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Gayles Substitute Teachers Nov 09


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  • 1. Substitute Teachers:Top TenTechnology Resources
  • 2. Objectives
    Participants will:
    Access and use online resources to locate lesson plans and other materials helpful for substitute teachers
    Use modules of the Instructional Management System (SchoolNet) that are accessible without logging in
    Become familiar with modules of the IMS that will be accessible after obtaining a district user name and password
  • 3. Shared Resources
    Use my Delicious account to access all bookmarks for this workshop
    The PowerPoint can be accessed at Slideshare
    Search for substitute teachers
  • 4. School District of Phila.
    # 1
    Help Desk
  • 5. Free Printable Resources
    Thousands of free activities and worksheets
    Custom worksheet generators
    Teaching Extras – posters, certificates, flash cards, etc.
    Subscription available, but not required
    Activity: Browse the site or use the Search feature
    # 2
  • 6. Internet4classrooms
    # 3
    Grade Level Help (K – 8) Skillbuilders
    Links for K – 12 teachers, students, and parents
    Online Practice Modules
    Daily Dose of the Web (Brain Teasers, Question of the Day)
    Challenge – What is today’s Math Question of the Day for Grades 2 through 5?
    Links for K-12 teachers: Lesson Plans, Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, Exceptional Children
  • 7. Teachnology
    Activity: Click the Lesson Plan tab. Locate a lesson plan for an appropriate subject and grade level
    Activity: Click the Printables tab to find a classroom resource. Printables include flash cards, bulletin boards, calendars, mazes, labels, word searches, bookmarks, etc.
    Many free resources, subscriptions also available, providing additional access
    # 4
  • 8. LearnOutLoud
    Registration required (free)
    Demonstration: Online videos
    Click the Podcasts tab, then click the link to “Check out video podcasts…”
    Select 2008 Presidential Debates Video Podcast
    Click “Watch this Podcast”
    Other Examples – Animal Planet video podcasts, Dragonfly TV from PBS Kids
    Download (preferred) or streaming video
    U.S. Presidents Podcast (audio)
    Some videos are from YouTube, blocked by the district
    # 5
  • 9. Teacher Tube
    Search for videos
    Mark as favorites (e.g., The Underground Railroad)
    Click My Favorite Videos under My Media
    Post comments
    # 6
  • 10. Educational Technology Website
    Navigation: From SDP homepage, click sitemap to locate Educational Technology
    Related Resources on left nav bar (Daily/Monthly Links)
    eLearning – Web-based curriculum support
    Many other technology resources
    # 7
  • 11. Instructional Management System (SchoolNet)
    Demonstration: User name and password required
    Log in from SDP homepage (
    Teachers can access student information: address, phone, academic record, attendance, behavior, standardized test scores, benchmark scores, etc.
    Online curriculum, online Teacher Guides for textbooks, student textbooks
    Take a brief tour
    # 8
  • 12. IMS(without user name and password)
    Click Welcome Teachers and Staff
    Click Classroom Technology Connections
    Resources for all grade levels and curriculum areas
    Activity: Click SDP Teacher Wikis link, and explore some of the Teacher and School wikis available.
    Click Welcome Students to access student texts and resources (Textbooks will soon require a password.)
  • 13. Discovery Education
    Available through the IMS (SchoolNet)
    Videos on Demand
    Search by subject area or by grade level
    Full length or video clips
    Download or streaming video
    # 9
  • 14. SDP Podcasts
    A podcast is an audio file that can be accessed online, and downloaded to an iPod or mp3 player. They may also include graphics and video.
    Mostly produced by students with faculty sponsors.
    Listen from site or through iTunes.
    Search feature is available from individual school pages.
    Demonstration: Play selected podcasts.
    # 10
  • 15. Why Use Technology?
    Engage Me
  • 16.
  • 17. Educational Technology Group
    Fran Newberg, Executive Director
    Paula Don, Director
    Gayle Enlow (
    And the rest of the department are available to provide technology support
  • 18. Additional ResourcesThinkfinity
    Lesson plans, homework help, book lists, and more!
    Partners with NCTM, NCTE, International Reading Association, Smithsonian Museum, etc.
  • 19. Additional Resources
    Provides reviews and links to resources such as: - comprehension and phonics - space games for kids Math arcade game explains how things work
  • 20. Additional Resources
    Educational Origami
    Many resources for 21st Century skills
    How to get started with Web 2.0 applications
    Google Maps
  • 21. Additional Resources
    SEN Teacher – Resources for Special Needs Teachers (although available to anyone)
    Printables tab
    Math, English, General
    Certificate Maker, Handwriting practice sheets, Clock activities
    Many links and downloads, including info on disabilities