Useful Links

Below you will find some sites for you to visit.  This list will be revised as new and interesting sites become available.  If you find a site you think should be added to this list, email me the site information and I will add it here.

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File Sharing File Stork Send a stork to request files from anyone, anywhere. FileStork offers Dropbox users an easy and secure way to request files from anyone. 
File Sharing Send To Dropbox Ever wish you could email files to your Dropbox? Yeah, me too. So I wrote an application to do just that! It's free, fast, secure and super simple too. All you have to do is connect with Dropbox, get your unique email address, and start sending files! After a few minutes they will automatically appear in your "Attachments" folder. We have some great features too, like automatic archive unzipping, folder organization, and plain text and html message copying, with more on the way!  
File Sharing DROPitTome Securely receive files from anyone to your Dropbox. Ever wish you could easily receive big files from anyone? Now you can! Together with Dropbox you can setup an unique upload address with password protection. DROPitTOme is your one stop solution when an email is just not enough. 
Google Google Home to everything Google. Go from Searching to Creating your own site. 
Google Google Docs  Home to Google Collaboration. Store and share your files from online. 
Google Teach Collaborative Revision with Google Docs Includes step-by-step guides for using Google Docs, a set of four documents for student use, and a teachers' guide with suggested lesson plans.  
Google Google Apps Education Community This site is brought to you by Google – especially for Google Apps educators and students. 
Google My iGoogle Top Follows Tab This is a link to my iGoogle Top Follows tab. The content from the feeds changes daily. You can add any or all parts of this tab to your iGoogle page. 
Google Google Tutor This site contains tutorials for just about every Google App.  
Google TIPS EVERY TEACHER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GOOGLE DOCS IN EDUCATION ( GREAT EASY GUIDE ) Google Docs is a free, web-based word processing, presentation, forms and spreadsheets program. This is one of the best alternative to the Office Suites, for you do not need any sotware download and you can access your files wherever you are with an internet connection. 
Instructional Videos Brightstorm Thousands of Free Math and Science Videos. These videos can be used in class or assigned for the students to view at home. 
Instructional Videos YouTube Teacher Channel YouTube Teachers is a new YouTube channel launched today by YouTube itself. The purpose of YouTube Teachers is to inform teachers about the many ways that they can use videos in their classrooms.  
Professional Development Strategic Goals: Formative + Summative = Rigor Rigorous expectations yield impressive results at New York's School of the Future, where regular assessments help keep students on track, and teachers strive to tap into students' true interests to bring out their best work. 
Professional Development Sharing: The Moral Imperative This keynote from the K12 Online Conference 2010, looks at the new obligation of sharing for educators. With stories from the a variety of sources, the fact that we now have the ability to teach and share beyond our classrooms is moving from “nice to do” to “necessary to do”. See if you agree. 
Professional Development Gene's LiveBinder Public Shelf Here you will find any LiveBinder that Gene has made public. 
Professional Development LiveBinders LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the Web 
Professional Development Free Technology for Teachers Richard Byrne shares tips, sites and how to's to help you in your classroom. 
Professional Development Learn It In 5 At Learn it in 5, you'll learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom - all in 5 minutes or less. Read more: 
Professional Development Keeping It Relevant and "Authentic" Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade algebra class. He assesses his students by challenging them to solve real-life problems, emphasizing their thought processes over getting the right answers. 
SMART Board Get SMART with SMART Boards SMART Board experts Harvey Almarode and Jim Hollis share resources to help teachers use the SMART Board more effectively in the classroom. 
SMART Board Teachers Love SMARTBoards James Hollis created Teachers Love SMART Boards to help teachers find quality resources to use with their SMART Board. 
SMART Board SMART Board Tutorials/Videos Two minute tutorials and various SB resources prepared by SMART Technologies. 
SMART Board Engaging Learners the SMART Board Way This site is loaded with SB resources and tips. There are links to helpful sites for all subjects and grade levels. Take a look and come back often. 
SMART Board Teaching With SMART Boards This site is mostly focused on using the SMART Board in Math classes. 
SMART Board PD to Go SMARTBoard Podcasts Loaded with links to SMARTBoard related activities. 
SMART Board SMARTBoards in Education A collection of notebook files and other resources to use in the classroom. Share your favorite resources and files! Please remember to abide by the Creative Commons and Copyright 
SMART Board Smart Board Revolution Ning All SMART Board educators, unite! Let's share ideas, tips, and lesson files and collaborate to maximize our students' learning. 
SMART Board Smart Board Revolution Wikispaces If you have files you would like to share, join the wiki and start posting. Include information about standards, subject, topic, and grade level band. 
SMART Board SMARTBOARDLOUNGE Looking for SMARTBoard resources? Look no further. The SBL has tutorials, lesson plans, videos and more. Knock yourself out with this one! 
SMART Board Smart Links Wikispaces SMART Links, a resource page for educators using SMART Boards in their classrooms. 
Social Networking Classroom 2.0 Welcome to, the social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education.  
Technology Integration 21st Century Engagement with Skype in the Classroom It’s always amazing to me how educators, can grab hold of something that wasn’t developed with us in mind, and make it our own. We have a knack for doing that, and we’ve done it with Skype. With Skype, educators are knocking down classroom walls,allowing our students the chance to hear from experts, and creating global learners. 
Technology Integration 59 Tips for Creating Engaging Screencasts While the document was made for Camtasia Studio, the tips apply equally well to those using Camtasia for Mac or any other screencasting tool. 
Technology Integration The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated on this site. 
Technology Integration The Florida Center for Instructional Technology  The Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) is located in the College of Education, University of South Florida, at Tampa, Florida. FCIT is funded by the Florida Department of Education, school districts, educational foundations, and others to provide leadership, instructional materials, and support services to educational institutions in Florida and beyond with regard to the integration of technology into K-20 education. The Center is also funded by the USF College of Education to support USF faculty and students through the iTeach Initiative.  
Technology Integration Richard Byrne's Favorite Tech Resources for Teachers Technology alone is not going to rehabilitate our lesson plans. However, when used correctly technology can improve our lesson plans and in turn our students' learning experiences.  
Twitter Twitter Information 140 characters at a time. 
Utilities Clearing Browser Cache on Windows or Mac In order to speed up web browsing, web browsers are designed to download web pages and store them locally on your computer's hard drive in an area called "cache". The cache contains a kind of travel record of the items you have seen, heard, or downloaded from the Web, including images, sounds, Web pages, even cookies. Typically these items are stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder. 
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