Teacher Tools

Staff Development:

Photo Story & Movie Maker

Step-by-step instructions for two popular programs you and/or your students should learn and use.

Podcasting & Vodcasting

A podcast is an audio story created to share ideas, presentations, or music.  Typically podcasts are linked from a blog, so “podcasting” is often used to denote audioblogging.  Vodcasting is the same principle as podcasting with the addition of video.
Learn how to use this media and how to integrate in your classroom.

Whole Brain Teaching

At the root of Whole Brain Teaching is a large amount of highly structured, educational tomfoolery.  Students learn the most when they are having fun.  Whole Brain Teaching classrooms are full of task-focused laughter.  Humor and games are used to increase the number of times students repeat core information and practice basic skills.  Classes are highly disciplined and tightly organized because students have more fun following these rules than ignoring them! 

TED-Ed

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.  Within TED-Ed’s growing library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators, screenwriters, and animators.

Google for Education

Learning never stops and dedicated educators are lifelong learners!  With that in mind, Google designed free, online training for the classroom that helps educators do what they do best… even better!

10 Things You Can Do On Google Classroom

Google Classroom has been designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. Learn how to use this amazing resource with this simple infographic.

 

Intel Teach Elements

This is a free professional development platform from Intel that provides a series of compelling courses on 21st century learning concepts.

TeacherVision

TeacherVision provides a wide range of professional development resources for educators such as articles, lesson plans, links, and more.

Common Sense Media

CSM is dedicated to improving the lives of students & educators by providing some great resources, information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media & technology.

Useful Links & Information:

ClassDojo

Simple, positive classroom management, and parent engagement.  Loved by over 35 million teachers, parents, and students.

 

SafeShare

Not only does SafeShare.TV remove distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos, but it also allows you to crop videos before sharing them.  You can even download the videos for future use… very handy for when Wi-Fi or the Internet server is down.

QR Code Generator

QR Codes are a proven and easy-to-understand technology to bridge the gap between the physical and digital world.
Simply copy/paste the web address you want to link, select “static” not “dynamic”, and click on the generate button.  You can link to any website, picture, video, Google Doc, and much, much more.
This Google Site is intended to provide assistance for staff and students who are interested in using Google Sites for professional and/or classroom use.
Chromebook 101

Chromebooks aren’t like traditional laptops.  While they are much simpler, they still have various useful features you may not know about.
The name says it all – a fantastic resource that can be viewed through Google Docs.

PBS Teachers

This is a great website that can help teachers grow professionally, offering free teaching resources relevant to different grades by category.

Smithsonian Education

Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students, and parents.

Discovery Education

There is no way that you did not hear about this awesome website!  Discovery Education provides high quality, dynamic, digital content to everyone… be it a teacher, an administrator, student, or event parents.

National Geographic Education

National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies, and science to life, providing teaching resources that are organized according to grade level.

Edutopia

Edutopia empowers and connects teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education.

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