debategraph graph

Debategraph

Debategraph is a web-based, collaborative mind-mapping and idea visualization tool that focuses on important global issues. This video offers a good explanation: Here are a few examples:   You can see all the information without logging in, but if you want to contribute, you need to create an account. This site is good for finding…

Sound Finder

SoundFinder

If you need help with pronunciation or rhyming, try SoundFinder from Lesson Pix. You can use for free, without signing up. Here’s their tutorial video: The other day, we were talking about rhyming (using some of the news limericks from the NPR podcast “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”) and I challenged students to make their own limerick.…

ICDL

ICDL: International Children’s Digital Library

ICDL: International Children’s Digital Library is a collection of free children’s books,  According to the Fast Facts page*, there are currently 4619 books in the collection, in 59 different languages. The Simple Search page allows you to search for books in a variety of ways: You can also search by country, keyword or use the…

News 360

News 360

News 360 is a news aggregator app for both iOS and Android. It’s free, easy to use, and it learns: the more stories you rate up, the more similar stories you’ll get. And vice versa. That said, it’s a good idea to sometimes read about things you don’t like, or read articles from new sites…