Multi-Subject Resources


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Museum of Obsolete Objects
- An interactive YouTube page depicting objects that are now technologically
- Teachers can use this website to show the evolution of technological
  advancements on this interactive timeline that displays an individual video for
  each object. Great for science, social studies, ELA, math... everything!
- Amazing visual design and very engaging.

Bullying, No Way!
- A website developed in Australia that brings awareness to the issues brought
  up by bullying, provides information and allows networking with other students.

Heroes & Villains: The National Archives
- Students seem to love heroes and villains! This website allows
  students to explore the biographies of some of the world's most
  loved and hated individuals.
- This website provides forms of information including text, images,
  videos and primary documents.
Life: 100 Photographs that Changed the World
-  This website provides 100 images, available as thumbnails or as a slideshow, that
    depict important events and people throughout history. Not only does it provide
    great images, but Life has also included detailed paragraphs regarding the image
    as well.
- Great for introducing any number of topics and subjects and a good inspiration
   point if students are stuck on project ideas.

Mini Page Archive
- Mini Page was a 4-page children's newspaper insert that ran in the United
   States for almost 40 years and is now archived digitally!
- Each edition covers a different educational topic presented through text,
  images, word puzzles, games and recipes. 
- This could be the perfect thing to have available if students are done their
   work early, could be used to introduce a topic, or could be used as a
   starting point for research projects.

Mind Maple
- This website allows users to create simple and attractive mind maps.
- Mind maps can be made by teachers, by students or collaboratively.
   They can introduce ideas/units/themes to students, can be made as a
   means of taking notes for visual learners and/or can be used as a
   review tool.

Museum Box
- This website allows users to create museum-style "displays" that easily
   organizes information about their topic or idea.
- Each display consists of up to 8 cubes that can showcase a main idea with
  each individual cube including video, image, sound or text information to
  support that idea.
- This can be the perfect website to create student projects on organize
   information for students.

Doodle Buzz
- This news generator creates organized lists of news-headlines along
   doodles that you create which provides students with a fun, interactive
   way to search information.
- Users use the interface to draw out a doodle of their choice and, once
   finished, news headlines appear along their drawing which can then be
   clicked on to open up the news source.
- This could be a fun way for students to search or can be used to create
  aesthetically pleasing search pages.

Inside Jobs
- Inside jobs is a great student-friendly website to teach your students about
  different careers. Students can look up information such as average wage scales,
  what education they need, job demand, best schools for this career, and so
  much more!
- Students can search specific jobs, take quizzes to determine what kind of job
   might suit them or search jobs by their personality traits such as "Best jobs for
   science fans".
- This website has SO much information in one place for students and is quick
   and easy to access.

 All Sides
- I am very excited about this website that shares news stories from three
  different perspectives: the left, the center and the right. It is so interesting to read
   the different opinions on the same story!
- In Social Studies we always talk about the danger of the "hidden curriculum"
  where we may only be teaching one side of the story. This could be a great
  website to share in the classroom to discuss how different people interpret events

Gauging Your Distraction: Driving Game
- This driving game simulation requires the "driver" to focus on specific lane
   changes while reading and responding to text messages that appear on a
   cell phone on the side of the screen. This is a great simulation to show how
   quickly things can happen on the road and how distracting cell phones can
- If found this really eye-opening, I could barely respond to any messages
   without driving through the barricades. It would be a good addition to a
   Driver's Ed classroom.

 My Histro
- My Histro is a fun website used to create interactive timelines that can
  include text, maps, images and videos. Once created, users can view the
  timeline and click on various events to open up the text, images and video
  that may be attached to it.
- You could create a specific timeline to share with your class to explore a
  certain event or have your students create their own as a project! This could
   even be a fun way to share your class outline.

- Sporcle is an online database of fun quizzes and trivia games on a multitude of
  different subjects. There are many educational quizzes that could be a great
   in-class activity to put up on the SMART Board, an activity for those students
   who are done early or even be used as formative assessment.
- The great thing about Sporcle is that you can create your own quizzes so
   you can have an online quiz perfectly suited to your classroom. You could also
   have students create their own quizzes to demonstrate understanding of the
* Big thanks to a fellow student teacher, Tyler, for sharing this resource with me!

- Have you ever wanted to use webquests/internet scavenger hunts in your
  classroom but never had an easy way to put them together? Urlist is your
  answer! Users can create a list of links, add descriptions of the website
  and add instructions of what you would like your students to find out while
  they are at the website.
- Urlist is extremely easy to use and each list has its personal URL which
  allows you to share the link easily with your class. Lists can also be
  created collaboratively and shared with anyone so you can find resources
  that you might not even know about!
- Very user friendly!


UK National Archives Education Site
- The United Kingdom has an AMAZING National Archives education website
   that students and teachers can use to review primary and secondary sources from
   events dating back to medieval times!
- If you happen to be in the UK area, teachers can book workshops with the
   National Archives historians. If you are like me and are a bit too far away, the
   website also houses study skills for students, activities and games, and projects
   to help understand primary sources.
- The information covered in these archives can not add to a social studies based
   lesson but you could also use resources to accompany an ELA or science lesson
   as well! The possibilities are endless.

9 Tools to Create E-Magazines & Newspapers For Your Class
- If you are already spending time compiling, printing off information, and
   packaging it into booklets or centers then why don't you consider creating an
   e-magazine or newspaper to house that same information? It is
   environmentally friendly and students love something different, especially if you
   have access to netbooks or tablets in your classroom. You might even consider
   having your students create their own newspaper as a project (either individually
   or collaboratively as a class).
Med over at Educational Technology & Mobile Learning has put together a
   great list of 9 different resources that you can use to create e-magazines and
   newspapers for your students!

Google Docs Bibliography Templates
- Our students have access to countless sources of information both in the
   classroom and at home so it is even more important to be teaching
   appropriate referencing skills in the classroom.
- Google Docs offers several different templates that can be used by students
   to reference their work including MLA, Chicago, and annotated formats.

Seriously Amazing
- This website, hosted by the Smithsonian, is an interactive and engaging way
  to explore various questions about interesting topics. For example, "Was Dr.
  Suess a wartime propagandist?" Depending on the question, the answers may
  include text, audio, video or images.
- Users can narrow their search by Art, History, Science, etc to find specific
- The colourful interface reminded me a little of Symbaloo and I can see how it
  would be engaging for students.

Flashback Firsts - 125th Anniversary of National Geographic
- To celebrate their 125th Anniversary, National Geographic has put out
   several new features on their online database; one of which is the Flashback
   Firsts gallery. This interactive image gallery features images from events
   that were the first of their kind like the 1909 Arctic Expedition, Manchu Pichu,
   and more.
- There is an information icon in the bottom right hand side that can be clicked
   on for more information on each of the images.
- This gallery could provide some interesting pictures that can be used in activating
   strategies or could be used as an example for students to create similar galleries
   about "firsts" in their lives!

Jeremy Norman's From Cave Paintings to the Internet
- This database, "is designed to help you follow the development of
   information and media, and attitudes about them, from the beginning of
   records to the present."
- Users can search chronologically or by theme and search through entries with
   images, maps, text, and links for further inquiry. This is a helpful website to
   showcase a specific time period, type of platform, theme, etc!

Top Documentary Films
- Top Documentary Films has compiled over 1000 documentaries,
  organized them by topic/genre and provided current links to where
  they can be viewed online.
- This can be a great website for finding documentaries that can be
  viewed in your classroom or, if you can't watch online, it can serve
  as a search list that you can use to find hard-copy version.
- I really like this site because I love the discussions that can come out
  of watching thought-provoking documentaries but am not always sure
  what documentaries are out there. It also features a lot of older films
  that are now public domain!

CBC Digital Archives
- The CBC archives houses film clips, audio tracks and images that have
  been featured in CBC over the years. These digital archives can be
  easily accessed and allow a great "window to the past".
- This website is great for any Social Studies class and is perfect for
  revisiting newscasts about historical events, but these resources can
  also be used in any classroom as they cover a wide variety of topics.
- There is also a great "For Teachers" section that features lesson plans,
  support documents and activity suggestions.

101 Questions
- Organized and curated by Dan Meyer, this website features
  short film clips and images that are designed to perplex and stump our
  students. This website is awesome for getting students to ask
  appropriate questions and learn to question the world around them.
- Users can answer the question on the website and submit it to see
  what other users have answered. It is really neat to see the different
  perspectives and could make for interesting discussion about why
  people answered in the way that they did.
- I think this website would be really neat to utilize as a morning routine
  and feature a different question each morning. It would also be neat to
  pick very specific questions to fit in with certain lessons as a unit progresses.

Travel Videos
- This website features thousands of videos that help you, "travel the world
   with videos." There are featured videos, documentaries, and user-uploaded
- Users can search the videos by town/city name, or by countries. This
  website could be used for students who are working on geography
  projects, interested in learning more about an area, or need something
  to use as a writing prompt!
*Teachers may want to pre-screen videos before using them in class, as they
  can be uploaded by anyone and may not always be school appropriate!


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