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Site & App of the Week: October 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 October 28

This weeks site comes to you from The Last Backpack Blog.  Every Monday successes in the classroom are share.  This week PowToon is one of the featured suggestions for empowering students with choice when it comes to creating presentations.  This web application provides the means to create animated videos and presentations.  A free trial is available as well as educational pricing. 

Week of October 21

This week's site comes via Twitter because of a section on PLNs.  Many of you may already be familiar with Educational Technology Guy.  His education blog provides a bevy of information on Google, STEM, and all things Android.  Check it out!

Week of October 14

3M's Science of Everyday Life from Discovery Education is a great site aimed at all members of the school community from students to teachers to parents.  It includes resources of various types for K12.  Enjoy!

Week of October 7

Newsmap is " is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator (taken from the"  The site is highly interactive allowing viewers to click on events of the day to learn more.  Great resource for anyone looking at current events. It can be translated into a variety of languages making it a great resource for world languages teachers.