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Educational Resources/ Links

A work in progress…

Share My Lesson– Vast resource of lesson plans

For All Rubrics– Make rubrics for iPads– Education app reviews

Scribd– Read, Publish, and Share written documents.

Screencast-O-Matic– Take screenshots and screen videos

Toodoo – Create cartoons online

GoAnimate4Schools– Create animations. Requires an account.

Zotero– Bibliography and Resource library through your computer.– Math Online Resource

Study Island

Open Clipart– Free clip art source– Concept Map creation online

Grunge Textures– Graphic Art and Images source

Rubistar– Rubric creation site

Pixabay– Public Domain Images

Learnist– Collecting Media

Molecular Workbench– Visuals and Interactives for Teaching Science

PhET– Science Interactives

BrainPOP– Web based videos and games

Gooru Learning

Common Sense Media– Resources about Digital Citizenship

Tagxedo– Word Clouds

Wordle– Word Clouds

MailChimp– E-Newsletter creation

OER Commons– Open Educational Resources

Discovery Education– Must be a member. Many videos and artifacts for education.

US Geological Survey

Promethean Planet– Resource for Promethean Interactive Whiteboards

WolframAlpha– Cool website for computational analysis.

EdShelf– Reviews and recommendations for educational tools

Pixton for Schools– Words and Cartoons for Summarizing– creating online games for learning

Engrade– Free customizable gradebook

Thinglink– Make images interactive

PicLit– Similar to Thinklink, but limited. Place words on images.

Livestream– Watch live events

Padlet– Blank wall for creation

GoAnimate– Create animated videos for free

Animoto-– Photo editing

Agile Mind– Math Practice

Prezi– Alternative to powerpoint

Dipity– Timeline Creation

A Google A Day Challenges– Great warm up activities. interesting questions for research– Quick polls

Simple K12– Learning Community for Teachers to Share

Delivr– QR Code Generator

Edmodo– Online Educational Networking/

Educreations– Video lessons with iPad or browser

Steve Spangler Science– Science labs and videos


Zoho Sites– website creation

Mozilla Popcorn Maker–  Enhance, remix, and share videos.

Diigo– Online bookmarking

Delicious– Online bookmarking

LiveBinders– Online bookmarking

FreeTech4Teachers– Blog by Richard Byrne

Web 2.0 Calc– Online Scientific Calculator

Twurdy– “Too Wordy?” Text Analysis software tells you reading level of webpages.

InstaGrok– Educational Search Engine and much more

Tag Galaxy– Interactive way to find pictures. {I LIKE}

Last Pass– Saving Passwords

Photo Peach– add images to slideshows, add text and music.

Voki– Speaking avatar creation. Headshot with voice attached.

Blabberize– picture and sound added to funny images.

Voicethread– Add voice to powerpoints or documents. Work collaboratively on a document.

Little Bird Tales– type in stories then add drawings.

Pic Monkey– Photo Editing

Pixlr– Photo Editing

Padlet– Build walls to share interests. Similar to Pinterest. (Was called Wall Wisher).– Collaborative Notetaking

Primary Wall– Real time web-based sticky notes

Spaaze– Virtual corkboard

Triptico– group sorters, timers, games. Desktop app with multiple resources.

Dropbox– Cloud Storage. {I LIKE}

Google Drive- Cloud Storage with a gmail account

Sumopaint– Fun painting app

Skype– Web video chat

Jing– Screenshots and 5 minute video capture (free)

Imagequiz– Identify parts of a question/image

Ilivid Downloader– Free Download Manager (free and clean)

Online Convert– converting files online

Zamzar– Free online file conversion– Free teacher resources. 28,000 tutorials for college prep.  {I LIKE}

Learnzillion– 2,000+ high quality lessons by top teachers. COMMON CORE RESOURCES

DrawPlus– Free graphic design software


iPad Apps- Check the App Store to learn more about these.

Reflector App– Connect all iPads in a classroom.

Google Earth –  Excellent lesson plans on Google Earth. {I LIKE}

iMovie- Make and edit movies/videos

Flipboard– App to create your own magazine/newspaper from other sources.

Khan Academy– Learning tool with video tutorials on almost every topic.

Evernote– Note taking app. (Warning- Was hacked recently).

Quick Office– App to manage Microsoft Office Suite on wireless devices.

Notestogo– Note taking App

Office2HD- Note taking App

Noterize- Note taking App

Socialcam– Free video app for iPhone or Android

Futaba– Word games for kids

Elements– Chemistry app for learning elements

Periodic Table- Chemistry App

Splash Math-

Teacher Kit– Classroom management suite: seating charts, gradebook, attendance, notes, data backup, etc.

Class dojo– Behavior Management Software. Allows you to give points, track attendance, time, etc. {I LIKE}

Groovy Grader– Slide Grader App


Grade it-


Cloud Player-




Kindble books-

USA Today: Search Science

Coaches eye-

Apps Store- Finding apps

Apps Zapp pro- Finding apps

App Shopper- Finding apps

Free app magic 2013- Free Apps

Apps gone free- Free Apps

TCEA- Apps divided into content area

Observation 360-

Life on Earth- Biology iBook {I LIKE}


Social Networking and News Feeds



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554 Superintendents Memo Assignment

“Congratulations on your new job as Technology Director of Pleasant View School District! You just left the superintendent’s office. She spent the last hour sharing with you the data from the Technology Integration self-assessment survey sent out to all teachers in the district last spring. Recently, some of the board members shared their concern over being adequately preparing students with 21stcentury learning skills when they graduated from High School. As a result, the previous director sent out a survey that calculated whichtechnology tier level was used in the classroom. As you reflected on the data some questions arose. The superintendent is concerned. She wants you to analyze the data and come up with a plan for professional development offerings for this coming school year. She would like the memo in her inbox by the end of Session 11 so the concerns of the board can be addressed at the next school board meeting.

Also, Pleasant View School district received low state scores primarily due to subpar math scores. Please address this in your plan.

For this assignment I would suggest you go back and take a look at pages 17 – 20, Becoming a Reflective Leader – Application in Chapter 2. in The Technology Director’s Guide to Leadership. You may work on this assignment alone or in groups of 2-3 of your own choosing. A rubric for this assignment can be found:
Rubric for this assignment


552 Apache Server and Dynamic DNS

One of the major projects for EdTech 552 is to set up a personal web server from your home computer. Please follow the link below to access my project. This was a very tough and frustrating assignment, but I did learn a lot about the process and will continue using a personal web server in the future.


Teacher Tech Stuff

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A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning…

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This Exquisite Forest

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This Exquisite Forest. About the site.

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Common Core and Educational Technology

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Find and discuss ‘best of class’ ed tech resources to integrate in Common Core curriculum.

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10 do’s and don’ts to using PowerPoint to deliver lectures that don’t suck

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“Picture a half-full classroom with nearly-comatose students descending into the slow death that takes place while listening to a lecture that is as interesting as the buzzing of a mosquito that one cannot find in order to squash. It’s no secret that some teachers, even doctorates who work as college professors, suck when it comes to lecturing. Don’t let that be you!”

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