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.

 

Websites:

Best of the web: 19 sites you shouldn't be without http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/best-of-the-web-19-sites-you-shouldnt-be-without-1051838?src=rss&attr=all

 

Top 10 websites schools would bookmark on students' home computers http://j.mp/vsvImu

 

The Best Social Studies Sites of 2011: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/12/07/the-best-social-studies-sites-of-2011/

 

Updates to "Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning" http://bit.ly/fFam9b

 

The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011 http://zite.to/s0nlvg

 

New additions to "The Best Sites For Learning About Animals" http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/03/07/the-best-sites-for-learning-about-animals/

 

Top 100 websites of 2011: http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2011/11/top-100-sites-of-2011.html

 

Cybrary Man’s Educational Websites Live Binder: http://cybraryman.com/livebinders.html

 

Elementary: Math Websites http://zite.to/s6xtTS

 

Applications

App Advice Guides: http://appadvice.com/appguides

 

Speech to Text Apps on your iPad: http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/2012/01/speech-to-text-apps.html

 

Apps for science educators http://bit.ly/vo1veZ

 

65+ iPad Apps Perfect For Elementary School http://edudemic.com/2011/11/palm-beach-apps/

 

The 50 Best iPhone Apps | http://PCMag.com http://bit.ly/vzJjt0

 

Apps in Education: More Kindergarten iPad Resources http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-kindergarten-ipad-resources.html

 

iPad Apps for Science Educators http://j.mp/tQOXOa

 

100 iPad #apps that are perfect for high #school http://vsb.li/tXWYPl

 

Emerging Technology in Education: iPad Apps We Have been exploring at West High:  http://ht.ly/1g1CQR

 

Spreadsheet of Apps for Autism: https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/medford.k12.wi.us/pub?key=0AjbIta8OTS0KdHRMVWx0Q3pvOWRXRXBfd01jc3lqakE&hl=en&single=true&gid=0&output=html

OTs with Apps! http://otswithapps.wordpress.com/

 

Apps for Autism: 60 Minutes Special http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_8b7PgnNQQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Apps for Bloggers: http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-bloggers

 

Apps for Science Lovers: http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-science-lovers

 

iPad apps for elementary, middle, & high school http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/

 

Best Free iPhone apps: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-iphone-apps.htm?t=1319892749

 

Apps for Education Page: http://cybraryman.com/apps.html

 

40 Amazing Apps for the Learning Disabled: http://www.matchacollege.com/blog/2011/40-amazing-ipad-apps-for-the-learning-disabled/

 

September 11 Memorial Application: http://www.ipadnewsdaily.com/671-sept-11-memorial-app-shows-past-and-present.html

 

iPad Apps Recommended for Administrators: http://www.diigo.com/annotated/1188da7221cf53316b8c7bd8b0ea22ac

 

Catalog of iPad apps for Teachers and Students: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3050

 

K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow

 

 

iPads

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Quick List Of iPad Resources For The Classroom http://bit.ly/tgQIYG

 

Evidence of Learning on the iPad in Kindergarten http://bit.ly/rUC2h2

 

5 Apps for Creating Interactive Books and ePubs on your iP*d http://bit.ly/n1FkZ0

 

Super Collection of iPad Resources: http://bit.ly/teUzen

 

Kindergarten kids: A pencil, eraser and an iPad http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-educational-technology/p/887011967/kindergarten-kids-a-pencil-eraser-and-an-ipad-zdnet

 

iPad in the Classroom Transforms the Learning Process http://zite.to/vWWdew

 

All kinds of great resources for iPads in Education at http://ipadacademy.com

 

Quick List of iPad Resources for the Classroom: http://www.teachhub.com/ipad-classroom-resources

 

iPads in Schools Live Binder: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=26195

 

Live Binder of iPod and iPad Touch Resources for PK-12 Educators: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/36989

 

iPad Exploration: http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/iPad+Exploration

 

Best Interactive Books for the iPad: http://appadvice.com/applists/show/best-interactive-books-ipad

 

iPods and iPads for Learning: http://www.sitehoover.com/ipodtouch4learning/

 

How a medical student uses an iPad for patient care: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/10/medical-student-ipad-patient-care-education.html

 

Some Fun iPad Lesson Ideas:

http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/2011/10/some-fun-ipad-lesson-ideas.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Mobile Learning for Special Education: What’s the Bigger Picture: http://www.inov8-ed.com/2011/08/mobile-learning-for-special-education-whats-the-bigger-picture/

 

Best iPad Applications: http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-ipad-apps

 

Great Resources from Apple on iPads in Hands on Learning: http://education.apple.com/ipad-learning/

 

Integrating Technology into the Preschool Classroom: http://networkedblogs.com/kliFu

 

 

Twitter and Facebook

The Essential Twitter Dictionary: http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/the-essential-twitter-dictionary_b1205

 

Twitter in the classroom http://bit.ly/sGhxjg

 

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet for Educator's http://bit.ly/tmo8sl World's best way to explain Twitter to not-yet-tweeters.

 

Suggestions for teachers using #Facebook for classroom instruction: http://on.mash.to/uI3qnB

 

The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers -> http://edudemic.com/2010/06/the-ultimate-twitter-guidebook/

 

Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, Email, Google+ - why/when use each one. http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2011/12/twitter-facebook-rss-feeds-email.html

Escaping your Educator Island through Twitter: http://www.slideshare.net/curtrees/slate-2011-twitter-island

 

Facebook and Twitter Guides for Educators: http://smartboardgoodies.com/2011/11/16/facebook-twitter-guides-for-educators/

 

An Educators Guide to Twitter: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=34291

 

8 Videos to Help Teachers Get Started on Twitter: http://davidwees.com/content/eight-videos-help-teachers-get-started-using-twitter

 

Twitter Quick Guide for Teachers and Districts: http://www.teachhub.com/twitter-quick-guide-schools-districts

 

50 Essential Special Education Twitter Feeds: http://teachingall.blogspot.com/2011/08/special-education-advisors-50-essential.html

 

Getting Started with Twitter: https://docs.google.com/a/medford.k12.wi.us/document/d/1g_KXRC-1ndy-PL4xpcpmhQrxOZG0fRC80a-MX1Ptxyw/edit?hl=en_US

 

 

 

Technology and Web 2.0 Tools

Nice list of tech resources: http://bit.ly/yOZifX Broken down by use

 

Top 12 Free Printable Lesson Plans of 2011 http://www.teachhub.com/top-12-free-printable-lesson-plans-2011

 

Super Book of Web Tools for Educators http://www.scribd.com/doc/45186316/Super-Book-of-Web-Tools-for-Educators

 

Watch 75 Full-Length National Geographic Films for Free http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/12/watch-75-full-length-national.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freetech4teachers%2FcGEY+%28Free+Technology+for+Teachers%29

 

Huge Collection Of #edtech Resources-Educational Technology Clearinghouse: http://etc.usf.edu/

 

Engaging Student Learning through Web 2.0 http://educationtnt.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Tools+for+Teachers

 

84 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed Treasure–Chest December 4, 2011 http://zite.to/rHwy5w

 

The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Education in 2011: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/11/14/the-best-web-2-0-applications-for-education-in-2011/

 

Periodic Table of QR Codes: http://www.scoop.it/t/the-best-of-qrcode/p/444797031/periodic-table-of-qr-codes

 

Google for Educators Resource: http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/google-for-educators_22.html#.TqMuayFWIgk.twitter

 

25 Incredible Assistive Technologies: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2011/09/25-incredible-assistive-technologies.html

 

96 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest August 28, 2011 | Tech the Plunge http://jeffthomastech.com/blog/?p=11321

 

59 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest August 14, 2011 | Tech the Plunge http://j.mp/pNUIaM

 

Top 20 Social Networks for Education: http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-20-social-networks-for-education.html

 

78 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest July 31, 2011 | Tech the Plunge http://j.mp/pyCItb

 

 

 

Social Media Policy

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

http://slateinwi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2011-SLATE-Voelker-Legal-Teachers-Use-of-Social-Media.pdf

 

Nice Collection Of Resources For Social Media Policy From @ASCD: http://bit.ly/sueJTm

 

 

General Tips

27 Tips and Tricks for Principals: http://blog.simplek12.com/education/tips-tricks-for-principals/

 

Best resource for finding new apps for my teachers and students http://bit.ly/e3ZbmF

 

Resources from Jim Wright to use data and problem solving teams to improve your RTI process http://www.jimwrightonline.com/wested.php

 

More than 500 free Etextbooks: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/12/bookboon-more-than-500-free-etextbooks.html

 

Calcoolate: The coolest scientific calculator on the web http://www.calcoolate.com/

 

How to Set Up Gmail for School iPads and iPods http://learninginhand.com/blog/how-to-set-up-gmail-for-school-ipads-and-ipods.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+learninginhand+%28Learning+in+Hand%29

 

QR Code Implementation Guide:http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2011/05/qr-code-classroom-implementation-guide.html

10 Tools for Getting the Most from Dropbox http://zite.to/w2ZrHy

 

Complete Guide to Google Reader to include how to Send to your blog http://theedublogger.com/2011/11/07/the-complete-educators-guide-to-using-google-reader/#link

 

100 Different Uses for Evernote: http://www.andrewcmaxwell.com/2009/11/100-different-evernote-uses/

 

APPitic-NEW POST: "Easily Build App Libraries" http://appitic.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=1&Itemid=302

 

Free Technology for Teachers: Send Email Attachments to Your Dropbox http://bit.ly/qKnhIa

 

General Education

15 Schools Using Flipped Classrooms Right Now http://vsb.li/qGpaQL

 

How A Flipped Classroom Actually Works [Interview] http://edudemic.com/2011/12/real-flipped-classroom/

 

Grading Practices and Resources: https://docs.google.com/a/medford.k12.wi.us/document/d/1r4xrDAKkChmGsHAp2eK3pj1tQC55LG8CB1Vau-lRO1A/edit

 

Check out these great idea for using smartpens for reading instruction from @EngagingTech http://www.engaging-technologies.com/support-files/reading_instruction_using_the_livescribe_smartpen.pdf

 

Oxford Owl is Great for Reading and Math http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/12/10/oxford-owl-is-great-for-reading-math/

 

National Center for Literacy Education: http://www.ncte.org/ncle

 

21st Century Leaders Use 21st Century Tools to Communicate with Parents: http://the21stcenturyprincipal.blogspot.com/2011/10/21st-century-leaders-use-21st-century.html

 

Packers 2011 Media Guide: http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/media-guide.html

 

So you want to make project-based-learning work in your district or school? Here are 10 things to keep in mind! http://www.edutopia.org/stw-replicating-pbl-tips-get-started

 

Beyond CliffsNotes: 100 Free & Useful Tools for When Time’s Running Out http://bit.ly/d9GNO1

 

Shift Happens in Iowa: http://www.iowafuture.org/2011/08/04/iowa-did-you-know/

 

Do classroom sound systems reduce special-education referrals? http://sbne.ws/r/8yOn Seems like a low-risk, low-cost strategy, so why not?

 

 

 

 

Blogs

If you know an Art teacher be sure to share this resource blog with them: http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/

 

40 Incredible Blogs that are Changing Education: http://edudemic.com/2011/12/group-blogs/

 

30+ Open Wikis Every Educator Should Know About | Edudemic http://edudemic.com/2011/12/open-wikis/

 

20 Education Administrator Blogs You Should Start Following Right Now http://zite.to/uDxQWR

 

Blogs for Art Teachers: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/05/blogs-for-art-teachers.html

 

 

David Kapuler's Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps

http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3617

 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

http://www.themobilenative.blogspot.com/p/top-mobile-learning-sites.html

 

More Great Mobile Learning Applications

http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/mobile_learning.htm

 

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

iPod

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

iTunes

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

Podcasting

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
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