Technology in Education
Alma – A K-12 “wholistic” student engagement cloud-based platform, featuring an intuitive interface for teachers and administrators, and an easy to use portal for students and parents.
Box of Tricks – more than 100 resources focused on technology and education.
Discovery Education – provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.
Edublogs.org – helps teachers and students create blogs.
Edutopia – George Lucas’s resource that offers practical, hands-on advice, real-world examples, lively contributions from practitioners, and tips and tools.
ESL PartyLand – an interactive resource for teaching English as a second language, with activities for students.
Glogster – is one of the newer Web 2.0 resources around, but also one of the best. This is a place where users can create online and interactive posters for education.
Google Apps w/ Gaggle – students can share, collaborate, email, etc. all online, which makes it ideal for education.
Gradeconnect – online course management system that connects students, parents, and teachers.
iTunes U – Mac’s mobile learning center.
Intel Education – free online thinking tools and resources for teachers provided by Intel.
Mixbook – is a site where users can create online digital storybooks and share them with others in a safe secure environment.
Oregon Virtual School District – online teacher support run out of the Oregon Department of Education.
PBS Teachers – teacher resources and professional development.
Teach-nology – a reservoir of online resources for educators, including lesson plans, worksheets, and other effective tools for designing instruction that are time- and energy-saving.
TechLiteracy Assessment – by Learning.com, a web-based authentic assessment of students’ proficiency with technology knowledge and skills.
Texas Instruments – TI’s education technology page with with professional development, classroom activities, and downloads.
Voicethread – Create an interactive web page or story using this phenomenally easy educational resource.
Wiki – A wiki is a site that can be edited by more than one user. On Wikispaces an educator can setup free user accounts for their students and no email account is required.