ATLASES  Education Atlas.  Welcome to the Education Atlas®, the World's most comprehensive guide to the best education sites on the Web. They're sorted by Education Index/Subject and lifestage, so you can find exactly what you're looking for quickly and easily. 

DICTIONARIES AlphaDictionary.  Enter a word to search for dictionary web sites that include that word. Enter a pattern consisting of letters and wildcards to search for words. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000.   Free online dictionary search, translator, word of the day, crossword puzzles and word games, and much more.  Directory of Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries.  The directory currently has links to over 1000 translation dictionaries and glossaries  Educator’s Reference Desk.  The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses FactBites  A combination Search Engine and Dictionary Fact Monster  InforVisual  iTools for language Includes dictionaries, thesaurus, and language translation  Little Explorers Picture Dictionary. (PK-6)  This site is an online picture dictionary with over 1800 entries and related Web sites. Lingro   Knowledge and information essential to human communication and interaction should be free and accessible to everyone. This is why we created the most comprehensive set of free dictionaries available under open licenses so that anyone can contribute, download, redistribute, and modify the dictionaries for their own needs. These licenses guarantee that they will always remain free and useful to society. This site also includes the best dictionaries, you need to have the best tools. OneLook Dictionaries.  This site’s purpose is to encourage people to use Internet glossaries and dictionaries.  The OneLook® Dictionaries page provides two approaches to finding definitions for a word.  Search the OneLook® Dictionary indexes for the word you seek. This will provide links to dictionary webpages that include the word.  Oxford English Dictionary  The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. Oxford Reference Online  Oxford Reference Online: The Core Collection brings together 100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books into a single cross-searchable web database for the first time. Subscription service.  Memidex  This site has an online dictionary and thesaurus with a simple interface, complete inflection, auto-suggest, adult-filtering, frequent updates, a browsable index, and support for handheld/mobile  RhymeZone. (6-12) This is by Lycos and has an online dictionary where you can type in words to find rhymes, synonyms or antonyms. VisuWord INTERACTIVE( 6-12) An online graphic dictionary Visual Thesaurus INTERACTIVE (6-12)  The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus with an innovative display that encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in an exciting new way. Visual Dictionary  Webster Dictionary Webopedia  Computer and Internet definitions Word Central  Student dictionary and rhyming dictionary online at Merriam-Webster's website.  Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus.(6-12)  This site is from the University of Chicago and is an online English dictionary with a built-in thesaurus. There is a words of the week features, lists of words related to a themes, and ESL list, a College Entrance list and a Language Lovers’ List and other related resources.  Word Dynamo  This stie has activities such as listening, matching and flashcards. Your Dictionary The Web's most comprehensive and authoritative language portal with every resource needed for language study in more than 300 languages.

 Taken from 50 Apps Students Will be Using in Your Classroom

  1. The World Factbook:
    iPhone fans with a penchant for all things geographical can download this annually-updated app (backed by the CIA!) for a quick look at information regarding every nation in the world.
  2. WebMD:
    Try not to slip into hypochondria mode, OK? Still, though, WebMD is a great app to keep on hand when trying to figure out a health issue.
  3. Black’s Law Dictionary:
    Be sure to download the latest edition and keep $54.99 on hand, because Black’s Law Dictionary stands as an essential download for anyone hoping to enter the legal field someday.
  4. Fooducate:
    Scan the barcode of any food product and receive detailed information about its nutritional value, as well as alternative purchases with more nourishing qualities.
  5. wikiHow:
    Learn how to do pretty much anything with more than 120,000 instructions uploaded by experts and non-experts from around the world.
  6. Google:
    Maps, Docs, Earth, Search (with enhancements!), and other offerings make life just that much easier to maneuver on the day-to-day.
  7. – Dictionary & Thesaurus – Free:
    When the words just won’t come, that’s where this top-notch app (which also happens to be joyfully free) comes in and shines.
  8. Wikipedia:
    The ubiquitous open source encyclopedia is now available on the smartphone, thus ending arbitrary pop culture arguments much, much faster than before.
  9. Wolfram Alpha:
    Probably the app to end all apps, Wolfram Alpha hosts pretty much everything students need for both classes and to satisfy their own curiosities.
  10. TED:
    Watch some of the world’s greatest lectures from some of the world’s greatest minds from the comfort of a smartphone screen.


 ENCYCLOPEDIAS Artcyclopedia Works of art and famous artists from history and the present Education Atlas.  The World's Largest Online Map of Education, Degrees, and Distance Learning Resources   Britannica Insights  A browser extension from Britannica     Encyberpedia. Encyclopedia Encyclopedia Britannica Online Grolier Online.  A comprehensive online encyclopedia and reference resource Kids Konnect Encyclopedia Wikipedia Wikibooks Wikitionary Wikiquote Wikinews Wikisource World Book Online World Almanac for Kids Online Yahoo Kid's Encyclopedia



THESAURUS Acronym Finder  The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus. INTERACTIVE   Your online thesaurus.


WIKIS Educational Blogging Wiki High School Online Collaborative Writing Library Success:  A Best Practices Wiki SwarmSketch Wilibooks  Wikipedia  Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world. Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference Web sites attracting at least 684 million visitors yearly by 2008. There are more than 75,000 active contributors working on more than 10,000,000 articles in more than 250 languages. Meta-Wiki - coordinates wiki projects Wikibooks  a collection of free educational textbooks and learning materials Wikimedia Commons A collection of images, sounds, videos and general media - over 3 million files  Wikimedia Projects  Wikiquote Wikinews Wikisource translates free source documents Wikiversity resources containing research and educational activities and related materials