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Newspaper Map is an amazing overview of how news is being published — and by extension, how history is being written — by connecting literally thousands of newspapers from around the world on a single interactive map.

The Wayback Machine let’s you view every incarnation of your favorite website, from its inception through the present day.

Where’s my Droid is a free application that helps you find find your lost Android phone.

URLVoid uses various virus search engines to scan a website. It then gives you a very useful report you can use to evaluate the safety of that site.

Like any web reference, Qwiki begins with a search box on its main page. But instead of an article on a topic, the topic is explained by an automated voice while pictures, maps, and statistics appear to complement the spoken facts.

Gone are the days when teachers have to rely on the limited selection of paper-bound “readers” for supplementary material like primary documents or scholarly articles. There’s a plethora of sources on the web, and Google’s specialized searches make it easier than ever to find what you want.

Google Docs just got a bit more interesting, as you can now upload and share videos in Google Docs.

Raw Scripts is a browser-based platform that allows aspiring playwrights and screenwriters to to write a perfectly formatted script via a simple interface.

Cloze reading activities are pretty common in many classrooms as a way for teachers to gauge fluency and comprehension in reading. The Cloze Test Generator is an easy-to-use, free cloze reading generator with just a few bells and whistles to make things interesting.

Google’s advanced search function lets you filter search results by reading level.