This site creates maps using Google Maps and data that you input into the site. The application plots your data on a google map.
This is a fabulous tool that allows you to create graphs using your own data. The best part though is that your or students can create special purpose maps to show data. The program allows you to create world or regional maps. Registration is required but no fee.
Creately and Gliffy allows you to create diagrams, flowcharts, and mindmaps. The sites also have a collaboration feature between users.
Using this site students can create online graphs for free. No registration is required.
This site includes free blank and completable organizers for problem solving, evaluation, and analysis.
Gapminder provides interactive graphs displying differences between countries over time. Different parameters can be chosen to compare.
This site also allows you to create more advanced graphic organizers, flow charts, and even floorplans easily. You can play with this site for free, but to save, print, export any creation you are required to register and eventually pay (around $5). There is a 30 day free trial available.
The site provides free masters of most graphic organizers. You can fill in the pertinant information and then print.
This site was not meant for education as it's a real estate site, but its function allows students to look at population density, median age,median income, rents, etc for neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries. This is a powerful tool for geography classes.
This site allows you to compare living conditions between countries.
The New York times provides an interactive map that shows census data and where specific immigrant groups were concentrated during that census. The country can be looked at as a whole, or zoomed in and by states/regions.
This site includes interactive US maps on physical features, Indians, Colonists, US Expansion, and regions in the US. The site is geared to middle school students and could be used as part of a self paced learning unit on American geography.
The Living Room Candidate
This site has a ton of campaign commercials from previous presidential elections includes transcripts. The best part of the site though is that it has an application allowing students to create their own campaign commercial.
This site seems to be more geared for Middle School kids and would make a great resource for a web quest. The site uses text and interactive maps to walk students through historical events.
National Archives Discovery
This site sponsored by the National Archives allows you to use primary source documents they have available to create either posters or movies. Students can select primary source documents from a variety of subject areas and add their own captions. Registration is required and there is no option to include audio.
This is a wonderful picturedatabase from every country in the world. This is a great resource for lessons and projects.
This site provides population pyramids for almost any country,regions, and the world from1950 to 2050. The site occassionally takes a bit of time to upload.
This is a writing site that allows students to collaborate with writing and develop original writing.
This site would be great for civics, economics classes,or middle school courses with a heavy current events strand. The site has students gather togather sources from all over social media to build a news story. Students can also enter their own text and headlines. This takes current events assignments w
Supreme Court Interactive
This is a PBS sponsored site, so the quality is outstanding. The applications involve the history, inner-workings, and landmark cases of the court. This a great resource for any lesson on the court
This site allows you to create your own "DrudgeReport" like site that shows news stories that fit your interests.
All of these sites allow students to create interactive timelines that include text, pictures, embedded video, and even music. All require registration, but Tiki-Toki is probably the more eye appealing site.
This site is great as a teaching tool or student resource. Timemaps provides colorful and interactive historical maps from 3500BC to present day (depending on the area). The site also provides a clickable timeline and summaries of eras with the maps. No registration or charge for this site.
What Was There?
The site pairs google streetview with historical photos and overlays them so that you can see what a location used to look like compared to today.
This site posts what Congress is currently voting on and allows users to vote on the issue as well and see the trend of voting. The site also provides data to users about trends in voting and breaks laws down by general topic. The site does require a username and password.
Tired of math and science having all the cool websites and games? Thanks to some very creative designers and the initiative of Justice O'Connor this site provides entertaining and educational games revolving around government.
Historical Scene Investigation
This site provides teachers with siumlations that allow students to act as detectives/CSI agents looking for clues to solve a historical "mystery". The simulations cover a wide range of American History topics, and a creative teacher could take the basic template and expand it to other issues in history.
This program gives students access to the items on Kennedy's desk to learn more about the president. This activity also gives students access to the Kennedy tapes from major events.
This is a simulation of the stock market that students can play while researching companies.
Mission US has produced a nice looking and historically accurate role playing game with students able to direct their character towards a revolutionary or loyalist mindset. A second game has also been added dealing with the lead up to the Civil War. Registration is required but the site is free.The game is ideally for grades 6-8.
This interactive online game focuses on concepts of saving, investing, and planning for the future. Great to address basic economic TEKS.
This is a multimedia site that allows students to store primary sources to prove an argument or describe an event. Inspired by the historical collection of the abolitionist Thomas Clarkson.
This site from BBC looks at the chldren from various time periods/cultures including Vikings, WWII, Anglo Saxons, Romans, and Greeks. This site is ideal for middle school but could be used with older.
This is a interactive history game courtesy of the Truman Presidential Library. Intended for high school students the game asks students to examine and evaluate top-secret primary source documents.