Useful Websites

Primary Education: - A great preschool through third grade interactive phonics/reading site - Math interactive activities, lessons, worksheets, and more - Library Media Games for students Reading Rockets-- Strategies to Help Kids that Struggle. Brain Pop-creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports teachers and engages students -contains lessons and graphic organizers for story elements
Middle School/High School: Math games tied to grade level standards - A fee based service that checks students' papers for plagiarism - Book discussion site, great for book clubs/talks - very similar to Goodreads - Source for online books, short stories, quotations, and reference materials Superkids Vocabulary Builders helps and reinforces vocabulary skills. - Source for learning how to use vodcasts in the classroom - This is probably the single best source for history teachers looking for primary sources. It is awesome! - Fifty sites for education leaders - not necessarily for students

General Teaching: - Post supply list for projects and get them funded! - Lesson Plans, etc. -Educational games for students. Media Awareness Activities --use of technology and sustainability in the classroom. - National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: Interactive Math activities broken down by grade level and math topic. -Searches, combines results in groups of similar information. Can search images, blogs, jobs, web. - Customized, teacher-created on-line activities and practice for students Activities and lessons to use with learning disabled students. Family Education Network-- The Web’s leading source of educational content and resources for parents, teachers, and kids. - Digital Portfolios Made Easy. Framework from which to build standards-based individualized portfolios. Originally designed for higher-ed students, it can be modified for middle school and high school levels.
[[ Resources]] - a PLETHORA of Google Earth resources from the notorius "Google Earth Girl", Cindy Lane from St. Louis, MO.
Circavie Makes interactive timelines

Personal Productivity: - Saves all your bookmarks in one place wherever you go - Schedule organizer Schedule Organizer - "Caffeine" a free app that lets your Mac computer stay bright for as long as you set it.

Website Creation Tools: - Free website authoring tool - Ultra easy website creation tool for the reluctant teacher

Audio/Video/Image Media: - Great source for images - Current event video clips and more - Takes an image and enables you to print it out up to 20 meters in size Takes videos from the web & converts for other uses Teacher Tube & You Tube Create fun art with words!!! file converter Copyright-friendly images and sounds - a great resource!!! - avatar creator (the one Katie used) - Great images for teachers! - Access the NBC archives for short clips from the news. Lesson plans included. Categorized for teachers--addresses pretty much EVERY subject, including math. - Convert document, video, audio, image, and compressed files online FOR FREE. - Free tool for Macs. Resize images before posting them on the web. This page link is a review. Follow the link to the download page. - free podcasting site

Free Software: - Sound editing software, good for creating podcasts -Educational software -Free open source drawing software for children - Create slideshows with narration or music is a free office suite with versions for both Apple and Windows OS's is a free media player that can play almost any media format in use today, available in both Apple And Windows OS

Social Networking: Linked In Ning Facebook Twitter - "microblogging" I learn about many new tech tools through this resource