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Links for March 21st Tech Training- Exploring Online Resources:

Blog to Follow:
I will be making heavy uses of resources shared at the Free Technology for Teachers Blog. It is recommended you start following this blog for ongoing great resources.

Resources to Investigate:
• Pyramid of Learning through Web 2.0 tool
An ebook including introductions to more than six dozen web tools for K-12 teachers. Additionally, you will find sections devoted to using Skype with students, ESL/ELL, blogging in elementary schools, social media for educators, teaching online, and using technology in alternative education settings.
• The Awesome Library - 37000 educational resources organized by academic category


Art & Music
Art Project by Google
Convert to Cartoon - Change your image into a cartoon to use in other projects
Getty Games Art Games for kids
Monster Exchange (with writing)

World Languages

Health and Physical Education

Language Arts
Grammaropolis - Fun Grammar Games & Videos
Google Literary Trips - Using Google Earth as part of literature studies
• Little Bird Tales - Digital Storytelling for Young Students
• Monster Exchange (with art)

Math
Planet Orange - Money Lessons for K-6 Students
Personal Finance Lessons for Middle School
• Khan Academy Self paced lessons in over 2100 educational topics
• What Khan be Done with It - Ways to use Khan Academy in school

Social Studies
Fake Facebook - for historical figures
The Week in Rap - Current events


Science
Discovery Education Science - CT provides us with a free license - get password from Marji
• Khan Academy Self paced lessons in over 2100 educational topics
What Khan be Done with It - Ways to use Khan Academy in school
Magic Pen A Problem solving game based on geometry, Simple machines and physics principles
Exploratorium The museum of science, art, and human perception with  On Line Activities


Technology

General
Evernote - Website for organizing online information and links
Plagiarisma - A Plagiarism Checker
Voki for Education - Ideas for using Vokis (avatars) in the classroom
• Quicklyst - A Quick Way to Create Outlines
Pollmo - Online quick poll creation tool
Skype in the Classroom - video conferencing with other classrooms
Twurdy - a web search with readability index

Professional Productivity
Drop Box - Online storage for all your files- instant backup and universal access
• Evernote - Website for organizing online information and links
• GMail - Managing Contacts
• Google Reader - A way to manage sites you want to stay connected with. Part of your Google login- look under my account.


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