Resources

OnlineDegrees.org has a page with the Top 100 technology blogs for teachers.

star David B. Glick & Associates (Educational Consulting) has a wonderfully extensive list of classroom resources categorized by subject area and grade level. For example, the page on Internet Safety has links to sites for kids – including a broken one for QUICK (Quality Information Checklist). Via Google, I found an alternate location for QUICK (and another). (For adults, the page Internet Safety has an overview and links to more info.)

star T4 – Jordan School District (Utah) / Transforming Teaching Through Technology has links to lots of technology resources. Don’t miss the “Just for Fun!” link – which doesn’t include Websites as Graphs (explanation).

star Ivy’s Search Engine Resources contains a cornucopia of kid-friendly sites to use when looking for information. Includes links to other similar collections of sites, including Ivy’s Dictionaries for Kids page.

star Educational Technology Clearinghouse has links to a wide variety of research, resources, and subject-targeted information.

star Stretch Your Digital Dollar is the name of a site created by teacher Katy Scott. Its blog portion has long posts about a variety of topics related to technology integration. The site has sections on Lesson Ideas (organized by grade level and subject area), Professional Development (starter guides, prezis and more), Resources and Archives (which lists the titles of past posts – the easiest way of checking all the topics about which she has written). The explanations that go with links are well done; the resources look quite useful.

starCybrary Man” Jerry Blumengarten has huge numbers of links to Educational Web Sites organized by grade level, subject area, and teacher tools. The extensive content makes up for the overly busy layout.

star The Ask a Tech Teacher web site has a page of Great Kids Websites that is organized by grade – huge number of links, including over 30 typing sites (slightly different lists in mutiple grades).

Warren McCullough’s wazmacdotcom site has “resources and ideas for innovative schools.” It includes extensive links to software and a wide range of education and IT related resources. Some portions show the Australian home of the site.

Classroom-aid.com has a blog on 21st Century Teaching and Learning with many interesting posts, including:

The US Dept. of Education has an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP); their “Ideas that Work” page has three sub-topics. I found this link from the Resources page of a site titled Response To Intervention & Universal Design For Learning Central

The New York Times published an article titled Finding Good Apps for Children With Autism. It has pointers to multiple sites that categorize and describe apps. References include a post titled iPad Apps for Autism, a site named Special Needs Apps for Kids, a site named Apps for Children with Special Needs, and a site named iAutism (iPad, iPhone, Android … and Autism).

Shelly Wier, Arkansas State Consultant for School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Services, has lots of links to information relevant to special education. See her favorite websites, relevant reading, and the site archives.

I ran across a posting from Leonardo Ornellas Pena, a professor in Brazil on the LinkedIn group Technology Integration in Education. He is interested in teaching English and using Web 2.0 tools to that end. His post pointed to a sub-set of the information on his Google-based English 2.0 site (“… a collection of free, innovative multimedia and Web-based resources that can be used for practicing, learning, and teaching English Language.”), which includes links to English language resources, web 2.0 tools, and a blog. The subpages of the just-listed pages include links to categories of suggestions (for English: Dictionaries, Learning, Listening, News, Phonetics, Teaching and Writing; for Web 2.0: Bookmarking, MindMaps, Picture Search, Podcasts, Presentation, Publication and Word Clouds). The blog page is at this point a few more links, including to his star Blogger page for English learning links, which is well worth a look. It contains links to some fascinating sites. One that really struck me was a star Phonetics site that shows someone making the basic sounds of English, along with diagrams that show what happens in the mouth and throat to produce the sound.

star One of the pages on a site for a full day workshop titled Web 2.0 tools for Professional Teaching Associations is Toolkit A-Z for Education is a long list organized alphabetically of sites of use to educators. Contains many link I’ve not seen elsewhere. Alphabetic organization makes it difficult to find sites for a particular purpose. While you’re there, check the other pages on the site, including Find free images online! (which has dozens of links to pages for finding free images) and Student Tools (under More!).

There’s an extensive list of Digital Storytelling Resources at Blogging on 21st Century Teaching and Learning. It will take some time to check out even a portion of the links included.

Modeling Instruction is a teaching strategy covered in the pages linked from Success Stories about Modeling Instruction.

Discovery Education (created by the Discovery Channel) has extensive resources for administrators, teachers (organized by grade range and subject), parents and students. The latter two pages have links to homework help and WebMath (helps solve a wide range of math problems).

iste (International Society for Technology in Education) has a Special Interest Group (SIG) for Innovative Learning Technolgy (sigilt). This group has a wiki site with a page of its members’ favorite web 2.0 tools.

ICTmagic (ICT: Information & Communications Technology) is a way too busy home page to a site with huge numbers of commented links to web-based information. In addition to math resources (also linked elsewhere on this site) many other topics are covered (see list in the left-hand column). I’ve been exploring some of the Web 2.0 Tools. The section Computer Game Builders & Programming has a broken link to Kodu (more here and here, download here), a free game-building app from Microsoft.  The author’s blog has an interesting post on Using Creativity to Raise Achievement.

Chittenden East Supervisory Union has a Great Sites for Kids page with links by subject area.

ZaidLearn’s Master List has has links to all sorts of learning resources. There’s lots more at Free Technology for Teachers

Ms. Nwafor has a list of links to a variety of resources that seem to be targeted at (roughly) grades 5-8.

Free Books Online and More Free Books Online – links to sources for text and audio books, even a free book-swap site.

The American Association of School Librarians page points to a page with “Essential Links” for School Library Media Program Development. The site also has a page of the “Best Web Sites for Teaching and Learning” – which has links to “Standards for the 21st Century Learner” (PDF, 2 versions) and “Landmark Web Sites” (authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance).

Room 108 is “Primary Kids Education Site. ” Sub-pages include “Free Stuff for Teachers” and “SmartBoard Resources.”

Cherokee Trail High School (Colorado) is making extensive use of technology – see pages on “Audio and Visual Resources” and “Blog, Podcast and Google Sites.”

Free photos can be found at Pics4Learning.

You might want to explore 5 TED Talks on Science That Will Blow Your Mind or 100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists. Science Made Simple has “Winning Science Fair Projects.” Also see 50 Awesome Ivy League Lectures All About the Future.

The Canadian Museum of Nature has a Teacher Zone and Natural History Notebooks with facts about over 250 species.

Upside Learning seems to have lots of links, including Top 100 Learning Game Resources and Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. In a similar vein, Learn Me Good includes 25 Edu Blogs Worth Reading. More learning games at 26 Learning Games to Change the World (also see “Related Posts” near bottom of page for more).

Touchboards.com sent an email titled Interactive Whiteboards 101 that had its “Top Ten Educational Resources.”

SmartTeaching.org‘s blog only has entries from 2008, and some are out of date. However, the blog has many interesting lists of links, including:

Useful Web Tools for Trainers is a Google spreadshet that lists lots of web tools grouped in categories, with columns for “General/Secular Education Applications” and “Sample Jewish Education Applications.” At the end of the spreadsheet are additional links, mostly to web pages with their own lists of web tools.

The site assessmentfocus.com has short descriptions and links to “500+ educational assessment instruments and test development tools.” It groups them by area and topic – K-12 (Early childhood, Collaborative skills, History, …), Higher ed, Professional, Test preparation, and Test development (Offline, Online, Rubrics, …).

Using Flip Cam Video: Will Hatch (ANWSU) recently asked on a list I monitor, “Has anyone had luck putting flip cam video into powerpoint slides?” He got two responses. David Mitchell (Hazen Union School) replied, “My students drop their Flip videos into MovieMaker, cook them down to .wmv files and they import into PowerPoint without a hitch…”. Jon Morris (St. J Elementary School) replied, “Convert the AVI to a WMV file, then it works.  Also,  I inserted into smart notebook software pretty easy as well (Free Download if you have at least one smartboard at school).   Here is the article about why it won’t work the way you want it to. ” The article recommends free software, Prism Video Converter, for making .wmv files.

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