The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & 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.
Google Classroom - Manage and Organize. Create a paperless classroom in which teachers can post assignments, receive student work, track missing work, and give feedback, all electronically. Teachers can upload and share Google files, other file types, or share links and can opt to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. Tip: Create a library classroom for library orientations and other library lessons. Grades: 6-12.
FlipQuiz - Manage and Organize. Create your own game-show style boards with FlipQuiz. So much fun and the possibilities are endless for questions, test preparation, quiz or knowledge bowls and much more. Tip: Have a introductory library orientation quiz game to get students interested and engaged with their new library. Grades: 3-12.
Answerables - Social Networking and Communication. Game-based learning and a learning management system meet up in this unique, fun, and secure website. Answerables lets teachers create lessons and then “gamify” them using the site’s cutting-edge technology. Tip: Student teams can collaboratively research and create a presentation to share their findings with others. Grades: 1-12.
Been - Social Networking and Communication. Create, curate, and share “beens” or collections of web pages which you can organize and comment on. Create student accounts for your classes and share beens with them. Tip: Create a been to share resource sites for a research project. Have students create beens of sites they identified on a topic of interest. Grades: 4-12.