Wolfram Alpha is More Than a Search Engine…
101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 39
Find answers to all your questions with Wolfram Alpha. This computational knowledge engine gives you answers, rather than just links, to any question you have. Use this site to solve simple and complex math problems, apply filters and other effects to images, or even get information about various historical figures and places. Because of its vast array of information, Wolfram Alpha can be used in any subject area and grade level as a study or teaching tool. This search engine also cites its sources at the bottom of any search, so you can be sure you’re receiving credible information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.