The LitCharts Library provides chapter summaries to some of the most frequently read books in high school English curricula. It also features an iPhone App for reading. Teachers should be aware of this site as it bills itself as “the faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes.”
This is an incredible site to use with mobile devices equipped with a QR Code scanning app. You type up to 100 characters and it generates a QR code that then plays an audio clip. You can designate 1 of 40 languages. While it does not translate, it does speak in the target language. Could be a great resource for foreign language teachers.
Since Google created its new image search, I’ve been really frustrated. To do an advanced search, you now have to scroll to the bottom of the page, go back to “basic search”, and then choose advanced search. Typically, I look for this feature because I want Creative Commons licensed images that can be reused on either my blog or the EdTechTeacher blog. While I feel like I heard about Photo Pin before, I’m glad that I rediscovered it today – thanks to Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers. This is a great resource for searching for images licensed for reuse.
Ever get stumped by a question? Explania may have the answer. Animations range from the history of football to the inner workings of the human heart. This is definitely a good resource and could be a good model for student technology projects requiring them to demonstrate understanding of complex topics.