EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY + DIGITAL MEDIA LEARNING

  • MindShift’s Guide to Digital Games and Learning
  • Graphite.org - Tutorials, lesson plans, and best practices on teaching with technology; recommendations for ed tech tools to try, organized by classroom subject.
  • Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 - American Association of School Librarians
  • Google Chrome Accessibility Tools to Support UDL - A list of apps and extensions available within the Google Chrome browser to provide support for learners with a variety of needs.
  • Instagrok - A visual web browser that returns search results in the form of an interactive concept map. The level of complexity of the results can be instantly adjusted for the level of the learner by moving the "difficulty" slider on the top left of the results page. Excellent for student-driven research!
  • Smithsonian Tween Tribune - Non-fiction articles in a variety of subject areas organized by grade level, in English and Spanish
  • Epic! - An free app that has thousands of e-books and videos for kids, searchable by topic and grade/reading level. Many books have a "read-to-me" audio option, great for language learners and those with reading challenges. Spanish language e-books also available. Epic has a free account for educators.
  • Integrating Technology with PBL – Keep the End in Mind - Rather than building a project or activity around a tech tool, start with the content and skills that you want students to learn, and find the tool(s) that will support those goals.
  • 11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Tech tools to support different types of classroom projects.
  • Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Tech strategies to maintain rigor while responding to the diverse needs of students.