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Kdp tech tools for teachers

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Technology Tools for Teachers: Professional Development, Organization, Collaboration, Teacher Tools, Classroom Tools, Teacher Websites, Classroom Websites, Educational Games

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Kdp tech tools for teachers

  1. 1. Tech Tools for Teachers Darlene Achée Professional Development Resources http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ - free email daily resource http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ - Richard Byrne's website (a good source on twitter also) http://www.edutopia.org/ - free registration - resources for technology + (brain based, PBL, etc) http://www.coolcatteacher.com/ http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com/ https://sites.google.com/site/teachertechtutorials/googleapps http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Google-Drive *http://www.google.com/earth/educators/ - tutorials for beginners and advanced *http://www.livebinders.com/ - from here search any technical key phrase for tutorials (check Google Earth and QR codes) https://help.wikispaces.com/ - an entire list of pages to help you - will add students for you *https://twitter.com/ https://www.pinterest.com/ http://www.ed2go.com/ - online courses for a fee - catalog>teaching and education Organizational Resources http://feedly.com/index.html#discover - collects information from your web choices (blogs) *http://www.livebinders.com/ - Sort your lesson plans by month/unit/subject here (can collaborate) *drive.google.com - create/collaborate/store all of your documents, lessons, websites, access anywhere (cloud), mark passwords to a private page https://evernote.com/ - capture audio, web pages, images, write in notebook, sync (2 step verification) https://www.diigo.com/ - bookmarking, note-taking, web annotations, offline, tag categories https://delicious.com/ - bookmarking web links with tag categories https://edshelf.com/ - discovery engine/organizational tool for ed. websites/apps/programs https://getpocket.com/ - save web information for offline use. If a st has a phone, but no computer at home, store research information to pocket http://www.onenote.com/ - similar to evernote, but can organize notebooks with tabs/sub-tabs Collaboration/Social Networking * drive.google.com - through Google Docs - used in most schools http://www.wikispaces.com/ http://edublogs.org/?utm_expid=3915942-0.sTB70DfGTIKG85bY3mRpOQ.0 - embed youtube videos, blog, media resource, journal, eportfolio - excellent tutorials *https://twitter.com/ https://www.edmodo.com/ - similar to Facebook, post messages/assignments, interact safely, award badges, post quizzes/polls, share links/videos, library resource to share files/webpages
  2. 2. Teacher Tools http://www.shortcutworld.com/ - wiki extensive page. Select format on left, then keyboard shortcuts for so many applications - I've used this for myself and with students http://www.web2pdfconvert.com/ - free membership up to 30 conversions monthly - handy for sharing excerpts with students or creating student material for lessons (option to download or send to Google Docs>Google Drive) http://www.qrstuff.com/ - free - business cards, book trailers, answer cards http://tag.microsoft.com/home.aspx - variation to a QR code *http://www.livebinders.com/ - create entire "units" for future student use https://prezi.com/ *http://animoto.com/ - use as an engage, book trailer, beginning of the year teaser, end of year celebration http://sitescontent.google.com/google-earth-for-educators/classroom-resources - lesson plans/project ideas http://www.1001freefonts.com/ - reviewed well online https://www.thinglink.com/ - make images interactive, insert video/music/text Windows Excel/Google Spreadsheet Classroom Tools Interviews/Real Time Conversations http://www.google.com/hangouts/ - video conferencing/interviews http://www.skype.com/en/ - same Using Images from the Web http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ - images without copyright infringement http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page - - images without copyright infringement http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search (click free to use or share option under usage rights) - - images without copyright infringement https://openclipart.org/ - creative commons clipart ( images without copyright infringement) Presentation Tools http://padlet.com/ - online posting with ability to upload media/files/links, collaborative http://www.glogster.com/ - website poster *http://animoto.com/ - student creations such as book trailers http://bighugelabs.com/ - free educator account/no student email - assortment presentation tools http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - record/edit audio Writing http://www.storyboardthat.com/ - online storyboard creator https://www.storyjumper.com/ - digital storybook (can share via a link or purchase into hard copy) http://www.wordle.net/ - word clouds http://www.voki.com/ - avatar tool to protect identity Research *http://www.livebinders.com/ - have an assortment of safe ready to research websites http://www.instagrok.com/ - online, safe, interactive research tool *http://www.google.com/earth/
  3. 3. Websites for Teachers http://www.literacyshed.com/ - incredible literacy resource http://www.mrsjudyaraujo.com/ - website by reading specialist (I've used her mentor text sections) http://corbettharrison.com/lessons.html - writing http://www.writingfix.com/ - incredible mentor text resource http://www.mathwire.com/index.html - math lessons/games to make http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/ - math lessons/ideas http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/#.UyDRLPldWk4 - NASA web - click on "For Educators" for a list of grade levels, lesson plans, videos, programs *http://reading.ecb.org/ - videos and how-to teach reading strategies http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=365641 - livebinder loaded with web tools for teachers Educational Websites http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/video-more - click on video/cam heading to find list of active webcams http://mnbound.com/live-eagle-cam/ - privately funded eagle cam (eggs laid 3/7 and 3/10/14) http://starrranch.org/blog/ - barn owl (with one egg right now) http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-experiences/live-web-cams/sea-otter-cam http://www.weatherwizkids.com/index.htm http://www.physicscentral.com/ *http://gws.ala.org - PAGES of children websites sponsored by the American Library Association - browse by category http://urbanext.illinois.edu/kids/index.cfm - University of Illinois 4-H Extension Websites for kids http://scratch.mit.edu/ - free online program to learn computer code/programming http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html - virtual manipulatives http://illuminations.nctm.org/ - math games/lessons *http://reading.ecb.org/ - interactive direct teach/guided practice reading strategies Educational Games http://motionmathgames.com/ - award winning tablet/phone games http://www.kineticcity.com/ - science online games, experiments, activities http://www.physicsgames.net/ www.spellingcity.com *http://gws.ala.org - click on a category - PAGES of children websites sponsored by the American Library Association - browse by category Classroom Management https://www.gonoodle.com/ - my favorite brain break resource - will be free for at least 2 years through a grant http://www.classdojo.com/ - website manages points for students - I've used solely the positive reinforcement, showing students their personal points in one-to-one conferences https://www.remind101.com/ - one way safe messaging for parents/students

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