Where can I search for tools and ideas?
- Amazon App Store
- Common Sense Education
- Converge - The Center for Digital Education
- Cool Tools for Schools
- Edutopia and the Edutopia's YouTube Channel
- eSchoolNews and the eschoolnews YouTube Channel
- Free Technology for Teachers by Richard Bryne
- Google Play
- Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything: Kathy is an internationally respected educational technologist. This is where she shares her knowledge and resources!
- Kindertown - app guide for preschool and early elementary
- NASA Portal to all their educational resources online
- Participate Learning - Participate Learning empowers teachers to improve student outcomes by helping them find and share free vetted educational resources to take advantage of the preponderance of broadband and internet-connected devices in their classrooms
- Pinterest - (free account required)
- For example, search for "technology tools for teachers" or "technology tools for the classroom" or "ISTE standards" - there are many other searches you can do that will bring up resources that other educators have pinpointed and used. You might want to start your own Pinterest board with resources you've found and are interested in. My Pinterest boards are at https://www.pinterest.com/nmsmith497
- Search Engines such as Bing, Google, Google Search Education, Yahoo
- Symbaloo - Educators share symbaloo boards that link to resources. (Look at this webpost: "11 Helpful Hints for Combining Google Drive With Symbaloo"
- TeacherLINK and UCET Newsletters
- TeacherLINK and UCET Blogs
- THEjournal (Technological Horizons in Education)
- YouTube and YouTube Education -You can search for and find about anything on YouTube! For example, ISTE has a YouTube Channel with over 300 videos. You can search for any of the big ideas and learn of tools you can use to assist you with them.
The Pedagogy Wheel attempts to link Bloom's Taxonomy, the SAMR model, and apps that can be tools for meeting those needs and experiences. Here is a link to their website. Each of the apps on this PDF have an active link to the iTunes store for that particular app. They are now working on version 5, which will also include lesson plans and examples of how apps are used to get the redefinition of task and help transformational learning.
Material on this website - other than curated internet videos and resources linked to within - are copyright 2016 by Nathan M. Smith Jr.
Updated August 6, 2016
Updated August 6, 2016