EdTechTools

This is a list of web 2.0 EdTechTools, curated with the Maker (1982) model.

content   process   product   environment

TAGS #Animations, #FlippedVideos, #FormativeResponse, #Previewing, #Animate, #Comics, #GraphicOrganisers, #Mindmap, #Multimedia, #ePortfolios, #Audio, #Flipped

Content – What students need to learn

Guiding Focus Questions:
– Can I choose a familiar context to help make connections or will I scaffold to broaden student world knowledge?
– What links can I make to real life?
– Can I change the context to match student interests?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Educational Resources Available Online 1. Teachers Pay Teachers: This site offers free resources along with paid content

2. Google: A simple Google search is great

3. Share My Lesson: Free lesson plans for teachers, organized by grade, subject, and standard. The site also offers professional learning resources.

4. Scholastic: Offers resources, tools, teaching strategies, and student activities.

5. Discovery: Resources organized by grade level and topic, with a “Teacher Picks” resource category, too.

6. Laura Candler Educational Resources: The creator is an educator who offers her own resources on the site, but also curates other content for use.

7. Indiana University – Bloomington: Resources organized by topics such as active learning, assessments, and collaboration.

8. TES: A research page for all grade levels, including whole-school and students with special needs, organized by topic.

9. Web Anywhere: Teacher resources split into primary and secondary categories, searchable by subject. This site offers some resources from the UK.

10. SMART Exchange: Offers searchable and editable SMART Board activities created by teachers.

11. Read Write Think: Not only does the site have activities for educators to use with students, but the site also offers professional development topics

12. National Geographic: This site offers lots of videos, which often come with companion documents such as writing prompts.

13. ArtsEdge: This site from The Kennedy Center offers a “lesson finder” to help align resources to different art topics.

14. Education.com: Searchable site organized by resource and age/grade.

15. We Are Teachers: This site offers lessons and materials, tips for grant writing, a blog list, and popular education topics.

16. Kids.gov: A federal site for free educational resources.

17. Education World: This site offers news, blogs, teacher materials, and more.

Building Connections
These resources can help students who need scaffolding to build connections
http://eduscapes.com/sessions/needs/all2.html
http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/worldwonders/ – From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.
http://www.googleartproject.com/ – Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online
http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/Enter-the-3D-house/#/house/start/help/ – virtual tour of Anne Frank’s house
http://www.arounder.com/en/ – showcases thousands of reviewed locations combining a truly immersive virtual experience with a strong educational background
Ludwig – Adventure Physics for Ages 10-14 – Join Ludwig on an exciting journey through the world of physics. Find out how energy is created from fire, water, wind and sun and use them cleverly to protect the Robotronics on Unitron against the impending energy collapse!
Software for Learning – great NZ site intended to inform and support teachers to select and plan for the use of tools and technologies to raise student learning outcomes. You can also browse the snapshots of learning by software type, curriculum area or school level and find stories that show how software can be used in the classroom, and related discussions or products.https://versal.com/education
eBooks QLD  State Schools eBooks Digital Library – $1.50 per student subscription service

http://www.schoolwide.com/zing – free eBooks

http://scholars.ufumes.com/OnlineResources/libraries.html – a listing of free online libraries used to search for the acquisition of different free literature materials including scientific journals, medical textbooks and other free online textbooks.

http://www.bartleby.com/   : Bartleby is an internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and curious readers with unlimited access to books and information on the web at no cost. Suitable for: Upper primary and junior secondary students.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page   : Gutenberg.org is one of the most useful web sites for locating and obtaining free eBooks that are out of copyright (i.e. published over 50 years). Texts can be acquired in a number of text, HTML and PDF formats as well as in popular eBook formats including ePub and Plucker. Students can download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on a PC, iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android or other mobile phone.  They provide high quality books. Their free books were previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized with the help of thousands of volunteers. Suitable for: Primary and Secondary and Tertiary students as well as all educators.

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/index.html : The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet and aims to encourage the development of online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Major parts of the site include:
An index of hundreds of thousands of online books freely readable on the Internet ; Pointers to significant directories and archives of online texts ; Special exhibits of particularly interesting classes of online books ; Information on how readers can help support their growth Suitable: Readers of all ages

http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm: A listing of sites that provide access to eBooks in the public domain that may be freely accessed, as well as some other books under specified conditions. This website lists links to free digital libraries in Australia and New Zealand as well as free eBook websites. Suitable: For readers of all ages

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm: Gizmo’s Free Listings: This is a listing of 260 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for online viewing. The author discovered these sites, all or most of which should offer free eBooks as a reference. They should be authentic but some have not been thoroughly checked. Suitable for: Readers of all ages

http://worldlibrary.net/: World Public Library is a subscriber service. The World Public Library Association Collection boasts more than 500,000 eBooks all published in the PDF format and are available in over 90 languages. Suitable for: Upper Primary through to adults. Subscription required.

http://bookbuilder.cast.org/ – UDL Book Reader  Share publish and read books online or offline
Students can use Book Builder  site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills. Suitable for: Readers of all ages.

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/meta/titles/A.html -University of Adelaide – The purpose of this site is to provide access to the “classic” works of civilisation and to promote reading of the same. There are many sites offering classic works in one form or another. Putting them into a format which readers might actually enjoy using them is their aim. Suitable for: Readers of all ages.

Online Learning Activities
There is a huge range of online learning activities that can make up the content of your lessons or provide homework activities. Listed are a very few of these.
Scootle – Learn, teach and collaborate using digital resources to support the Australian Curriculum
http://www.mathletics.com.au/ – there are costs, but worth it.
http://www.literacyplanet.com/ –  – there are costs, but worth it.
http://www.khanacademy.org/ – one stop shop
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ – fun online learning activities
http://www.multiplication.com/ – everything needed to help students memorize and learn the times tables
http://www.sumdog.com/ – free educational games that motivate your students to practise maths and Reading
http://www.worksheetworks.com/ – worksheets for every occasion (not really digital)
http://www.neok12.com/ : Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English
ABC Splash – •a new world-class education website for Australia •packed with hundreds of videos, audio clips and games •watch and play at home and in school
https://gridclub.com/ – has challenging and fun learning games and videos for children, 5 to 12 years old. Games are designed to help improve skills in English, Math, Science, History and plenty more besides.Free Library Services – These are free with a local library card
http://www.lynda.com/ – Your students need to join a local library for this to be free. It is worth the effort to learn new business, creative, & tech skills with expert-led online video tutorials
10Monkeys – teaches children aged 6 – 10 years old mathematic skills in a fun, interactive game-like environment. The lite version is not scored
http://tv.animalates.com/ – increases your child’s balance, flexibility, strength, spatial awareness and self confidence as well as their numeracy and literacy results with a daily 10 minute Animalates “Adventure”.
www.busythings.co.uk – is an amazing, colourful and quirky service hosting software dedicated to early years learners. Suitable for children 8 years and under.
Busy Projects – is a collection of simple to use tools which enable children to create work linked to a variety of topics.
http://www.literacyplanet.com/ – an Australian literary source providing a motivational and fun learning platform for students of all ages and ability.
Nat Geo Kids – access to the complete virtual library. Also a free link at http://ngkids.com.au/
NoveList K-8 – is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Rainforest Coding – collection of adventures and activities designed to make Scratch programming easy to understand and fun to learn.
http://www.ziptales.com/ – contains over 200 levelled readers, puzzles, games, poems, videos and lessons for all primary school levels.
http://www.zoowhiz.com/ – For children aged 5 to 15. An interactive motivational learning environment with over 17,000 curriculum-correlated learning activities covering maths, word skills and reading.
http://mangolanguages.com/ – an online language-learning system. Languages include English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Pirate, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
https://learnzillion.com/ – Empowering teachers to provide the education every student deserves.
Animations

Explania – From learning how to save the oceans to how to calculate your body mass index, the animations seem endless on Explania. Just register and gain access to creative animations that explain almost anything.

TED Ed – Here educators will find brilliant animation with unique twists on a basic concept add new dimensions to learning with TED Ed. The clips are usually short, approximately 5 minutes, but they squeeze important information into that time frame and do it rather effectively.

Brain Pop – Another site with quick clips, Brain Pop simplifies difficult lessons in all the basic subjects including engineering and technology. Like TED Ed, it adds material constantly so there’s always more to choose from; however, there is a fee to access the material.

BBC History – Walk through the architectural planning of the Colosseum, watch the reconstruction of the Iron Age Chariot, and learn about the Battle of Somme in World War I among many other animated insights. It can all be found at the BBC Interactive Content Animations.

ABC – An Australian site full of insightful and entertaining documentaries, ABC also has cool animated videos about Greek gods, Naval officers, and science plus lots of interactive video and gaming.

Enlightenment – RSA brings power to intellectual debates with animation. Use their videos as a springboard for further debate or to introduce 21st century topics to any subject that thrives on arguments.

Brainpickings – Full of informational animations that give the learner visuals that transfer difficult concepts into understandable snippets, Brainpickings narrows the gap between confusion and understanding.

Literature – Openculture compiled a list of animations relating to various literature such as Emily Dickinson’s poetry and Shakespeare. Explain the wonders of Plato and Kafka as well as Hemingway with these short clips.

Electric Literature – Find folktales, comedies, minidramas, and more, all animated with fascinating graphics and sound on Electric Literature. Bring story telling to students with these videos that offer unique perspectives.

WatchKnowLearn.org – With tons of videos to choose from, some aren’t animated but you can sift through them to find the animated ones. WatchKnowLearn.org is broken into subject areas and acts as a database for rated videos that teach students. The ratings have stars and a review, which is really helpful because it saves time when choosing which one to use.

Canada Film – At the site for the National Film Board of Canada, educators will discover free streaming documentaries and animated films. Short animated films about poets, poetry, music, and other themes add interest and are a great resource for any educator.

National Geographic – While housing all types of great resource videos, National Geographic also has valuable interactive animations for teaching about the world around us and the world itself. Click through the steps of Greenhouse Effect and learn exactly how it works.

BioInteractive – Sleek, professional, colorful, and detailed animations at BioInteractive help educators communicate their curriculum with students. Educators choose from topics such as anatomy, brain, cancer, cardiovascular, organism behavior, and a lot more.

The Archeology Channel – Using Google maps, The Archeology Channel has created an interactive map that gives educators a visual guide of its animated videos of historical figures and finds according to the country or region. For instance, if educators click on Italy, they’ll find a video about Matilda of Canossa.

How Stuff Works – Full of videos, the animated ones make understanding any subject or process much easier at How Stuff Works. Under the category Culture, you might click on the animated video How Murphy’s Law Works.

Cell Biology Animation – John Kyrk created intricate animations explaining cell biology. Beginning with amino acids and protein and delving into DNA structure, the animation available on his site provides learners with complete visuals into the workings of cell biology.

Plant & Soil Sciences eLibrary – Access well-made animations of flower structures, plant breeding, gel scoring, gene cloning, genetic mapping, herbicide metabolism and so on. Plant & Soil Sciences eLibrary allows educators to access and use animated videos for free after they login.

Exploratorium – Split into categories such as Astronomy or Cognitive Science/Psychology, educators can find animated videos depending on the subject within the subject inside Exploratorium.

iTunes U – Find any and everything at iTunes U, just search or select a category and move through animation after animation. Sign up as an educator and add something even more useful to the equation by creating your own unique lessons or even videos.

38. MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers open courses with some great animation available. Check out some of the courses available at MIT and send students that way if they need extra guidance or even if they need a good challenge.

PBS Online – Inside PBS.org, educators have access to animations of such topics as growth, well-being, and jobs in what it calls the new economy or the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s building the Panama Canal.

YouTube – Another helpful place to find animations, YouTube delivers any and every animation on almost any topic or subject imaginable. However, educators might have to sift through some unprofessional videos while searching.

Science Stage – Not just focused on science, Science Stage is worth visiting for almost any subject except literature. Anyone who wants to learn more about a chosen field will find all the videos fascinating, not just the animations.

NOVA – An animation of the “Island of Stability” for physics or animation of the growth spurts of a T. Rex give learners clear insight into the unseen worlds of learning on NOVA, a subsection of PBS.

NBC Learn – From sustainability of water to the science of the summer Olympics, NBC Learn makes education simple and understandable. The animations work alongside professional videos explaining various topics.

History – History actually partnered with Aniboom and created a contest where people use Aniboom to create a historical, animated video. On top of that, History online has awesome interactive games, maps, and timelines including Ellis Island: Then and Now and hilarious animation of Greek Gods.

LearnersTV – If educators need animated video of science subjects such as biology, chemistry, and physics, then LearnersTV boasts animated videos detailing these subjects. It also catalogues video on such subjects as engineering and economics but those videos aren’t animated.

Maps of War – At Maps of War, the history of religion, the Imperial history of the Middle East, democracy, terrorism, the World Wars, and more map out the past and sometimes the future, depending on how you look at it.

Khan Academy – Well-respected and known as the place to go for all learners, Khan Academy masters teaching and animation with videos that lead a student to the unanswered questions.

See Math – See Math animations explain simple and complex math with animations that make learning precise and understandable. Educators can sign up and show the videos to students or have students sign up and learn.

Math is Fun – Animated cubes, triangular prisms, hexakis icosahedrons, gyroelongated square bicupola, or hebesphenomegacorona among other three-dimensional animated shapes fill the web pages of Math is Fun, offering learners various ways to manipulate and view the movements.

Vimeo – If educators search Vimeo, they’ll find some nicely done animation of shorts about anything from sci-fi to love stories as well as beautifully done animation of challenging and enlightening concepts to spark creativity and innovation with any learner who needs a boost of imagination.

Cited From: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101796324413630088793#ixzz3ta7a5VDo

Careers http://www.mcmlibrary.com.au/ – My Career Match is a FREE online service that provides instant career and resume help. To access this service your library must be a partner of My Career Match.

http://www.myresume.com.au/ – FREE service helping you write a better resume by providing you with content, templates and your own online resume builder

http://myfuture.edu.au/ – Australia’s free online career information service that assists career planning, career pathways and work transitions.

Legal http://www.austlii.edu.au/ – (AustLII) publishes public legal information — including state, territory and commonwealth legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals; law reform and royal commission reports.
Flipped Videos https://www.check123.com/ – actually, just searchable videos you can flip; sorted and organized by categories and tags

https://edpuzzle.com/ – The easiest way to engage your students with videos
Blendspace – create Interactive lessons, projects, presentations and more
http://teachem.com/ – llows anyone to create a class from YouTube videos by adding time stamped flashcards and review questions.

https://www.zaption.com/ – Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding.

https://www.playposit.com/ – Deeply engage learners and accountably measure understanding

https://info.flipgrid.com/ – class discussions via videos

https://explaineverything.com/ – collaborative whiteboard that can be recorded and shared.

https://www.knowlounges.com/ – shared whiteboard, video streaming and polls

Reading Media Literacy Clearinghouse – locate appropriate resources for teaching about media and media literacy.

https://jellymetrics.com/readability-grader/ – check the readability level of web resources.

https://rewordify.com/ – free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching.

Inspired Writing – This website is intended to help students with writing, reading and research so they can become literate for the 21st Century.

Bookmarking websites http://sqworl.com/ – Simple Visual Bookmarking for Educators

https://educlipper.net/main.html – like pinterest for education. Clip items from the web, upload your own work, or find and re-clip content from others to customize and maximize your learning

http://tozzl.com/ – DIGITAL PINBOARD

 

Guiding Focus Questions:
– What prior learning experiences are required?
– How will I know what students already know? Which data? Will students complete a Pre-test?
– Can I skim over some of the content or miss it completely?
– How will I extend those students who already have this knowledge?
– Will I accelerate students??
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Class data
Can used to group students into traffic light groups:
Green – above standard
Amber – at standard
Red – below standard
You can use conditional formatting to change the colour of a cell. There are instructions in Excel’s help, and here: http://www.contextures.com/xlCondFormat01.html

Or http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.CF.html#lights2
OR this is done for you: http://www.nordberg.co.uk/ExcitingExcel/raglights.htm

Pre-tests
These tests are good for getting to know your class and for your students to understand how they learn..
Multiple intelligences

Personality

Personality types, multiple intelligence preferences and predominant learning styles

edutopia-multiple-intelligence

Formative Response Systems: Polls Quizzes, student response and exit notes. goformative – Create incredible online assessments, classwork or homework.

Kahoot – Game-Based Platform Enables More Meaningful, Playful And Powerful Experiences, In Classrooms And Beyond.
http://socrative.com
  – This can  be used on mobile phones as well as any platform
GoSoapbox – GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.
http://www.polleverywhere.com/ – lets you engage your audience or class anywhere in real time
http://gogopp.com/en/web – This has a drawing feature which is good for maths or when you need more than a typed response
https://vizia.co/ – Engage viewers by integrating quizzes, polls, and CTAs into videos
http://goformative.com/ – Create incredible online assessments, classwork or homework.
http://quizstar.4teachers.org/ – Create Online Quizzes and Organize Results
http://padlet.com/ – this has replaced wallwisher. It is a collaborative space where students can post notes.
mentimeter – allows you to pose a question to your audience and get instant feedback on that question through cell phones, tablets, and any other Internet-connected device. Mentimeter doesn’t have has many features as Socrative or Poll Everywhere, but it is free and very easy to use
https://www.notebookcast.com/ – A real-time shared online whiteboard in your browser, teach, explain, sketch.

https://quizlet.com/features/live – Create up to 8 classes for free

https://answergarden.ch/ – Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback

http://www.opinionstage.com/ – Create viral polls, quizzes, surveys and more

More from cooltoolsfroschools

https://info.flipgrid.com/ – class discussions via videos

https://www.peergrade.io/ – great system for students to peer assess student work. Great idea for draft feedback

https://get.quickkeyapp.com/ – scan paper-based tests or deliver online for instant results!

https://dotstorming.com/ – A real-time group brainstorming and decision making app

http://tozzl.com/ – digital  pinboard that enables people to collaborate with others.

https://www.quizalize.com/ – like kahoot; create or grab quiz, deliver in fun game-based way and get instant results

https://www.knowlounges.com/ – shared whiteboard, video streaming and polls

https://spiral.ac/

https://www.tinytap.it/site/home/ – Play & Create Interactive Lessons, Quizzes and Games

https://nearpod.com/

Game-based Learning/gamification

Inquiry based learning opportunities https://www.diigo.com/user/rdean6/inquiry

https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/resources

Media & Information Literacy

Previewing Anticipation Guide – these can be adapted as blogs or discussion boards, with different threads for each fact or idea

Scaffolding Comprehension Strategies Using Graphic Organizers – this gives a nice instructional plan using KWL and cooperative learning. Can easily be adapted for the blended classroom by recording in blogs.

Introducing New Content with Seed Discussions – this can easily be adapted to a discussion board, with different threads for the prompts on the Seed Discussion Organizer.

KWL Chart and KWL Creator – KWLs can be posted in blogs, with students giving feedback, or as different threads for K, W, L in a discussion board.

Learning Contracts – The KWL process can be extended by students identifying what they need to learn and how they want to learn it, utilising online resources, and then how they will present evidence of their learning. This could also tie in with ePortfolios

Content on Pinterest

content   process   product   environment

Process – How students learn

Guiding Focus Questions:
– Can I tier the activities around concepts and skills to provide different levels of support or opportunities to demonstrate deeper knowledge?
– Do I need to vary the length of time students require to grasp a concept either by compacting the curriculum or extending the time frame?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Tiered Instruction
This is a link to theory and concepts. Basically, if you pitch a lesson at level or standard, then you can use technology to remediate (for those below) or extend (for those above or those that complete the standard and need extension). A good strategy here is to offer self-paced  online instruction and an element of choice in assessment tasks (layering – see below), with teachers modelling exemplars.
Tiered Instruction
Choice Boards
This is a link to theory and concepts. Also known as Tic-Tac-Toe Menus, Think-Tac-Toes, Learning Menus and  Extension Menus. Digital options below.
Choice Boards
How To Use Pinterest as a Choice Board. This is blocked at my site from 9-4 but could be used in a flipped classroom situation. You could also find something similar or use your virtual classroom or edstudio http://www.snagglebox.com/2012/09/how-to-use-pinterest-as-choice-board.html
Layered Curriculum
Simply offers student a choice of assignments and requires demonstration of learning in order to pass the assignment. This eliminates the need for pre-assessment and is useful for teachers with large class loads, such as in high school. Our assessment is already based on Bloom’s, so it’s just a matter of choice based on needs. This lines up nicely with the Three story intellect model
Layered Curriculum
Analogies – very higher order thinking required here AWESOME ANALOGIES
Analogy game
Quiz
Vocab>Analogies
Guiding Focus Questions:
– Can I provide opportunities for students to construct and demonstrate knowledge using digital resources and technologies?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Online Research

Students have access to much more than Google and Wikipedia. Most local libraries have access to heaps of subscription services that are free if you join. My local library has newspapersand magazines from all over the world free of charge. If you still have a librarian, ask them for links to subscription services.

{A note about referenceing: Microsoft Word now has referencing tab which will generate the reference for you}

6 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Kids

http://www.kidzsearch.com/
http://www.kidrex.org/
http://www.kidtopia.info/
http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/
http://www.kidsclick.org/

10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students

https://scholar.google.com.au/
https://eric.ed.gov/
http://www.virtuallrc.com/
http://www.citeulike.org/
http://www.jurn.org/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/
https://www.refseek.com/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/
https://www.academia.edu/

In QLD, the best resources is OneSearch; get your free membership here.Google Advanced Search – Narrow down a search
RefSeek – Academic search engine that makes academic information easier to access than typical search engines. Refseek cuts down on the overload of non-academic search results by eliminating sponsored links and commercial search results. Features include: Search web Search documents Related search terms provided Search within a site for more detailed search results
Sweet Search – Search engine for students that only uses 35,000 sites. Spam sites and sites lacking academic rigor are excluded. Also, older sites that are still relevant will not be buried in the search results. Key Features: Search terms can be further explored with Yo Link by searching for a specific term within a search. Specific search results can be shared directly to Google docs. Sweet Search 4 Me: search engine designed specifically for younger students.
Wolfram Alpha – WolframAlpha is a unique, web based computation engine. The results differ in that the search results will be data driven. Whereas a Google search will provide links to endless information, this search engine will provide data. This search tools is an outstanding resource for math and science research. Provides “Examples by Topic” with tips on how to use the search engine across disciplines
Kathy Schrock’s Critical Evaluation Surveys – Kathy Schrock provides a series of helpful website evaluation questions designed for different grade levels: Elementary School, Middle School, Secondary Schoo
NoodleTools – Noodle Tools provides a range of free and subscription-based web search and annotation tools. The free “Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need” tool helps students define topics, select search tools, and search effectively.
The Deep Web Explained – go beyond googlehttps://www.instagrok.com/ – Research any topic with an interactive concept map, that you can customize and sharehttp://tozzl.com/ – DIGITAL PINBOARD

Media & Information Literacy

21st Century Information Fluency 
This site is a fantastic resource, with online tools, kits, wizards, courses…. If you want students to effectively find information online, this is the place to go.
http://21cif.com/ : resources to help educators and students improve their ability to locate, evaluate and use digital information more effectively, efficiently and ethically.

Media Literacy Clearinghouse – locate appropriate resources for teaching about media and media literacy.

Web Literacy: In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. Our web literacy materials demystify the process Web so you can impart the vital skills students need to be safe, successful 21st century learners

https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/resources

Media & Information Literacy

Literacy Tools
Only a small collection here
Vocabulary Sketching 774 KB PPT – exercises that will help students develop their own descriptions, examples, and illustrations of vocabulary words. These exercises can be used in conjunction with the six steps to vocabulary instruction as a comprehensive strategy.
http://abcdenglish.xyz/wordie – It allows you to quickly check the level of vocabulary in an authentic text before you use it in class. It also gives you access to levelled vocab lists
http://www.wikisummarizer.com/Pages/Default.aspx – Web-based application specializing in automatic summarization of Wikipedia articles
http://www.visuwords.com/ – Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts
http://www.lexipedia.com/ – gets right into the meanings of words ina graphical way
http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1418 – Good for junior students. For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
http://www.wordsmyth.net/ – great junior dictionary/thesaurus
http://www.starfall.com/ – a free public service to teach children to read with phonicsInspired Writing – This website is intended to help students with writing, reading and research so they can become literate for the 21st Century.Media Literacy Clearinghouse – locate appropriate resources for teaching about media and media literacy.
Junior Research http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/infant/  : A picture based interface encyclopedia for students in primary of for students who have different learning needs. Navigation is easy and the topics cater to younger students. An ideal resource to be used online in classrooms as content is relevant and safe. Suitable for: Very young children and those with different abilities.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/   : Encyclopedia.com is an online library and research Web site. Encyclopedia.computs millions of articles from some of the world’s most authoritative and highly respected publications at a student’s fingertips. It is a free online encyclopedia and features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia,Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography. Suitable for: Upper primary and secondary students.

http://kids.britannica.com/ : Britannica Online For Kids is an essential online homework helper for children aged 6-14 years. It covers core subjects – Mathematics, English and Science as well as History, Geography, the Arts and many more subject areas. Britannica Online For Kids provides access to curriculum relevant encyclopedia articles, learning activities, games and videos for Years 3 through 10 in Australia and New Zealand. Suitable for: Lower and upper primary and junior secondary students.

http://www.factmonster.com/  : The Fact Monster provides students with an Encyclopedia Search that has access to more than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. It offers an inviting uncluttered interface and the information is appropriate for most students in primary and secondary schools. Suitable for: Lower and upper primary and junior secondary students.

http://www.rudimentsofwisdom.com/ : An interesting concept, with the rudimentary topics of an encyclopedia represented in cartoon descriptors. This will appeal to students who enjoy cartoons and require simplified content for research in an amendable format. Suitable for: Lower and upper primary and junior secondary students.

Information Literacy Process
Using the Big6 information literacy process, students identify their information research goals, then seek, use, and assemble relevant and credible information. They then reflect: is the final product effective and was the process efficient.
http://big6.com/

Media Literacy Clearinghouse – locate appropriate resources for teaching about media and media literacy.

Media & Information Literacy

Blooms Digital Taxonomy

These are all great web 2.0 tools (interactive/dynamic) that can be used in the process of learning. They are all categorised against Bloom’s Taxonomy. I have an edStudio with interactive Graphic Organisers

35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom’s Taxonomy
Bloomin’ Apps
Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock
Blooms digital taxonomy and web 2.0 tools
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/09/great-web-tools-for-blooms-digital.html
Web 2.0 tools
Same as above but not categorised against Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Cool Tools for Schools Wiki – one stop shop for all your interactive/dynamic online tools for learning
http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/home – a group of curious teachers who explore and brainstorm ways to integrate Web 2.0 technologies into our teaching
WebTools4U2Use – categorised and analysed
http://www.graphite.org/ – a tool that makes it easier for educators to find the best apps, games, and websites for the classroom. Our expert ratings and reviews cut through the clutter and surface the best products.
Web Tools for Teachers by Type – helping teachers find the right web tool for the task at hand
Box of Tricks – an A-Z of tried and tested internet resources for education
Edjudo.com – categorized list
http://edtechteacher.org/tools/ – tech tools by subjecttOn Pinterest
Interactive Online Tools
I have developed a WebQuest around interactive online tools. The WebQuest is located at ZUNAL and entitled Integrating online tools for learning into your lessons. This may be useful if you want to run a PD session on integrating web 2.0.
Integrating online tools for learning into your lessons
Avatars
There are various options to create avatars. These are great for multi-modal presentations and great for literacy.
http://www.voki.com/  – Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character.
http://www.clayyourself.com/
http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ – probably best for juniors.
Animate
Again another great way to create/synthesise/present.
http://goanimate.com/ – free and well supported for education.

http://www.zimmertwins.com/ – Use the Zimmer Twin’s easy-to-use movie making tools tos create your own serials, commercials, music videos and even reality shows

http://www.culturestreet.org.uk/activities/stopframeanimator/ – easy online stop motion

http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/ – free, easy cartoon animation.

http://blabberize.com/ – make an image talk

http://www.animaker.com/ – free version viable with discounts for education if you want to extend.

http://wideo.co/en/ – make videos in minutes

Animasher – Animators can compile multiple scenes of these moving images to complete a story.

Voki – reate an animated speaking avatar

https://plotagon.com/ – With Plotagon students can easily create animated videos while improving their writing and storytelling skills.

http://monkeyjam.org/ – MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest and stopmotion animation program. It is designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation.

http://www.nawmal.com/ – affordable animation creation for education

https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/ – well supported but only for tablet devices

https://www.animaker.com/ – easy to use online system to create animated videos

Comics
A great alternative and engaging way to create/synthesise/present.
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ – this is the easiest to use, with no sign-up required.
http://marvel.com/games/play/34/create_your_own_comic – create a quick 1-3 panel strip using marvel comics characters.
chogger – Create comics online by creating original art or uploading pictures to your comic strip. Add speech or thought bubbles and quickly publish a finished product.ToonDoo – Unlike other sites, there’s an option to save your project mid-creation so that you can come back to it later.Strip Generator – One unique capability is adjustable framesPikistrips – takes your photos and turns them into comic strips.https://www.pixton.com/ – Unlock the Educational Power of Comic Storyboardinghttp://www.storyboardthat.com/ – engages students with digital storytelling in the classroom.

Comic Creator

Census Data http://concensus.splash.abc.net.au/ – is a data visualisation tool which allows you to use real Australian Census data to tell stories about Australian society, including details about cultural heritage, families and occupations.
Interactive, nonlinear stories http://twinery.org/

Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

You don’t need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you’re ready.

Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes.

Virtual Reality http://vizor.io/ – explore, create, publish VR on the web

https://cospaces.io/ – great support for education for creating and even coding VR experiences.

Guiding Focus Questions:
– Can I scaffold activities or break larger tasks down into smaller tasks?
– Can I provide study guides or graphic organisers for targeted students?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Summaries and note taking
These skills promote greater comprehension by asking students to analyze a subject to expose what’s essential and then put it in their own words.
Online Tools – these don’t teach any skills, they just automate the process
SCROL – good technique to start with
Cornell Notes – a good standard
SQ3R – this goes to the next levelhttp://tozzl.com/ – DIGITAL PINBOARD
Graphic Organisers

There are heaps of printable organisers and a quick search will also yield the theory behind them. The dynamic online ones require registration. I have an edStudio with interactive Graphic Organisers

freeology.com – free, printable graphic organizers for a wide variety of topics
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
http://www.classtools.net/ – some of these are online and dynamic.
http://www.exploratree.org.uk/ – very comprehensive. Only need to register to save.
http://www.lexiconsys.com/graphic_organizer.html – interactive and online – need shockwave plugin
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/ – allow you to make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. TIP: Use these in conjuntion with padlet if you want to collaborate.http://tozzl.com/ – DIGITAL PINBOARD
Timelines
Create these online and either print as a pdf by printing to pdfcreator or get a screenshot with snipingtool and then post in a blog or wiki.
http://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/timeline
http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx
https://learningplace.eq.edu.au/cx/resources/items/bdb1c548-e76b-8fb5-4f37-3f94ded5c289/1/viewIMS.jsp
http://www.timetoast.com/
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/timeline-30007.html
http://www.softschools.com/teacher_resources/timeline_maker/ 
Teaching strategies go digital
There are many pen and paper strategies that can be used in conjunction with Blogs, Wikis, Discussion Boards and Online Journals. These technologies are interactive, so it’s a good idea to use these strategies in a cooperative way and have students share them online and give feedback. This process needs to be scaffolded with heaps of guidelines for constructive sharing and feedback.
3-2-1 Strategy – summarise into a blog
KWL – this creator is online; print or snip and upload to blog
5 Ws and 1 H – great for discussion boards as opinions may differ
Expert jigsaw – wiki or other space is used to collate agreed and shared understandings
Generate, Sort, Connect, Elaborate – use in conjunction with concept maps which can be uploaded to blogs or discussion forums
Blogging With Photovoice – find images with http://creativecommons.org/ for students to connect with images and words
PMI – Classic: Evaluate by identifying pluses, minuses and interesting points and then share on a blog or discussion board
See Think Wonder – A routine for exploring works of art and other interesting things
Six Thinking Hats – have students discuss or blog the different perspectives of a topic
Socratic questioning – Good for threaded discussions
GoSoapbox – GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.
Think Puzzle Explore – A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry; great for a blog
Wraparound (Whiparound) – an efficient way for all students in a classroom to share their ideas about a question, topic or text; best used with a discussion board
Mindmap or Concept Maps

Great for brainstorming, pre-test-post-test concepts, essay plans or just to organise thinking.

https://bubbl.us/

http://www.mindmeister.com/

http://www.mapul.com/

http://www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php

http://www.gliffy.com/ – Professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings and more. Gliffy works directly in your browser!

https://www.text2mindmap.com/ – Completely stripped down mindmapping tool with no frills. Begin with a list and then tab in ideas from the list to indicate new nodes & subnodes on the mindmap. Maps can’t be saved using this tool.

http://popplet.com/ – Popplet is a tool for the iPad and web to capture and organize your ideas.

https://www.text2mindmap.com/

http://www.sketchlot.com/ – A web whiteboard for schools. No Student sign up!

https://www.instagrok.com/ – Research any topic with an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share

Mapping Tools – I want my students to create and edit maps Google Maps – Google Maps provides editing tools to create and personalize online map. Click the My Maps tab to create a new map. Add placemarks, highlight locations, and more. Example: map related to the novel My Brother Sam is Dead
Google Maps User Guide
UMapper – Quickly create, edit and annotate maps with this web based tool. Mapping services to choose from include: Bing, Google, Yahoo and Openstreet. Maps can be tagged, routes created, and media embedded within the map (audio & image). Once a map is complete it can be shared or embedded.
Quickmaps – Quickmaps allows you to “doodle on Google”. Choose your location, draw lines, scribble, place markers and embed the final product.
Scribblemaps – Edit and make notations on Google Maps with this web based mapping tool. Features include: text, image & markers. Final product can be saved and shared with an embed code.
Simulations Loopy – create interactive simulations for just about anything

Gizmos –  interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12

PHET – more interactive math and science simulations

Serious Ed Games

Links from Mission to Learn

From Larry’s Ferlazzo’s Blog

From http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

 Webquests WebQuest.org

Bernie Dodge’s WebQuest Page.

Tom March’s Prewriting Your WebQuest

Templates such as this one are available online.

Zunal is the best place for all things webquests
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/WebQuests – heaps of links
QuestGarden – WebQuests are structured Internet research exercises that lead students to create an educational product. They provide a simple structure for student inquiry on the Web, guiding them towards important questions and the most useful Web sites. There are tens of thousands of WebQuests to adapt as well as a template to create your own at QuestGarden.

Guiding Focus Questions:
– Can I modify delivery modes for individuals or small groups?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
How To Use Pinterest as a Choice Board. This is blocked at my site from 9-4 but could be used in a flipped classroom situation. You could also find something similar or use your virtual classroom or edstudio http://www.snagglebox.com/2012/09/how-to-use-pinterest-as-choice-board.html
Literacy Vocabulary Sketching 774 KB PPT – exercises that will help students develop their own descriptions, examples, and illustrations of vocabulary words. These exercises can be used in conjunction with the six steps to vocabulary instruction as a comprehensive strategy.
http://www.literacyplanet.com/ –  – there are costs, but worth it.
http://www.wikisummarizer.com/Pages/Default.aspx – Web-based application specializing in automatic summarization of Wikipedia articles
http://www.visuwords.com/ – Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts
http://www.lexipedia.com/ – gets right into the meanings of words ina graphical way
http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1418 – Good for junior students. For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
http://www.wordsmyth.net/ – great junior dictionary/thesaurus
http://www.starfall.com/ – a free public service to teach children to read with phonicshttps://storybird.com/ – Inspire your students to write better and read often.Media Literacy Clearinghouse – locate appropriate resources for teaching about media and media literacy. On Pinterest
Numeracy Math Aid 712 KB PDF – teaching directions to help teachers teach multiplication facts to youngsters in grades five and above who did not learn them earlier.
http://www.mathletics.com.au/ – there are costs, but worth it.
http://www.khanacademy.org/ – one stop shop
http://www.multiplication.com/ – everything needed to help students memorize and learn the times tables
http://www.sumdog.com/ – free educational games that motivate your students to practise maths and Reading
Guiding Focus Questions:
– Can I use peer tutoring?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Peer Review
I have given a breakdown of the peer review process that I use in my learning place blog (link on right).Recently, I have also use the peer review facility in turn-it-in. This is difficult to set up, so I would seek some training and beta-test it with your class first.
Using Blogs for the Student Drafting Process

http://turnitin.com/en_us/home

Process on Pinterest

content   process   product   environment

Product – How students demonstrate what they know

Guiding Focus Questions:
– To complete the scheduled assessment task will some students require more/less time?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Inquiry based, problem based and project based assessment 

Thesetasks are great here as students must manage their own learning and teachers can have project meeting with them to see if they have reached their milestones.

Zunal is the best place for all things webquests
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/WebQuests – heaps of links
QuestGarden – WebQuests are structured Internet research exercises that lead students to create an educational product. They provide a simple structure for student inquiry on the Web, guiding them towards important questions and the most useful Web sites. There are tens of thousands of WebQuests to adapt as well as a template to create your own at QuestGarden.
TrackStar – Simply collect websites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a “Track.” Create your own Track or use one already made by other educators. , the instructions are clear and well illustrated and by all accounts the system is stable, well designed, and easy-to-use. You can search or create Tracks by subject, grade level, standards, etc .
Multimodal/Multimedia https://education.weebly.com/ – only site that is not blocked for students to very easily publish their own website.

https://spark.adobe.com/ – Create impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos with Spark’s free graphic design ap

Wordle and Tagxedo – make tag clouds
http://www.debugmode.com/wax/ – Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software
http://www.goztun.com/products/flipflashalbumfree  – FLIP Flash Ablum free can help you to make a real album like Flash photo album
http://monkeyjam.org – MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest and stopmotion animation program. It is designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation
http://photosynth.net – Capture your world in 3D
Photostory 3 – Photostory 3 is a free download from Microsoft that can be used in digital storytelling projects with excellent results
http://www.storyjumper.com/ –  publish your own children’s book
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/ – My StoryMaker lets you control characters and objects and it creates sentences for you!
http://www.zooburst.com/index.php – a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books.
canva.com – Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.
https://spark.adobe.com/ – Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes.

https://www.easel.ly/ – Create and share visual ideas 1000s of Reporting, Timeline, Resume and Process templates to choose from

https://storybird.com/ – Inspire your students to write better and read often.

http://tozzl.com/ – DIGITAL PINBOARD

https://versal.com/education – Create captivating learning experiences

https://www.vibby.com/ – Take any video, trim and highlight the moments that matter and share it with others.

http://vizualize.me/ – Create your infographic resume for free

http://codepen.io/ – playground for the front end web

https://info.flipgrid.com/ – class discussions via videos

https://madmagz.com/ – collaborate on creating an online magazine.

http://www.blockposters.com/ – make your own poster online

Screencasts
These are great ways to present student learning as they record the screen and speech as well.
http://screencast-o-matic.com/

Community Clips – Microsoft

https://mix.office.com/ – Create interactive powerpoints

Create Instructional Videos

 

Digital Portfolios/ePortfolios
These enable students to determine what to learn, how to learn it and what evidence to provide of their learning
.

https://www.bulbapp.com/ – online portfolio space

http://web.seesaw.me/ – student driven online portfolios

https://www.teachervision.com/assessment/teaching-methods/20153.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_portfolio

5×5 model – http://electronicportfolios.org/portfolios/howto/

http://electronicportfolios.com/reflection.html

http://electronicportfolios.org/balance/

Tech for learning – portfolios

http://web.seesaw.me/ – Student Driven Digital Portfolios

https://education.weebly.com/ – only site that is not blocked for students to very easily publish their own website.

Audio http://www.soundzabound.com/ – the ONLY royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education!

https://twistedwave.com/ – An audio editor. Easy to use, fast, powerful.

http://incompetech.com/music/ – Royalty-Free Music

https://creativecommons.org/ – Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work

http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ – royalty free music

http://www.bensound.com/ – royalty free music

 

Layered Curriculum
Simply offers student a choice of assignments and requires demonstration of learning in order to pass the assignment. This eliminates the need for pre-assessment and is useful for teachers with large class loads, such as in high school. Our assessment is already based on Bloom’s, so it’s just a matter of choice based on needs. This lines up nicely with the Three story intellect model
Layered Curriculum
Guiding Focus Questions:– Are there students who need the assessment task to be broken down for them? – Will some students need adjustments to the task e.g. having concrete materials at hand or access to digital technologies?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
 Inquiry based, problem based and project based assessment tasks are great here as students must manage their own learning and teachers can have project meeting with them to see if they have reached their milestones.
Creative Resources

These may provide extension or alternatives

https://spark.adobe.com/ – Create impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos with Spark’s free graphic design app

http://www.graffiticreator.net/ – why not create your own grafitti brand or logo
http://www.mutapic.com/ – Mutapic is an online picture generator. It is a free tool you can use to rapidly create original art
http://www.picassohead.com/ – a digital tool that allows users to create their own masterpieces using famous features drawn by Picasso
http://www.citycreator.com/ – build your own city online
http://ipiccy.com/ – Edit pictures, apply beautiful photo effects, add text and even paint! Enjoy free photo editing online and show your creativity with iPiccy editor!
http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ – This is where you will find a library of art lessons, handy PDF lesson plans and resources to make teaching art to kids a whole lot easier.
canva.com – Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.https://education.weebly.com/ – only site that is not blocked for students to very easily publish their own website.http://www.blockposters.com/ – Create huge home-made posters from your own images! Free!

3D Printing On Pinterest
Online Drawing Tools

Digital drawing any time.

http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/
http://www.abcya.com/abcya_paint.htm
http://www2.crayola.com/coloring_application/index.cfm
http://splashup.com/ – is a powerful editing tool and photo manager
www.sumopaint.com/ – fully featured online (and offline) image editor and graphics app
Citations tools http://www.harvardgenerator.com/ – free tool that allows you to quickly and easily format references and sources in the correct Harvard Referencing Format
http://citationmachine.net/index2.php – use this for APA
Grammar Checkers http://www.paperrater.com/ – free grammar and spell check, Plagiarism Detection, Writing Suggestions
http://www.gingersoftware.com/proofreading – Free online proofreading
http://www.grammarly.com/ – reviews and improves your text, correcting grammar, spelling, word choice and style mistakes
http://www.grammarbase.com/ – checks for all types of grammar mistakes, contextual errors, modifiers, prepositions, punctuation, quantifiers, and more
RAFT
Gives students a fresh way to think about approaching their writing
http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/18str/raft/raft.asp – online tool http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/R.A.F.T.+Assignments – all things RAFT
Diagram drawing Diagramly – free online diagram drawing application

 

Guiding Focus Questions:
-Will some students need feedback provided more frequently or in a different manner?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Peer Review
I have given a breakdown of the peer review process that I use in my learning place blog (link on right).Recently, I have also use the peer review facility in turn-it-in. This is difficult to set up, so I would seek some training and beta-test it with your class first.
Using Blogs for the Student Drafting Process

http://turnitin.com/en_us/home

https://www.peergrade.io/ – great system for students to peer assess student work. Great idea for draft feedback

Reflection https://letsrecap.com/ – video response reflection tool that lets students respond to prompts from their teachers
Product on Pinterest

content   process   product   environment

Environment – How learning is structured

Guiding Focus Questions:
– Which of a range of flexible groupings: whole class, small group and individual, best suits this concept and skill set?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Grouping Cooperative Learning Strategies

The main mode I use is a blended mode of face-to-face and online learning. I still use these strategies, but all feedback is usually in a blog. This way there is a record of learning and there is a literacy aspect. I also have a rule: post one and respond to three. This way students know that they are writing for an audience and will be engaged in constructive reciprocal feedback.

Cooperative Group Roles
Cooperative learning works best with clearly defined roles. In a blended environment, the recorder and presenter role can be same person, as everything is recorded in a blog. This is great for situations where ICT devices are limited, as not everyone needs access.

Three Step Interview 
Four Corners 
Graffiti 
Inside-Outside Circle
Cooperative Activity (857 KB PPT) – how to use the Inside-Outside Circle activity as a cooperative learning strategy or as a summarizing strategy
Jigsaw 
Placemat 
Think-Pair-Sharehttp://chir.ag/projects/team-maker/ – great random group makerRead-Write-Thinkhttp://www.online-stopwatch.com/classroom-timers/ – some online timers
Games
Looking for games to play in your classroom? These slide presentations include educational games for teachers to engage their students.
Game Collection Download 6.68 MB PPT
Jeopardy!-Inspired Game Download 2.98 MB PPT
Guiding Focus Questions:
– Have I offered a range of materials and resources -including ICT’s to reflect student diversity?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Online systems

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

  

Independent Study and Progress Checking Systems and platform for driving personalized instruction and self-directed learning

StudyLadder – pretty close to a LMS but with all the interactive content provided

http://au.mathletics.com/ – very close to an adaptive system.

https://www.spellingcity.com/ – one of the best for building vocab and spelling

http://www.literacyplanet.com/au/ – English literacy skills

http://www.zoowhiz.com/ – Australian Curriculum; Literacy and Numeracy; has adaptive features

https://www.scootpad.com/index – adaptive learning platform for grades K-8

http://learning2spell.com/ – free adaptive system for spelling

https://www.noredink.com/ – adaptive system to help students improve grammar and writing skills

http://powermylearning.org/learn/learning-games-activities – platform, complete with resources, for driving personalized instruction and self-directed learning K-12

https://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/ – free resources K-12 and curriculum pathways 

http://reviewgamezone.com/ – free online games, from nearly every field of learning, to review and reinforce concepts

Blendspace – one step away from a LMS

http://wonderville.com/ – Boost Reading and Language Skills for Kids K–5

https://www.brainscape.com/ – smart flashcards web and mobile study platform that helps students learn things faster

https://learnzillion.com/p/ – may not be applicable to Australia?

https://edpuzzle.com/ – Enable self-paced learning with interactive lessons, based on videos. You can also add your voice and questions along with the video. Similar to https://www.playposit.com/

http://www.genirevolution.org/ – Play missions in which students attempt to help people in financial trouble.

http://www.scrawlar.com/index.php – similar to padlet

https://www.quill.org/ – for better writers

https://vocabmonk.com/  – system for building vocabulary.

https://www.ck12.org/ – online but interactive textbooks for all curriculum areas!

https://www.writeabout.com/ – fun way to learn to write better and share writing for feedback.

https://www.sutori.com/ – Write stories and add images, videos and audio to bring any topic to life.

http://web.seesaw.me/ – student driven digital portfolios

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – learn to read via fun game adventures

https://www.opened.com/ – comprehensive P-12 resources and system to track progress.

http://www.activelylearn.com/ – reading for depth

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive – history and social studies.

http://www.schoolwide.com/zing -fee eBooks

https://edu.dream.do/en – platform to facilitate Project Based Learning

https://www.frontrowed.com/ – system for the targeted practice of Maths and Social Studies

https://www.grammarflip.com/ – interactive, online system to help students learn, practice, and master English grammar concepts.

https://quizizz.com/ – fun quiz generator and tracker

https://www.alfatyping.com/ – free typing tutor

https://www.classkick.com/ – shows in real-time exactly what students are doing and who needs help forinstant feedback.

http://www.pindex.com/ – like pinterest but with the ability to assign resources and quiz learning

http://app.wizer.me/ – create interactive worksheets

https://learninglab.si.edu/ – create learning experiences from the collection at the Smithsonian

https://www.glasslabgames.org/ – these are learning games with a big difference

https://www.pairprep.com/ – turn paper worksheets into online activities

https://www.owleyes.org/ – allows students to read, annotate and collaborate

Draftboard – teaching students to write a solid argumentative essay

https://www.commonlit.org/ – free literacy resources and progress tracking tools

http://learningapps.org/ – support learning and teaching processes with small interactive modules

https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ – a young writers program

https://www.edcite.com/ – interactive digital practice assignments that can be tracked

https://www.whooosreading.org/ – automated reading system to differentiate reading

https://spiral.ac/ – transforms any classroom into a live learning space for formative assessment

https://www.tinytap.it/site/home/ – Play & Create Interactive Lessons, Quizzes and Games

 

 

 

 

Guiding Focus Questions:
– Can I vary the level of class teacher support for some students?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
In a digital mode, teachers tend to be learning designers and managers, with students engaged in self-paced or project-based learning. This allows teachers to have management meetings with each students as well as giving extra support to less able students.
Guiding Focus Questions:
– Would activities outside the classroom best suit this concept? e.g. Other learning spaces within the school, excursions, camps
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Virtual Excursions
Excursions are great opportunities for learning, but tend to be limited by resources.Digital technology enables you to go on a virtual excursion or connect with outside experts every day! There are seemingly limitless opportunities for this. Most major art galleries in the world are online, NASA will take you from here to the stars and many dangerous experiments can be conducted virtually.
Just a very few examples:
www.virtualexcursionsaustralia.com.au/f-virtual-excursions-australiahttp://www.fieldtripearth.org/index.xml
http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project?hl=en
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_16/BL_16.html
Guiding Focus Questions:
– What routines can I put into place to assist students in developing independent and group work skills?
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Personalized Learning Personalized Learning
Project-Based Learning Project-Based Learning

Genius Hour

Flexible Spaces

Makerspaces

Cooperation and Teamwork http://www.breakoutedu.com/ – I find that before I do any project based learning it is a good idea to have students do team-building activities. Look no further than these.

https://www.wrike.com/ – project management tool for groups

https://www.invisionapp.com/ – prototyping, collaboration & workflow platform

https://marvelapp.com/ – Simple design, prototyping and collaboration

https://www.gonoodle.com/ – could use this movement app for this

Cooperative Group Roles
Cooperative learning works best with clearly defined roles. In a blended environment, the recorder and presenter role can be same person, as everything is recorded in a blog. This is great for situations where ICT devices are limited, as not everyone needs access.
http://chir.ag/projects/team-maker/ – great random group maker

http://namepickerninja.com/ – free tool for quickly choosing names at random

Read-Write-Think

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/classroom-timers/ – some online timers

Class dojo
ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behaviour in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behaviour that teachers can share with parents and administrators
Better learning behaviours, smoother lessons and hassle-free data – and its free
http://www.classdojo.com/
Backchannels
These are great for ad hoc sharing and collaborating, without the need to set anything up. Strict guidelines for use need to be enforced though.
http://todaysmeet.com/
http://meetingwords.com/ – Work together on meeting notes, brainstorming sessions, homework
http://padlet.com/ – It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.
http://stoodle.ck12.org/ – online collaborative whiteboard
http://answergarden.ch/ – AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool. Use it in the classroom as an educational tool or at work as a creative brainstorming tool.
Chatzy – Free tool allows chat rooms to be created quickly. Features Include: Quick chat: invite people to join via email Virtual Rooms: password protected
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Online Collaborative Wall

Instant collaboration
You can see everyone’s activity on the wall instantly. Bye bye page reloads.
Multimedia
Paste link to a youtube video? Check! Drag a word document from your computer? Check! Take a picture from your iPad camera? Check! A file in your drawer? Erm .. someday .. someday.
Privacy
Keep your wall private between friends. If you like them, give them permissions like the ability to change what you write. If you are the social kind, make a public wall for the whole world to see.
Mobile
Your phone, your tablet, your TV, your fridge – Padlet works on everything (Note: may not work on the fridge).
Layouts
Like flexibility? Use the free form layout. Like organization? Use streams (and don’t look at our office desks).
Fun
Fun backgrounds. Happy colors. Gorgeous interface. Padlet is Internet’s version of bubble wrap.
Embeddable
P
ut the wall on your blog or website. Make it more wonderful. Plugin for wordpress available. More coming soon.

http://padlet.com/

See my Guide

http://stoodle.ck12.org/ – online collaborative whiteboard

http://www.sketchlot.com/ – A web whiteboard for schools. No Student sign up!

http://www.scrawlar.com/index.php

 

 

Guiding Focus Questions:
– What class structures can be modified
Digital Pedagogy Resources
Virtual Classrooms
I use Blackboard because it is 24/7, has a markbook, has quizzes, blogs, wikis, webpages and heaps of other tools for communicating and collaborating online.
Learning Place

Other Options

Blended Learning

EdStudio
This is a good project space to use and it tends to be preferred by junior school teachers.
Learning Place
Classroom Management Systems
These are great for tracking what students are doing. Most will give a thumbnail of the whole class and you can take control of a student’s screen. You can also show your screen or a student’s screen to the whole class on their screen. There are a whole host of other features as well. This is well worth investigating.
http://www.lanschool.com/

http://www.abtutor.com/

Flipped Classroom https://edpuzzle.com/ – The easiest way to engage your students with videos
Blendspace – create Interactive lessons, projects, presentations and morehttps://www.knowlounges.com/ – shared whiteboard, video streaming and polls
http://teachem.com/ – llows anyone to create a class from YouTube videos by adding time stamped flashcards and review questions.Five Time-Saving Strategies for the Flipped ClassroomThe Flipped Classroom DefinedThe 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped ClassroomsFlip-thinking – the new buzz wordInside the Flipped ClassroomKhan Academy – consider flipping the traditional classroomProject Based Learning and Flipped Classrooms: There Really is a ConnectionThe truth about flipped learningFlip a Lesson in 9 Easy StepsFlipping the Classroom
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