Tools for the Classroom
Tech Resources 2014
Some great resources from a great tech teacher---Alice Keeler
List of Resources on Blended Learning
"Blended learning" has become the term that captures the notion that student learn -- at least in part -- in an online environment, which is supervised by an adult. Blended learning is different than "casual learning," which is learning outside the school system that is unstructured and unsupervised. Students in "blended" environments take tests and are assessed on how much they have learned. But the key to the concept has to do with the "personalized" nature of learning: that technology makes it possible for students who either learn differently or have different interests to encounter material presented in a way that is engaging and meaningful to them.
10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps
Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.” The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.
A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources
Very interesting collection of resources for all teachers
55 Best Free Education Apps for iPad 2013
Here is a great list that came out in December 2013. Very useful for teachers and students
Building Books on the iPad
15 Literacy Apps to crate books on the iPad. Great resource for teachers and students
List of great TED Talks, Books, Bloggers
Here is a comprenhsive group of some of the best TED videos, best books of 2013, and best education bloggers.
LucidChart--Making Charts Easily
Lucidchart provides collaborative online diagramming to make it easy to draw flowcharts, org charts, wireframes, UML, mind maps and more. It works on Google Apps.
Blended Learning Resources
Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path or pace. While still attending a “brick-and-mortar” school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined withcomputer-mediated activities. Proponents of blending learning cite the opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment as two major benefits of this approach. Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.
Rocketship Education, based in San Jose, Calif., was the first charter school network to open schools using a school-wide blended learning model. Since then, other schools such as Nexus Academy  and Clayton Christensen Institute  have continued to innovate on applications of blended learning in their schools.
EdSurge Summit 2013 Tools for the Classroom
These thirty companies represent the latest in educational technology available for the classsrom. They were all selected for the ed tech summit held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA
EdSurge EdTech Index
Extremely useful for teachers
OnLine Doctorate Degree from the UK
For those of you interested in pursuing a Ph.D. here is a doctorate degree you can investigate. It is not free, but no degree is free.
Top Education Websites 2013
Excellent and comprehensive list of top websites for teachers current as of June 2013.
Checklist of Great Websites for Teachers 2013
Creating a MOOC
This is a guide to creating a MOOC for anyone interested but particularly targeting academics
How to get an M.A. in Education online
Check out the resources on this site
20 Google Docs Secrets for Busy Teachers
Some very helpful resources in this group.
Creative Commons Course for K-12 Educators
This is a FREE course and designed especially for the K12 educator. Please sign up by March 17, 2013.
Most Popular Teacher Tools of 2012
This is a great list coming from EdShelf, an excellent resource for teachers.
Best Tweets on Education
Here are more than 300 Twitter feeds on education for all levels of educators
New List of Great Tools for Educators
Great list just updated on October 15, 2012
Top 25 Education Technology Sites
Great list of education sites. This is all you really need!
Top 27 Free Tools to Collaborate
With the advance of web 2.0 technologies, there emerged a wide range of educational tools that we can use with our students in and outside the classroom.Collaborative web tools is one example. Using such websites, teachers will be able to help in holding online and real-time discussions with their students, help them in their projects and assignments, guide their learning, do backchanneling, and synchronously moderate discussion threads and many more.
Teaching and Learning About Journalism
Great resources from the New York Times that all teachers can use
Engage 2012--Excellent Video Project for Students
Excellent resources and great competition for students to get them involved in the Presidential election. Have your students use their cell phone cameras to enter and make their voices heard.
Google Docs for Educators 2012
List of Best Tech Tools for Teachers
This is a list of the 13 top tools for teachers. Each list has even more information. Great resource!
How to Teach Search
Search is one of the most important skills that students can have. If they know how to search, they are empowered to find whatever they need.
Cyberbulling Toolkit for Teachers
This toolkit is from Common Sense Media. You will need to register to get it.
K12 Guide to Going Google
15 Resources for Educators
Great resources for teachers
Deliberative Democracy in the Classroom
Great tools for the English or social studies classroom showing kids the power of democracy. It will help them get connected to the Presidential election
WeVideo Tools--a Great Way to Create Video for the Classroom
Free and Simple Tools to Create Video
The Best 15 Twitter Hashtags for Teachers
Another useful resource for teachers. Wow, so many resources, so little time.
Best Free Digital Storytelling Links for Teachers
This is a great list for teachers and for parents especially elementary parents. Everyone likes a story
101 Open Education Resources
This is a great presentation that teachers can use in class or share with their colleagues.
Hundreds of Lesson Plans from Digital Wish
These are great lesson journalism plans developed for all grades K to 12 in most subject areas.
Google Links for Educators
20 Free Tools To Create Presentations
Ideas for Fostering Classroom Relationships
Best 36 Social Networks for Educators
Some of the principal benefits of these networks is that they help you grow professionally and expand your knowledge base to include new ideas and concepts.
8 Free Tools For Teachers To Make Awesome Graphics
Information graphics which are the visual representation of data known as infogographics are making rounds online these days. It seems like web users are favoring this form of content format over other forms. Their visually attractive display, the bright and shiny colors they include are what make out of them an appealing means of communication.
Teachers Guide to Managing Social Media
It is a fact universally acknowledged that Internet has radically changed the way we perceived of the world. Reality has been supplanted by virtual reality and geographical borders have dissolved to give birth to a highly inter-wired world where the information travels both poles in a matter of a click. This drastic change brought about by Internet has touched upon every facet of our life and most important of all on education.
California Learning Resource Network
Using Google + in the Classrom
Some good tips
John McManus has written this book about techniques and strategies for detecting fraudulent websites and information on the web. A good read, for teachers and students alike. At the site you can sample the book, but a download or print version requires payment.
Lessons from Newseum
The Newseum, a fabulous museum in Washington, DC dedicated to journalism and the history of news, offers videos and lesson plans for your classroom. The site is now in its beta form, with a public launch coming soon.
Lessons from the Journalism Education Association
The JEA provides lesson plans submitted by its members, vetted by journalists and teachers, and ready to use in your English or Journalism classes.
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OER) are learning materials created by reputable organizations that are freely available for use, remixing and redistribution. For more information, click here
Interactive Web Literacy Tutorial
If you are going to use the web for research, don't be duped by what you find out there. Learn five criteria for evalution information on the web.
The goal of DOGO News is to provide a fun, safe and interactive environment for children to read and learn about real world news. Our news articles, are short, simple and include photos/videos in order to keep children focused and interested. We also augment our content with an integrated dictionary for challenging words and maps for geographical context.
School Newspapers Online
SchoolNewspapersonline.com can help schools create simple, inexpensive digital publications.
Each day TeenTribune posts the most compelling, relevant and interesting news for teens and tweens. Stories are selected by teens and tweens working closely with professional journalists. Teens and tweens can comment upon these stories. They can also submit their own stories and photos.
Extensive List of Free Tools
A long list of free tools that can help you with technology implementation in the classroom.
Google Docs PowerPoint Presentation
You can use this presentation in your classes
Using Google Docs in the Classroom
Video Tutorials on How to Use Google Docs in the Classroom