Weblinks

IMAC LAB LIST OF APPROVED WEB SITES, APPS and PLUGINS

Science:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ - From San Francisco’s great hands-on science learning museum
http://www.arkive.org/ - Multimedia guide to endangered species.
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu Exploring the universe via the Hubble Telescope’s discoveries. Fun projects, resources, science news and more from Formal Education Group of the Space Telescope Science Institute http://www.extremescience.com Here you'll find world records in natural science, including earth science and the plant and animal kingdom, as well as extreme weather records, and much more wild, weird, and out-there stuff. http://www.tolweb.org/tree/ The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. The project provides information about biodiversity, characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/search/students.php Interactive and video-rich source of information on evolution. http://www.chronozoom.com/#/t00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000@x=0 Ultimate timeline of all things cosmic since the big bang. Zoom in and out for a visual thrill ride through time and space. http://www.amnh.org/explore Official site of the American Museum of Natural History http://www.becominghuman.org/node/learning-center Subject-designed exercises and activities help learners of any age make a connection between a concept and understanding that concept. These activities are an important part of how Becoming Human strives to combine visual and tactile elements in the learning process. http://www.eskeletons.org All things anatomical about primates, including man. https://www.supertracker.usda.gov Tools for self-monitoring health goals
Math:
http://www.aplusclick.com/ - Math practice problems for grades K-12.
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/recreational-math - Focused on real math games and puzzles. Includes wonderful Vihart, the mathemusician’s unique videos.
nlvm.usu.edu/ Java based Math demos and Manipulatives from Utah State
Coding: 

http://code.org/ - Hour of code home. Teaches coding/programming.

http://www.codecademy.com/ - Interactive training in current programming languages.

http://scratch.mit.edu/ -Drag and drop block programming. https://www.nsa.gov/kids/ - Learn about coding, cryptology and cyber security. Learn Morse code. Produced by the NSA

http://www.appinventor.org/ - Teaches students to program apps for Android devices.

http://lightbot.com Fun intro to programming

Humanities: 
http://edsitement.neh.gov/ - National Endowment for the Humanities site. Great resource for culture, history, language and literature.

http://www.admongo.gov/ - Adventures in advertising identification and meaning. Produced by the FTC.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html - From the Library of Congress Collections of historical maps and documents.

Homework help and general interest:

http://bjpinchbeck.com/ - Site with links to numerous homework/research and help sites.

https://www.khanacademy.org/ - All the things Khan Academy

http://www.stratalogica.com/NystromDigital/home/home.html - Features map journeying, based on Google Earth.

https://geoguessr.com/ - Guessing where you are on the globe, based on google earth “street view” images. Points awarded for success.

https://www.ted.com/talks - All of TED talks

Drawing and Puzzles 

http://www.zefrank.com/scribbler/gallery/index_ran.html Fun drawing tool. Turns crummy mouse-drawn doodles into webby, stringy, artistic looking sketches. 

Scribbler 2 Fun drawing tool. Does the same sketchy, stringy thing on the fly.

http://www.sudoku.com Free to play and has tips and explanations

http://www.pleacher.com/mp/puzzles/igames.html Interactive puzzles and games

http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/p/math1.shtml Math-based puzzles

http://brainden.com/games.htm Brain games, chess, sudoku etc.

http://cryptograms.org/puzzles.php Collection of sites that offer traditional logic puzzles, word puzzles and math puzzles

Google Plug ins that are OK

Duolingo - Fun way to learn a language.

Lego Builder

Sketchpad 3.5

Apps that are OK

Photoshop

Scratch

Pages

Sketchup
Google Earth