Dr. J’s Favorite Educational Websites

Here are some of my favorite websites and they are all free!

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Festival of Lights in Cortland Manor

PowToon:  Create animated videos & presentations.

EdPuzzle: EDpuzzle is an easy and effective way to deliver videos in the classroom. Video is no longer a passive experience.

Padlet: Online Collaborative Platform and shared workspace for education

500 online courses compiled by EdTech:  Ready to go back and learn stuff for free…?

EdLink: “visual bookmarking tool that allows any online content with a URL to be collected and shared around any topic. elinks can be shared as a visual web page, sent as a curated visual email newsletter or embedded onto any website. elink also has a Chrome extension that makes it incredibly easy to save important online content on-the-go.” review by EdTech review.

Quizlet: Create your own flashcards and reviews. plus tests.

ChalkUp: features a unique Google Apps for Education integration, which allows educators to grade with criteria­based rubrics.

CodeAcademy: Learn how to create websites by structuring and styling your pages with HTML and CSS.

Storyboard: Digital Storytelling, powerful visual communication.

BookTrack: Booktrack Classroom creates an immersive reading experience which allows students to read with a movie-style soundtrack. Students can read booktracks already created or can create and publish their own Booktracks using books preloaded in Booktrack or by adding in their own stories. Student work will be published and visible for their peers to enjoy. Grades: 3rd-12th, from Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015

Author: drcowinj

As an Assistant Professor for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education Dr. Cowin’s focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). Dr. Cowin strives to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century learning extends well beyond the classroom, and Dr. Cowin incorporates takes full advantage of online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language She represents high levels of scholarship and participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publication, presentation and participation in academic conferences, articles in Education Update, blogging and other scholarly activities, including public performances or exhibitions at conferences and workshops such as the Plekhanov University of Economics keynote address in 2018. Of special interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education, Current Global Trends in Teaching English; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English – Methodology; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in Teaching English; and E-Resources Discovery and Analysis.

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