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'Great Websites for H.S.' - CommonSense.org

posted Dec 16, 2016, 6:54 AM by Jeffrey Jones

"There's still nothing as reliable as the web when it comes to classroom tech.

Given all the sites out there, there's also nothing as overwhelming.

And when you add in the fact that it's tough to find great content for older students, sometimes high school students don't get as much exposure to tech.

We're here to help with this hand-picked list of the best of the best web-based tools for high school students.

It features tools tuned to the sensibilities of older students, and the picks span all subject areas.

We've also made sure to curate useful and flexible tools that can be used all year long."

Tech Toys & Educational Toys

posted Dec 13, 2016, 7:55 AM by Jeffrey Jones

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology lists "Tech Toys, STEM Toys, and More" with categories of...
  • Part I: 5 Tech Toys Under $100
  • Part II: 5 Tech Toys Under $50
  • Part III: 5 STEM Toys Under $25

Skype in the Classroom

posted Oct 11, 2016, 6:37 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 6:50 AM ]

Dotstorming - A real-time group brainstorming and decision making app

posted Oct 4, 2016, 8:35 AM by Jeffrey Jones

"What is DotstormingDotstorming takes the process of dot voting online to allow groups of people to collaborate on a topic."

Richard Byne of FreeTech4Teachers.com writes 'Try Dotstorming for Brainstorming and Voting on Ideas',
"...you can create a space for people to post digital sticky notes...What makes Dotstorming different (from Padlet) is that once the notes are posted, you can have people vote for their favorite notes."

Recommended by Jeannie Timken & Jennifer LaGarde

Padlet - Free 'Virtual Wall'

posted Oct 4, 2016, 8:06 AM by Jeffrey Jones

"Padlet is a free, online "virtual wall" tool where users can express thoughts on topics of their choice. It's like a piece of paper, but on the Web."  (Source: 'Five Ways to Use Padlet in the Classroom')

Resources on using Padlet:

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning (AASL)

posted Sep 11, 2016, 6:34 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 6:34 PM ]

"Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner." ALA.org (AASL = The American Association of School Librarians)

Using Quizlet & Quizlet Live

posted Sep 9, 2016, 5:42 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated May 25, 2017, 8:48 AM ]


Laney Experts/Evangelists: Alison.Dareneau, Leah.Keating, Brenna.Sheehan and OTHERS! 
Let me know if you would like to be added to the list.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning from AASLA

posted Sep 4, 2016, 5:52 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 5:52 PM ]

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning from AASLA (American Association of School Librarians)
"...honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning..."

50 Best Free Teacher Resources of the Decade...

posted Sep 4, 2016, 5:37 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 5:39 PM ]

The 50 Best Free Teacher Resources of the Decade So far (source: Fusion Yearbooks)
"From tools that help you map out your lesson plan to those that help you map the face of Mars, let’s take a look at amazingly free teacher resources you need in your classroom. If you’re still using yesterday’s resources, these tools are going to transport you into the future."

Graphite.org - Reviewed 'Web 2.0' Sites, Apps & Games

posted Sep 3, 2016, 8:08 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 8:08 PM ]

Graphite.org - Teacher Reviewed 'Web 2.0' Websites, Apps & Games - Searchable or Sortable/Filterable Reviews and Ratings | Top Picks | Common Core Explorer | Lesson Flows | Boards

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