Sites With Information for All Subjects and Levels

Game Creating/Programming - Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.  
Augmented Reality - Augmented Reality on Commoncraft Show is a video that explains augmented reality and why it is so important.

Conversion Tools - Zamzar is a free on-line conversion tool for images, video, documents and more.

Curriculum -
The Khan Academy (mostly math and science, but does have other content as well) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Despite being the work of one man, Salman Khan, this 1600+ video library is the most-used educational video resource as measured by YouTube video views per day and unique users per month. We are complementing this ever-growing library with user-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World.

Curriculum - The Gateway to 21st Century Skills - This site is amazing!  It has tons of resources for every subject, every grade including educational technology!  There are resources, projects and lesson plans.  Please check this one out!

Curriculum - Apple Education is a site which has all kinds of information to assist with technology integration, projects ideas, resources, professional development, ISTE Nets, special education, apps for educations and more.  It is not all Apple specific.  Under the curriculum section there are manuals on how to do student led documentary films, movie making curriculum and challenge based learning ideas.  You can transfer ideas to PC if you are not using Mac hardware.

Digital Citizenship
- CyberSmart Student Curriculum - Common Sense Media is pleased to announce that the free CyberSmart! curriculum is now part of Common Sense Media's education programs. Over the next year, Common Sense will be updating the CyberSmart! lesson plans and adding video, interactive components, and a rich complement of parent resources to create an integrated K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.

Games - Factstaff - This site has Powerpoint Games that you can dowload and use with your class. All subjects and grade levels.

Global Connections - ePals - (email, blogs, etc. for connecting with other classrooms around the world) ePals is the leading provider of safe collaborative technology for schools to connect and learn in a protected, project-based learning network. With classrooms in 200 countries and territories, ePals makes it easy to connect learners locally, nationally or internationally.

Graphic Organizer/Mind Mapper - Bubbl.us is an on-line graphic organizer/Mind Mapper.

Interactive Learning  -  Interactives - Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.  Annenberg Learner's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Learner videos exemplify excellent teaching.

Lessons and Activities - Thinkfinity is a site which has several lesson plans and activities for all age levels and content areas.

Lesson Plans - Lesson Plan Listing is a site with Technology Integrated for all subjects and grade levels

Lesson Plans - Microsoft Education Lesson Plan Site has levels for all subjects areas and grade levels with technology already integrated.

Lesson Plans and Resources - PBS Teachers Resources has lessons, information and activities for all content areas and age groups.

Lesson Plans/Tutorials - Brain Pop (lesson plans, tutorials, videos, animations, games, engaging)

Magazine Maker - Mag Cloud lets you create your own magazine to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.  It is a new format in which to present material.

Media/Videos - PBS LearningMedia is a new digital teaching and learning platform that offers the best of public media content and is produced specifically for teachers from pre-kindergarten through college. It aggregates content from member public television stations and government agencies, such as the National Archives, in a single online platform. With free access to more than 14,000 video clips and other high-quality resources tied to the Common Core standards, teachers can download, save, and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience, PBS says.  The free service allows educators to search for any keyword, standard, topic, or grade level and use the content they find in the classroom.

On-Line Course Builders -http://udemy.com/   Udemy is a website that enables anyone to create an online course. The goal is to provide our teachers with everything they could possibly need to create a great learning experience over the internet. Everything is completely free, because we believe nobody should have to pay for Udemy unless they are making money themselves.

Plagiarism Checker - Dustball will check student work for plagiarism with this on-line application.

Professional Development in Technology - http://www.schooltechnology.org/p/technology-integration-workshop.html  Welcome to an easy to follow online professional development (PD) workshop for school media and technology specialists (and if you are not one, you will be by the end of this workshop). This is an online step-by-step guide to help you develop your own School Technology Plan that you can complete at your own pace.

Professional Development in Technology - Carl Anderson Blog hosts free online technology training in all kinds of educational technologies.

Programming - Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience.

Puzzle Maker - Eclipse Crossword is a site that allows you to build custom puzzles for use with your students.

Resources  - Apple Education is a site which has all kinds of information to assist with technology integration, projects ideas, resources, professional development, ISTE Nets, special education, apps for educations and more.  It is not all Apple specific.  Under the curriculum section there are manuals on how to do student led documentary films, movie making curriculum and challenge based learning ideas.  You can transfer ideas to PC if you are not using Mac hardware.

Resources - Federal Educational Resources for Academic Excellence has animation, primary documents, photos, entrepreneurship, all subjects, all grade levels.

Resources - Video -Stock Footage for Free is a Great resource site for absolutely public domain video footage.

Resources - Educational Technology -Tech for Teachers Blog -  The purpose of this site is to take an extensive list of websites that are considered high quality, reliable, and valuable and organize them in a way that even "non-techy" teachers can utilize them.

Resources - Educational Technology - Vermont eLearning Project - This site was created for grant teams working under the eLearning Vermont Project.  It has all kinds of web 2.0 tools listed by category.  Examples include:  timelines, research tools, collaboration tools, survey tools, organization tools, comprehension and learning tools and so much more.

Resources - Laura Candler offers free resources, primarily for younger grades in all subject areas.

Resources - emTech Emerging Technologies has more than 15,000 resources for teachers, parents and administrators organized by subject.  This is an excellent resource.

Search Engines - CyberSleuth Kids Safe Search Guide for all Subjects K-12

Story or Discussion Starters - Starting Gate Press offers pictures about of everyday things from along the road or sidewalk that will get your students thinking, making observations and connections, talking and writing: "What happened?"     "What will happen?"     "What's going on?"

Videos - Watch Know offers free videos to enhance lessons

Web 2.0 - Tools Zone - (technology and web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning - great resources!)

Web 3.0 - Web 3.0 by Kate Ray is a video on vimeo that illustrates what Web 3.0 (semantic web) is all about - and here we are only just getting used to Web 2.0!

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