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Simon Munk
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Roberto Catanuto expert
Roberto Catanuto Teacher, Club Instructor CH
Education expert

Good question. I also think there isn't a general survey about this topic and there won't probably be one.

This could happen because the web is inherently collaborative and rapidly changing, so a good survey today is outdated in a few months.

I can add just my experience: when it comes to study physocs or science related topics, one of the best software I've ever seen is phet.colorado.edu. You can experience with science as if you were in a laboratory. And my students acutally love it.

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Experience 4 years ago
Cam Yick
Cam Yick Swimmer/Play Explorer US

Speaking from the perspective of recently being in high school:

I second the recommendation for the simulations at phet.colorado.edu, ESPECIALLY for physics. Certain topics that are tricky to replicate physically (ex movement of electrons for circuits, or seeing the rays/images change for lenses and mirrors) are TREMENDOUSLY easier to conceptualize when you have access to s a simulation.

For math (through basic calculus, ex derivatives and limits), Khan Academy's interactive exercises are tremendously helpful. If you are struggling, the three tiers of "hints" when tackling problems allow people to acclimate to various increases in difficulty. Sal is also a wonderful explainer.

In elementary and middle school, I tremendously enjoyed learning vocabulary (and being ethical) through sites like freerice.com . Howstuffworks.com is also a great site for younger kids, who may be less concerned about "how can I master all of physics" and more curious about "where do rainbows come from" or "how does a car engine work"?

The college courses (ex MIT's Opencourseware) are detailed and high quality, but younger kids may have trouble maintaining the discipline/motivation to push through it on their own. That said, an index of most of the major free online learning resources (not just for academic topics) can be found here:

http://www.noexcuselist.com/everything

What sorts of collaborative working sites were you thinking of? Like a bulletin board (such as stixy: http://www.stixy.com/ ), a shared to-do list, or a place to make presentations together? I have a folder of "webapps that look cool to try someday", but in the end almost every group project ends up getting done in Google Docs or Google Slides.

Hope that helps, feel free to follow up ;)

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Experience 4 years ago
Stephanie Hayward
Stephanie Hayward Bristol, GB

'Reading Eggs' is great as it is an online program for 3-7 and 7-13 year olds. There is a free 2 week trial that you can do by visiting the website :)

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Opinion 4 years ago
Mohammadreza Afshari
Mohammadreza Afshari I live in Iran and iam a student Abhar, IR

http://yadbegir.com/

It means 'learn about tech'. You can follow BBC Click - it has good answers about this topic.

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Opinion 3 years ago

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