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Substitute Teachers: Top 10 Technology Resources Sept 09


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Technology resources for substitute teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.

Technology resources for substitute teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.

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  • 1. Substitute Teachers:Top TenTechnology Resources
  • 2. School District of Phila.
    # 1
    Help Desk
  • 3. Free Printable Resources
    Thousands of free activities and worksheets
    Custom worksheet generators
    Teaching Extras – posters, certificates, flash cards, etc.
    Subscription available, but not required
    # 2
  • 4. 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)
    Links for K-12 teachers: Lesson Plans, Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, Exceptional Children
  • 5. Teachnology
    Lesson Plans by Subject
    Printables – flash cards, bulletin boards, calendars, mazes, labels, word searches, bookmarks, etc.
    Rubric Generator
    Many free resources, subscriptions also available, providing additional access
    # 4
  • 6. LearnOutLoud
    Registration required (free)
    Online videos
    Example – Animal Planet video podcasts, Dragonfly TV from PBS Kids
    Download (preferred) or streaming video
    U.S. Presidents Podcast (audio)
    Audio Books and other resources available
    Some videos are from YouTube, blocked by the district
    # 5
  • 7. Teacher Tube
    Search for videos
    Mark as favorites (e.g., The Underground Railroad)
    Post comments
    # 6
  • 8. Educational Technology Website
    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
  • 9. Instructional Management System (SchoolNet)
    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
  • 10. IMS(without user name and password)
    Click Welcome Teachers and Staff
    Click Classroom Technology Connections
    Resources for all grade levels and curriculum areas
    Click Welcome Students to access student texts and resources
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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 available from individual school pages.
    Demonstrate playing selected podcasts.
    # 10
  • 13. Why Use Technology?
    Engage Me
  • 14. Educational Technology Group
    Fran Newberg, Executive Director
    Paula Don, Director
    Robert Karl (
    And the rest of the department are available to provide technology support
  • 15. Slideshare
    Share PowerPoint presentations
    This presentation can be found on Slideshare
    Search for substitute teachers
  • 16. Additional ResourcesThinkfinity
    Lesson plans, homework help, book lists, and more!
    Partners with NCTM, NCTE, International Reading Association, Smithsonian Museum, etc.
  • 17. Additional Resources
    Provides reviews and links to resources such as: - comprehension and phonics - space games for kids Math arcade game explains how things work
  • 18. Additional Resources
    Educational Origami
    Many resources for 21st Century skills
    How to get started with Web 2.0 applications
    Google Maps
  • 19. 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