We here at Technapex are all about OER, or Open Educational Resources, so today we decided to post a list of great websites for students and teachers. The AASL, or American Association of School Librarians, recently awarded their top 25 websites for teaching and learning. According to the AASL, these websites “foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.” We’re stoked to see so many great educational resources available for students and teachers!
- Jux – A website that allows students to tell stories with graphics, text and audio on desktops, iPads, and iPhones. Students can upload videos, photos, and text to create their own gorgeous blogs and portfolios. Jux touts itself as “Simply the best showcase for your content.”
- Comic Master – A fun, easy-to-use website for creating short graphic novels. While this is certainly appealing to students, it has an educational component as well that will please teachers — the site has an educational resources page with lesson plans and ideas for using comics in the classroom.
- Remember the Milk – Back in the day we used to keep track of our homework and upcoming assignments in assignment notebooks or day planners. Not anymore — Remember the Milk is a user-friendly site that allows students and teachers to manage their tasks easily and sync to mobile devices to send reminders.
- Celly – Schools implementing BYOD might find this site useful, as it supports the use of cell phones in the classroom by providing a controlled, secure environment to moderate discussion. Teachers create groups their students join that allow them to keep phone numbers private, and teachers can moderate all comments sent via text.
- Study Ladder – This website, geared towards elementary and middle school, provides a collection of fun activities that reinforce many standards in a wide range of subjects. The site provides educational resources across more than 10 subjects, allowing students to self-pace their learning.
- How to Smile – This online community is a space for educators to collaborate, where they’ve shared over 3,000 interactive STEM activities. This website has both desktop and mobile capabilities, featuring activities designed especially for those who teach in non-classroom settings.
Check out the full list of websites here! Have any to add to the list? Share your favorites in the comments below.