Deirdre Doherty

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Journals and Research Articles

Read past issues of i.e. interactive educator magazine in .pdf format.

Winter 2007
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Summer 2007
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Research: Benefits of using SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard 

A list of reasons why you should be teaching with a board.


SMART's Ed Compass Newsletter

SMARTs EDCompass Newsletter  

                                                 SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard's latest news 


 Favorite Interactive Whiteboard Links

A teaching resource for interactive whiteboards. Hundreds of activities for the whiteboard. Many of these activities are great for independent and group work.

Whiteboard Resources




Teacher Podcast With Mark Gura

Professional Devlopment on the go with Mark Gura.


SMARTBoard Lessons Podcast

Hundreds of free interactive whiteboard podcasts to download on your portable player.

 Podcast Creator

Create Your Own Podcast

Websites for Teachers




 International Society for Technology Education

Providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education! New standards released June 2007.


Teachscape professional learning builds the capacity of instructional leaders to design, develop, implement, and sustain data-driven professional learning.

 MarcoPolo Internet Content for the Classroom

Easy to use and understand, materials for every subject and every level. Tech to Go to use right away.

International Society for Technology in Education

World's leading professional organization for the use of technology in education.

Apple Learning Interchange ALI

Free resources created by school based practitioners.


Teacher resource for literacy.

School Discovery: Kathy Schrock

Where and how to use content on the web. Hundreds of sites.

Technology and Learning Journal

Online version of the magazine for educators as well as resources and opportunities to learn about Ed. Tech.

The Journal: Technology Horizons in Education

Informing educators about developments in the use of technology for education.

EDIT620 E-Portfolios

All students in Professor Stein's Spring course The Role of the Computer Coordinator

Professor Stein Website

Resource for students in Role of the Computer Coordinator

SMART Board Lessons

The SMART Board teacher resource link.

 New York State Education Department

Current information on New York State Education

Woodlands Literacy Zone

Fun online activities to improve your literacy skills.

All Your Favorite Websites

One stop for all your favorite websites.

Websites for Students 

Animated Arcade Games

Get ready for some very interactive games

Kids Favorite Websites

One stop for all the best kids websites. You will want to bookmark this one.

Resume Builder for Teens

"This tool is to help you build a model résumé. The RésuméBuilder will dynamically create a template to give you an idea of what your résumé should look like. You can use it as a guide to creating your own résumé.


Book Adventure

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

AAA Math

Study Basic Math Skills-Unlimited Interactive Practice-Explanations and Examples-Challenge Games 



A free website to teach children to read. Perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.

PBS Kids

The PBS Kids Online, the home of your favorite PBS Kids characters with thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore. Play over 100 games.


ABCya! is a leader in free & exciting computer activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All educational computer games and activities were created by certified teachers! Activities are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way to learn. The activities incorporate content areas such as math and reading while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade games are equipped with sound to enhance understanding. You can also find great elementary holiday activities here!



156 free to use educational interactive resources for Primary Schools.

15 free to use fun games for children aged 4 - 11.

100 web links to other free interactive, image and software resources.


First School

First-School features free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts,  worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age. 


Mystical Ball


Mind reading site. Have fun.



We provide free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students.


Internet Safety


The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, has teamed with curriculum specialists Young Minds Inspired (YMI), to produce B4UCopy, a free educational program designed to raise student awareness of copyright and reinforce responsible online behavior.



Internet Safety Guide

To help you keep your child safe online, this brochure provides an overview of three areas of the Internet popular with children (email, the Web, and chat rooms).


Web Defense Sentry Parent Controls

Sentry Parental Controls offers comprehensive internet filtering and monitoring solutions to protect children while they surf the web, instant message, or chat with others.



Homework Help for Students 

Homework Help

Within each of the categories, find links that offer more specialized information.

Homework Center

Homework help search engine and a page of terrific content area links.


Age appropriate links for kindergarten though eighth grade.

Classroom Technology Projects



Global Schoolhouse

This is the original clearinghouse for collaborative projects from across the globe - projects hosted by the Global SchoolNet Foundation, other reputable organizations, and outstanding partner projects conducted by teachers worldwide! Whether you choose to join an existing project or announce one of your own, GSN's Projects Registry promises to save you time!

The Collaboratory Project

The Collaboratory provides a supportive and secure environment in which to promote engaged learning.

The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education

CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet.


Jennifer Wagner, creator of Technospud, has been successfully working with Prek - Sixth Grade teachers by providing ways for teachers to bring the use of technology into the classroom!

Connecting Students to Their Past: A World War I Project

Brenda Dyck explains how primary and secondary resources became a vehicle for connecting her students to some of history's most important lessons.

 CSI: Cemetery Scene Investigation

Students  look at cemeteries as primary sources needing to be preserved.  Using current technologies students will answer an important question.  Why is the preservation of local cemeteries important?

Titanic in the Classroom

Learn about the Titanic and its fateful voyage

PBwiki in the Classroom

Create a classroom wiki in minutes. Fabulous collaborative project for any subject area.

Children's Publishing

 Games, stories and publishing too.

E-Books for Children


  International Children's Digital Library

The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online.

Inspiring Literature, Inspiring Literacy: Excellent resources for children and educators.

An online resource with the goal of advancing students' reading skills by identifying, recommending and organizing a collection of public domain eTexts, online tools and links to worthy educational sites.

We Read

Free talking e-books and games.

BAB Books
Online stories and resources for kids.

Reading is Fundamental

This site is provided by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit children's literacy organization. Free books and resources for children.

By Gosh

Free illustrated stories, poems and novels.


Web enhanced reading adventures. Stories read aloud.

Light Up Your Brain

Children's audio books and games.

BBC Schools

Stories, words and pictures to support literacy. 

Candle Light Stories for Kids

Audio stories for children

Online Talking Stories

Interactive online books for all ages.

Story Line Online

Resources for Professional Development 

Podcasting for Teachers
Using a New Technology to Revolutionize Teaching and Learning


Deirdre Doherty Educational Technology Specialist

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