Educational App Ideas and Reviews:

Apps in Education: Up-to-date list of iPad apps by subject

Speakaboos: Stories, songs, games and printables of nursery rhymes, folk tales and fables

The Nerdy Teacher: 5 Must-Have Apps for a class set of iPads

iPad in Schools: Unique and innovative uses of the iPad along with age-appropriate app recommendations

Schrock Guide: iPads in the classroom and ideas for nearly everything else

TCEA: Large resource of recommended iPad apps by content area

Edudemic: 1,000 educational apps organized by subject and price

Special Education: apps for iPad, iPod, and iPhone

The iPhone Mom: a mother of four reviews apps for children

Educational Websites:

Khan Academy: Thousands of videos to learn almost anything for free

Math Forum: Improving math learning, teaching, and communication

Curriki: Empowering educators to deliver and share K-12 curricula

National Geographic education: Resources for teachers

Tagxedo: takes word clouds to a new level

Discovery Education: launchpad of excellent Web 2.0 tools and integration ideas

YouTube for Schools: no comments, no related videos, lots of great educational and safe videos

WatchKnowLearn: Free educational videos organized by content area

National Academy Press: over 4,000 free PDFs for download in STEM content areas

Globe Project: Hands-on science projects for students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth

Lycoming College: Have your students play this online tutorial game about plagiarism

Google Art Project:  Zoom in to see detailed artwork,  take virtual tours of a museum, and build/share collections

Technology Integration in the Classroom

Technology Integration Now: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators

Edutopia: What is Technology Integration?

The Nerdy Teacher: 13 ways to use iMovie in the classroom

Integrating Technology to Support Differentiated Instruction : Using social media and Web 2.0 to differentiate instruction

Emerging EdTech: Education Technologies that educators believe can have the biggest impact on student learning

Balance EdTech: iPad exploration training for teachers

Edutopia: Why wikis still matter

EdTech Today: Technology teacher on tech use in schools

21st Century Skills: Literacy in the digital age

ATC21S: Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills

OnlineUniversities: 100 inspiring ways to use social media in the classroom

Edudemic: 35 best Web 2.0 classroom tools chosen by users

Story Starters: Get started writing with this online tool from Scholastic

Digital Citizenship

One World Youth Project: Links schools around the world to build a generation of discerning, empathetic and empowered global citizens

Global Collaboration Ideas: Create a world of success without leaving your classroom

Always learning: Connect your students globally

Curriki: Empowering educators to deliver and share K-12 curricula

LearningTimes: Create powerful and memorable learning experiences online

iEARN USA: Learning with the world, not just about it

Website Design

Web Style Guide: Unabridged, online version of the 3rd edition

Weebly: Online website design tool to build class or teacher sites

W3 Schools: Website tutorials to build your own website (not for the beginner)

OpenNet Multimedia Tools

WebTools4you2use: Online presentation tools

PhotoPeach: Fresh slideshows to go

Video compression: WebQuest to help students navigate video formatting options

Zamzar: Free file conversion from one type to another

Voki: Create speaking avatars to insert on any webpage or blog

SuperTeacherTools: Excellent interactive tools for teachers, especially customizable jeopardy and board games

Academic Commons: 6,000 Smithsonian Images Available on Flickr

Squidoo: Using Creative Commons images from Flickr overview

Adaptive/Assistive Technology

OATS: Open source assistive technology software

AbleData: resource for assistive technology information

OCAD University: Inclusive Design Research Centre

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology

Apple: Accessibility features on a Mac

Microsoft: Accessibility features on Windows

NICHCY: Offers a wealth of information on disabilities

DO-IT Center: promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool

WebAIM: Web accessibility evaluation tool

Building Accessible Websites: free online book

Computer Support

Tech Soup: Computer networking concepts and definitions

Intel The Journey Inside: Curriculum and interactive activities exploring the insides of a computer

Webopedia: Online Computer Dictionary for Computer and Internet Terms and Definitions

Dropbox: Tired of USB thumb drives? Check out this review of Dropbox’s cloud storage

Evernote: Not using this note-taking tool yet? Check out how these schools are.

Clarify-It: Create easy online tutorials using screenshots

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