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Edutopia's Back-to-School Web2.0 Guide

Not only leads you to some great online tools, but also talks about how to use them to achieve your classroom goals. Nice booklet with photographs, downloadable [[#|pdf]].

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | Edutopia

"Web 2.0 tools are online software programs that allow users to do a number of different things. They can be used to teach curriculum content, store data, create or edit video, edit photos, collaborate and so much more. These programs are often free and are used by teachers, students and sometimes parents, both in and out of the classroom, on a pretty regular basis."

K-12 Tech Tools

If you're looking for a kid-friendly website to direct your [[#|students]] to during centers, tech tools to assign to your students who need extra help (or want extra work), or new tools to engage your students in learning, this website is for you! This website features a collection of free, kid-safe, online resources categorized by subject, grade level, and standard (adapted from DC Public Schools Learning Standards and Common Core Standards).

Scott Steinberg: 20 Must-use Education Technology Tools

There are a number of online solutions available to help promote education from teaching reading basics to organizing classroom activities and encouraging civic involvement. Here are 20 of the most promising new apps, websites and online education technology tools or services every teacher should be using to help improve classroom learning.

Quick Guide to Web 2.0 Tools -

Dropbox - Handout_QuickGuidetoWebTools.docx
Wondering what Web 2.0 tools are worth a look? This handout details the services that Teaching the
iGeneration ( author BillFerriter is using in his personal and professional work. Last Updated March 26, 2013
  • Great free resource. It is designed as a companion to his 2-Day "Teaching the iGeneration" course wiki, which can be found online here:
  • Not sure why to use technology or which tools to use when? Read Making Good Technology Choices | The Tempered Radical - choosing tools can only start once a practitioner has a clear vision for what they want their students to know and be able to do.