The Library of Congress Library Collections

Library of Congress

101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 10
The Library of Congress website is an amazing resource that contains not only a vast array of authentic historical documents, but also offers ready-to-use lesson plans that can be searched down to your state standards. Here, individuals can easily find photos, documents, themed resources, and even interactive eBooks for students. With so much information at your fingertips, The Library of Congress is a great place for students to do research for history, language arts, science projects, and just about any other topic or discipline you can imagine.

This completes our second full week of 101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers. How are we doing? Find anything you like? We have tons more coming, but are always willing and ready to hear from you. Please leave a comment or two below if you'd like to see something specific.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students.  So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting?  Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out.  We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad.  Have we missed something that we should feature here?  Most certainly.  So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.

 

Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com.  She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms.  If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.