Tom, SAS Curriculum Pathways is a great resource for middle and high. I've done multiple workshops on this. I had a 4th grade teacher who happened to be in a workshop when I shared this resource. She set up an account through her local high school and found a couple videos to use in her class when introducing a topic. I believe one of those topics was about space exploration.
I also like that they include activities that can be done with and without computers. The system requirement check is absolutely awesome! You know immediately whether your missing any critical plug ins. I am using Google Chrome and can't access SAS with that.
Here's another resource that can be very valuable to teachers and students as they begin another school year. Nortel's LearnIt site has lesson plans searchable by grade level, subject or by technology. There's video tutorials for technology skills that may be needed for a product in one of the lessons. The tutorials are broken down into small chunks to differentiate instruction based on need. The videos can be played back in flash. real player or windows media. SOme of the technology skills are:Digital Ethics, Imaging, Online Safety, Video Production, etc.
Check out this great new online book on how to use the tools that teachers might use in the classroom.
Here's a great site that lets you embed a YouTube video and it gets rid of all the stuff around it. It creates a safe way for teachers to show videos from YouTube, hence the name of the site: http://www.safeshare.tv/
Deborah- I am so glad you shared the Safe Share TV link. It is a must to add to anyone's list of video editing tools and to use in a video production class. On August 30th I am teaching a video production class titled: "Teaching with Digital Video: A Content-First Framework" and I am using the new ISTE book "Teaching with Digital Video" as a support resource with Middle School and High School teachers. The book offers how to's of implementing video vignettes into classroom instruction for students to critically watch, analyze, and create content specific quality video productions. Many examples are provided for each subject area and also a whole chapter on understanding the technical terminology, file extensions, convertors- such as Safe Share TV and a whole lot more.
Here are some more wonderful websites aligned to ISTE NETS to compliment Dyan's original thread of web 2.0 plus a collection digital photo and video editing/production tools to utilize your classroom with students and teachers. I have also atached the resource as a PDF as well.
Web 2.0 ISTE NETS Aligned eBook
Thanks for sharing everyone!!!
Wow, this is an amazing list! This year I am sharing "Guess the Wordle" with my teachers: http://jenuinetech.com/GTW/?p=662 I think GTW would be a great way to get kids thinking first thing in the morning and eventually have the kids create their own to share. I am still impressed with Weebly - http://www.weebly.com for website creation. It is a great, free tool that just keeps getting better and better.
For those teachers who still enjoy creating PowerPoint games, here is a site with a variety of templates. Students could create games for review/reinforcement. Parade of Games in PowerPoint
Jing is another screencast tool that is simple to use. You can snap images or create videos and easily share with others. You can add captions, arrows, or highlights to the image. The movie feature is five minutes or less. It is free unless you want to upgrade to Pro.
I'm late to this party, but wow, what a great list! Thanks everyone for sharing!
I am just learning more about how to use Yolink. It's a free downloadable browser plugin. It's available for IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Once you install it, you have a little button on your browser to use it. For instance, if you did a Google Search, then once the links come up, you click on your little yo button (from the plugin) you get better results from the links at the right. You can create citations from them andlookup further details before you actually open the link. You can use it to search any text in an ebook (think Project Gutenberg ) and lots more! Others may know more about it, but it appears to be a great tool for finding information on the web more effectively.
We have a wonderful university in WI named UW-Stout that shares a monthly online newsletter providing up-to-date technology resources and tools. Here is the latest e-newletter focused on "Building a Successful Class Wiki: Tips, Projects, and Rubrics"
this month: http://www3.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/blog.cfm
Here is also the archived e-newsletters from past years as well from more great resources. http://www3.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/news.cfm
The resources shared by UW Stout are incredible! I really like the WIki Walkthrough. I can see teachers at my school becoming encouraged that they can have students involved in Wikis as a result of the explanation provided. The ideas for the classroom section has me even more excited to start with my students next week. Now I've gotta get the District IT Dept. to help change our policies for what students do that can be viewed online. I can see so much potential for collaboration across states and/or countries!
How often are the UW Stout e-newsletters published?