21st Century Links
**Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything!**
A Wonderful Cheat Sheet on The 21 Techie Problems Every Teacher should Know about
Interactive Sites for Education
Great aligned lessons with the Kennedy Center: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx
Technology in Kindergarten - School Computing
http://www.k5lessons.com/ - Technology lesson plans!
Information and Technology Essential Standards - Welcome
Free Technology for Teachers
February is Black History Month. Here are a few helpful non-fiction passages and research-based question sets about a variety of topics and historical figures related to its observance.
Get passages and questions.
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Browse a Vast Library of Open Educational Resources
From Europe, creative multimedia & games for your students to explore ...
20+ Apps to Support the Digital Storytelling Process
By: Shelly Terrell
My Favourite Web Tools of 2012
By: Ozge Karaoglu
Information, support and ideas for developing a Global Citizenship approach in your school
Lots of curriculum resources used by teachers in England, Wales and Scotland!
Check out the Message in a Book:
Download this free guide:
Education for Global Citizenship: A Guide for Schools
Find more ideas in the teacher magazine, "The Picture"
Holidays Around the World
http://teacherblog.gamestarmechanic.com/tag/game-design-teacher/ - lot of teacher stories including the links below
http://classroomgamesandtech.blogspot.com/2012/02/game-design-and-ecosystems-continuing.html - desiging ecosystems and comparing game design to the scientific method - very neat idea
http://gaming4schools.yolasite.com/ - A complete account of a tech teacher working with science and english teachers in 6th grade to have students design a game based on geology - Complete with step by steps, rubrics, assesments, video interviews, and reflection on project at the end
http://stemchallenge.org/winners/2012Youth.aspx - STEM Video Game Challenge 2012 sponsored by microsoft
13 Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers
"Our White House" provides these tools...
American History and Literacy Resource Center
Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids!
Cruise Smithsonian's ...
Interactives, Museum Artifacts, & Teacher Resources
"In honor of the second inauguration of President Obama, find selected resources on inaugurations and the presidency. "
Provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities ...
Lesson Plans & Student Resources including Art, Foreign Language, History & Social Studies, Literature & Language Arts
Presidential Inaugurations: A Capitol Parade on a Cold Winter's Day
Sponsored by the Foundation for the National Archives ...
"Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills. Activities are ready to use in your classroom. We have selected thousands of primary source documents to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools from the billions preserved at the National Archives."
From Teaching with the Library for Congress ...
Beyond the Oath: Presidential Inaugurations Past to Present in Library of Congress Primary Sources
Taking a Closer Look at Presidential Inaugurations: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
More sites in the American Historical Association blog ...
New Teaching Resources for History Teachers:
2013 Inauguration Portal
Finally, from Mount Vernon ...
Lesson Plans & Resources
George Washington's World for Kids
3-D Games & Puzzles for students!
Education Week: Educators Evaluate Learning Benefits of iPad
Tony Wagner - Transforming Education in the 21st Century
Education World: The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use
Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
Teaching-with-Technology - Wikis in Education
50 interesting ways to use google docs on the web
NETS Implementation - Research and Information Fluency
How To Do 11 Techy Things in the New School Year
View these Livebinders for more ideas ...
Creating Global Connections
by MEGA Member, Melissa Edwards, WSFCS!
Beyond the Classroom Walls in a Globalized World
Today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities for the teaching profession
A Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking, Online Communities, and Web 2.0 Tools 2012
Conducted by MMS Education and sponsored by edWeb.net and MCH Strategic Data
Cultivating Your Personal Learning Network 2nd Ed.
Learn from NC teacher Bill Ferriter at his blog The Tempered Radical ...
Digital Immigrants Unite!
"The moral of the story is simple: Today's students -- the same connected kids that we've always assumed became superstars as soon as we plugged them in -- really DO still need our help.
It's OUR job to help kids to realize how to leverage technology for something more than keeping themselves entertained.
It's NOT enough to stand aside after turning kids loose with new tools, simply HOPING that they'll figure out how to squeeze the intellectual juice out of the gadgets we've given them. "
Bill's wiki is filled with resources to explore!
Using Technology to Create a Highly Engaged Classroom
Literacy, Blogging and the Digital Native
Teaching the iGeneration
Building a Bridge to Better Learning for Today's Students
Finally, listen to selections from his presentations on Hearing Voices!
E-books! Great science content!