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This page has been created to share "treasures" found on the internet. As I began to recently read Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher, I decided to look at his web site (listed below) to find out more about him and his work. After view his "Resources" page, I decided that I needed to share his web site with other educators, and that there needed to be a page on our Wiki to post links for teachers to explore. Along with each link, a brief explanation of each site and the target audience will be included.


Online Resources for Instruction


This PowerPoint presentation was created to go along with a webinar presented by Kathy Shrock on EdWeb. It covers many cool online tools that teachers can utilize to enhance instruction in the classroom. There are some mind-mapping tools and picture editors that stand out along with some video and audio editors for more advanced tech use. A few of the programs are listed on the wiki Home Page, but many are new. Fee free to take a look and see what may appeal to you.

Kathy Shrock's Guide to the Ipad

Interested in learning about everyday uses of the Ipad as well as the instructional applications of the device? Click the link below to access app reviews, suggestions for getting the most out of your Ipad, and various other Ipad resources.
Shrock's Guide to the Ipad

Sources for Differentiating in the Classroom

If you want to learn more about how teachers are differentiating instruction and assessment in the classroom, pull up this webinar from Education Week to hear how teachers are integrating instructional differentiation in their classrooms, what technology tools they are using successfully with students, and how they are adapting assessment for differentiation. This is a good webinar featuring real classroom educators and offers looks into tools and resources such as Librivox, Big Universe, Natural Reader, Google Trips, etc. Be aware that you will need to schedule approximately 1:40 to watch the webinar.
Education Week Differentiation Webinar
*Power Point for Differentiation Webinar


Additional Resources for Differentiation








Wiki Sites for Differentiated Instruction

Dare to Differentiate
Toni Theisen


BEST EDUCATIONAL APPS FOR EDUCATORS
Click the icon below to access an online article about some highly recommended IPad apps for education. A couple of the apps can also be used on Android devices. I was especially intrigued by the interactive whiteboard simulator.



New Resource for Geometry Teachers

The above link will give you access to Geogebra, a free open-source software for teachers. This software helps to connect geometry and algebra by showing them side-by-side. It looks like a promising resource!

This page has been created to share "treasures" found on the internet. As I began to recently read Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher, I decided to look at his web site (listed below) to find out more about him and his work. After view his "Resources" page, I decided that I needed to share his web site with other educators, and that there needed to be a page on our Wiki to post links for teachers to explore. Along with each link, a brief explanation of each site and the target audience will be included.

Kelly Gallagher
This web site features information and updates about Kelly Gallagher. Kelly is a full-time English teacher in California who has authored Readicide, Reading Reasons, Deeper Reading, Teaching Adolescent Writers, and Write Like This. He has also been featured in multiple videos. This site would be beneficial for English, Reading, and Language Arts teachers, but it would also be of interest in teaching reading in their classroom (guess that should include all of us). Educators will find under the Resources tab information about Article of the Week and Food for Thought. The Article of the Week link explains how he and his fellow teachers assign articles each week to build student background knowledge. Food for Thought is a link that contains short tidbits of educational information to get educators thinking about the profession.

Stack TV
This is a great resource for PE teachers and coaches. It contains coaching, training, an performance information for coaches and athletes for a variety of sports through the use of high quality videos, blogs, links, etc. PE teachers will find a wealth of resources for exercises and exercise techniques that can be utilized in a comprehensive PE program to develop strength, speed, agility, and wellness. Coaches will find information from sport specific strength and conditioning techniques to coaching drills and teaching mental toughness. I can also think of many ways this site could be utilized in other subject areas such as math, science, and English. Go ahead....be creative.......look it over and see how you could use this site for teaching in your classroom.

Ipad Resources

This appears to be a good resource that I found on EdWeb as part of one of my EdWeb communities. It provides a wealth of apps and Ipad resources for teachers who utilize the Ipad during instruction. Applications for utilizing Bloom's Taxonomy, learning and translating Spanish, storytelling, creating visual graphics, and creating history lines are just a few of the featured resources on the main page. So, if you currently use an Ipad for classroom instruction or are thinking about do so, click the link above to take a look at some of the educational resources available for the Ipad.

More Ipad Resources

Here is another web site that lists many Ipad apps. I like this one because it lists the apps by user objective (what are your students going to be doing with the tablet), and give reviews of the apps as well. The app list includes fee apps as well as apps for purchase.

Cool Android resources for App-Minded teachers

Click the link above to view some cool educational apps available to users of Android devices


The State Department of Education recently issued a letter to announce the upcoming EOC resource help that will be available to teachers. These resources include new practice tests and sample item. To view the communication, resources, and timeline for release, click the link above.

K12 Tech Tools

Here's a database of over 2,500 free, kid-safe online learning resources categorized by subject, grade level, and in some cases, standard. Click on the highlighted link above to get started viewing the resources.

More Apps for Educators

Marti Cantrell sent me this link for more educational apps. These apps range from elementary level apps all the way to advanced high school math apps. You will find both free apps and apps for purchase. Take a look!

How do you view Flash videos on an Ipad?

Click the above link to find options that make it possible to view Flash videos on the Ipad (has often been a criticism of the Ipad in the past) to allow greater access to online video content.