Pete MacKay resources

26 Apr

Here are links that Pete MacKay has offered lately from his site:

  • Kahoots, a no-charge service that helps teachers create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys using any device with a web browser. The URL:
  • WordSift isn’t just another tag cloud generator. It’s a visualization tool that can be easily manipulated, sorting and emphasizing words in a piece of text. The URL:
  • – Students connect their note-taking to their Google Drives. The notes are synchronized to the timeline of the video and then synched to Google Drive for easy access and sharing. The URL:
  • Insect Generator – A fun interactive that asks students to create their own insect by choosing head, abdomen, thorax and wings from a variety of insect models. The URL:
  • Practice Tests – a no-cost practice test, flashcard and classroom assessment. The URL:
  • Computation Castle –  a fun math interactive to teach students to use fractions to save characters in a medieval setting. The URL:
  • Next Vista For Learning provides a library of free videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere. All content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. The URL:
  • History Channel (Flash) site explains itself: “Take a journey through the vastness of time and space, where you will experience spectacular scenery as you learn the facts about red-hot planets, distant galaxies, dying stars and killer asteroids.”  The URL:
  • Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum in Ottawa. The URL:
  • Zooniverse project: Condor Watch. The URL:
  • Wellcome Library collections – This vast collection contains historical images from Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more. Much of the collection is available in high or low resolution for educational use either by permission or by Creative Commons licensing. “Whether it’s medicine or magic, the sacred or the profane, science or satire – you’ll find more than you expect.” This is probably more useful for the secondary level students. Preview for use by younger students, just to be safe. The URL:
  • 100,000 stars – a galactic perspective from Google’s Chrome Experiments. 100,000 stars is a tour of the closest stars to our own Sun. It’s completely interactive.  The URL:
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