In these pages, we have compiled the tools necessary for you to seamlessly integrate technology into your classroom. These tools and websites will have direct impact on your instruction and assessment. As always, we welcome your input, so if you have a great tool or activity, we'd love to include it. Please use the Response Form to let us know if you would like to add something and help all the teachers in the district.
These sites provide amazing collections of technology resources including lesson plans, video clips and interactive activities.
Cool Tools for School - This site is terrific! It categorizes the digital tools, so you can specifically search for a tool, such as digital storytelling or making a presentation.
Discovery Ed - Discovery Education supports teachers in accelerating student achievement, bringing the world of Discovery into classrooms to ignite students' natural curiosity. For log-in information, please refer to your APS resource sheet.
Edsitement - A great site for all things humanities. It includes videos, lesson plans and activities categorized by subject and grade-level.
Education World - A great site for teachers. It includes lesson plans, activities, articles and so much more. You can use it and you can send your students and teachers to it. It is riddled with ads, so beware!
Free Tech 4 Teachers - This blog is run by a high school history teacher who uses many of the tools he promotes. It is awesome!
Internet4Classrooms - A great site that covers much that teachers will need. The good thing about this site is that it categorizes its content by age and subject.
K-7 Ed Helper - The focus of this site is special education, but any classroom teacher could use these tools very effectively.
Kathy Schrock's Web Page - Unbelievably rich site covering all subjects and many Internet tools. The author is a former teacher, former head of Technology Integration, and now is an educational consultant. She is awesome!
Library of Congress - Teacher Resource - The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
MFA Educator Site - Great site where teachers can create galleries from all the pieces of art in the MFA. The galleries can be used to for history, math, art, as a writing prompt, and even more!
MultiMedia & Internet Schools - This wiki is run by another school's EdTech department (so I'm a little jealous) but it also breaks down the 21st century tools by category. They have nice write-ups explaining why a teacher might use the tools in the classroom.
PBS Learning Media - PBS LearningMedia gives easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans.
Perk Up Your Projects - This site is another good one that reviews many web 2.0 tools by category. The focus is to take your existing projects and 21st century them.
ReadWriteThink - Amazing site filled with interactive resources for all grade levels and all subjects. I used this site frequently when I was a teacher.
Teachers' Domain - Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.
Thinkfinity - Thousands of Free Lesson Plans in Math, Social Studies, Art, Language Arts, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Writing, Geography, and Science Projects - wow!
21st Century Learners