After the conference, I continued my informational reading by checking out websites that were recommended by various presenters. These are just too great not to share! (The blurbs are from the websites themselves.)
Newsela is an innovative way for students to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Registration is free. A bonus feature is the ability to adjust the reading level of the articles!
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled nonfiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.
Quizlet provides free tools to help you study anything.
Dogonews is a next-generation online network empowering kids to engage with digital media in a fun, safe and social environment.
Padlet gives you a blank wall. You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful.
RealtimeBoard is your regular whiteboard, rethought for the best online experience.