Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development | Posted on April 29, 2010
A is for App: How Smartphones, Handheld Computers Sparked an Educational Revolution is a nice article that puts in perspective the effect of cell phones and iPod touch on education.
Tech Training Wheels.Com
Welcome to Tech Training Wheels, the one-stop place to train you in a variety of technology needs. We offer clear and concise tutorial videos about many different applications. Our goal is to simplify technology using step-by-step videos and screencasts to guide users of all levels. From the most advanced user to the beginner, we have trainings for everyone.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment | Posted on April 29, 2010
Assessment Software Tools for Learning compares various benchmark and formative assessment software utilities.
Twitter: Frequently Asked Questions is a forum that should give you a good grasp of how to use this social networking site.
Creativity Portal Writing Prompts is geared toward the upper elementary to middle school students, but the site offers a nice collection of ideas sorted by topics.
Frank Asch Animated Books Online is a great author site and works well with Promethean. There are also many teacher resources to go along with reading the books.
17 Great Spring Ideas for Early Learners is a nice list of activities to close out the school year from the We are Teachers blog.
The Preschool Playbook Blog is a wonderful site with practical hands-on ideas you can use in your preschool classroom. You should subscribe by RSS so you don’t miss a thing.
Teacher\’s Pet Teacher Resources is a site that has dozens of odds and ends for classroom use – many in tandem with IWB.
Lightning Bug is a site that helps students write stories from beginning to end.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in iPod Touch/iPhone | Posted on April 27, 2010
100 iPod Touch Apps for Education is a comprehensive list put together by Tony Vincent (Learning in Hand blog) for a Tennessee education workshop.
8 Wonders of the Solar System from Scientific American.Com has beautiful artwork and information as you travel through the solar system. Wonderful for IWB use.
Spin and Spell.Com reminds me a lot of the old See and Say toys of old. Students choose a category, click on an item, then click letters on the wheel to spell.
Personal Learning Network Made Easy is a great place to start for those wanting to grow in this area and establish a learning network. (Thanks to Once a Teacher blog).
101+ Web Resources for Students can be a great place for your students to begin when completing research projects.
Window on the World: Skype in Education is an excellent article from the College of Education at UNC.
Grow Your Personal Learning Network is an excellent article by David Warlick in the March/April Learning and Leading with Technology ISTE publication.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Grants | Posted on April 22, 2010
Dollar General Store Back to School Literacy Grants
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Back to School Grants provide funding to assist school libraries or media centers in meeting some of the financial challenges they face in the following areas:
- Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
- Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
- Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs
Click here to apply for the 2010 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Back to School Grant.
|Deadline to apply:
||May 21, 2010
||August 20, 2010
|Maximum grant amount:
Click here to download the 2009 Back to School Grant recipients.
Olympus Podcasting Grant for Teachers
Apply for the Podcasting Grant for a chance to win a free Tool Factory Podcasting site license plus all the digital media accessories you need to start a podcasting program in your school! To apply, simply develop and submit a lesson plan demonstrating how you would use podcasting in your curriculum. The most unique podcasting lesson plans that incorporate student involvement and creativity will win!
39 Web Based Utilities Not Requiring Registration is a great list of web tools for everything from converting text to audio, other file conversions, URL generators, and file storage utilities.