Category: 2) Useful n Interesting
Vikidia is an encyclopedia written for 8 to 13-year-old children and anyone seeking easy-to-read content on a subject. Genuinely useful indeed.
We have talked of Simple English Wikipedia before, Vikidia does a similar job, and also in French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian. Great for language lessons, or as a more understandable research tool. Keep it simple.
Visit Brainy Quote for some of the best. Search under various themes, such as Inspirational, Motivational, Positive, Life, Funny, Happiness, Wisdom, Success, Friendship, Change, Leadership, Education, Family, and life as a Teacher.
MyHistro enables students to put together videos, photographs, and blog entries on Google Earth and Google Maps, right there in any browser. Show what you’ve been up to, and the results of school projects, using the chronological time line. A free version is also available, on the app store.
Designed for 6 to 12 year old children, Run Marco, from AllCanCode, is an engaging adventure game, to teach coding.
Children guide the main character, of the game, through each level, by putting together instruction using a visual programming language.
The game is currently available on browsers (directly and through Chrome Web Store), Google Play for Android tablets, Amazon Store for Android and Kindle tablets and Apple App Store for iPad.
The adventure game is translated in to 19 languages and features a rich storyline and levels which are designed to teach not only basic programming structures but also advanced computer science concepts.
Spreeder.com is a free online speed reading software designed to improve your reading speed and comprehension. Press S to slow things down to a realistic challenge, or press the arrow keys for word-by-word progress. Get your “reluctant readers” racing the machine maybe.
Whatever your area of interest, from beginner, to blues, rock, folk, jazz, rhythm, and fingerpicking, and beyond. From novice to regular player, there’s something to learn. A big, and genuinely useful guide.
Use crosswords to review vocabulary and lessons for all subjects.
EclipseCrossword puzzles encourage logical thinking and correct spelling. Crosswords can be printed or uploaded to your website.
Oh dear… EclipseCrossword is only available for Windows. It will not run on a Mac or a mobile device (such as an iPad, iPhone, or iPod).