If users ...

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Smore

Free! Smore is a tool for creating, sharing, storing, and browsing infographics. To begin, users must register with Smore, click the “Start a New Flyer” button on the top right, and choose the type of flyer they wish to create. At this point, Smore loads a template, and users can click its different boxes to insert text, images, links, videos, ...

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Go Formative

Free! Go Formative is a web-based tool used to assess and monitor student learning. To begin, users must register as either a teacher or a student. (For the intent of this review, it will be discussed from the teacher perspective.) Next, users will see their dashboard, which allows them to add and edit assignments, their profile, and classes. First, to ...

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The Literature Network

Free! The Literature Network offers users a comprehensive resource for locating information about famous authors, their works, and the time periods when they worked. After launching the website, the “Home” section shows a list of the authors included on the website, recent forum posts, and popular quizzes. Users can click on an author’s name, forum title, or quiz to access ...

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