This folder contains links to some of the best educational websites, including Gapminder, Rubistar, NeoK12, Periodic Videos, Make Beliefs Comix, Xtranormal, Kizoa, and Visuwords.

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Gapminder.org

by Sandy Gade

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.
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Rubistar

by Sandy Gade

Rubistar is a free tool for creating rubrics.
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Written by Shelly Terrell, this article called "Bringing Your Textbook to Life! 15+ Tips & Resources" is a great resource for educators.
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neoK12

by Sandy Gade

This website offers free videos, lessons, and games aimed at K-12 students. It covers all subject areas.
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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.
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Make Beliefs Comix

by Sandy Gade

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.
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Xtranormal

by Sandy Gade

This website allows users to turn their stories into 3D animated videos.
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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.
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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.
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Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

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