ADDITIONAL WEBSITES AND APPS

The vast majority of these websites and apps can be used for any or all of the 21st Century Skills. We attempted to categorize these resources by its strongest link to a single 21st Century Skill.

CREATIVITY


TED: Video presentations from the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference
iMovie: Video editing software available (in various versions) on all USD 345 MacBook computers
GarageBand: Audio editing and podcasting software available (in various versions) on all USD 345 MacBook computers
iPhoto: Image editing and collection software available (in various versions) on all USD 345 MacBook computers
VoiceThread for Education: Interactive media presentation tool available to educators and students
SMART Exchange: Hundreds of free and pay lessons available for use with the SMART Board


CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING


Popplet: Collaborative mapping tool that can also be used to present ideas
Prezi: Collaborative presentation tool that can also be used to map ideas


COMMUNICATING AND COLLABORATING


Facebook: Social networking
Twitter: Microblogging site that features frequent updates
Email: Still relevant after all these years
Edmodo: Student collaboration website with a Facebook-like interface
Moodle: Online content management system
Google+: Social networking
Plurk: Social networking
YouTube: Video upload service
YouTube for Education: Video upload service dedicated to education users

INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDIA LITERACY


Diigo: Online bookmarking and highlighting tool
Evernote: Web-based note-taking and sharing tool
Wikispaces: Free collaborative webpage/wiki builder
Livebinder: Tool for organizing online resources and information
Wikipedia: Online encyclopedia that anyone can edit--and that is surprisingly accurate
Apple iBooks: Online bookstore for digital books
Amazon Kindle: Online bookstore for digital books (can also be used with Apple iOS devices)
Barnes and Noble Nook: Online bookstore for digital books (can also be used with Apple iOS devices)

FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY


Apple App Store: Apple resource for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone Apps
Amazon Appstore for Android: Apps for Android devices


INITIATIVE AND SELF DIRECTION


Google Calendar: Web-based, collaborative calendar that can also send invitations and be embedded into a webpage
Lifetick: Goal setting website


SOCIAL AND CROSS-CURRICULAR SKILLS


Skype: Free video/audio conferencing software
FaceTime: Video/audio conferencing software included on MacBooks with FaceTime cameras and the iPad 2, iPod Touch, and iPhone 4 or 4S
NBC Learn: Online streaming and educational resources available by subscription
Discovery Education: Online streaming and educational resources available by subscription
Google Earth: Free, downloadable software that allows for interacting with locations on Earth


PRODUCTIVITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY


Google Docs: Web-based, collaborative productivity software
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook): Productivity software
Apple iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers): Productivity software


LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY


Digication: An electronic portfolio builder
Rubistar: Online rubric builder with easily editable example rubrics

EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER


Kansas Career Pipeline
University of South Carolina's Websites for Middle and High School Students: A wealth of links to a variety of planning and information sources
Bureau of Labor Statistics for Students: Provides information about various careers for various student interests