Friday, July 10, 2009

Today's Interesting Links

Links for Teachers

  • A Teacher’s Guide to Twitter « Once a Teacher….
    Most people start off in a rocky relationship with Twitter. It doesn't seem to be as easy or as useful as everyone has said, it takes awhile before you find your niche, and there is an overwhelming amount of information to deal with. But, just hang on – it'll be worth it!!! This is a guide to help teachers, or anyone for that matter, have a smoother and more enjoyable experience. It is, by no means, the most comprehensive list of tips but hopefully it'll be helpful.
  • Ditch the Backpack: 100 Essential Web Tools for Virtual Students | eLearning Gurus
    While learning at home offers great opportunities for working on your own time and schedule, it can also offer drawbacks when it comes to working with others or getting immediate help on a problem. Whether you need help, collaboration, or just want a little extra knowledge when completing your assignments, these web tools will help you find what you need. From note taking to researching to staying organized, the following resources will have you making top grades in your classes.
  • Creating a Personal Learning Network with Web 2.0 Tools ‎(Building a PLN)‎
    How do educators keep current with the ever changing world of technology? How can Web 2.0 tools be used to communicate and collaborate with peers across the hall and around the world? This session will focus on some of the newest tools teachers are using to support their own professional learning goals. Find links to each of us in the sidebar to the left and look below for more suggested PLN resources and interesting links. We look forward to learning with you!
  • NECC 2009 Attendees | ISTE/NECC Communities | Blogging NECC
    Follow NECC through your Colleagues' Blogs Join the chatter by adding your information to the list of your fellow colleagues who are blogging about NECC. Last year we had nearly 80 bloggers submit their info to us! It's a great way to get familiar with NECC activities and events pre-NECC, stay connected during the conference, and to share experiences when you go back home.
  • Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers | Teaching
    Gone are the days of children sneaking comics past diligent parents and teachers watching out for sub-par literature. The comics of today not only have plenty to offer, they are gaining well-deserved recognition and awards. Take advantage of the natural affinity children have for comics and use them as a powerful teaching tool in your classroom. The following tips, tools, and resources will get you started.
  • 100 Terrific Cheat Sheets for K-12 Teachers | Teaching
    Cheat sheets have a bad rap as a way for students to succeed on tests without actually knowing the information, but now it's time for them to have a more positive place in education. Cheat sheets can offer a succinct way for students to study their lessons and provide an excellent boost to what you are already teaching them in class. Cheat sheets can provide helpful information for teachers too. Browse through this selection to find cheat sheets for a variety of subjects.
  • National Educational Technology Plan » NECC Brainstorming
    The National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) is the largest educational technology conference in the world, convening 13,000 education technology professionals from around the United States and the world. On June 28, 2009, over 300 leading administrators, teachers, technology coordinators, policymakers, and researchers gathered at the ISTE Leadership Symposium to give input into the development of the National Educational Technology Plan. Small teams provided advice regarding opportunities and critical barriers regarding the use of technology to address 5 key focus areas. The teams generated the five statements on this web site in 90-minute breakout groups. The statements are the first step in an ongoing effort to gather ideas and opinions from the education community
  • tbyresources / FrontPage
    This wiki contains resources to assist educators in creating wikis and other web materials. The wiki is an on-going task - all input regarding organization and content is welcome.

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