Whether you’re in need of some Easter lessons with a spiritual nature or maybe you’re an educator just looking for some seasonal fun. Regardless of your interest—puzzles, scavenger hunts, videos or poetry activities, you’re going to love bringing this holiday into your classroom with this updated collection of Easter Resources: » Harry Kindergarten: Check out this newly released video entitled “The Bunny Goes Hop”, an Easter pattern song for kids, produced by my colleague, Pete Harry. (For additional educational videos and songs, visit the Harry Kindergarten YouTube channel and/or website.) » Easter Teaching Resources is a Pinterest board filled with arts and crafts ideas, educational activities, and printables to help you celebrate Easter in the classroom. Edutech for Teachers
The Common Core State Standards are here. These are the apps you need. Tests and textbooks are catching on to the fact that teachers will be expected to meet the Common Core State Standards, but few apps are up to speed. Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core
Smore - Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly
OLE™ Community - Online Learning Exchange
A Simple Tool for Cleaning Up Your YouTube Viewing Experience
Technology has become a seamless part of students’ lives in and out of the classroom, and schools must find ways to integrate it. This is one of the conclusions in a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), which states that policymakers at the highest level need to understand the trend and form a cohesive course of action for schools to follow. In Born in Another Time: Ensuring Educational Technology Meets the Needs of Students Today — And Tomorrow the NASBE focuses on the importance of understanding students’ needs, ensuring that teachers are prepared to meet those needs, and shoring up the technical infrastructure that will allow schools to participate. “Our kids are digitally savvy when it comes to gaming, texting, and social networking, but when it comes to information, even the best students can be digital doofuses.” It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use
The very mention of QR codes will probably incite groans even in the least cynical of technophiles. What once was a tangible, exciting example of two-worlds colliding, bringing the physical world into the digital realm with funky barcodes and smartphones, now illustrates what can happen when we’re not really quite sure how to implement a fledgling technology. Football teams with QR codes on their shirts? TagMyDoc: Share Documents With QR Codes
The Gmail+1"hack" isn't a new trick and I can't remember when I first tried it, but it still works and it still provides a solution to a problem that a lot of teachers run into when they want their students to use a new web tool. Let's say there's a new service that I want my students to use but my students don't have email addresses that they can use to register for that service. In that case I can quickly generate Gmail addresses for my students by using the Gmail+1 hack. Here's how the Gmail+1 hack works: 1. Create a new Gmail account just for your class. Example firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services
Turn Pictures Into Stories With Fotobabble This morning I shared an old post about Fotobabble on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. In response to that post Stewart Whitney shared his experience of using the Fotobabble iPhone app. Stewart's comment got me to try the Fotobabble iOS app. Fotobabble is a free service that allows you to quickly turn a picture into an audio picture story.
Workarounds for Clipping Web Pages into Evernote on iOS
Cyberkidz preschool games for toddlers - at home or at Kindergarten
Great cybersafety site from the FBI for Teachers & Students With school back in session, one topic that’s on many class curriculums around the nation is cyber safety. After all, it’s a hyper-connected world—with texting, social networking, e-mail, online gaming, chat, music downloading, web surfing, and other forms of wired and wireless communication now a regular part of children’s lives. The FBI has a new program that can help. Today, as part of its longstanding crime prevention and public outreach efforts, the FBI is announcing a free web-based initiative designed to help teachers educate students about cyber safety. It’s called the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge—and it was developed with the assistance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and with the input of teachers and schools.
How does Systems Manager work? Systems Manager lets you configure, monitor, and support devices in your organization. 100% cloud based, Systems Manager eliminates costly, complex management appliances and software. To get started, simply create a Cisco Meraki dashboard account and enroll your devices in Systems Manager. These devices will securely connect to the Cisco Meraki cloud, enabling you to deploy applications, set restrictions, monitor, and diagnose your devices through a simple web application. Systems Manager
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JAM with Chrome
About ABC Splash - splash.abc.net.au ABC Splash brings you the best Australian content from across ABC TV and Radio plus high-quality video from around the world. a new world-class education website for Australia packed with hundreds of videos, audio clips and games watch and play at home and in school See volcanos erupt and microbats fly.
USB Flash Diskette I made this USB flash diskette a couple of months ago after salvaging floppy disks for garbage from our school's computer laboratory. I wasn't really sure what to do with it, but I got a feeling of saving them for later. Maybe I could make a lampshade out of it or just anything if I have free time.
Unused Words - Discover a new word every day
Repetition is Key! Working Towards Multiple Exposures of New Vocabulary | LessonWriter Blog Anyone over 25 can surely remember making vocabulary flash cards, writing words over and over to learn the spelling, and generating example sentences to try and cement the meaning of new words. Today’s students have an endless supply of mobile vocabulary flash card apps to choose from, so they don’t have to carry around a lame pile of colored index cards. Regardless of the medium the method of repetition to learn new words is not likely to fade anytime soon, nor should it according to mounds of research
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Geocube - The world of Geography at your fingertips
inkle » inklewriter Write as you play The inklewriter lets you write as you play, branching the story with choices, and then linking those branches back together again. It keeps track of which paths you’ve finished, and which still need to be written. There’s no set-up, no programming, no drawing diagrams – so there’s nothing between you and the empty page.
Below are some great YouTube channels for science. If you are a science teacher and you need some useful resources where you can search for and find educational science videos, then the list below would be of great help. Some of the channels listed below have thousands of subscribers featuring some of the best science videos online. This is one of the gifted science teachers who shares highly educational videos showing students and learners how to integrate science into day to day life. 7 Great YouTube Channels for Science
Google Documents and Common Core Standards
Some technology schools should stop buying TODAY
Infinity Ring: Read the books and play the games
InstaBlogg - Instant blog posts
Empressr - The Best Online Rich Media Presentation Application
theLearnia - Learn with your friends
Bibliography Templates for Google Documents
Do the Two Step to Protect Your Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box Files
360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World | Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth | AirPano.com
infuselearning | Empowering The BYOD REVOLUTION
Historypin | Home
7 Web 2.0 Tools for Students
Climate Science Info Zone - Home
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Cramberry: Create & study flash cards online
Watch free documentaries online | Chockadoc.com
Culture Street - Activities - Stop Frame Animator
Start a Computer Programming Club at Your School - Digital Education
PicView for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Construct 2 the HTML5 Game Maker - Scirra.com
Welcome to RoboMind.net, the new way to learn programming
Highlight Web Pages, Share Your Notes | Annotary
Get 25GB of Box Storage with Fetchnotes
Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com
SoundCloud - Share Your Sounds
Have Fun Teaching
DNA of a 21st Century Educator (v2)
ClassJump.com - free websites for teachers
Update Your Browser
online annotation tool
Sketch and doodle your brains out.
Dictation - Online Speech Recognition
30 in 60 @ Blackfoot ETC 2012
One way to grow a networked teacher, is to grow a networked learner #pln " Cat's Pyjamas
65 Years Ago a UFO Probably Maybe Possibly Crashed on Earth at Roswell
Shelfster - Capture information from everywhere and create useful documents.
ScootPad :: Practice. Learn. Succeed!
pastelink.me | the easiest way to share files online
Dictionary definitions you can understand - YourDictionary
Dairy Interactive - Virtual Tour - Videos
A Simple Guide to All That Teachers Need to Know about Digital Citizenship