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.