The Florida Educational Technology Conference for 2013 was held this past week in Orlando, Florida. FETC is a leading K-12 education technology conference with an international reputation.
Here are some of the best websites we learned about at FETC. You can find all of these listed together at:
or at the individual URLs indicated below.
Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Rubistar is a free tool for creating rubrics.
Shelly Terrell’s Bringing Your Textbook to Life!
Written by Shelly Terrell, this article called “Bringing Your Textbook to Life! 15+ Tips & Resources” is a great resource for educators.
This website offers free videos, lesson and games aimed at K-12 students. It covers all subject areas.
The Periodic Table of Videos
This website is the brainchild of journalist Brady Haran. He partnered with scientists at The University of Nottingham, to make comprehensive videos about each element in the periodic table.
Make Beliefs Comix
Created by Bill Zimmerman, this incredible website encourages literacy, creativity, and imagination by allowing anyone to create their own comic strip. The site features many other resources including lesson plans and free printables. There is even an option to create comic strips in other languages.
This website allows users to turn their stories into 3D animated videos.
Kizoa: Slideshow and Collage Maker
This website allows you to create slideshows with special effects, text, and even music. You can also edit photos, create collages and e-cards, and share them via your favorite social networking sites.
Visuwords: online graphical dictionary
According to their site, you can use this site to look up the meaning of words and how those words associate with other words and concepts.