Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit, Part 3

Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit, Part 3

I am still sharing some of those websites I feel should be in every teacher’s toolbox! I have forty… maybe more… and I am sending out ten new ones in each post.

Part 3: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

Open Library

  • Borrow books from the Internet Archive and other libraries
  • View BookReader editions instantly online in a browser
  • Access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books
  • Records help locate copies that may be borrowed through local libraries

International Children’s Library

  • Search for books by genre, age level, length, keyword, by collection, and more
  • Many books in multiple languages
  • Open and read book – no download
  • Create an account to set up a bookshelf if desired


  • Multimedia slideshow tours of places and topics
  • Dynamic maps show viewers where story takes place
  • Embed GeoStories in your website
  • Visit partner sites for more stories

Google Lit Trips

  • Connect with literary characters journeys via GoogleEarth
  • Pop up windows display media, links, and discussion starters
  • K-Higher Ed and new Special Projects

Your Next Read

  • Enter a title, author, or genre you like – get reader suggestions for others like it
  • Thumbs up or down to Agree/Disagree with reader recommendations
  • Contribute your recommendations
  • Suggested lists for children by age groups


  • Easily create a quality website
  • Drag and drop elements and easy text editor
  • Great for teacher websites – link to LMS
  • Easy for students to build sites

Kid Blog

  • Safe – teacher controls accounts in controlled community
  • Practice digital citizenship; create e-portfolios
  • Add digital media to blog posts
  • Check out Book Blabs


  • Computational search engine
  • Answers from internal peer reviewed knowledge base – not links to other sites
  • Factual data about topics, places, people,


  • Find user contributed teaching resources or share yours
  • Create groups/classes for collaboration or differentiation
  • Create assignments, portfolios and presentations


  • Game-based learning through asking and answering questions as competition
  • Easily create quizzes, discussions and surveys with the drag and drop editor
  • Project and have students join with any device
  • Game on!

Thank you for joining me and if you have an idea website I should include… please let me know. It might be part of what follows after 40!

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Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus, and November Learning and is on the National Faculty for The Buck Institute for Education. His awards include district Teacher of the Year, Indiana STEM Educator of the Year and Microsoft’s 365 Global Education Hero. Read more at