Innovative Teaching includes Technology
Blogs
Podcasts and Vodcasts
Productivity
Social Networking
Visual Learning
Virtual Learning
Wikis
Portable Devices and Handhelds
Web 2.0 Tools
Educational Games
Interactive Whiteboards
iPads




Blogs and Microblogs
http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/ Great site for teachers to learn about and how create a blog for their classroom
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_ahead/ A roundtable of teachers who are making a difference in their classrooms
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/ Discussions on technology topics and trends in the K-12 arena

Sample teacher blogs
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/
http://sharingmyfabulousfinds.blogspot.com/
http://misskindergartenlove.blogspot.com/ Kindergarten blog
http://www.teachingwithtlc.com/ lots of teacher blogs with lots of ideas for 100 days.

Create your own Blog with Blogger
https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount?hl=en&continue=http://www.blogger.com/create-blog.g&service=blogger&naui=8

Podcasts and Vodcasts
To be developed

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Productivity: word processors, databases, spreadsheets, slideshows, sketch pads, and collaborative tools such as calendars and document centers.
To be developed

Social Networks including personal blogs, webpages, chatting and texting
To be developed

Visual Learning with photos and videos
http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7887151/mrs-kleins-language-example Language arts
http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/8265071/titanic-sinks writing

Learning through Virtual Environments with Second Classroom
http://secondclassroom.ning.com/
http://atlantisremixed.org/
http://ramapoislands.edublogs.org/

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Wikis for collaborative projects and learning.

One example of a Mathematics Classroom Wiki
http://278mathwiki.wikispaces.com/home

Hundreds of examples of wikis used by teachers and students for learning and sharing information
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis

Create your own wiki
http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers

Portable devices and handhelds
  • iPhone or iTouch (small cost per unit)
http://itunes.apple.com/pl/app/popmath-basic-math/id295536766?mt=8 PopMath from iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/pl/app/popgeo-usa-geography/id306048807?mt=8 PopGeo for US Geography

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Web 2.0 Tools for education
Audacity for PCs...Download the application to edit audio on your computer.
Garageband for Macs... Download Garageband's latest version and learn about its features.
Bubbl.us Easy to use to create mind maps and bubble documents.
Capzles Put all your media together and insert in your blog, facebook page, etc.
Delicious FInd and collect interesting sites and information as well as share it with your friends and colleagues.
Diigo Bookmarks, highlights, sticky notes, documents, images, all can be saved with Diigo and can be used on your iPad.
Drupal Build everything you need for your learning community, free, flexible and great for sharing with groups. Best to be created by technical expert and shared with members for use.
Google Earth Download Google Earth to view anyplace in the world, see 3D buildings, images, terrain, cities, museums, and much more.Great for geography classes and taking a global field trip.
Google Forms (Surveys) Create a survey and gather feedback for your project. Link to spreadsheets and presentations and drawings from this page.
Google Reader and Custom RSS Feeds Keep up with all your sites and readings as well as share your pages with colleagues.
MindMapper12 Create a mind map online and print to your desktop or save on the website.
Moodle Create courses for your students from school site or global partners.
Prezi Create your presentations online to show anywhere, anytime.
Skrbl Easy to use online whiteboard. Skrbl Now is a widget that allows you to share your whiteboard with others.
Skype
Slideshare Upload your slideshows, documents, and videos and show them anywhere, anytime.
Spicynodes
Storybird (http://storybird.com/tour/) Encourage students to read or create stories of their own.
Timetoast
TodaysMeet
VoiceThread
Voki
Webspiration... now a subscription application.
WizIQ
Wordle
Xtranormal Turn type or text into speech. Great for foreign language students, creating instructions for a process, help at home for students to learn a difficult skill, etc.

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Educational Games:
http://www.funbrain.com/tictactoe/index.html Tic Tac Toe

http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/getskill.cgi?A4=1 Funbrain Game finder. You can search by grade and subject.

Subject area and topics.... Websites for Education that can be searched by grade, subject, or both.
http://www.mathwire.com/index.html Mathwire offers lots of activities with printables.

http://illuminations.nctm.org Illuminations, a product of NCTM, is a resource for teaching math. Activities, lessons, Standards and web links.

http://calculationnation.nctm.org/Games/Game.aspx?GameId=C80CC5F0-624D-4CDD-B761-7E0B364404E1 Great games for students to practice math skills such as factors, primes, flips and slides, fractions, squares

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Interactive whiteboard software

National School Products
http://nationalschoolproducts.com/nsp/product_listing.php?s=2&c=18&sc=84&gclid=CLfC_YeLtaUCFZJe7Aod0yGiZA

Interactive Whiteboard Software – resources for teachers
http://www.interactivewhiteboardsoftware.com/Math.html

Promethean
http://www.prometheanworld.com/

Dabbleboard
http://www.dabbleboard.com/

Interactive sites to use on an Interactive Whiteboard
http://rmtc.fsdb.k12.fl.us/tutorials/whiteboards.html#sites

Integer Cars
http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/flash/IntegerCars/IntCars4_b.html

Fraction Rods
http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/flash/Fraction%20Rods/FractionRods.html

Go to Eggs- discover fractional parts by dividing up the eggs in the cartons
http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/flash/Eggs/Eggs.html

Center for technology and teacher education - Mathematics
http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/flash/home.html

Technology in the Classroom at Witchita Public Schools
http://technology.usd259.org/modules/groups/group_pages.phtml?gid=1491594&nid=130846&sessionid#smartboards

Whiteboard Tutorials and Templats
http://rmtc.fsdb.k12.fl.us/tutorials/whiteboards.html#resources

Smart Notebook Tutorials
http://www.smarttech.com/us/Resources/Training/Training+Search

Interactive White Board Resources from Amphitheater Schools
http://www.amphi.com/departments/technology/whiteboard/eleminteractivesites.html

Mrs. Hurley’s ESL page of Smartboard favorites
http://www.mrshurleysesl.com/smartboards/smartboardfavorites.html

iPads for one to one learning

From Apple
http://www.apple.com/ipad/from-the-app-store/

Smart Apps for Kids offer lots of free stuff.
http://www.smartappsforkids.com/

Top 50 Free Apps for students all levels and subjects
http://www.appstoreapps.com/top-50-free-education-apps/

Apps for Special Needs students -- cost between $.99 and $5.99
http://a4cwsn.com/50-ipad-app-donations/

10 lowcost apps that are highly rated for young children
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/10-best-ipad-apps-for-kids-937546

22 Free apps that "don't suck"
http://blog.go2web20.net/2011/04/22-ipad-apps-for-kids-that-doesnt-sucks.html

10 Apps for Elementary kids
http://imaginationsoup.net/2011/04/10-best-educational-ipad-apps-for-elementary-kids/

10 top apps with reviews by teachers
http://teacherswithapps.com/

Children's books for iPad with reviews
http://imaginationsoup.net/2011/06/best-childrens-books-for-the-ipad/
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