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"21st Century Students"


Dimdim - webbased live meetings

ConnectNow - live meetings

Google Search Features

Visual Search Time Tube Slideshare Today's Front Pages Search Cube Scribd Bing All My Favs Wolfram

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow!”

"Online learning is not about sitting in front of a computer all day, staring at static documents and filling out minimally interactive multiple-choice quizzes.
It's about group work and collaboration, and making education more engaging." Christine Van Dusen "Learning Without Limits"  eSchool News, April 2009

A Trip to Greece
A 6th grade Social Studies teacher in a school reassembled his room to look like the interior of a plane.
He used GoogleEarth to simulate a flight from Boston to Athens as an introduction to the study of Ancient Greece.
He included a visual tour of the monuments of ancient Athens, and other Ancient Greek cities.


Conferences Texas Education
Tech Conference
Ohio Education
Tech Conference
Florida Education
Tech Conference
NECC Reading Conference
Wisconsin Reading Conference


Animoto for Education

Takes just minutes to create a video. Bring your lessons to life. Post/embed videos elsewhere or download them for in-class presentations!

Audiograbber Blabberize Broken Link Check Cam Studio
Center for Learning and Performance Technologies Classnotes Online Classroom
Tools and Tips
Convert Tube
Convert YouTube
Diigo is a great tool for highlighting and sharing the web with your students.
Kathy Schrock's Diigo
eHow e-Pals Elluminate - Web Conferencing File Dropper Flash Slideshow Maker

A Flowgram combines the advantages of slide presentations and screencasts with an interactive user experience that fully exploits the fact that almost all the information we might ever need is already on the web.

Free Online Surveys

Game Templates Glogster Google Sites
Google Earth Basics
Google Tools

Google Language – Elmer Fudd

creates "word cloud"

Wordle Ideas

Sample: Web Tools
Photo Story Tutorial
Interactivity Tools Jing
Joggle Keepvid Kid Info
PowerPoints for Learning
LetterPop Media Converter
Memories on the Web Open Source Downloads Pageflakes PikiStrips pbWiki
Screentoaster Skype Slide Rocket SlideShare
Top 100 Tools
Top Tools for Learning
Top Ten
Technology Podcasts
Up to Speed with
Microsoft Office 2007
Ustream.TV VoiceThread
Voicethread Samples
VozMe Weebly Web2Rain -
web development tools
Web 2.0 Directory Web Slides
*Tutorial Video
Wikispaces for Educators Yack Pack Zamzar-file conversion PrimoPDF -
converts documents to PDF
Google Search Tricks
Google Desktop Gadgets Swiff Point Player Format Factory Flash Jukebox ZoeyBot
Clipmarks Google Audio Indexing
YouTube TV Shows
download videos to iPod
Mosquito Ringtone
Stinto Chat
vocaroo - voice recording service; voide e-mail, practice reading and send an e-mail to parents or grandparents, embed code in blog
issuu - creates e-books Save a document as a PDF and it creates an e-book with turning pages. Education Uses of
Second Life


Discovery School
for Teachers
eSchoolNews eClassroom News eSchoolNews TV EdTech Blogs
Edutopia Education World Empowering Education
Through Technology
Free Tech 4 Teachers Middle School Portal
MiddleWeb Nation's 1st Tech
Literacy Exam
PBS Teachers Teacher Professional Development Teacher Workshops
School CIO techLearning Tech Learning Journal - Online Turbo Charged Wikis Tech Newsletters
Twitter for Teachers Teach and Learning Digital Directions Butterscotch -
Shows, Tutorials,Freeware, Downloads
Freeware Files
Academic Earth - lectures Annenberg Workshops Delicious links for Web 2.0 Internet4Classrooms
Web 2.0


AbiWord AdobeBuzzword Bubbl.us - brainstorming Classroom Jeorpardy Classroom Timers
ClassTools Comic Creator
CutePDF Exploratree 50 Ways to Tell a Story
Gliffy Online
Diagram Maker
Google Docs Ispring Kitzu - kits for education Life Magazine Pictures
Middle School Literacy My Webspiration OpenOffice Pocket Mod Primo Online - PDF Creator
Quiz Maker
That Quiz
Readability Calculator Search-Cube Smarter Online Flashcards TinyChat
With TinyChat you can create your own chatroom and invite people through one simple link. You can also embed your chatroom
Thinkfinity Virtual Ti
Word-Autosummarize World of Teaching PowerPoints Writeboard
xTimeline Zoho Hot Potatoes
Hot Potatoes Tutorials
Kick YouTube

This week’s tool offers an easy way to download (save) YouTube videos to your computer so that you can show them in your classroom - even if you aren’t connected to the Internet!

Badge Maker Google News Timeline MyStudio Quizzes 100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers Google Search Tricks
Shape-Book Patterns JigZone Museum Box Word Generation Curriki
quizzes, surveys, tests
Class Marker
quiz maker
Jeopardy Labs


Flashcard Exchange
Online Interactive Tools Internet4Classrooms
Special Needs



Animation Library Big Huge Labs Digital Films Creator Empressr Gimp
iSpring Free
Powerpoint to Flash
Imageloop Jaycut Jigsaw Puzzle Maker Joggle
Kerpoof Studio My Album Maker MagShow Media Convert Memories on the Web
Mix Book One True Media Our Story.com Photo Framer -stamp Photo Show
Photoshop Express Picnik Picture Cube Photo Story 3 Pocket Album
piZap Picture Trail ScrapBlog Scratch Slide Story
Trading Card Maker Xtranormal Zentation Prezi Life Magazine
Tag Galaxy Fefuddlr Sweet Home 3D Thinkature  


100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers Futures Channel Google Video Googol Online Videos Hulu
In Plain English Videos Kideo Player! preK-2
YouTube Videos
Kid Info
Online Videos for Learning
Kids Know It Math A Tube
Old Time Movies 100 Best You Tube Videos
for Teachers
Online Art Lessons Online Videos SchoolWAXTV
Simple Science Videos Sling SqoolTube
SqoolTube ed  videos
Studio 4 Fitness Studio 4 Kids
Studio 4 Learning Teacher Tube Teachers.tv edublogs WatchKnow
Mathtrain TV YouTube TV Shows Thomas Friedman
RM - 220K)
The Greatest Teacher Math Videos Online
Algebasics WGBH Sandbox - videos Priory Woods Videos The New PE

CNN Video Updates

The History Channel

Digital History

Library of Congress WebCasts


sample YouTube videos
"The Lorax" -Dr. Seuss "I Have a Dream" - video Where to Watch TV Online NeoK12 A Vision of Students Today
SchoolHouse Rock -
Elbow Room
SchoolHouse Rock -
The Great Melting Pot
SchoolHouse Rock
Where the Money Goes
SchoolHouse Rock
Ready, Or Not, Here I come (5s)
SchoolHouse Rock
Three is a Magic Number
The Preamble SchoolHouse Rock
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Shot Heard Around the World School House Rock List  


ESL Classes Grade 1 Central Learning Pad
Themes and Units
Middle School Portal Pete's PowerPoint Station
Arcademic Skill Builder  
Online Educational Games
Ohio Tresure Chest Global Classroom Teacher Rated e-Themes
K-8 SoftSchools Interactive Assessment Sites Study Stack    


Kindersite Literactive Peep Preschool Games Primary Games


Alphabet Book Biology 4 Kids Bitesize KS2 Science Block Cad Chem for Kids
Cosmos 4 Kids EdHeads Factory Lego Explore Learning Google Mars
Google Moon

Ancient Rome in 3D
Google Street View
Google Sky
Google Ocean
Hippo Campus How Does Your Body Move? How Stuff Works/Videos
I Was Wondering -
Women in Science
Journey North Learning Science "Moleclues in Motion" National Science Digital Library - iTunes
Physics 4 Kids Physics Games Physical Process -
Light and Sound
Rock and Mineral Sites Science Online
Science Resources for K-6 Sheppard's Software Simulations Stellarium Kids Primary Science Sites
Steps of the
Scientific Process
Top Ten Flash Bang Demos TweenTribune Science Virtual Chemistry Visible Body
"Water Cycle Song" "Weathering and Erosion" World Wind


Interactive Science


ABCya! Addition and Subtraction Sites Algebasics Algebra 2 Tools Big Calculator Bitesize KS1 Math
Bitesize KS2 Math
Chart Gizmo Cool Math 4 Kids Coordinates Count Us In Draggable Math ecalc
Explore Learning GeoGebra Geometry Step-by-Step GigglePotz Math Games Harcourt Math Glossary Hippo Campus
Khan Academy King's Math Leon's Math Dojo Math A Tube Math Cats Math Dictionary
Math Games Math Magician Game Math Practice Tests Math Pad Math Power Math Slice
Math Videos
Math TV
Math Vids Mathway -
solving math problems
Math Zone Metacalc Middle School Math Portal
Multiplication Games Native American Geometry Numbernut.com NumSum Plane Math Activities Progress in Math
Select Math Sheppard's Software Soccer Shoot-out  Fractions That Quiz Tux Math Scrabble Virtual Manipulatives
Visual Fractions Web Math Word Problems for
6-12th Grades
1st Grade Math Sites 2nd Grade Math Sites 3rd Grade Math Sites
4th - 8th Grade Math Sites Math Playground Math Videos and Animations Amazing Math Toolbox Math Videos
Stop the Clock
Stop the Clock
Stop the Clock
Sum Sense Addition
Sum Sense Subtraction
Sub Sense Multiplication
Sub Sense Division
Powerlines 1
Powerlines 2
Powerlines 3
Math Magician Games Bug Coordinates
Bug Coordinates 2
Degrees of an Angle Math Cats MicroWorlds Games Interactivate Math Slice Rock Paper Scissors 
Graphing Interactive Math Planarity Mathvids 1st Grade
Math Resources
Little Fingers Activities          


Bartleby Bibliomania Bitesize KS1 Literacy
Bitesie KS2 Literacy
Storybooks Online
"Conjunction Junction"
Free Classic Audio Books Grammar Glossary Harcourt Spelling Language Arts Practice Tests Language Arts PowerPoints
Learning Pad Spelling Ideas Learning Pad Work Stations Learning Vocabulary Fun Literactive Lit 2Go
Online Books Page Owl and Mouse Software Phonics Poetry Idea Engine Project Gutenberg
Reader's Workshop RealeBooks "Schoolhouse Rock - Nouns" See 'N Spell Shmoop 9-12th grade
Site Words Buddy Spelling City
Spelling City Games
Spelling, Language, and Reading Spelling Rules Songs Stapleless Books
Tar Heel Reader Vocabulary Workshop Writing Prompt/
Journal Topics
Wordle - word clouds
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
Storyline Online
1st Grade Language Arts 2nd Grade Language Arts 3rd Grade Language Arts 4th-8th Grade
Lanaguage Arts Sites
Kids Spelling,
Grammar and Writing
Fridge Magnets The Little Train That Could e-notes Spelling Central Speakaboos
VocabGrab Free e-books Feedbooks Dolch Word Games Interactive Reading
Interactive Language Arts Rare Book Collection Classic Stories Children's Story Site e-Notes
Online Stories Letter Sounds Word Activities Rhyming Which One?


Abraham Lincoln
Research Site
Awesome Stories** Creating a Story Map Designing and Creating Google Earth Lessons Dipity
Dipity is the easiest way to tell the stories of people and topics you care about.
"50 States and Capitals" Google Earth
World Wide Christmas
Google Earth User Guide Hippo Campus "I'm Just a Bill"
Kid Info - Native Americans Learning Adventures Legacy family Tree Library of Congress
Photo Stream
Museum Boxes
National Archives Vault Notable Trade Books for
Young People
Owl and Mouse Software Papers of
George Washington
PowerPoint Palooza
"School Rock - Preamble" Sheppard's Software Slide Map Social Studies Online Timetoast Timeline
Timetoast allows people to create interactive timelines, which they can share anywhere on the web.
xtimeline USA Games News Voyager Footnote Time Lord
Little Kids National Geographic Google Earth Paperboy Footnote Constitutional Timeline
Interactive Constitution

World Wind

Interactive Social Studies Google Earth Blog Explorers Bookmarks Newspaper Creator
Social Studies
Geography 4 Kids    


Artweaver Dance to the Music DoInk Animation Foward Thinking Museum
JamStudio Pics4Learning Tux Paint TV Theme Songs
Kids Music Classics For Kids Sphinx Kids Arts Alive
DSO Kids Note Names This Is Sand Virtual Keyboard
Shape Collage Photovisi Collage Maker Classical Archives Online Museums


CyberSleuth Kids Educational Links Flight Locator Free Audio Books Free Education Resources
Free Online Courses from Great Universities Imagination Cubed Kindergarten Sites Kid Info
Teacher Web Resources
Kid Info
LEGO Designer Stultz Portaportal ThinkQuest Train Tracker e-Themes
iKnow That Songs for Teaching Grade One Lessons Interactive Sites

MIT Open courseware

Guidance Counselor


POLLING With Cell Phones

Text the Mob

Project polls or message boards on a large screen, have everyone send their input via their cell phones and see results instantly!


Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a simple text message voting application that works well for live audiences. People vote by sending text messages to options displayed on-screen.


12 Seconds TV
12seconds is the best place online for video status updates. It's a super easy way to share what you're doing with your friends and family using short video clips.

Mobile live video sharing for everyone, everywhere! With Qik, you can share with anyone and everyone what's going on anywhere and everywhere you go.

Ustream TV

Experience live video. In just minutes, you can broadcast and chat online with a global audience. Completely free, all it takes is a camera and Internet connection.

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

excellent list of educators to follow in Twitter categorized by subject taught




Virtual Online Meetings – Online meeting and video conference services can be a great way to create learning

communities and classrooms over a wide geographic distance. They are also great for students who are homebound.

1. Example student use - http://www.kare11.com/video/player.aspx?aid=64588 an online video news report of an elementary student who is homebound and attends school each day through a virtual

meeting system

2. Elluminate vRoom - http://www.elluminate.com/vroom  a free distance learning tool that gives up to three users at one time interactive audio, video, virtual whiteboard, and application sharing

3. ConnectNow - http://www.adobe.com/acom/connectnow/ a free distance learning tool that gives up to three users interactive audio, video, virtual whiteboard, and application sharing

4. dimdim - http://www.dimdim.com distance learning tools with video and audio conferencing, virtual whiteboard, and desktop sharing. you can sign up for a free 20 seat room.

5. ooVoo - http://www.oovoo.com/  audio and video conferencing tools

6. Skype - http://www.skype.com/ audio and video conferencing tools


Virtual Games – A lot of research is currently being done on the effectiveness of a game environment as an

instructional tool, particularly virtual 3D games and game oriented virtual worlds.

Articles / Research

Focus on 21st Century Skills - http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=55881

Gaming Improves Math Scores - http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/around-theweb/index.cfm?i=55919

Research on Impact on Learning - http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=54917

Nearly Every Kid a Gamer - http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/news-bysubject/research/?i=55252

A Qualitative Meta-Analysis of Computer Games as Learning Tools - http://www.igiglobal.com/downloads/excerpts/7960.pdf

Social Skills in Second Life - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7012645/





Twitters from Washington, DC

http://twitter.com/clairecmc   Missouri Senator Claire McGaskill

http://twitter.com/chuckgrassley Senator Chuck Grassley - Iowa

http://twitter.com/algore  Al  Gore


The six technologies detailed in the report are...

- One year or less: collaborative environments and online communication tools
- Two to three years: mobile devices and cloud computing
- Four to five years: smart objects and the personal web

Collaborative environments

The report defines this as anything from simple web-based tools for collaborative work to multiplayer gaming environments, and from social-networking platforms to virtual worlds.

Examples of the tools used to create these environments include Voicethread, which allows users to collect multiple voices and viewpoints in a single package, and Ning, which lets teachers set up workspaces that include web feeds to pull in relevant resources, chat spaces (synchronous or asynchronous), forums, profiles, shared documents, calendars, music, and many other tools--all with a few clicks.

The benefit of using these tools, the report states, is to foster teamwork and critical thinking skills. The challenge is for educators to be able to assess these types of skills in real time.

Online communication tools

According to the report, these tools make it easy for students to move past the classroom walls and connect with their peers around the world, as well as with experts in the fields they are studying. Access to these tools gives students an opportunity to experience learning in multiple ways, develop a public voice, and compare their own ideas with those of their peers.