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Professional Resources: Teaching with Technology

Tools, tips, readings, links, and more for teachers

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"If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected."

Bill Gates.

William Henry Gates III, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist - Britannica Image Quest

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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2016 - AASL

Media Sharing 
Digital Storytelling
Manage & Organize
Social Networking & Communications
Curriculum Collaboration
Content Resources
Apps

EdTechTeacher - Tech Tools by Subject and Skills
Internet Discovery Tools
Screencast-o-matic (for embedding text in YouTube videos)
Stop Motion Animation
Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 (Jane Hart)
Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 - AASL

Each year, the Best Websites Committee of the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) looks at dozens of websites to bring together the annual AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning list.  They fall into six categories including:  Media SharingDigital StorytellingManage & OrganizeSocial Networking & CommunicationsCurriculum Collaboration, and Content Resources.

The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.  They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Media Sharing - Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016

Media Sharing

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and und understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.

3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context. 

Digital Storytelling - Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016

Digital Storytelling

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.

4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

Manage & Organize - Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016

Manage & Organize

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.

2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.

Social Networking & Communications - Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016

Social Networking & Communications

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.

4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.

4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

Curriculum Collaboration -

Curriculum Collaboration

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within a learning community.

3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.

3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.

4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

Content Resources - Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016

Content Resources

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

2.4.4 Develop directions for future investigations.

3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.

Apps

EdTechTeacher

Interesting Ways Series

Internet Discovery Tools

Screencast-o-matic

Stop Motion Animation

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Each year, Jane Hart, a British speaker and writer on modern approaches to education and workplace learning, surveys more than 2,000 learning professionals from around the world and compiles a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning.  

About the list:  Brief details of each tool in the list appear on Jane Hart's slides, and include a quote from a voter as well as the change from their position on the 2014 list. Follow the links for more information about the tools.

“A learning tool is any software, online tool or service that you use either for personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning."

Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS)

         

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