May 2011


Technology Help Sites

by Alan Haskvitz

Author of Sorry I Am a Teacher

http://teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/alan-haskvitz/im-sorry-i-am-a-teacher/

These sites include everything from tutorials to copyright laws to grants. Each one has its own personality so you may want to take your time with them.

How Teachers Learn Technology Best

http://fno.org/mar01/howlearn.html

Technology Grants

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/grants.html

Important Laws and Ideas about Using Technology in the Classroom

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/classroom-technology.html

Massive Link site

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/tech_day.html

Technology Organizations and Companies

http://www.reacheverychild.com/computers/technology/index.html

Woopid

Free video tutorials

http://www.woopid.com/

Explania

Hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials and instructional videos.

http://www.explania.com/en

Technology Tutorials

Over most najor software

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line2.htm

Top 100 Technology Blogs

http://www.onlinedegrees.org/top-100-technology-blogs-for-teachers/

 

A website dedicated to educational technology

http://www.edtechteacher.org/

 

Teacher Technology Resources

http://genoaschools.net/staff/pscline/Teacher%20Technology%20Resources.htm

Free Technology for Teachers

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Common Core Standards
by Alan Haskvitz
http://www.reacheverychild.com
http://www.watchknow.org

Love them or hate them they are here and for some teachers in English and mathematics it looks like some adjustments may need to be made to existing curriculum. Here are the sites with information on these new standards:

Adoptions by States and more
This is the host site for the Standards.
http://www.corestandards.org/

This is an editorial questioning the Standards
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/are-common-core-standards-real.html

This is another editorial picking questioning the research and purpose of Common Core Standards
http://susanohanian.org/show_commentaries.php?id=879

An Editorial favoring the Standards
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/243517/common-core-curriculum-chester-e-finn-jr

Common Core Curriculum Maps
http://www.commoncore.org/
AND
http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=16226

Common Core Updates
The latest information is said to be posted on this site.
http://www.edinformatics.com/curriculum/common_core_standards.htm

Potential concerns about Common Core Lessons

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/08/20/01curriculum_ep.h30.html?tkn=NSYFpfPJXKWErVNR14GyBPhTiYbpoZa3Ea8g&cmp=clp-edweek

Contact Common Core
http://www.commoncore.org/contactus.php

Samples of a math and science formative assessment literacy cards
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Pages/2010-supporting-instruction.aspx

Large link site and explanation
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/teachers/standards.html

Sample High School Calendar based on Common Core English Standards
http://memorial.tulsaschools.org/staff_directory/language_arts/baker__sommer/english_i_lesson_plans/

Common Core FAQ
http://www.corestandards.org/frequently-asked-questions