New & Noteworthy Apps and Websites - January 7

January 07, 2014
Ellen Holderman
Common Sense Education

CATEGORIES In the Classroom, Technology Integration, Tools

Every Tuesday, we spotlight products that have just been reviewed and have earned a 4- or 5-star editorial rating. This week's list brings us 3D simulation of the human body, a website that offers more than 45 language courses, a website that offers teacher-oriented Shakespeare lessons, and an interactive city building game.

We invite you to add your voice to the conversation. Do you use one of these products in your classroom? Consider writing a Field Note to let other educators see how you integrate these tools into your lesson planning. For tips on writing a great Field Note, check out this step-by-step blog post.


BioDigital Human
BioDigital Human is a website that offers a dramatic virtual 3D simulation of the human body. It can be used to explore human anatomy as well as teaching about various health conditions. This amazing body visualization platform offers unprecedented access to the human body, for free. Read full review.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages offers more than 45 language courses and ESL instruction in 17 languages. Mango Languages' impressive design features an interactive system with memory-building and critical thinking exercises that show kids how to put new words into practical use. Read full review.

Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library delivers myriad teacher-oriented resources and a few that are accessible to younger students. Teachers from elementary to high school will be able to put teaching ideas, primary historical sources, and downloadable annotated scripts to work. Read full review.

Enercities is a more stripped down SimCity style game where students take charge of planning a sustainable, 200 person community of the future. Students build a city, placing power grids, housing developments, industrial zones, and parks. Read full review.