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The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educator

The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educator
The Teacher Tap is a free, professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities. Check out the Project Overview for more information. For a more indepth look at these topics, go to our online courses including: We're in the process of updating this resource, so you'll find a mixture of old and new pages. Related:  semResources by Subject/Topic

Top 50 Education Technology Blogs Education technology has many supporters in its movement to alter traditional teaching methods. This list of the top 50 education technology blogs includes writers, technicians and social media experts…but they all are teachers. The “movers” are teachers who facilitate learning among other teachers and in the classroom, the “shakers” teach new philosophies and innovations, and the folks “on the ground” offer news, tools and methods of using those tools in the classroom. This list is divided into those three categories, and each link within those categories is listed alphabetically. The links lead straight to the recently updated blogs, and the descriptions supply information about that blogger’s achievements, including careers and jobs. Movers Shakers Absence of Limitations: Through over two decades of IT experience, Mr. On the Ground

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity.

SlidePoint - Online Presentations that Do Not Require Flash! Ideas And Inspiration For The K-12 Community - K-12 Instructional Resource Center Story Creator – Create Your Own Narrated Picture Books on Your iPad Last week I attended one of Kathy Schrock’s excellent presentations about teaching with iPads. I quickly filled up five pages in a Penultimate notebook while listening to Kathy. One of the apps that she shared that was new to me was Story Creator. Story Creator is a free iPad app that makes it easy to create narrated picture books on your iPad. To create a narrated picture book on Story Creator start by inserting a picture as your book’s cover. My only complaint about Story Creator is that in order to share your stories you either have to share them on Facebook or create a Story Creator account to share them with others via email. Tags: book creation, digital storytelling, free apps, free ipad app, free ipad apps, language arts, story creator

Digital Promise Launches Web Tool To Find Ed Research -- THE Journal Research Digital Promise Launches Web Tool To Find Ed Research By Dian Schaffhauser05/18/16 A new, free resource from Digital Promise aims to provide an easy way to hunt down research in education, teaching and learning topics and to uncover connections between those topics. Digital Promise is a not-for-profit that undertakes work for accelerating innovation in education. The latest initiative, Research Map, is intended for education leaders, policymakers, students and even ed tech developers who want to read up on the latest research about a given subject. The map offers three views, chord, network (pictured) and list. The map offers three views, chord, network and list. The chord view shows each of the research topics around a circle with "chords" drawn between them. The list view is text-based. Simultaneously, the network and chord views also include two side panels, one for filtering results and the other with a list of papers or articles on the topic. About the Author

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