One of my favorite aspects of Gmail is the ability to archive. Archive allows you to clean up your inbox by transferring old messages to the All Mail section of your account, without needing to delete or organize your emails. Once you send a message, all you have to do is click on the archive button. Archive works like an online filing cabinet for your email. If you ever need to access an old email, you just have to use Search to find your archived email.
While clicking on send then archive is pretty efficient, there is a faster way. If you edit your settings (click on the gear in the upper right hand corner) and select the “Send & Archive” option under the General settings tab, you can now send and archive in a single click.
The Faculty Project brings academia’s most outstanding professors to the computers, tablets and smartphones of people all over the world. All courses are free with open enrollment for anyone with an Internet connection.
Mangahigh.com is one of the world’s first games-based-learning sites, where students learn Mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning. The site provides elementary – high school students rich, curriculum-based math games for free. Students can sign-up to answer more math questions and follow a managed syllabus. The casual games on mangahigh have a unique educational value, and help students to practice and grasp difficult concepts such as advanced algebra. The educational content within Mangahigh is based on the core standards and is delivered through its proprietary educational games. Each game covers certain learning topics and is designed to dynamically adapt in difficulty to the ability of the student in order to make the user experience engaging, entertaining and personal.
Most web-savvy individuals have heard of Reddit, but many may not be familiar with the University of Reddit. The site offers anyone the chance to share their expertise through class lectures and videos with others in the web. Currently, the site is home to educational materials in art, computer science, general studies, language, math, music, philosophy, science, and social studies, which means most things are covered. If they’re not, learners are always welcome to add their own educational content.
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. have a collection of educational Web pages with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 18), together with quizzes, supplemental information and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering & technology, health, and arts and music.
Scitable, created by NatureEducation, is an online collaborative space for science learning. Visitors to the site can browse or search through science articles and ebooks, ask experts science-related questions, build an online classroom, or even share their own content. Materials on the site are focused on the life sciences, but there are also numerous resources that can help learners start or accelerate a career in science.
Teachers and students can access almost 2,000 courses from MIT. There is also a section just for high school students called Highlights for High Schools. This is a great resource if you teach higher level students.
The modules provided here can be used as lessons, books, reports, or classes.
Find educational material such as textbooks and instructor guides for higher education classes.
The Chemical Education Digital Library is a large collection of resources for teaching and learning chemistry. It contains tutorials for students, 3D models, lesson plans, and more. The tutorials include 3D chemical models and explanations of what each part of the models does and how those parts work together. In the lesson plans section you will find downloadable lesson plans organized by subject. ChemEd DL also features a periodic table that links each element to data and explanations about that element.