50 Top Apps for Kids 2013
50 Best Apps for Kids from the Guardian---a great source
Links for Teacher Resources
The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.
Top Ten Educators on Twitter
Find interesting links and follow these people to get some good ideas
Teachers Quick Guide on the Use of Games in the Classroom
Lots of articles and links to why games work in the classroom and which games are most effective
100 Best Video Resources for Teachers
Excellent list of video resources for teachers in K12
10 Great Resources for Teachers
Updated July 2012---Up to date resources for the classroom
NCTE Declaration of the Importance of Media Literacy
The NCTE of adopted a resolution that supports the use of 21st Century Literacies in the English classroom. http://www.ncte.org/governance/literacies
Hundreds of Resources for Tech in the Classroom
The is from Livebinders, a very useful site. You need to click on one of the links at the very top of the page to access their resources.
Tips for Using Graphic Organizers in the Classroom
Graphic organizers help students understand concepts.
Creative Commons Resources
Here are a group of resources to help all teachers understand and teach about Creative Commons
100 Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
Well resourced list that is helpful for all teachers
200 Open Education Resources
Extensive list of many of the open education resources
Digital Citizenship Resources
Resources on digital literacy and cyberbullying are available here for teachers and parents who are dealing with these issues.
Digital Games in the Classroom
Joan G. Cooney Center from Sesame Workshop report on the positive impact of gaming on learning
Free Online Education from Ivy Leagues
EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free.
OER Commons Website
This is a website with hundreds of resources all Creative Commons licensed
Top 200 Open Education Resources
The Top 200 Education Resources are listed here.
Common Core Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. Whenever possible, we have identified which standards are referenced in our individual lessons.
Importance of Journalism
This is a statement from the National Council of Teachers of English on the importance of journalism in the English curricula. Some of the units in this website directly impact English classrooms and we thought it would be nice for teachers to see the policy statement from NCTE.
Howard Rheingold is a researcher who has focused extensively on 21st century skills and teaching them to students. This site is an excellent repository of work that investigates why students need these skills and methods for teaching them.