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Site & App of the Week: September Sites

Each week an interesting web site and app are highlighted on this page. Visitors are invited to suggest sites and apps to be highlighted.

Week of September 16

This week's site focuses on digital citizenship, a great resource for curriculum development for this area.  The site is rich in resources and demonstrates how this topic is a global concern. 

Week of September 9

This week's site is the suggestion of Kelly Metzger from Kickimuit Middle School. 

According to its web site, "Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. 

Think of it like a multimedia friendly, free-form, real-time wiki." 

The site provides various options to share a wall, including a widget.  I have created one for demonstration purposes.  The guide is private and moderated.  Have fun!

Week of September 2


This week's highlighted site is AutoMotivator: Make Your Posters.  Create your own posters for use on your website or have them printed for your library.  Have students make ones connected to assignments.  Provide your own photographs or use the ones provided.  Check it out!

Week of September 30

InstaGROK is a web-based research tool which uses a customizable interactive map.  The tool includes a journaling feature.  It has both a free and a fee-based classroom version. Rather than try to re-create its atributes in words, the video is provided here. Just a bit of literary trivia... "grok" is a term coined by Robert Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land.

Week of September 23

This week's site comes via The Last Backpack Generation Blog.  Zachary Walker highlights both web sites and apps as well as celebrating classroom success stories.  So consider this entry a two for one!  Today he highlighted a website for mathematics teachers, a group that sometimes has a hard time figuring out how to use the assistance of the school library media specialist.  This site combines the practical with the technological.
Enjoy!