Twitter Favorites

I have assembled some of my favorites found on Twitter that will help our students and school staff have the best 21st Century resources which I could find. These were collected between July 2011 to January 2012. Recognition to all of the professionals on twitter who provided links to these valuable resources.



Best of the web: 19 sites you shouldn't be without


Top 10 websites schools would bookmark on students' home computers


The Best Social Studies Sites of 2011:


Updates to "Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning"


The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011


New additions to "The Best Sites For Learning About Animals"


Top 100 websites of 2011:


Cybrary Man’s Educational Websites Live Binder:


Elementary: Math Websites



App Advice Guides:


Speech to Text Apps on your iPad:


Apps for science educators


65+ iPad Apps Perfect For Elementary School


The 50 Best iPhone Apps |


Apps in Education: More Kindergarten iPad Resources


iPad Apps for Science Educators


100 iPad #apps that are perfect for high #school


Emerging Technology in Education: iPad Apps We Have been exploring at West High:


Spreadsheet of Apps for Autism:

OTs with Apps!


Apps for Autism: 60 Minutes Special


Apps for Bloggers:


Apps for Science Lovers:


iPad apps for elementary, middle, & high school


Best Free iPhone apps:


Apps for Education Page:


40 Amazing Apps for the Learning Disabled:


September 11 Memorial Application:


iPad Apps Recommended for Administrators:


Catalog of iPad apps for Teachers and Students:


K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering:




Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Quick List Of iPad Resources For The Classroom


Evidence of Learning on the iPad in Kindergarten


5 Apps for Creating Interactive Books and ePubs on your iP*d


Super Collection of iPad Resources:


Kindergarten kids: A pencil, eraser and an iPad


iPad in the Classroom Transforms the Learning Process


All kinds of great resources for iPads in Education at


Quick List of iPad Resources for the Classroom:


iPads in Schools Live Binder:


Live Binder of iPod and iPad Touch Resources for PK-12 Educators:


iPad Exploration:


Best Interactive Books for the iPad:


iPods and iPads for Learning:


How a medical student uses an iPad for patient care:


Some Fun iPad Lesson Ideas:


Mobile Learning for Special Education: What’s the Bigger Picture:


Best iPad Applications:


Great Resources from Apple on iPads in Hands on Learning:


Integrating Technology into the Preschool Classroom:



Twitter and Facebook

The Essential Twitter Dictionary:


Twitter in the classroom


To Tweet Or Not To Tweet for Educator's World's best way to explain Twitter to not-yet-tweeters.


Suggestions for teachers using #Facebook for classroom instruction:


The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers ->


Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, Email, Google+ - why/when use each one.

Escaping your Educator Island through Twitter:


Facebook and Twitter Guides for Educators:


An Educators Guide to Twitter:


8 Videos to Help Teachers Get Started on Twitter:


Twitter Quick Guide for Teachers and Districts:


50 Essential Special Education Twitter Feeds:


Getting Started with Twitter:




Technology and Web 2.0 Tools

Nice list of tech resources: Broken down by use


Top 12 Free Printable Lesson Plans of 2011


Super Book of Web Tools for Educators


Watch 75 Full-Length National Geographic Films for Free


Huge Collection Of #edtech Resources-Educational Technology Clearinghouse:


Engaging Student Learning through Web 2.0


84 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed Treasure–Chest December 4, 2011


The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Education in 2011:


Periodic Table of QR Codes:


Google for Educators Resource:


25 Incredible Assistive Technologies:


96 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest August 28, 2011 | Tech the Plunge


59 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest August 14, 2011 | Tech the Plunge


Top 20 Social Networks for Education:


78 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest July 31, 2011 | Tech the Plunge




Social Media Policy

Legal and Practical Issues with Teachers Using Social Media In and Out of the Classroom


Nice Collection Of Resources For Social Media Policy From @ASCD:



General Tips

27 Tips and Tricks for Principals:


Best resource for finding new apps for my teachers and students


Resources from Jim Wright to use data and problem solving teams to improve your RTI process


More than 500 free Etextbooks:


Calcoolate: The coolest scientific calculator on the web


How to Set Up Gmail for School iPads and iPods


QR Code Implementation Guide:

10 Tools for Getting the Most from Dropbox


Complete Guide to Google Reader to include how to Send to your blog


100 Different Uses for Evernote:


APPitic-NEW POST: "Easily Build App Libraries"


Free Technology for Teachers: Send Email Attachments to Your Dropbox


General Education

15 Schools Using Flipped Classrooms Right Now


How A Flipped Classroom Actually Works [Interview]


Grading Practices and Resources:


Check out these great idea for using smartpens for reading instruction from @EngagingTech


Oxford Owl is Great for Reading and Math


National Center for Literacy Education:


21st Century Leaders Use 21st Century Tools to Communicate with Parents:


Packers 2011 Media Guide:


So you want to make project-based-learning work in your district or school? Here are 10 things to keep in mind!


Beyond CliffsNotes: 100 Free & Useful Tools for When Time’s Running Out


Shift Happens in Iowa:


Do classroom sound systems reduce special-education referrals? Seems like a low-risk, low-cost strategy, so why not?






If you know an Art teacher be sure to share this resource blog with them:


40 Incredible Blogs that are Changing Education:


30+ Open Wikis Every Educator Should Know About | Edudemic


20 Education Administrator Blogs You Should Start Following Right Now


Blogs for Art Teachers:



David Kapuler's Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps

 The wave of the future is here, especially for education.  Terms like 21st Century Computing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and Cloud Computing are mainstream.  The introduction of mobile devices, iPods, netbooks, and more specifically, the iPad, has brought technology to more students than ever before.  A one-to-one computing environment is not only a possibility, but also a reality in more school districts than people realize.  With all that being said, below are my 10 favorite sites for finding educational apps.

  1. APPitic - Great site with over 1300 reviews done by Apple Distinguished Educators.  These apps have been tested in different grade levels with different instructional strategies.
  2. Mind Leap -  Excellent site with reviews built on a five-star scale.  Reviews are done on a wide range of subjects and offers a nice breakdown of statistics such as educational quality, engagement factor, and shelf life.
  3. Best Kids Apps -  Site with great reviews on iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.  These reviews have a basic age rating and a nice image to go along too.
  4. Mac App Store - Probably the most comprehensive list of apps around.  This application from Apple is the ideal place to find and purchase apps.  Works on Snow Leopard OS and above.
  5. Fun Educational Apps -  Ideal place to find reviews of apps for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.  This is one of my favorite sites to find in-depth reviews with lots of pictures of the app.
  6. Smart Apps for Kids - Designed by a dad on a journey to find the best iPhone & iPad apps.  These apps are reviewed on a four-star scale and offer a nice "bottom line" for those who don't want to read the whole review.
  7. Best Apps for Kids - Wonderful site that does a great breakdown of an educational app, with reviews done on a scale of  one through five.  Offers readers advice on whether they should purchase the app or not.
  8. Teachers with Apps -  Great site with reviews of apps that include videos and images.  Ideal for teachers looking to find that perfect app for the classroom.
  9. Apps in Education - Nice collection of iPad apps that are reviewed by subject.  These reviews are brief and to the point.
  10. I Education Apps Review - Designed as a community effort of reviews posted by a variety of users.  There are even student reviews to give a unique perspective on the use of an app.

Bonus - Teach with your iPad -  Wonderful wiki that lists a ton of apps by subject, type, and grade level.  A must see!


Mobile Learning

Top Mobile Learning Applications


More Great Mobile Learning Applications


General Applications

40 Amazing 40 Amazing iPad Apps for the Learning Disabled

A Creature Feature You Tube channel with educational videos good for iPad or iPod Touch

dot ePUB Convert any web page to ePUB format; works on iPad, iPod Touch, or Kindle.

Free Kid's Music Fun music for any mobile device

Harry Kindergarten You Tube channel with educational videos good for iPad or iPod Touch Learning In Hand Resources for iPod, iPod Touch, iPad, Podcasting, and Netbooks

How to find E-Books How to find a thousand free e-books online

How to check our E-Books from the KC public library Directions for checking out E-Books from the KC Public Library

Lee's Summit R-7 iPod/iPad User Agreement Agreement contract to be completed if issued a district purchased iPod or iPad

Mobile Learning 4 Special Needs Mobile learning resources for special needs students

Mobile Learning: Using Tools At Hand Article advocating mobile learning along with resources Making The Most of Your iPad Wiki of resources for classroom use

Mom's with App's Moms With Apps is a catalog of great children's and family-friendly apps. Search by educational categories and age groups to discover new apps and developers.  Don't miss App free Friday. iPad, iPod Touch, free

Special Ed Apps Store Link to iTunes Spec Ed App Store

Tarheel Reader A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens many languages (K-12)

Wonderopolis Wonder a day, works great on the iPad (K-12)

Educational Apps

APPitic Search for educational Apps

5 iPad Reading Apps Compare/Contrast 5 iPad Reading Apps, iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Stanza, Zinio

50 Educational Apps for iPod Touch List of educational apps categorized by subject

10 iPad Apps for Autism Helpful Apps for Autism

Adobe Ideas 1.0 For iPad Digital sketchbook app for iPad that supports layers and save as PDF Apps4Kids The best iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad apps for kids  (K-2)

Apps in Education Directory of apps for students, teachers, and special education  (K-12)

Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Many Apps for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Best Kid Apps Best kids Apps for the iPad, iPod Touch (K-7)

Digital Storytelling With The iPad Apps, tutorials, and resources to use the iPad for digital storytelling

Educational Apps For iPod Touch Apps categorized by subject area

iEAR Directory of educational apps with reviews

Fun Educational Apps List of recommended Apps for learning, Apps free Friday

ICDLW International Children's Digital Library App

iPad Apps and Accessories for Special Needs List of apps for special needs

Mobile ADE Hottest Apps used by Apple's Distinguished Educators

Moms with Apps Every Friday the website features a free App for the day

Poddy Training Using iPod Touches in the kindergarten classroom

iPod Apps by Grade Level and Subject Google spreadsheet of educational apps with cost, grade level, subject, and iTunes link.

Teach With A Touch Google presentation of educational apps

WorldCat Mobile Locate books and periodicals in libraries all over the world

We are Teachers Educational iPad and iPhone Apps

iPad/iPod Touch 

10 Useful iPad Tips And Tricks From Mashable

Cybraryman iPad, tips, information

Dos and Don'ts For iPad and iPod Touch; things to keep in mind to ensure they work smoothly in the classroom from Tony Vincent

iPad Academy Get schooled & skilled on the iPad - Training, tips, and tutorials

iPad Accessibility iPad comes standard with accessibility features that help people with disabilities experience all that it has to offer

iPad Configure Accessibility Configuring accessibility features

iPads for Learning Apps, classroom ideas, and technical tips

iPad Guided Tour Videos from Apple

iPad How-To's How-to's on multiple topics

iPad User Guide From Apple (PDF)

iPod Touch User Guide From Apple (PDF; model with camera)

iPod Touch in Class Tricks to using the iPod Touch in Class

iPod Touch User Guide From Apple (PDF; model without camera)

iPad Transfer files Transfer iPad files using iTunes

iTips & Tricks Tips and tricks for iOS devices

Sign in and Out of Store Directions for signing in and out of the Apps store as a different user Troubleshooting iPad Tips for troubleshooting iPad


Beyond the Basics Beyond the Basics: Backup, Restore, and Transfer

IPods in Education "A Classroom in your Pocket"  Slide Share, ways to use iPods in the Classroom

iPod Sync Music Sync Music to iPod Classic or Nano

Troubleshooting Troubleshooting your iPod

Playing iPod Music Tutorial for playing music on the iPod

iTunes Tutorial Basic tutorials for working with iTunes

iPod Manuals Classic, Nano, Touch


Create an iTunes Account w/o a Credit Card Instructions on setting up an iTunes account without a credit card


100 Ways to use the iPod 100 ways to use your iPod to learn and study better

Books Should be Free Download Podcast or MP3 to iTunes and use on Mobile Device

How to Create a Vodcast How to create a video podcast

Tips for Podcast Fans Finding Podcasts

ITS Recommended Podcasts

60 Second Science Podcasts Quick reports and commentaries on the world of Science Children's Fun Storytime Features dramatically intoned readings of favorite kids’ stories like The Little Engine That Could and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Dragonfly PBS Kids Podcasts

Lion King Audio podcasts from the movie Lion King

Podbean Create a free podcast

Poem of the Day Audio recordings of poems by many of the heavy-hitters—Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes—so it’s easy to find a poem appropriate for your class.

Radio Willowweb The students at Willowdale Elementary in Omaha, Nebraska, produce regular 10-minute audio podcasts containing segments like “Did You Know?” and “Vocabulary Theater” packed with grade-perfect learning. Your students will get a kick out of hearing Revolutionary War history from fellow third graders!

Sesame Street Podcasts for

Science Show for Kids Five-minute audio podcast hosted by psychology professor David Brodbeck, who invites children to send in their burning questions. How do bees make honey? The Story Home Original and classic children's audio stories. Every other week, The Story Home will offer a brand new story read to you by a very special storyteller named Alan (2-6) Story Nory Stories for the iPod