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Great Websites for High School

There's still nothing as reliable as the web when it comes to classroom tech. Given all the sites out there, there's also nothing as overwhelming. And when you add in the fact that it's tough to find great content for older students, sometimes high school students don't get as much exposure to tech. We're here to help with this hand-picked list of the best of the best web-based tools for high school students. It features tools tuned to the sensibilities of older students, and the picks span all subject areas. We've also made sure to curate useful and flexible tools that can be used all year long.

Google Earth Visit Website: http://www.google.com/earth/
Virtual globe shines with breathtaking features, endless possibility
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
ClassFlow Visit Website: https://classflow.com/
Robust lesson-creation, presentation tool offers built-in assessment
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Mozilla Thimble Visit Website: https://thimble.mozilla.org/
Inspiring platform teaches coding through remixing
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
National Archives Visit Website: http://www.archives.gov/
Access U.S. history with treasure trove of docs, genealogy, and other resources
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Schoology Visit Website: http://www.schoology.com/
Top-tier LMS for digital classrooms
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Facing History and Ourselves Visit Website: https://www.facinghistory.org/
A wealth of resources explore racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Instructables Visit Website: http://www.instructables.com
Endless collection of DIY projects; good for sharing and inspiration
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
NASA Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet Visit Website: http://climate.nasa.gov
Tons of climate change info from expert sources in one easy place
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
NOVA Labs Visit Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/
Online science, mastered: exceptional content within meaningful tasks
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Kaizena Visit Website: https://kaizena.com/
Make feedback count, save time assessing digital work on Google Drive
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Adobe Spark Visit Website: https://spark.adobe.com
Super-flexible design tool for crafting fabulous images, videos, and sites
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4