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Book Exchange, Buy and Sell

  • BigWords - Price comparison to find the lowest textbook prices
  • BookFinder - Find over 125 million books for sale; new, used, rare, out-of-print, and textbooks
  • BookFinder4U - Compare book prices at over 130 bookstores for the best price
  • DirectTextbooks - Buy and sell your textbooks, search by ISBN and compare competitors prices
  • eCampus - Buy and sell your new and used books and textbooks
  • GetCheapBooks - Buy cheap books & cheap textbooks
  • My Book Buyer - Sell used text books and ship them for free
  • PaperBackSwap - The source for free paperback books
  • Sell Back Your Book - Enter the ISBN of the books you wish to sell and get top price for them
  • SwitchPlanet - Trade books, movies, games and music
  • Textbooks - Find the best deals on college textbooks, other books, music and movies
  • Textbook Superstore - Buy and sell textbooks online
  • WhatsOnMyBookshelf - Trade and discover new books to read

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Class Management/Worksheets

  • A to Z Teacher Stuff - Lesson plans, teacher tips, forums for teachers, teaching materials, printable worksheets and more
  • Amortization - Educational math worksheets
  • Book A Lesson - Great services to enhance your lesson experience
  • Class Set-Up - Virtual layout tool that helps you design customized and effective classrooms
  • CyberSmart - Free student curriculum that helps educators safely harness the Internet's potential
  • Eclipse Crossword - An easy and free way to create crossword puzzles in seconds
  • Engrade - A free online gradebook that allows teachers to manage their classes online
  • Free Educational Teaching Resources - Free games and educational software by Adrian Bruce
  • Free Printable Worksheets - Alphabet, math, science, handwriting, Spanish and more
  • Ggradebook - An open source application for tracking student grades for teachers
  • GNota - A gradebook software used to manage students and automate score calculations
  • HomeworkStation - Teachers can post homework assignments online for free without any programming
  • HotChalk - An Internet Community for teachers, students and parents with over 3,000 free lesson plans
  • I Love That Teaching Idea! - Practical, teacher-created ideas and resources that you can use in your classroom immediately
  • LAMS - Design, manage and deliver online collaborative learning activities
  • Lesson Corner - Lessons and presentations for educators in a large variety of subjects
  • Literacy Center Education Network - Serving aproximately 1.5 million free lessons a day to children in more than two hundred countries
  • Moodle - A course management system for educators who want to create quality online courses
  • OpenGrade - Software for teachers to keep track of grades
  • Palm Software for Educators - A list of Palm OS software for educators
  • Pics4Learning - Copyright-friendly images and lesson plans for education
  • Primary Resources - Free teaching resources, lesson plans, ideas and worksheets for primary and elementary teachers
  • Rubrician - Links to rubrics for educators, teachers, parents, students and evaluators
  • SimpleSeating - Makes seating charts easier than ever
  • Spelling it Right - Free printable worksheets, help and advice from an experienced English teacher and examiner
  • teAchnology - Resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's students
  • Teacher's-Pet - Free software that can transform any text into a fun classroom activity
  • TeachersFirst - a rich collection of lessons, units and web resources
  • Textmapping - Free resources for educators
  • Timesavers for Teachers - Classroom management forms, report card comments, practical teacher tools, worksheets and teacher resources
  • TrackStar - Collect Web sites, add annotations for your students, and you have interactive, online lessons
  • Udutu - A web-based tool which allows users to create highly interactive online courses

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Collaboration/Social Networking

  • 4shared - Upload, download and share music, books, video and more with 10GB of free space
  • CentralDesktop - Shared workspaces and Web conferencing that let you collaborate anytime
  • Cometdocs - A safe way to store, share and convert documents
  • Connotea - Free social reference management for researchers, clinicians and scientists
  • Edmodo - A microblogging platform where teachers and students can exchange notes, links, files, alerts, assignments, etc.
  • eHow - More than 100,000 articles that are professionally written with clear and concise directions on how to do things
  • eloops - Online calendar, data backup, project management, and social networking.
  • ePals - Communicate with classrooms in 182 countries, and collaborate with teachers around the world
  • GroupLoop - Simple web-based software to organize your group
  • Groupvine - Groups made easy, fun and simple
  • Instructables - A community for sharing and learning tips and instructions
  • MindMeister Basic - Hold online real-time brainstorming sessions with friends and colleagues
  • PDFzen - Edit & share your PDFs for free without leaving your browser
  • Sakai - An online collaboration and learning environment for education
  • Schoology - Instructors and students can easily create, share, and manage academic material through a social networking interface
  • Scribd - Upload your documents, share them with others and explore an expanding library of documents submitted by others
  • Squidoo - A community where you can share your expertise and learn from others
  • The Tutor Pages - Allows UK students to contact tutors for free, and to browse hundreds of expert articles
  • Tutor Hunt - Connecting private tutors and students for free
  • Wikiversity - Students and teachers are invited to join the project as collaborators in teaching, learning, and research
  • Wridea - Collaborative brainstorm sessions and a place to get your ideas organized
  • Zoho - Create, aggregate, and share content with this intensive collection of productivity and collaboration applications

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College/Student Loans

  • Accredited Online College Degrees - Earn a degree in elementary education from an accredited school online
  • Business Schools - Worldwide business schools directory
  • BrainTrack - Lists over 10,000 higher education institutions worldwide as well as new resources for education and careers
  • Campus Explorer- Find the perfect school for you, search by field of study, location or degree
  • CollegeAtlas - Relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about colleges and higher education opportunities
  • College Budget - A worksheet that will help you develop a printable college budget
  • CollegeBoard - SAT registration, college admissions, and scholarships
  • College-Cram - Interactive Flash learning modules that help students learn
  • College Degree - Find the best colleges that offer online courses and degrees
  • CollegeNET - A search engine that helps you find the ideal college
  • CollegeSurfing - Browse for colleges by zip code and career interest
  • CollegeView - Free resources to those hunting for colleges and financial aid
  • Comprehensive Degree Directory - A comprehensive directory of degree programs and prospective career information
  • College Student Finance Articles - A directory of articles and information on financial aid for students
  • eCollegeFinder – Provides students with information about the best available online degree programs from accredited online colleges and universities
  • EdSoup - Stop searching for the right colleges; let them find you
  • EducationGrant - Find the money you need for your college degree
  • Education Online Search - Learn about careers and the schools offering education and degrees for the fields you choose
  • Education Search - Find schools by location, or area of interest
  • ePrep - Provides students and parents with expert advice in Test Prep and College Planning
  • eStudentLoan - Compare student loans and apply online
  • FinAid - Financial aid and scholarship guide for parents and students
  • Master Degree Online.com - Comprehensive guide for would-be grad students interested in researching cool and exciting programs
  • NSLDS - The National Student Loan Data System is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid
  • Nurses Without Borders - Explore information about nursing and find a career that matches you
  • Nursing Scholarships - A searchable scholarship database created specifically for nursing students
  • Online Courses - A free collection of open college courses that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors around the world
  • Online Psychology Degrees - A directory of online and campus programs in Psychology from over 1,600 schools
  • Online Schools - Your one-stop shop for online education and campus programs
  • Peterson's - Prepare for your test, find the right school, explore financial aid, advance your career
  • RN to BSN - An easily searchable database of RN to BSN degree programs
  • RN to MSN - A directory of nationally accredited programs offered by more than 470 schools
  • RWM - A database of online schools, including information on getting a high school diploma online from an accredited online high school
  • Sallie Mae - The nation's leading provider of student loans
  • SimpleTuition - Find and compare student loans
  • Talbot's Student Planning - Listings of colleges, universities, as well as financial aid information
  • TuitionU - A community of students, parents, teachers, and professionals that have conversations regarding all aspects of higher education
  • Upromise - Learn how to earn, save, and pay for college
  • Viewpoints Education Reviews - The inside scoop on what you should and should not expect when searching for the right college

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Computers and Technology

  • DotWhat!? - A database of file extension information for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems
  • File Extensions - Detailed explanations of each file type and the way they are used today
  • FreeTechBooks - Online computer science and engineering books and lecture notes
  • GoAnimate - Make your own animated characters and direct your own cartoons
  • HacknMod - Hundreds of tutorials, guides, and video lessons about hacking and modifying game consoles, computers and devices
  • Help With PCs - Learn about your PC and its programs
  • Intelligentedu - Free computer training, education and tutorial resources
  • Internet Archive Wayback Machine - Over 100 terabytes and 10 billion web pages archived from 1996 to the present
  • Simplehelp - Helping beginner-to-intermediate computer users learn how to do various things with their computers
  • Tech Books for Free - Free programming and computer science books
  • Tech Cheat Sheet - Technology and programming related cheat sheets and quick reference guides
  • TECHtionary - Animated tutorials about technology
  • The ACM Classic Books Series - A list of free classic computer science books
  • The How-To Geek - Computer help, tips and advice
  • Webopedia - Computer and Internet terms and definitions
  • Website Setup Guide - A simple guide that shows beginners how to set up a website
  • WhatIs.com - Definitions, computer terms, tech glossaries and cheat sheets

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Culture, Arts and Music

  • Abasoft - Free online music flash games and lessons for all ages
  • AICT - Provides a rich database of images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis
  • Art on the Web - 1,200+ links on art and architecture
  • ArtPromote - Explore thousands of online exhibitions, image collections, museums, and related resources
  • ArtsEdge - Provides free resources and materials for teachers, students, and arts-based instruction for theater, music, visual arts and dance
  • Berklee Shares - Free music lessons that you can download and share
  • CENSUS of Antique Works of Art - An interdisciplinary research database containing documentation centering on the reception of antiquity
  • Classical Music Navigator - Search by composer, notable works, geographical location, style, form of music or glossary
  • CraftPOP - Popular homemade arts, crafts, hobbies, ideas, and other DIY resources
  • Creativity Portal - Coaches, artists, writers, and professionals sharing their expertise to inspire creative exploration and expression
  • Dolmetsch Music Dictionary - Translations, explanations, definitions and comments on musical terms and words
  • Drawspace - Brenda Hoddinott, artist and art educator, shares drawing tutorials
  • Exploratorium - The museum of science, art and human perception
  • Figure Drawing Ebooks - A library of free rare and valuable figure drawing books in PDF format
  • Freebyte Music Zone - A list of free music resources, music software, online music lessons, sheet music and more
  • Great Buildings - The leading architecture reference site on the web with 3D models, photographs and architectural drawings, commentaries, etc
  • Music Education Magic - News, information and resources for music educators and their students
  • Musictheory.net - Free online music tutorials, utilities and downloads
  • Mutopia - Sheet music editions of classical music for free download
  • OnClassical - Quality classical music recordings in WAV format
  • OnlyPencil Tutorials - Tips and techniques for pencil drawing
  • Royalty Free Music - Features collections of royalty-free music for individuals to freely use in personal projects and production
  • Songfacts - Learn song trivia and find out the meaning behind the lyrics
  • Take Lessons - Find a local instructor that teaches music, singing, acting or dance

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Dictionary/Thesaurus

  • AllWords - Dictionary that allows you to search for words containing certain letters, words ending with and words starting with
  • Alpha Dictionary - Online dictionaries for nearly 300 different languages
  • American Sign Language Browser - An animated American Sign Language dictionary
  • Answers.com - Online dictionary, encyclopedia and much more
  • Big Huge Thesaurus - Based on source data from Princeton and Carnegie Mellon
  • Collins - Dictionary, thesaurus, translator, and word games
  • Dictionarist - A talking dictionary which can provide translations with pronunciation and sound in over a dozen languages
  • Dictionary.hm - Just start typing and the search results will automatically appear
  • Howjsay - An English pronouncing dictionary with instant sound
  • HyperDictionary - One search returns results from video, medical, dream, computing, current and vintage dictionaries
  • JaLingo - A free OS independent dictionary application
  • Kids Open Dictionary Builder - A free, open simple dictionary for students to use that anyone can contribute to
  • LookWAYup- Combines a multilingual dictionary, thesaurus, translation, and other handy tools
  • Memidex - A dictionary/thesaurus including extensive cross-referencing, complete inflections, and frequent updates
  • Merriam-Webster Online - Dictionary and word games and more
  • MetaGlossary - Defines over 2,000,000 terms, phrases and acronyms
  • OneLook Dictionary Search - Search web-based dictionaries for definitions or translations
  • Online Etymology Dictionary - Explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded years ago
  • Pseudodictionary - Slang, webspeak, colloquialisms
  • StarDict - A cross-platform and international dictionary software
  • The Free Dictionary - Free dictionaries, thesaurus, encyclopedias and more
  • Visual Dictionary - Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images
  • Visuwords - Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts
  • Wiktionary - A multilingual dictionary with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms and translations
  • WordIQ - Offers search results from a diverse array of dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and other valuable resources
  • ZebraWords - Dictionary, thesaurus, translations and more

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Foreign Language

  • American Sign Language Browser - Learn ASL by watching animated demonstrations
  • bab.la - A free collaborative dictionary, language quizzes and a language forum featuring user-generated content
  • Babylon Box - Translate to French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and other languages
  • BBC Languages - Learn a bit at a time in your own time
  • BEOLINGUS - German, Spanish, Portuguese and English translation and dictionary tool
  • busuu - A new concept of language learning through native speaking communities
  • Dictionarist - A free online multilingual and talking dictionary service which can provide translation
  • Duolingo - This popular language-learning platform is now free for schools
  • English Flashcards - Learn new languages online with this effective flashcard system
  • Fonetiks - Online pronunciation guides to 9 varieties of the English language and 9 other languages
  • French Assistant - Free French language lessons with audio
  • Free Spanish Lessons - Offers free vocabulary lists, grammar lessons, and a blog
  • FSI Language Courses - Public domain language courses developed by the US government
  • italki - Language exchange and learning community
  • I Want to Speak - A worldwide language learning community
  • Language Learning Library - A comprehensive selection of free language learning tutorials
  • Learn Italian Online - Free tutorials and resources for learning Italian
  • Lingro - A multilingual dictionary and language learning site
  • Livemocha - An online language-learning community that offers interactive lessons
  • Pons Dictionary - Detailed international dictionaries and high quality language tools
  • Teach2000 XP - A private teacher to help you memorize a foreign language
  • Textkit - Learn Ancient Greek and Latin
  • WordReference - Online translation dictionaries

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GPA Calculators

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Graphs/Printables/Presentation

  • authorSTREAM - Online PowerPoint presentations and slideshow sharing
  • Awesome PowerPoint Tutorials - Tutorials on how to create text-FX, transparencies, DVD's etc. with PowerPoint
  • Create A Graph - Quickly create graphs and charts
  • Empressr - Create, share and store Flash-based presentations online
  • e-Tutor Graphic Calculator - Graph one or more equations
  • Gliffy - Create all types of diagrams, flow charts, floor plans, wireframes and more online
  • Incompetech - Free online graph, grid, and lined paper printouts in PDF format
  • PDF to PowerPoint - A free online conversion tool
  • PowerPoint Templates for Teachers - PowerPoint resources for educators
  • Preezo - Create professional quality presentations
  • PrintFree - Print free graphs, calendars, forms, cards and more
  • PrintFriendly - Remove ads, navigation, etc. so you save paper and ink when you print
  • Slideshare - Share your presentations privately or publicly
  • ThinkFree - Create graphs, spreadsheets and presentation files online
  • yEd - Quickly and effectively generate drawings and to apply automatic layouts to a range of different diagrams and networks

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Highlighters/Web Annotation

  • A.nnotate - An online annotation, collaboration and indexing system for documents and image
  • Annotate It - Annotate any webpage with the bookmarklet or add it to your own site
  • Diigo - Highlight, annotate, tag, collect, and remotely access web content
  • Highlighter - This Firefox extension allows you to highlight text on a webpage
  • MyStickies - Put sticky notes on Web pages
  • Wired-Marker - A permanent indelible highlighter that you use on Web pages
  • Wizlite - Highlight text on any page on the Internet and share it

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History/Geography

  • 50 States - Detailed information about the 50 states and their capitals
  • A Journey to a New Land - A site exploring the first peopling of the New World funded by the Virtual Museum of Canada
  • American Memory - Free and open access to a wide variety of digital records about American history from The Library of Congress
  • Atlapedia Online - Full color physical maps, political maps, key facts and statistics on countries of the world
  • CountryReports - Cultural, historical, and statistical country information
  • Digital History - An online history textbook
  • Footnote - Discover, interact and share millions sources from a repository of the world's greatest archives of historical documents
  • Geography4Kids - Basic physical geography or earth science for all ages
  • Geosense - Test your knowledge of world geography alone or against another online player
  • History and Politics Out Loud - A database of multimedia documenting and delivering authoritative audio relevant to American history and politics
  • HyperHistory - A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented for educational use
  • JetPunk - Fun and interactive geography quizzes
  • Journey of Mankind - A virtual global journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years
  • Internet History Sourcebooks Project - A collection of online resources that are organized by subject, everything from accounting to social sciences
  • MacroHistory - Prehistory to the 21st century with timelines, maps, book summaries etc
  • Maps of War - Maps and animations of timelines pertaining to war
  • NBL Map Center - 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases documenting the evolution of the printed map
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - A large collection of world maps and links to historical archives
  • Perseus Digital Library - An evolving library documenting the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world
  • PolicyMap - An online Geographic Information System that enables users to create custom tables, charts and maps
  • Seterra - A challenging geography program with 70 different exercises
  • TerraClues - An online game using Google technology in which you must find hidden markers placed on the world map by solving a series of clues
  • UNEP/GRID-Adrenal Maps and Graphics Library - Search and explore vast amounts of global and regional data through an interactive interface
  • World Atlas - Maps, flags, geography facts, currency conversion, world clocks and more
  • World Freedom Atlas - A visualization showing the level or human rights, democracy and good governance within countries
  • World History Sources - Reviews describe online primary source archives, evaluate resources, and provide classroom suggestions

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Home Library

  • BookBump - An easy-to-use book manager
  • Calibre - An open source e-book library managementand conversion application
  • eLibPro - Manage your book collection in a nice and easy way
  • lib.rario.us - A place to catalog your media collection, whether it be books, DVDs, CDs
  • LibraryThing - Catalog your books online and connect with people who read the same things
  • Shelfari - Create virtual shelves to show off your book collection

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Kids/Young Adult

  • Ask Dr. Universe - Science questions and answers for kids of all ages
  • Brain Games - Free access to games scaled to your learning level
  • Childsplay - A suite of educational games for young children with additional plugins
  • Creating Music - An online creative music environment for children of all ages
  • Discovery Kids - Videos, games and more for kids
  • e-Learning for Kids - Free and unlimited use of best-in-class courseware
  • Fact Monster - Atlas, almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and much more from Information Please
  • GameGoo - Educational spelling and reading games
  • KidPad - A collaborative story authoring tool for children
  • KidsClick - A search tool for kids by librarians
  • Kids Health Galaxy - An interactive overview of what happens in a hospital
  • Kids' Vid - An instructional web site that helps teachers and students use video production in the classroom
  • Memoryplay - A fun customizable memory card game
  • MoneyTrail - A free allowance and money management system for kids, teens and families
  • National Geographic Kids - Games, videos, photos, stories and more for kids
  • National Geographic Little Kids - Games, videos, photos, stories and more for younger children
  • Owl & Mouse - Educational maps, software, games and activities
  • PBS Kids Go - Fun games and challenges for children
  • Scholastic - Helping children around the world read and learn
  • Sebran's ABC - Software that teaches letters, numbers, simple math, and rudiments of reading
  • SFSKIDS - A fun site for kids to learn about music from The San Franciso Symphony
  • SmartTutor Freebies - Free educational games and activities for children
  • SpellingCity - Online spelling games that make practicing for tests fun
  • Story Plant - Grow your own story from the story plant
  • Teen Ink - A monthly print magazine, website and book series all written by teens
  • Word Games - A collection of online interactive puzzles and games
  • The Young Writers Society - Community forums for young writers

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Lectures/Speeches/Podcasts

  • Academic Earth - Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars
  • American Rhetoric - Top 100 speeches of the 20th century by rank
  • AA School of Architecture Lecture Archives - A large collection of video lectures available to the public
  • EdTechTalk - A webcasting network of educators discussing educational technology
  • Fora TV - An on demand multimedia portal delivering spoken words on global issues
  • Free Academic Podcasts - 145 podcasts for your educational pleasure
  • Free University Lectures - Computer science, mathematics, and physics lectures
  • Lecturefox - A collection of free university lectures on physics, mathematics and computer sciences
  • listeningtowords - Find, listen and discuss free lectures from around the Web
  • MIT World - A vast video archive of lectures
  • Pulse-Project - Audio and video lectures for both general and specialised audiences, delivered by eminent academics
  • Ted Talks - Talks from the Technology Entertainment Design conventions
  • webcast.berkeley - Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet
  • WGBH Forum Network - Archived Webcasts of Free Public Lectures

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Mathematics/Calculators

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Memorization

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Notes/Writing

  • 100 Words - This is an exercise in disciplined creativity in which you must write exactly 100 words at a time
  • AyeNotes - Quickly take notes online and access them everywhere
  • BibMe - A free bibliography maker that auto-fills
  • Creative Writing Prompts - Inspiring ideas for writers, bloggers and poets
  • CutePDF Writer - Create professional quality PDF documents
  • EasyBib - A free automatic bibliography composer
  • Essay Punch - An interactive writing tutorial
  • Evernote - Quickly create, capture and organize any type of note
  • Formatically - Fast and accurate MLA formatting on the web
  • FruitNotes - An easy-to-use online notebook to create, organize and share your notes online
  • Go2PDF - Convert any document into PDF format instantly
  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets - Create and import basic documents and spreadsheets
  • Great Source iwrite - Everything educators, students, and parents need to make the writing process work
  • Helium - Write, read, rate and earn revenue
  • Language is a Virus - Writing prompts, exercises, games and guides
  • NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month
  • Notepad++ - A free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages
  • OttoBib - Free and easy automatic bibliography generation
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assitant - Resources, advice, articles, writing tools, free blog, forums and more
  • PDF to Word - Free conversion service with no restrictions
  • PocketMod - The ultimate note card
  • PrimoPDF - Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF printer
  • Protagonize - An interactive fiction and collaborative story writing community
  • SlapAStory - Write, submit, read and discuss short stories online
  • Smories - Free original stories for kids, read by kids
  • SnapBits - Securely store, search, sort and easily retrieve information
  • Stikkit - Organize notes and data; share, collaborate and comment on ideas
  • Stickies - Digital sticky notes that can be attached to a web site, document, folder or the desktop
  • TextWrangler - A powerful general purpose text editor
  • Tinderbox - A personal content assistant that helps you visualize, analyze and share your notes
  • WEbook.com - An online publishing platform that allows writers, editors, reviewers, illustrators and others to join forces
  • WordCounter - Use this to see what words you overuse to keep from writing redundantly or repetitively
  • Word Count Tool - Free online tool to count the number of words - just copy and paste
  • Word Frequency Counter - Paste or type your text to count the frequency usage of each word
  • Wordnik - Shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see many different takes on a word's meaning
  • Word Spy - Devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases
  • Write Street - Ultimate tools and resources for great writers and artists
  • Writer's Digest - Devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen since 1920
  • Writing Career - Expert adivce on career training, education and changing careers aimed at writers
  • Writing.com - Create an online writing portfolio with numerous writing tools, email services, and the chance to meet and bond with fresh creative minds
  • yWriter - Free stroy writing software

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Online Learning

  • AcademicInfo - Online degrees, online schools and student resources
  • ArsDigita University Curriculum - The curriculum was modeled on the undergraduate CS program at MIT
  • Adult Learn - An aggregator of educational institutions in a diverse array of concentrations
  • BBC Learning - Online learning, support and advice
  • Buddy School - Online tutors in all subjects, thousands of private teachers around the globe
  • Claroline - An Open Source eLearning platform that allows teachers to build online courses and collaborative activities on the Web
  • Connexions - View and share educational material that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.
  • Coursera - Take the world's best courses, online, for free.
  • Critical Thinking Web - Over 100 free online tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, creativity, and other aspects of thinking skills
  • Curriki - Free user-created, open source curricula
  • dokeos - Build e-courses using templates, Word and PowerPoint documents
  • E-Learning Community - A social online learning network
  • FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
  • Free-Ed - Free education on the Internet - no books to buy or hidden fees
  • FunBrain - Fun games for your brain
  • Free Book Notes - A guide to free book notes, summaries, literature notes, and study guides for over 1600 books, plays, and poems
  • Games for the Brain - Play never-ending quiz, memory & brain games to train your thinking
  • GCFLearnFree - The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free
  • HippoCampus - Online multimedia and course materials that can help you with your homework and studies
  • Howtopedia - A collaborative platform for practical knowledge and simple technologies
  • Infobarrel - Community contributed information and how-to guides
  • Intaractives - Strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas
  • Internet Archive - Universal access to human knowledge
  • ItrainOnline- A selection of the best and most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and social change
  • Khan Academy - Free access to a library of over 3,500 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice
  • Annotum - formerly Knol - An open-source, open-process, open-access scholarly authoring and publishing platform
  • Learning Objects Repository - Access a wealth of teaching and learning materials
  • Medical Billing and Coding - Obtain a degree in medical coding and billing
  • OEDb - The Online Education Database is your guide to online colleges, continuing education, distance learning, and more
  • Online Courses - Free online courses from the world's leading universities like Yale, MIT, Stanford, Harvard and many others
  • Online Nursing Programs - Discover the top programs online for nursing education
  • Online PhD Programs - Resources on attaining an online doctorate
  • Qoolsqool - A free and open educational resource for educators, students, and self-learners around the world
  • Quizlet - An online tool for learning vocabulary
  • ResourceShelf - Dedicated librarians and researchers share the results of their web searches for resources and information
  • Skillwise - Factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help improve your skills
  • SoYouWanna - Teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school
  • STARTDL Puzzles - more than 36 different educational puzzles including Anagrams, Word and Number Games, Trivia
  • The Learning Toolbox - Learning resources for parents, teachers and secondary students with learning disabilities and ADHD
  • Thinkfinity - Thousands of lesson plans, educational games and activities from Verizon
  • Tutorom - Create your own courses, access thousands of lessons, share advertising revenues
  • typeonline - Online touch typing course for motivated individuals looking to develop keyboard skills
  • WebQuest - A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most of the information comes from the web
  • Wisc - Free access to an online learning object repository

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Open Source/OpenCourseWare

  • Directory of Open Access Journals - Open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content
  • GitHub - Share Open Source code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and strangers
  • Harvard University Library OCP - Online access to historical resources from Harvard's renowned libraries, archives, and museums
  • JHSPHOpenCourseWare - The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OpenCourseWare project
  • MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (Creative Commons)
  • MIT's OpenCourseWare - A free and open educational resource for educators, students, and self-learners around the world
  • OER Commons - A teaching and learning network of shared materials, from K-12 through college, from algebra to zoology, open to everyone
  • Online Courses - Free online courses from the world's leading universities like Yale, MIT, Stanford, Harvard and many others
  • OpenCourseWare Consortium - Universities working together to advance education and empower people worldwide
  • Open Learning Initiative - A collection of openly available and free online courses and course materials that enact instruction for an entire course
  • OpenLearn LearningSpace - Free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world
  • Open Source Initiative - A non-profit corporation formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source
  • Open Source Living - An archive of Open Source software, applications and references
  • Tufts OpenCourseWare - Tufts' initial course offerings demonstrate the University's strength in the life sciences
  • UCIrvine OpenCourseWare - University-level educational materials, including syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams
  • Utah State OpenCourseWare - A collection of educational material used in USU's formal campus courses

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Organization/Brainstorming

  • Alphabetization Guidelines - A technical PDF published by the National Information Standards Organization
  • bubbl.us - Free brainstorming web application with colorful mind maps that you can embed on your web site
  • CmapTools - Construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps
  • CollegeRuled - Your class schedule, class message boards, lists, notes and more
  • Elf - This service will send you email reminders about your library loans and holds
  • FreeMind - Free mind mapping software
  • Mind42 - A browser based online mind mapping application
  • Mindomo - Create, edit mind maps, and share them with your colleagues or your friends
  • Papaly - Organize bookmarks, share them, or make them private
  • RecallPlus Lite - A study-based mind mapping software that tests students on their notes
  • The Idea Lottery - An idea generating tool to help you discover new connections and solutions
  • Treepad Lite - A personal databas, PIM, organizer, notes manager, text editor and search engine
  • View Your Mind - A visual thinking and planning tool
  • VUE - A content mapping application to help organize, contextualize, and access digital information
  • WiseMapping - Create, edit and access your mindmaps from anywhere over the Web

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Poetry/Quotes

  • Kalliope - A unique poetry workshop based on original exercises for poets young and old
  • LitQuotes - This literary reference site features quotations from the great works of literature
  • Online Rhyming Dictionary - for poetry and songwriting
  • Pathetic- A community for poets and poetry enthusiasts alike
  • PoemHunter - Search for poems, lyrics, music, and quotations
  • Poetiv - An archive of 15,000+ Poems by 150+ Poets
  • Poetry 180 - A poem a day for American high schools from the Library of Congress
  • Poetry Archive - Online collection of recordings of poets reading their work
  • Poetry Collections - Links to poetry available online
  • Poets.org - The Academy of American Poets
  • Post Poetry - A community with thousands of amateur and professional poets alike
  • Quotefolio - Quotes, sayings, proverbs and adages
  • RhymeZone - Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus
  • Shadow Poetry - A world of poetry at your fingertips
  • The Poet Sanctuary - A safe and enjoyable haven for fans of poetry

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Quizzes/Test Taking

  • ACT Test Prep - A site for students with information and links to free resources
  • ClassTools - Create interactive educational games and quizzes
  • Cramberry - Cramberry tracks your progress to help with the flash cards that give you trouble
  • ETS - Information about tests with resources for educators, students and parents
  • ExamProfessor - Offer online exams, tests, quizzes, drills and practice
  • ExamToolkits - A complete resource for gaining information on your next exam
  • Learning Vocabulary Fun - Test preparation and vocabulary building made fun
  • Number2 - Free SAT, ACT and GRE test prepation and vocabulary builder
  • QuizMaster Manager - An Open Source project that lets users create, edit and manage quizzes
  • QuizMD - The open collection of practice exam questions created by and for medical students
  • SAT Preparation - A quiz and study guide for the SAT
  • Test Prep Review - A free resource center for test preparation and new exams

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Reference/Research

  • A Research Guide for Students - All the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings
  • Abreviations.com - The world's largest directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms online
  • AccessMyLibrary - Free access to millions of articles from top publications available at your library
  • Acronym Finder - Find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stands for
  • All-Biographies - Search or browse through thousands of biographies on people in a variety of subjects
  • Arts & Letters Daily - A regularly updated listing of articles, books, essays and ideas from The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Axioma Search - Interactively increase the relevancy and context of your searches
  • BookRags - Over 4 million pages of literature summaries, biographies, literary criticism, essays, encyclopedias, and eBooks
  • Citizendium - An open wiki project aimed at creating an enormous, free, and reliable encyclopedia
  • Cliche Finder - A searchable database of cliches
  • ClicheSite - The largest collection of cliches, phrases and sayings with definitions and explanations
  • Common Errors In English - An extensive list of common errors made in (American) English
  • Confusing Words - A collection of words that are troublesome to readers and writers
  • Daily Grammar- Free grammar lessons emailed to you Monday through Friday, with a quiz on Saturday
  • edocr- A knowledge exchange where users can upload, convert and share documents
  • English Club- Many resources for English educators and students
  • Factbites - What do you get if you cross a search engine with an encyclopedia?
  • FAQ Alert - A human-edited, question and answer directory
  • Find Articles - Free access to millions of articles from thousands of top publications
  • Free Management Library - Comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations
  • FreeLunch - Free economic, demographic & financial data
  • FreePatentsOnline - A powerful, fast and easy-to-use patent search engine
  • Glossary of Linguistic Terms - An extensive living glossary of linguistic terms
  • Google Scholar -Broadly search for scholarly literature
  • Greek Gods Family Tree - A unique tree graphing the genealogies of the Greek Gods
  • HighBeam Encyclopedia - Search or browse over 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia
  • ibiblio -Conservancy of free information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies
  • Infoplease - Free online reference, research and homework help
  • Internet Public Library - The first public library of and for the Internet community
  • JournalistExpress - News and research portal for reporters
  • KartOO - A metasearch engine with visual display interfaces
  • LEO APA Documentation - General guidelines for APA Reference Page Citations
  • LEO MLA Documentation - The system of documentation used in the fine arts and humanities
  • Library Research Guides - Informs you how to use a variety of print and electronic resources
  • LocalCensus - Free statistical information about the United States of America and all of its cities, zip codes, and counties
  • ManualsLib - An easy-to-search database of manuals you can download or read online
  • Mendeley - Organize, sync, share and discover research papers
  • Mythography - Presents resources and reference material about mythology including lexicons that explain Greek, Roman, and Celtic terms.
  • Newspaper Index - Free access to newspapers from all over the world
  • NoodleTools - Software that teaches students and supports teachers and librarians throughout the entire research process
  • Open-Site - A free Internet encyclopedia that is edited by volunteers, freely available under the GNU Free Documentation License
  • Paper of Record - Building the world's largest searchable archive of historical newspapers with over 21 million images collected so far
  • refbase - Web-based, platform-independent, multi-user interface for managing scientific literature & citations
  • Refdesk - Reference, facts, news, search and resources
  • ResearchGate - Read the latest scientific publications in your field, collaborate and discuss your work with specialists
  • Resources for School Librarians - A list of learning, teaching, and administration resources for librarians
  • Schoolr - Many types of reference and research tools in one handy location
  • Silva Rhetoricae - Helping beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric
  • Symbols.com - A searchable index containing more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs
  • Teachers' Domain - Multimedia resources for the classroom and professional development
  • The Elements of Style - A classic reference book for students and conscientious writers
  • The Free Library - A free, searchable archive that provides access to a daily-updated collection of 4 million articles from classic works of literature and leading periodicals
  • The OWL Family of Sites - Handouts on writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA, free consultations and more
  • The Phrase Finder - A reference guide pertaining to the meanings and origins of phrases
  • ThinkExist - Finding quotations was never this easy
  • Tools for Reading, Writing, & Thinking - To help students engage in rigorous thinking
  • Webgrammar - Free writing tips and grammar advice
  • Wikibooks - A collection of free content textbooks that you can edit
  • Wikiquote - A free online compendium of quotations from notable people and creative works in every language
  • Wikisource - The free library that anyone can edit
  • World Digital Library - Multilingual site that provides significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world
  • Zotero - A Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources

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Sciences/Space

  • Amazing Space - Promotes the science and majestic beauty of the universe for use in the classroom
  • AmphibiaWeb - An online system that allows free access to information on amphibian biology and conservation
  • Animal Diversity Web - An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology
  • Animal Photos - Creative Commons photos of animals that can be used for web sites, school projects and presentations
  • Animal Search - A family-safe search engine for animal related web sites
  • arXiv.org - E-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics
  • AstroWeb - Astronomy resources on the Internet
  • Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy - 3D images of human anatomy
  • BEYOND - Confronting the big questions of existence raised by scientific advances and facilitating new research initiatives
  • Biology4Kids - Basic biology information for all ages
  • Brain Maps- A collection of annotated, scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains
  • Celestia - A free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions
  • Celestia Motherlode - A repository for various addons like textures, models or celestial objects for Celestia
  • Cell Press - Improving scientific communication through the publication of exciting research and reviews
  • Charles Darwin Online - The complete works of Charles Darwin online
  • Chem4Kids - Basic chemistry help and information for all ages
  • Eisnteins Archives Online - Online access to Albert Einstein's scientific and non-scientific manuscripts
  • EOL - Encyclopedia of Life is a site with a goal to document all species of life on Earth
  • Exploring Life's Origins - A timeline of life's evolution
  • eMolecules - A genuine cheminformatics system that searches for molecules using chemical structure
  • Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Spaceflight - An Alphabetical Guide to the Living Universe
  • Encylcopedia of Life - An ongoing collaborative to document all species of life on Earth
  • FreeScience.info - Provides more than 1000 free scientific books
  • Hubblesite - Discoveries from the Hubble satellite, take a monthly tour of the night sky, and more educational cosmic revelations
  • Light and Matter- Educational materials for physics and astronomy
  • NASA - Informative site for kids, students, educators, and researchers
  • NatureServe Explorer - An authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada
  • Neave Plantetarium - An acurate, real-time plantetarium you can interact with through your browser
  • NOVA - Video, podcasts, and plenty of information from PBS
  • NSDL - An online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics
  • PhET - Free physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations
  • Physics Flash Animation - 88 Flash animations for illustrating physics content
  • Physlets - Flexible Jave applets designed for science education
  • PhysLink - Physics and astronomy online
  • Places and Spaces - Maps designed to help understand, navigate and manage physical places and abstract information spaces
  • Robert Krampf's Science Education Company - Free science videos and experiments
  • Science Toys - Use common household materials to make toys that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles
  • SciSeek - Science search engine and directory
  • Sciyo - Read, download and share thousands of articles from exclusive scientific journals and books
  • SolStation - Information and software for those interested in astronomy, writing, education, or entertainments related to science or speculative fiction
  • Spacestation42 - Free spacecraft, rockets, satellites, and planet paper models
  • Stellarium - An open source planetarium for your computer
  • SSRN: Social Science Research Network - Hosts an enormous eLibrary consisting of abstracts, journals, and working papers from top researchers of social sciences around the world
  • The Biology Project - An interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona
  • The ChemCollective - Online resources for teaching and learning chemistry
  • The Internet Stellar Database - All the dirt on your favorite stars
  • The Vega Science Trust - Broadcasts science programs online for free
  • Tree of Life Web Project - A collaborative effort of biologists from around the world
  • Understanding Evolution - Your one-stop source for information on evolution
  • Vega - An independent broadcaster of informed scientific visual and audio media
  • Virtual Microscope - A NASA funded project that provides simulated scientific instrumentation for students and researchers
  • Visible Body - A complete and fully interactive, 3D human anatomy model
  • WebElements Periodic Table - Award-winning, clickable periodic table
  • WebMD - Award winning authority on health and medicine information
  • World Wind - Zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth

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Video Tutorials

  • BrainPOP - A wide variety of animated movies and interactive educational content
  • Brightstorm Math - Over 2000 Math Videos in 6 subjects; Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus
  • Career Videos - Video overviews, job descriptions, educational requirements, salary information and career outlooks
  • ESLprofessor - Online English video lessons with professional tutor
  • Expert Villiage - Thousands of how-to and instructional videos from renowned experts
  • SchoolTube - Safe, effective video production and online video sharing
  • ScienceHack - A unique video search engine for science videos
  • TeacherTube - An online community for sharing educational and instructional videos
  • Vidipedia - The free video encyclopedia that anyone can edit

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