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WI Department of Public Instruction
Websites (free, public sites)
The following web resources were selected by librarians:
Ed Tech Teacher
EdTechTeacher,'s mission is to help teachers and schools leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. Keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, online courses, and live webinars for teachers, schools, and school districts are offered.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies
Marketing, Media, and Childhood
To raise awareness of negative messages directed at children in advertising and other media, to help parents guide their children through that barrage of messages, and to promote media literacy education in public schools.
Shutterfly offers free classroom share sites to help keep teachers and parents connected with photos from class and school events. Shutterfly also offers easy to make photo books to document your children's accomplishments through out the school year.
Weebly web site builder for classes
Weebly is a San Francisco, California based company that was founded in 2006 with the mission to help people put their information online quickly and easily. We now enable 3 million people to easily create personal sites and blogs or establish web presences for businesses, weddings, classrooms, churches, artistic portfolios, and more.
Open Access Educational Sites
CK-12 FlexBooks Open Source STEM Content
A non-profit that creates and disseminates high quality, curated, portable and customizable STEM content.
A nonprofit K-12 global community for teachers, students, and parents to create, share, and find free learning resources that enable true personalized learning.
The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. The stated mission is to provide "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere".
Open Learn-The Open University
The Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, the pioneer of teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals studying at times and in places to suit them.
The Saylor Foundation (under its legal name, The Constitution Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The current focus is on the undergraduate college level with the goal of producing high course and program completion rates. Focuses on the primary, secondary, and post-graduate levels in 2013.